James Eugene Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, musician, producer and painter. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.
Born: 17 January 1962 (age 56 years), Newmarket, Canada
Height: 1.88 m
TV shows: In Living Color, Kidding, The Duck Factory, MORE
Spouse: Lauren Holly (m. 1996–1997), Melissa Womer (m. 1987–1995)
1. Believe it or not, Jim is Canadian-born! He was born in Newmarket, Ontario.
2. He became a U.S. citizen in 2004
3. Ever since he was a kid, he knew he wanted to be in show business.
4. When he was 10 years old, he sent his resume to The Carol Burnett Show hoping that he could work on set.
5. When he was a struggling actor, he wrote himself a $10 million check and gave himself three years to earn that while acting.
6. Jim’s first dramatic role was in The Truman Show. According to him, it was the script that sold him.
7. The check was post-dated for Thanksgiving 1995, and he kept it in his wallet. Just before the holiday, he found out that he would be making $10 million for Dumb & Dumber.
8. After doing stand-up routines in comedy clubs and acting in small parts on TV and in movies, he got his big break in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
9. He’s the only actor who has ever played both the Grinch and Scrooge — two of the meanest Christmas villains to ever exist!
10.Jim was very memorable as the Riddler. But does he have plans to reprise the role? He says he’s definitely interested in being in a comic book movie again, but not necessarily playing the same villain.