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Jim Carrey

James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and writer. He has received two Golden Globe Awards and has also been nominated on four occasions. Carrey began stand-up comedy in 1979, performing at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, Ontario. After gaining prominence in 1981, he began working at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles where he was soon noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who immediately signed him to open his tour performances. Carrey, long interested in film and television, developed a close friendship with comedian Damon Wayans, which landed him a role in the sketch comedy hit In Living Color, in which he portrayed various characters during the show's 1990 season. Having had little success in television movies and several low-budget films, Carrey was cast as the title character in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective which premiered in February, 1994, making more than $72 million domestically. The film spawned a sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), in which he reprised the role of Ventura. High profile roles followed when he was cast as Stanley Ipkiss in The Mask (1994) for which he gained a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, and as Lloyd Christmas in the comedy film Dumb and Dumber (1994). Between 1996 and 1999, Carrey continued his success after earning lead roles in several highly popular films including The Cable Guy (1996), Liar Liar (1997), in which he was nominated for another Golden Globe Award and in the critically acclaimed films The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, in 1998 and 1999, respectively. Both films earned Carrey Golden Globe awards. Since earning both awards — the only two in his three-decade career— Carrey continued to star in comedy films, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) where he played the title character, Bruce Almighty (2003) where he portrayed the role of unlucky TV reporter Bruce Nolan, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), and A Christmas Carol (2009). Carrey has also taken on more serious roles including Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) alongside Kate Winslet and Kirsten Dunst, which earned him another Golden Globe nomination, and Steven Jay Russell in I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) alongside Ewan McGregor.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Carrey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 17, 1962 In Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Rubberface 1981-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Bad Batch 2017-06-23
Known For
Poster of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Poster of Kick-Ass 2
Movie The Bad Batch The Hermit 2017-06-23
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Celebration 2015-02-15
Movie Dumb and Dumber To Lloyd Christmas 2014-11-12
Movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues CBC News Anchor 2013-12-18
Movie The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013-12-06
Movie Kick-Ass 2 Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes 2013-07-17
Movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Gray 2013-03-14
Movie Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable Panelist 2012-09-27
Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Himself 2012-07-19
Movie I Am Himself 2011-02-11
Movie Mr. Popper's Penguins Tom Popper 2011-06-17
Movie Video Games Live Truman Burbank 2010-06-02
Movie A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come 2009-11-04
Movie No Time for Love Ralph 2009-10-30
Movie Under the Sea 3D 2009-02-13
Movie I Love You Phillip Morris Steven Russell 2009-01-18
Movie Yes Man Carl Allen 2008-12-09
Movie Horton Hears a Who! Horton (voice) 2008-03-03
Movie Ontari Off. Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans 2008-02-14
Movie The Number 23 Walter Sparrow / Fingerling 2007-02-23
Movie Redacted 2007-01-01
Movie Freedomland Brad Peters 2006-02-17
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Fun with Dick and Jane Dick Harper 2005-12-21
Movie Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Lloyd Christmas 2005-11-01
Series The Office Unknown 2005-03-24
Movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Count Olaf / Dr. Stephano / Captain Sham 2004-12-16
Movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Joel Barish 2004-03-19
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Bruce Almighty Bruce Nolan 2003-05-23
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Steve (archive footage) 2002-09-28
Movie The Majestic Peter Appleton 2001-12-21
Movie The Concert for New York City 2001-10-20
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001-09-21
Movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas Grinch 2000-11-17
Movie Me, Myself & Irene Off. Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans 2000-06-22
Movie Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton 1999-12-22
Movie The Truman Show Truman Burbank 1998-06-04
Movie Dumb and Dumber Lloyd Christmas 1994-12-16
Movie The Mask Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask 1994-07-29
Movie Once Bitten Mark Kendall 1985-11-15
Series The Duck Factory Skip Tarkenton 1984-04-12
Movie All in Good Taste 1983-05-06
Movie Copper Mountain Bobby Todd 1983-01-01
Movie The Sex and Violence Family Hour 1983-01-01
Movie Rubberface Tony Moroni 1981-01-01