Famous as :Actor
Birth Name :James Eugene Carrey
Birth Date :January 17, 1962
Birth Place :Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Claim to fame :As Ace Ventura in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (1994)
Ranked 10th in Forbes' annual list of Hollywood's Most Overpaid Stars in 2009.
Posted a video of PSA in YouTube on August 28, 2007, urging Americans to join a global campaign for the freedom of Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi who has been confined by the Burmese government for 11 of the last 17 years.
Scored the No. 1 spot on the "Most Powerful Canadians in Hollywood" list by Canadian Business magazine (August 2006).
Earned five other nominations at MTV Movie Awards in 1995-1997, and 2000, but only managed to take home one of them in 1996 for winning the Best Male Performance category through his role in "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" (1995).
Received the Best Villain nomination at MTV Movie Awards in 1995-1998, 2001, 2004-2005, and won the honor in 1995-1997, 2001, and 2004 while also was nominated three times in the Best Kiss category in 1995, 1996, and 2004 in which he failed to get the ti
Won 4 out of 6 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards nominations in the year 1995, 1999, and 2001.
Appeared in two Clint Eastwood's vehicles, "The Dead Pool" (1988) and "Pink Cadillac" (1989) after Eastwood got impressed of his impressions of the actor.
Owns a private jet aircraft, Gulfstream V, with tail number N162JC and a Saleen S7 which has been the most expensive car in the USA.
Took part in the Toy Mountain Campaign 2004 which aimed to raise fund to buy more toys for less fortunate kids through his donation of a signed head-shot to Rocky Stone to be auctioned off.
Topped the list of Top Canadians in U.S. Television compiled by Banff Television Festival in June 2002 along with Michael J. Fox and the late Raymond Burr.
Earned the 5th rank in Star TV's list of Top 10 Box Office Stars of the 1990s in 2003.
Was the nominee of ALFS Award for the Actor of the Year category at the 2001 London Critics Circle Film Awards through his role in "Man on the Moon" (1999) and also "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000).
Some of his film characters undergo a similar experience that changes their ordinary or normal lives, either caused by supernatural or otherwise unseen forces, as seen in "The Mask" (1994), "Liar Liar" (1997), and "The Truman Show" (1998).
Gained two Golden Satellite Awards nominations in the category of Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy, or Musical at the 2000 and 2005 Satellite Awards.
Was in the line for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003).
Gained the top position on the Top Ten Money-Making list according to the Quigley poll in 2003.
Took home the title of Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Comedy at the 2001 People's Choice Awards while also won the category of Most Divine Miracle in a Movie (Milagro mas Divino en una Película) at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards, Mexico.
Received the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical nomination at Golden Globe Awards in 2001 for his role in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000).
Became the nominee of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role category at the 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards and also of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role at the 2005 BAFTA Awards.
Obtained a nomination for Film-Performance-Male category in 2000 and Film-Pretty Funny Male Performance in 2001 at Canadian Comedy Awards.
Won four out of seven Teen Choice Awards nominations in the year 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2005.
Was named the Best Actor at the 1999 Boston Society Film Critics Awards and the 2004 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards.
Was the nominee of Saturn Award in the Best Actor category held by Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films, USA for three times, which were in 1999, 2001, and 2005.
Gained Best Actor nomination at the 1999 CFCA Awards, the 2000 and the 2005 OFCS Awards, plus the 2001 and the 2005 Empire Awards.
Played bongos in the audition for the role of Andy Kaufman in "Man on the Moon" (1999) and eventually won the part.
Sang "Hey You" and "Come Together" with Phish during the band's private music show in Careystock, Vermont by 1999.
Performed "Rocket Man" onstage with Elton John at one of the singer's concerts in 1998.
His cover version of "I Am the Walrus" was included by music producer George Martin in a tribute to Beatles entitled "In My Life" (1998).
Was honored a star on Canada's Walk Of Fame in 1998, but he did not go there for the unveiling until 2004.
Actually was cast to be Dr. Evil in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1997), but had to give up the role due to a scheduling conflict.
Was included in People Magazine's list of 50 Most Beautiful People by 1997.
Was on the 54th rank of The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list compiled by Empire Magazine of U.K. edition in October 1997.
Was nominated in the category of Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture for three times, which were in 1996, 1999, and 2000, at American Comedy Awards.
Became the nominee of Favorite Movie Actor for seven times in 1995-1998, 2001, 2004-2005 at Kids' Choice Awards and was given the title in 1995-1997, 2001, and 2004.
Received a Special Award - Comedy Star of the Year in 1995 and another for being Male Star of the Year in 2000 at ShoWest Convention.
Was nominated in the category of Newcomer of the Year in 1995 and Actor of the Year in 2001 at London Critics Circle Film Awards. He won the former one for his role in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (1994).
Dedicated "Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act" (1991) for his mother, Kathleen Carrey, after her death because of kidney disease in the same year.
Spent about two and a half hours along with his co-stars, Jeff Goldblum and Damon Wayans, to be suited up as the aliens while filming "Earth Girls Are Easy" (1988). Their voices were also dubbed for some scenes in this film.
Auditioned for a role in Joel Schumacher's "D.C. Cab" (1983), but failed. It was not until 12 years later that he had the chance to work with this director in "Batman Forever" (1995).
Joined the audition for the role of Farmer Ted in "Sixteen Candles" (1984), but it was Anthony Michael Hall who finally got the part.
Has portrayed some characters who have a job or interest in TV as seen in "The Mask" (1994), "Batman Forever" (1995), "The Cable Guy" (1996), "The Truman Show" (1998), "Man on the Moon" (1999), and "Bruce Almighty" (2003).
Wrote himself a $20 million check and kept it until he got that amount for his role in "The Cable Guy" (1996).
Dressed in a yellow polyester suit with tails made by his mother when performed his stand-up comedy show for the first time. The suit was similar to the one he would later wear in "The Mask" (1994).
Sent his resume to "The Carol Burnett Show" (1967-1978) at the age of 10.
Is a huge fan of metal band Cannibal Corpse so that he once insisted to include them in his movie, "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (1994).
Considered that "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" (1969) was his least favorite movie.
Wrote a song for Tuck & Patti, an adult contemporary and Christian musical duo.
Likes eating Mexican food and grilled cheese sandwich.
His family name originally was Carre which came from French.
Had a Harley Davidson motorcycle with the license plate of "NO TAG" which often ignited misunderstanding as he frequently received traffic tickets that were meant for other people.
Wrote some letters to Tupac Shakur while he was jailed to cheer him up.
Has admitted that he had a long-running battle with depression and therefore continually used Prozac, an antidepressant drug, for some years.
Has a dual citizenship as he has become a U.S. citizen by October 2004.
Used to wear tap shoes to bed when he was still a child for his parents often asked him to perform in front of them in the middle of the night.
Was born on the same day with Andy Kaufman whom he portrayed in "Man on the Moon" (1999).
Is managed by James "Jimmy" Miller, the younger brother of comedian Dennis Miller.
Was once so poor that his family had to live in a Volkswagen van on a relative's lawn.