Jim Carrey

Actor, Celebrity

1962 –


Who is Jim Carrey?

James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, and producer. Carrey has received four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning two. Known for his highly energetic slapstick performances, he has been described as one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood.

Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy In Living Color. His first leading roles in major productions came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. In 1997, he gave a critically acclaimed performance in Liar Liar, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor. He then starred in The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, with each garnering him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

In 2000, he gained further recognition for his portrayal of the The Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas and then, in 2003, Bruce Almighty. The following year he starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for which he received another Golden Globe nomination in addition to a BAFTA Award nomination. He then starred in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Fun with Dick and Jane, Yes Man and A Christmas Carol. More recently, he has starred in Mr. Popper's Penguins and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.


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Jan 17, 1962
Also known as
  • James Eugene Carrey
  • Tony Clifton
  • James Carrey
  • Jim
  • Carrey
  • James Eugene "Jim" Carrey
  • Jim Carey
  • Catholicism
  • Canadian-American
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • Agincourt Collegiate Institute
  • Aldershot School
  • Blessed Trinity Catholic School
  • Northview Heights Secondary School
Lived in
  • Burlington
  • Newmarket

on July 23, 2013