Jim Carrey young
January 17, 1962
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
84 kg | 185 lbs
43 in | 109 cm
11 US | 44 EU
34.5 in | 88 cm
Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket, Southern Ontario, Canada on January 17, 1962, is a Canadian-American actor. Young Jim Carrey began his career as a stand-up comedian at comedy club Yuk Yuk's in Canada. Jim's breakthrough performances came in films Dumb and Dumber (1994) opposite Jeff Daniels, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) with Courteney Cox and The Mask (1994) opposite Cameron Diaz. He won Golden Globe Award for Best Actor twice for his roles as Andy Kaufman in film Man on the Moon (1999) and as Truman Burbank in film The Truman Show (1998). He was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his performance as Joel Barish in movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).
Also appeared in successful films including The Cable Guy (1996) with Matthew Broderick, Batman Forever (1995) in role as The Riddler, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) as Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty (2003) opposite Jennifer Aniston, Liar Liar (1997) with Justin Cooper, Yes Man (2008) with Zooey Deschanel, I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) with Ewan McGregor, Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) with Carla Gugino, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) opposite Steve Carell, Dumb and Dumber To (2014) with Jeff Daniels.
He received U.S. citizenship in October 2004. Has been married twice. Jim dated actress Renee Zellweger (1999-2000) and Jenny McCarthy (2005-2010). Fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus. He is a vegetarian. Lives in Los Angeles and Malibu, California.
I was always trying to make my mother laugh because she was sick or depressed or whatever. Many comics start out by trying to heal their family. That's how you get good. Your drunken grandparents leave and you turn around as a seven-year-old child and imitate them. That is how it began for me, bringing comic relief to my family. It really is comic relief, people don't just want to see it, they need it. I need it more than they do and that is why I am on this side of the camera because I am a really needy person.
Before I do anything, I think, well what hasn't been seen. Sometimes, that turns out to be something ghastly and not fit for society. And sometimes that inspiration becomes something that's really worthwhile.
I just want to be myself.
I want to be the greatest actor that ever lived, frankly. I'd love that. But I don't need to be. I just want to be here. That's it.
I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I'm just trying to create a good one for myself.
I've arrived at the place if I'm not taking a career risk, I'm not happy. If I'm scared, then I know I'm being challenged.
I haven't been as wild with my money as somebody like me might have been. I've been very safe, very conservative with investments. I don't blow money. I don't have a ton of houses. I know things can go away. I've already had that experience.