Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Hometown: Newmarket, Ontario
Claim to Fame: Carrey scored his first small movie roles in 1986's 'Peggy Sue Got Married' and 1988's 'Earth Girls are Easy.' Impressed by his comedic talent, fellow 'Earth Girls' alien Damon Wayans let his brother (director/producer Keenan Ivory Wayans) know about him, and Carrey was cast in the early 90s sitcom 'In Living Color.' His slew of laugh-out-loud characters and impersonations secured him a spot on the show, and his career took off.
Trivia: - At the age of 10, he mailed his resume to 'The Carol Burnett Show'
- He wrote himself a cheque for $20M and kept it in his wallet until he earned that amount for his work in 'Cable Guy'
- As a child, he would wear tap shoes to bed, just in case his parents needed cheering up
Why You Should Care: Carrey stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in Disney's 'A Christmas Carol'. It's a natural role for him; he played another Christmas villain (The Grinch) in 2000.
Canuck-o-meter: (1: American; 10: Maple Leaf): 7
MORE ABOUT Jim Carrey
Find the latest stories, biography, photos, videos, and more.Read more about Jim Carrey Li
- Jennifer Aniston
- Paris Hilton
Kate Middleton is officially a princess. She walked the aisle in an Alexander...
According to Denise, she's not sure that her estranged ex is completely sober....
Popeater Hot Topics
- Stacy Keibler Gives Birth, Jessica Simpson's Killer Legs: Top 5 Friday Stories
- Christmas Jammies Family Makes Back-to-School "Baby Got Class" Parody: Watch Now!
- Chris Burke Reflects on Corky Character, Life Goes On, Down Syndrome on Upcoming Oprah: Where Are They Now? Episode
- Are You Ready For This? Sam Smith, Beyonce, Usher & Rita Ora Stun In VMA Rehearsals ? Sneak Peek Photo Special
- Outrage Over Woman Whose Dog Ate Marijuana ? PETA Calls It ‘A Stupid Thing’ To Do, Warns Of Potential Prosecution For Animal Abuse
- Pam Anderson criticizes ALS ice bucket challenge
- Is Cameron Diaz ready to marry rocker Benji Madden?
- Boa Constrictor bites Nicki Minaj's backup dancer
- Modern Family's Julie Bowen Remembers the Time Her Kid Threw Up on Her Emmys Dress (No Joke!)
- Kim Kardashian Ignores Buttons, Lets Cleavage Bust Out on Trip to San Diego—and See North Feed a Giraffe at the Zoo: Cute Pics!
- Britney Spears' Woody Woodpecker Impression Is Spot On—Watch Her Hilarious Video!