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Jim Carrey (born 17.1.1962) Jim Carrey is a Canadian-American actor. Although Carrey started out playing largely comic roles, his career later progressed to taking roles in dramatic films such as Man on the Moon.

Childhood: Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket and raised in Ontario. He is the son of Maria and Mark. His mother was a housewife and his father was an accountant as well as a musician.

Carrey has previously remarked that if his acting career had not been successful, he would probably still be residing in Hamilton, Ontario.

Fledging Career: Carrey started in out in comedy by doing stand-up routines at Yuk Yuk's club in Toronto. At the age of 19, Carrey was already a headline act at the club and was managed by Leatrice Spevack.

Eventually, Carrey moved to Los Angeles and began working at the Comedy Store. Rodney Dangerfield discovered Carrey there and invited him to open his tour dates. Carrey also auditioned for a slot on Saturday Night Live but was unsuccessful at the time. Ironically, Carrey was chosen to host the show in 1996, once he had established himself by other means.

Jim Carrey's film debut was in Rubberface, in 1983, though at the time, the film was known as Introducing. Janet. A few years later, he landed a few small roles, in films such as Peggy Sue Got Married and Earth Girls Are Easy.

Breakthrough: Jim Carrey's mainstream breakthrough role was the lead in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, released in 1994. Although the film has been a commercial success, most film critics hated it and Carrey was nominated for Worst New Star at the 1995 Golden Raspberry Awards. That same year, Carrey appeared in The Mask and Dumb and Dumber. Both of these films were hugely successful and Carrey's reputation as a talented off-the-wall comic began to blossom.

Carrey's next film, The Cable Guy, confirmed his status as one of Hollywood's big players; the film reportedly earned him more than $20 million. At the time, it was unheard of for comedy actors to earn such a fee for a film.

The Cable Guy was swiftly followed up by Liar, Liar, which was seen as a return to his usual comic style.

In 1998, Carrey seized the opportunity to avoid being typecast as the goofy, rubber-faced guy, and took the lead role in The Truman Show. The gamble paid off and the film was nominated for three Oscars, though none were for Carrey himself.

The next year, Jim was cast as Andy Kaufman in the biopic Man On the Moon. He won a Best Actor Golden Globe Award for his stunning portrayal of Kaufman and many were surprised when Carrey was, again, not nominated for an Academy Award.

In 2000, Carrey starred in Me, Myself and Irene, which was directed by the Farrelly Brothers (who were responsible for Dumb and Dumber). The film, which also starred Renee Zellweger, was a huge commercial success. Continuing in his run of successful films, Jim Carrey took the lead role in Bruce Almighty, in which he plays a man that is temporarily granted the powers of God.

Carrey's performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind again left critics baffled when he failed to be nominated for an Oscar, though his co-star Kate Winslet did receive a nomination for her role.

2004 saw Carrey playing the role of Count Olaf in the film adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Continuing his trend for playing more series roles, Carrey then reunited with Joel Schumacher to star in the psychological thriller, The Number 23.

Personal Life: Jim Carrey's first marriage was to Melissa Womer, a waitress at the Comedy Store. They have a daughter, Jane Erin Carrey (b. 1987). After separating from Womer in 1994, he dated and married Lauren Holly, his co-star on Dumb and Dumber. Their marriage lasted under a year. Carrey has also been romantically linked with Renée Zellweger, the model Annie Bing, musician Courtney Love (his co-star in Man On The Moon) and actress Jenny McCarthy.



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Jim Carrey Could Face Trial Over Wrongful Death Lawsuits Concerning Former Girlfriend


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Hollywood star Jim Carrey could potentially face trial over two wrongful death lawsuits over the suicide of his former girlfriend Cathriona White, after a judge refused to throw out the cases brought by White’s mother and ex-husband.

30 year old Cathriona White, a make-up artist who dated movie star Carrey on and off for several years, was found dead in her Los Angeles home back in September 2015. Her death was ruled as suicide by the L.A. County Coroner’s office in July 2016.

However, White’s estranged husband Mark Burton and mother Brigid Sweetman claimed that 55 year old Carrey provided the prescription drugs that she had overdosed on, filing lawsuits that allege the star contributed to White’s death and violated the Drug Dealer Liability Act.

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Jim Carrey Talks Birds, Beards And Comedy Clubs On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'


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We haven't seen a lot of Jim Carrey over the last couple of years, and indeed he has had a lot to deal with, but he opened up about what he's been up to in an interview on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' this week and fans could not have been more excited to see him again. 

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Since a few months after the release 'Dumb and Dumber To', Jim Carrey has been off the radar in the celebrity world. His personal life gripped the attention of the press in 2015 and 2016, but he held it together and now appears to be very much back in action.

