Jim Carrey

Biography

James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and writer. He has received two Golden Globe Awards and has also been nominated on four occasions.

Carrey began stand-up comedy in 1979, performing at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, Ontario. After gaining prominence in 1981, he began working at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles where he was soon noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who immediately signed him to open his tour performances.

Carrey, long interested in film and television, developed a close friendship with comedian Damon Wayans, which landed him a role in the sketch comedy hit In Living Color, in which he portrayed various characters during the show's 1990 season. Having had little success in television movies and several low-budget films, Carrey was cast as the title character in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective which premiered in February, 1994, making more than $72 million domestically. The film spawned a sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), in which he reprised the role of Ventura.

High profile roles followed when he was cast as Stanley Ipkiss in The Mask (1994) for which he gained a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, and as Lloyd Christmas in the comedy film Dumb and Dumber (1994). Between 1996 and 1999, Carrey continued his success after earning lead roles in several highly popular films including The Cable Guy (1996), Liar Liar (1997), in which he was nominated for another Golden Globe Award and in the critically acclaimed films The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, in 1998 and 1999, respectively. Both films earned Carrey Golden Globe awards. Since earning both awards — the only two in his three-decade career— Carrey continued to star in comedy films, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) where he played the title character, Bruce Almighty (2003) where he portrayed the role of unlucky TV reporter Bruce Nolan, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), and A Christmas Carol (2009).

Carrey has also taken on more serious roles including Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) alongside Kate Winslet and Kirsten Dunst, which earned him another Golden Globe nomination, and Steven Jay Russell in I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) alongside Ewan McGregor.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Carrey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and writer. He has received two Golden Globe Awards and has also been nominated on four occasions.

Carrey began stand-up comedy in 1979, performing at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, Ontario. After gaining prominence in 1981, he began working at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles where he was soon noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who immediately signed him to open his tour performances.

Carrey, long interested in film and television, developed a close friendship with comedian Damon Wayans, which landed him a role in the sketch comedy hit In Living Color, in which he portrayed various characters during the show's 1990 season. Having had little success in television movies and several low-budget films, Carrey was cast as the title character in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective which premiered in February, 1994, making more than $72 million domestically. The film spawned a sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), in which he reprised the role of Ventura.

High profile roles followed when he was cast as Stanley Ipkiss in The Mask (1994) for which he gained a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, and as Lloyd Christmas in the comedy film Dumb and Dumber (1994). Between 1996 and 1999, Carrey continued his success after earning lead roles in several highly popular films including The Cable Guy (1996), Liar Liar (1997), in which he was nominated for another Golden Globe Award and in the critically acclaimed films The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, in 1998 and 1999, respectively. Both films earned Carrey Golden Globe awards. Since earning both awards — the only two in his three-decade career— Carrey continued to star in comedy films, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) where he played the title character, Bruce Almighty (2003) where he portrayed the role of unlucky TV reporter Bruce Nolan, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), and A Christmas Carol (2009).

Carrey has also taken on more serious roles including Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) alongside Kate Winslet and Kirsten Dunst, which earned him another Golden Globe nomination, and Steven Jay Russell in I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) alongside Ewan McGregor.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Carrey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 76

Birthday 1962-01-17

Place of Birth Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.jimcarrey.com/

Also Known As

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 The Bad Batch as Peter
2016 True Crimes
2015 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special as Himself
2014 Dumb and Dumber To as Lloyd Christmas
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as CBC News Anchor
2013 The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall as Himself
2013 Kick-Ass 2 as Colonel Stars and Stripes
2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone as Steve Gray
2013 Circus Halligalli(1 episode)
2012 Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable as Panelist
2012 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee(1 episode) as Himself
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins as Tom Popper
2011 I Am as Himself
2009 A Christmas Carol as Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come
2009 Under the Sea 3D as Narrator
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris as Steven Russell
2008 Yes Man as Carl Allen
2008 Horton Hears a Who! as Horton
2007 The Number 23 as Walter Sparrow / Fingerling
2006 30 Rock(1 episode)
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane as Dick Harper
2005 The Office(2 episodes)
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events as Le Compte Olaf
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind as Joel Barish
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(2 episodes)
2003 Bruce Almighty as Bruce Nolan
2003 The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians
2003 Pecan Pie as The Driver
2002 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell as Steve (archive footage)
2001 The Majestic as Peter Appleton
2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas as Grinch
2000 Me, Myself & Irene as Off. Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans
1999 Man on the Moon as Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1998 George Martin: In My Life
1998 Simon Birch as Adult Joe Wenteworth
1998 The Truman Show as Truman Burbank
1997 The View(1 episode)
1997 Liar Liar as Fletcher Reede
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1996 The Cable Guy as Cable Guy
1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls as Ace Ventura
1995 Batman Forever as Edward Nygma/The Riddler
1994 Dumb and Dumber as Lloyd Christmas
1994 The Mask as Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask
1994 Space Ghost Coast to Coast(1 episode)
1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective as Ace Ventura
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(4 episodes)
1992 The Itsy Bitsy Spider as The Exterminator (voice)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1992 Doing Time on Maple Drive as Tim Carter
1991 High Strung as Death (uncredited)
1991 Jim Carrey: Unnatural Act as Himself
1990 In Living Color(131 episodes) as Jay Leno
1990 In Living Color(131 episodes) as James T. Kirk
1989 Pink Cadillac as Lounge Entertainer
1989 Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All as Brad Peters
1988 Earth Girls Are Easy as Wiploc
1988 The Dead Pool as Johnny Squares
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married as Walter Getz
1985 Once Bitten as Mark Kendall
1984 Finders Keepers as Lane Bidlekoff
1984 The Duck Factory(13 episodes) as Skip Tarkenton
1983 Rubber Face as Tony Moroni
1983 Buffalo Bill(1 episode)
1983 All in Good Taste as Ralph
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(2 episodes)
1983 Copper Mountain as Bobby Todd
1983 The Sex and Violence Family Hour as Host / Various Personalities
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1952 Today(2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(4 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Jim Carrey
1900 Ricky Stanicky as Ricky Stanicky
1900 Aleister Arcane

Production

2005 Fun with Dick and Jane … Producer
2003 Bruce Almighty … Producer
1991 Jim Carrey: Unnatural Act … Executive Producer
1900 Aleister Arcane … Executive Producer

Writing

1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective … Screenplay

Creator

2016 I'm Dying Up Here … Creator

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