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BORN: January 17, 1962
BIRTHPLACE: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
HEIGHT: 6'2"
ON WHOSAY SINCE: Apr 27, 2011
HOMETOWN: Burlington, Ontario
CURRENT LOCATION: Los Angeles, California
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BIOGRAPHY

Jim Carrey is a world-famous comedian, actor, and producer who has starred in blockbuster films “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Dumb and Dumber,” “The Truman Show,” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

Jim began his career performing comedy shows at open mics and nightclubs. He was discovered by Rodney Dangerfield, who signed the comedian to appear in his tour performances. Jim began performing at the famous Hollywood comedy club, The Comedy Store, in 1982, and also appeared on the stand-up show "An Evening at the Improv." The next year, he made his comedic debut on "The Tonight Show." He went on to star in lesser-known films such as "Rubberface" in 1981, "Copper Mountain" in 1983, and "Peggy Sue Got Married" in 1986. He was cast as the lead role in NBC's sitcom "The Duck Factor" in 1984, though the show was canceled while in its first season.

After starring with Damon Wayans in the 1989 film "Earth Girls Are Easy," he was asked by Damon’s brother, Keenen Ivory Wayans, to appear on his new sketch comedy show, "In Living Color." The show propelled Jim to stardom, helping him land leading roles in multiple blockbuster films. In 1994, he starred in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "Dumb and Dumber," and “The Mask,” for which earned him his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor. In 1995, he played the iconic Riddler in Joel Schumacher's "Batman Forever.”

Jim earned his second Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor for his role as Fletcher Reede in the critically-acclaimed 1997 film "Liar Liar."

In the late ‘90s, Jim began taking on more serious roles, first as Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show," (1998) for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, and starring as Andy Kaufman in "Man on the Moon" (1999).

In 2000, Jim starred in "Me, Myself & Irene," (2000) alongside Renée Zellweger, and played the title role in the live-action version of Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," for which he earned yet another Golden Globe Award nomination.

His career as a comedian and actor continued to heighten with the release of several high-grossing movies, including "Bruce Almighty" with Jennifer Aniston in 2003, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" with Kate Winslet in 2004, and "Fun with Dick and Jane" with Téa Leoni in 2005. He was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in 2004.

In 2008, he took on the role of another Dr. Seuss character, providing the voice of the lead character in “Horton Hears a Who!” The same year, he appeared with Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper in "Yes Man." Jim took on the role of multiple characters in Robert Zemeckis' 2009 version of "A Christmas Carol," voicing both the main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. He further appealed to his young audience in 2011 when he played the lead role in the film adaptation of "Mr. Popper's Penguins."

Throughout his career, Jim has won two People's Choice Awards, a Teen Choice Award, and an MTV Movie Award.

In addition to acting, Jim is self-publishing a children's book in Sept, 2013 entitled "How Roland Rolls" He has one daughter, Jane Erin Carrey, and a grandson.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Star (Ace Ventura), 1994

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The Truman Show

Star (Truman Burbank), 1998

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