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Jim Carrey's Lawyer Brands Accusations That He Gave Ex-Girlfriend STDs Before Her Suicide As "Outrageous"


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Legal representatives for Jim Carrey have branded as “outrageous” the recent accusation made by his ex-girlfriend’s current husband that the actor gave her STDs before she committed suicide.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed earlier this week against Carrey, by Cathriona White’s estranged husband Mark Burton, was amended on Thursday (September 22nd) to include an allegation that White was suicidal because she had a sexually transmitted disease she believed the Hollywood star had given to her.

White, an Irish-born make-up artist, was Carrey’s on-off girlfriend for three years before she was found dead from a prescription drug overdose in September 2015 at the age of 30. Carrey acted as a pallbearer at her funeral.

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Jim Carrey "Will Not Tolerate" Wrongful Death Lawsuit Following His Ex Girlfriend's Suicide


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Jim Carrey has said he will "not tolerate" the lawsuit brought against him by his ex-girlfriend’s estranged husband following her untimely suicide in 2015. The actor’s former partner, make-up artist Cathriona White took her own life reportedly days after her relationship with Carrey ended for a second time and authorities discovered four different types of powerful medication in her body.

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Now Cathriona’s estranged husband, Mark Burton, has filed a lawsuit against Carrey alleging the actor provided her with the pills she overdosed on despite being aware she was "prone to depression".

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Tributes Pour In For Gene Wilder Who Has Died Aged 83


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Tributes have poured in for actor and writer Gene Wilder who has died aged 83. Wilder’s death was announced by his family on Monday, who revealed he had been secretly battling Alzheimer’s for three years. After news of his passing broke, friends, colleagues and fellow comedians paid tribute on social media, with many referencing his most famous role as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

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Mel Brooks, who directed Wilder in comedies Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, lead the tributes on Twitter, saying the actor and writer had ‘ blessed’ him with his friendship. “One of the truly great talents of our time,” Brooks wrote. “He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.”

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Jim Carrey's Ex Girlfriend Cathriona White Left Suicide Note To Actor Before Death


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The autopsy into the death of Jim Carrey’s former girlfriend Cathriona White has ruled it as a suicide, after she fatally overdosed on prescription medication. The 30-year-old make-up artist, who had an on-off relationship with Carrey also left a suicide note apologising to the actor.

Cathriona WhiteCathriona White’s death has been ruled a suicide.

The note, obtained by People magazine, read: “I've spent 3 days now in disbelief that you're not here. I can go on broken hearted and try to put the pieces back. I could, I just don't have the will this time.”

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Who Should Play Pennywise In Stephen King's 'It' Reboot?


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A re-boot for one of the scariest Stephen King films ever released, 'It', is finally coming next year with Andrés Muscietti named as director. However, there's no-one yet attached to the lead villain role of evil shape-shifting clown Pennywise. So who do you think should play him?

Will Poulter from 'The Revenant' was originally in talks for the part, but news has emerged that he has backed out. There's no word yet on whether or not Tim Curry will reprise the role, though it's definitely unlikely as much as we'd love to see him back. Let's look at the specs: Pennywise has his insane laugh, wide smile, gruff voice and is largely humorous. So who could rock those traits the best?

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Cathriona White, Jim Carrey's Ex-Girlfriend, Was Married At The Time Of Her Death


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Cathriona White, the on-off girlfriend of Jim Carrey who passed away last week, was apparently married to another man at the time of her death, according to a new report.

A Medical Examiner’s official told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday evening (October 5th) that the 28 year old, who is believed to have taken her own life through an overdose of prescription drugs, was married to Mark Burton, a cameraman who she met in Los Angeles when they were working on an online comedy series.

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Church Of Scientology Responds To Accusations That It Played A Part In Death Of Jim Carrey's Ex


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The Church of Scientology has responded to claims the religion could have played a role in the suspected suicide of Jim Carrey’s former girlfriend Cathriona White. The 30 year old was said to be involved in the church since around 2010, but had recently partaken in a number of ‘purification’ regimes.

Jim CarreyJim Carrey’s former girlfriend Cathriona White was found dead on September 28th.

In an article by journalist Tony Ortega, it was claimed that White was a Scientologist who ‘took classes at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre, and was currently working on her “objectives” in the “Survival Rundown.”’

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Jim Carrey's Ex-Girlfriend, Cathriona White, Found Dead


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Cathriona White, the ex-girlfriend of Hollywood actor Jim Carrey, has been found dead at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 28. Reports are emerging that the beauty therapist and make-up artist, who broke up with Carrey for a second time just a matter of days ago, took her own life on Monday night (September 28th).

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that they believed White’s death was caused by an overdose of prescription drugs. Two of her friends discovered her body the previous night, with a bottle next to her, when they visited her apartment to check if she was okay.

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Jim Carrey - A host of stars were snapped outside the Ed Sullivan Theater ahead of the last 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 21st May 2015

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Jim Carrey - 71st Annual Golden Globes - Press Room - Los Angeles, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th January 2014

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Jim Carrey

Date of birth

17th January, 1962

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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