Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, the son of Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker, and Percy
Carrey, a musician and accountant. He has three older siblings, John, Patricia, and Rita. The family
was Catholic and of part French Canadian ancestry (as the original surname was Carré). After his
family moved to Scarborough, Ontario when Carrey was 14 years old, he attended Blessed Trinity
Catholic School, in North York, for two years, enrolled at Agincourt Collegiate Institute for another
year, then briefly attended Northview Heights Secondary School, for the remainder of his high school
career (altogether, he spent three years in Grade 10).
Carrey lived in Burlington, Ontario, for eight years and attended Aldershot High School, where he
once opened for 80s new wave band Spoons. In a Hamilton Spectator interview (February 2007),
Carrey remarked, "If my career in show business hadn't panned out I would probably be working
today in Hamilton, Ontario at the Dofasco steel mill." When looking across the Burlington Bay toward
Hamilton, he could see the mills and thought, "those were where the great jobs were." At this point,
he already had experience working in a science testing facility in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Carrey has been married twice, first to former actor and Comedy Store waitress Melissa Womer, with
whom he has a daughter, Jane Erin Carrey (b. September 6, 1987 in Los Angeles County). They were
married on March 28, 1987, and were officially divorced in late 1995. After his separation from
Womer in 1994, Carrey began dating his Dumb and Dumber co-star Lauren Holly. They were married
on September 23, 1996; the marriage lasted less than a year. Carrey dated actress Renée Zellweger,
whom he met on the set of Me, Myself & Irene, but their relationship ended in a broken engagement
in December 2000. During 2004, Carrey dated his massage therapist Tiffany O. Silver.[citation
In the May 2006 issue of Playboy Magazine (p. 48), it was mentioned that he has dated model Anine
Bing. In December 2005, Carrey began dating actress/model Jenny McCarthy. The pair have since
denied engagement rumors. They did not make their relationship public until June 2006. She
announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 2, 2008 that the two are now living together, but
have no plans to marry, as they do not need a "piece of paper."
Carrey's 22-year-old daughter, Jane, is expecting her first child with rocker fiancé Alex Santana, who
performs in the band Blood Money under the stage name Nitro.
Carrey has a chipped tooth; for his role in Dumb and Dumber, he simply removed the tooth cap.
He attended a Presbyterian Church with his family in the early 1990s. He is a fan of death metal band
Cannibal Corpse, who made a cameo appearance in Ace Ventura, at his request for the band to be
featured in the film. Carrey received U.S. citizenship on October 7, 2004, and now maintains dual
citizenship of the U.S. and his native Canada, where he has had a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in
Toronto since 1998.
He went public about his bouts with depression in a November 2004 interview on 60 Minutes.
Carrey has made calls to the public, by way of Internet videos, to try to bring attention to the political
repression in Burma, especially of Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, whom he describes as a
Together with Jenny McCarthy Carrey is a prominent spokesperson and activist for the Generation
Why i chose him
The reason why i chose him was cause i allways will remember and i have allways loved the film „The
Mask“ and noone can ever forget the him as the Ace Ventura or that he was the Jokker in the
batman movie. He has won lots of awards for hes rolls and some quite big payrolls too.