About Jim Carrey
James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Known for his energetic slapstick performances, Carrey first gained recognition in 1990, after landing a recurring role in the American sketch comedy television series ‘In Living Color’. He broke out as star in motion pictures with ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’, ‘The Mask’ and ‘Dumb and Dumber’.
In the 2000s, Carrey gained further notice for his portrayal of the Grinch in ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ and for the comedy ‘Me, Myself & Irene’, as well as ‘Bruce Almighty’, ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’, ‘Fun with Dick and Jane’, ‘Yes Man’, ‘Horton Hears a Who!’, and ‘A Christmas Carol’. In the 2010s, Carrey appeared in the films ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’, ‘Kick-Ass 2’, ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ and portrayed Leap Day William in the sitcom ’30 Rock’.
Although largely typecast as a comedic actor, Carrey has had success in dramatic roles. His first dramatic success was for starring in the Emmy-nominated ‘Doing Time on Maple Drive’. Carrey gained attention for his leading roles in ‘The Truman Show’ and ‘Man on the Moon’, earning Golden Globe Awards for each film. He later starred in the psychological science fiction romantic drama film ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; this performance is repeatedly lauded as one of the most important and seminal in Carrey’s career and for which he was nominated for both the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and another Golden Globe Award. Learn More…