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Jim Carrey

Name: James Eugene Carrey
Birthplace: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Debut: "Introducing... Janet" (TV movie, 1981)
Family: Percy (father); Kathleen (mother); Pat, John & Rita (siblings); Melissa Womer (ex-wife); Lauren Holly (ex-wife); Jane (daughter, with Womer) s.

james carrey was born on January 17th, 1962 in New Market, Ontario, Canada, to his parents Percy (jazz musician, accountant) and Kathleen. Growing up was hard for Jim since his family was poor. And it was just these types of conditions that propelled this young star to get a job and start making money to help out. While in his teens, jim carrey had to take up work as a janitor when his father lost his job and jim carrey had to juggle both work and school. Eventually high school lost out and Jim dropped it. During these rough times, Jim used his stellar blend of humor to cope with life and to shield his anger from the world. jim carrey was a loner for most of his early life and jim carrey claims that jim carrey didn't have any friends because jim carrey didn't want any. But once jim carrey realized that this "gift" was marketable, and a good way to make some easy dough...jim carrey tried the comedy clubs.

At 15, jim carrey had enough free time to perform at Yuk Yuk's, a famous Toronto comedy club where we began to perfect his "art." After doing quite well there, jim carrey moved to L.A. and tried his hand at the comedy circuit there. It had paid off, and jim carrey gained a good amount of popularity. And once jim carrey was "discovered" by Rodney Dangerfield, jim carrey was put on tour.

Jim got his big break in 1990 when jim carrey got casted as the only white guy in the all African-American comedy show, "In Living Color." On this show, Jim was able to display to the public his wide range of impressions and characters. Of his characters, "Fire Marshal Bill" gained the most controversy (critics claimed that it encouraged children to play with fire). Resulting from his popularity and television success, jim carrey was given the chance to make a real movie. It was 1994. The Year of Jim. First came Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, a surprise hit that showcased Carrey's now signature wacky style. Then came what seemed to be a tailor-made role for Jim, in The Mask. Next, and my personal favorite, jim carrey starred with Jeff Danials in th wackiest of all comedies, Dumb and Dumber. There jim carrey met actress and now ex-wife, Lauren Holly. Since that formidable year, (might we say that)..Jim has slowed down a bit. His films have been coming out less often, however bringing with it the same if not larger caliber performances. Those that followed were Batman Returns (as the Riddler), The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, and his latest yet...The Truman Show (where we see that Jim is not only a funny face).

among the more improbable success stories in the history of Hollywood is the meteoric rise to fame of actor jim carrey, who transformed himself from B-grade wannabe to A-list leading man in the span of just one remarkable year. With only the spottiest of cinematic oeuvres and national name recognition equivalent to that of your average North Dakota congressperson, Carrey descended on the box office like a ton of bricks in February 1994 as the title character of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, a low-rent Miami snoop whose butt-soliloquizing shenanigans busted pre-adolescent guts to the unanticipated tune of $72 million. As the limber-limbed actor himself later put it, "Until Ace Ventura, no actor had considered talking through his ass." And how. By the end of the year, Carrey had logged two more smash hits, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber, each of which easily exceeded the $100 million mark in domestic grosses. His mind-blowing breakthrough was confirmed in 1995 when Sony coughed up $20 million — at the time the largest straight sum ever paid any actor for one movie — to secure his services for The Cable Guy.

All In Good Taste
Copper Mountain
Club Med
The Sex and Violence Family Hour(TV)
"The Duck Factory"(TV Series)
Finders Keepers
Once Bitten
Peggy Sue got Married
The Dead Pool
Pink Caddilac
Earth Girls are Easy
Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All(TV)
"In Living Color"(TV Series)
High Strung (Uncredited)
Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act (HBO special)
Doing Time on Maple Drive
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
The Mask
Dumb & Dumber
Batman Forever
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
The Cable Guy
Liar Liar
The Truman Show
Man on the Moon
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Incredible Mr. Limpet

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