One of the best comedy actors of all time, this Canadian-American star is recognized for his films 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' (1994), 'Dumb and Dumber' (1994), and 'The Mask' (1994). In addition, he was featured in the movie 'Liar Liar' (1997).
January 17, 1962
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Jim Carrey is trademarked with his slapstick comedy, outrageous acts, and high energy. He became a sensation with his lead roles in ‘Bruce Almighty’ (2003) as Bruce Nolan, in ‘Truman’ (1998) as Truman Burbank, and in ‘Ace Venture: Pet Detective’ (1994) as Ace Ventura. He gained further acclaim when he starred in ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ (2004) and ‘The Mask’ (1994).
Of French-Canadian, Scottish, and Irish descent, his family name was originally Carré.
He and his family once experienced working as janitors and security guards at a factory to survive while a car/trailer served as their home.