Jim Carrey was born in Ontario Canada on January 17, 1962. åÊHis full name is James Eugene Carrey. åÊ
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He became a U.S. citizen in 2004 and was the first actor to receive $20 million for his role in the 1996 filmåÊThe Cable Guy. åÊHowever, at one time Carrey and his family struggled working 8 hour night shifts in a factory and living out of a camper van. åÊAfter getting back on their feet the family moved to Toronto and when Carrey was 16, although he was a straight A student, he dropped out of high school to pursue a stand-up comedy career. åÊA short time later, in 1979, he moved to LA and landed a regular gig atåÊThe Comedy Store. åÊWhen Carrey was 10 years old he sent his resume to Carol Burnett. åÊNicole Kidman has said Carrey was her best male friend. åÊCarrey was also greatly admired by late rapper Tupac Shakur whom Carrey wrote to while the rapper served prison time to keep his spirits up. åÊCarrey has one daughter and is a vegetarian.
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During one of his shows the legendary Rodney Dangerfield saw and recruited Carrey to be his opening act on tour. åÊFeeling like he did not want to be a lounge act for the rest of his life, Carrey decided to audition for parts and landed a part in a television show, The Duck Factory, in 1984 that ended up falling flat. åÊHowever, the experience gave Carrey the courage he needed to pursue more acting parts. åÊCarrey studied with the legendary acting coach Larry Moss, and got his foot in the door when he landed a part inåÊEarth Girls are Easy with Damon Wayans. åÊWayans was so impressed with the Carrey that he recommended him to his brother Keenan Ivory Wayans foråÊIn Living Color. The show was a huge success and Carrey was on the air for 140 episodes from 1990 to 2001 – longer than any other cast member (including the Wayans brothers) except foråÊT’Keyah Crystal KeymÌÁh and David Alan Greer who were also on the show for 140 episodes. åÊIn 1994 Carrey had major success with his first major feature film role,åÊAce Ventura Pet Detective in 1994. åÊA role he meticulously rehearsed for and poured himself into. åÊHE went onto create other smash hits such as Liar LiaråÊandåÊDumb and Dumber proving he was a bankable star. åÊNo other star has won more MTV movie awards than Carrey. Carrey has also taken home 2 golden globe awards – ironically for serious roles (TrumanåÊandåÊMan on the Moon) proving he has acting range beyond his well-known comedic flavor.Carrey famously wrote himself a check for $10 million in 1983 – 4 years after he moved to LA – and posted dated the check 10 years. åÊHis first million dollar plus pay out came in 1994 with Dumb & Dumber ($7 million), but for his part inåÊThe Cable Guy in 1996 Carrey became the highest paid actor in the world at the time and the first actor to break $20,000,000.00 for one film. åÊJulia Roberts became the first actress to achieve the feat four years later. åÊNow Carrey’s net worth is estimated at $150 million and has been able to pay himself $10 million many times over with $10 million plus paydays in numerous films including $20 million foråÊMe, Myself & Irene, $20 million plus merchandising foråÊHow the Grinch Stole Christmas,åÊ$25 million foråÊBruce Almighty and an estimated $54 million foråÊYes Man. åÊHaving gone through 2 painful divorces Carrey decided to never get married again but did give long time girlfriend, Jenny McCarthy, a $50 million trust. åÊOutside of that Carrey splits his time between a $9.5 million upfitted pad in Malibu built in the 1930’s, a Manhattan bachelor pad in Tribeca’s Zinc Building åÊ( 7,000 square feet with 6 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms and 4 half baths), and a home in the exclusive Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. åÊTo get place to place Carrey has a Mercedes Benz SL63 and a Gulfstream V. åÊNot too shabby for a guy that used to live in a camper van. åÊSuccess well deserved!
How much is Jim Carrey’s Net Worth? $150 Million!
http://youtu.be/4kl5oVxaflEVideo Transcript:Jim Carrey is a comedian and actor who was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, on January 17, 1962. Jim Carrey married Melissa Womer in March 1987. They had a daughter, Jane Erin, in September 1987. The couple divorced in 1995. Jim Carrey married actress Lauren Holly in September 1996, but they divorced less than a year later. Jim Carrey began dating Jenny McCarthy in 2005. They ended their relationship in April 2010. Jim Carrey began his career as a standup comic. He made his first television appearance as a standup comic in 1982 on “An Evening at the Improv.” Jim Carrey stopped performing standup comedy to start a career in television and movies. He was cast in the sitcom “The Duck Factory” in 1983, but the show only lasted 13 episodes. After getting minor parts in several movies, Carrey returned to television in 1990 on “In Living Color.” Jim Carrey’s work on “In Living Color” helped him earn his first starring film role in “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” in 1994. Jim Carrey became one of the most popular actors in the world after starring in “The Mask,” “Dumb and Dumber” and “Liar Liar.” After several under performing films, Jim Carrey returned to prominence in the last few years with “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” and “Dumb and Dumber To.”Jim Carrey has an estimated net worth of $150 million. Jim Carrey did two movies in 2013 and one movie in 2014, but his salary for those films is not known to the public.Video Credit: AlphaLife.me on YouTube