A comedian and actor Jim Carrey notable for his highly energetic slapstick performances has become one of Hollywood's top marquee names, having starred in movies including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Truman Show, Man on the Moon with each garnering him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and made him an international superstar. He has become one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood and owned a numerous of awards and nominations such as Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance, etc.
Born to Kathleen a homemaker, and Percy Carrey a musician and accountant Jim Carrey got his start with a spot doing stand-up at a Toronto comedy club at the age of 15. He left the factory job as a janitor and made his living as the opening act for successful comics Buddy Hackett and Rodney Dangerfield. He started performing at The Comedy Store and appeared on the televised stand-up show An Evening at the Improv.
Jim Carrey has garnered notice off screen with his marriage with Melissa Womer (from 1987 to 1995), Dumb & Dumber co-star Lauren Holly before entering a yearlong romance with his Me, Myself and Irene leading lady, Renee Zellweger. He also dated actress/model Jenny McCarthy, ended in April 2010. He has 1 child with his first wife Melissa Womer.