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  • Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Wednesday Jan 17, 1962

    Born

    Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Wednesday Jan 17, 1962

    Carrey was born in the Toronto suburb of New-market, Ontario, Canada, to Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker, and Percy Carrey, a musician and accountant.




  • New York, U.S.
    1982

    Appearing on the televised stand-up show

    New York, U.S.
    1982

    Carrey soon decided to move to Hollywood, where he began performing at The Comedy Store and, in 1982, appeared on the televised stand-up show An Evening at the Improv.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Mar 28, 1987

    1st Marriage

    U.S.
    Saturday Mar 28, 1987

    His first marriage was to former actress and Comedy Store waitress Melissa Womer, whom he married on March 28, 1987.




  • U.S.
    1995

    Divorve

    U.S.
    1995

    Carrey and Womer divorced in 1995.




  • Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 21, 1995

    The First Golden Globe Award nomination

    Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 21, 1995

    Jim Carrey received his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor for his work in The Mask.




  • U.S.
    Monday Sep 23, 1996

    2nd Marriage

    U.S.
    Monday Sep 23, 1996

    On September 23, 1996, Carrey married his Dumb and Dumber co-star Lauren Holly.




  • U.S.
    Jul, 1997

    2nd Divorce

    U.S.
    Jul, 1997

    The 2nd marriage lasted less than a year.


  • Los Angeles, California,U.S.
    Monday Jun 01, 1998

    Taking a pay cut

    Los Angeles, California,U.S.
    Monday Jun 01, 1998

    In 1998, he decided to take a pay cut to play the serious role of Truman Burbank in the satirical comedy-drama film The Truman Show (1998). The film was highly praised and brought Carrey further international acclaim, leading many to believe he would be nominated for an Oscar. The Truman Show was a commercial success also, earning $264 million worldwide against a budget of $60 million.


  • Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 24, 1999

    The First Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

    Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 24, 1999

    Eventually, he did pick up his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for the movie The Truman Show.


  • Canada
    2004

    The Canadian Walk of Fame

    Canada
    2004

    in2004, Carrey was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame.


  • U.S.
    Oct, 2004

    U.S. Citizenship

    U.S.
    Oct, 2004

    Carrey received U.S. citizenship in October 2004 and remains a dual citizenship of the United States and his native Canada.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Saturday Feb 12, 2005

    The First BAFTA Award nomination

    London, United Kingdom
    Saturday Feb 12, 2005

    After Carrey starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The film received overwhelming acclaim upon release. Critics highly praised Carrey's portrayal of Joel Barish, in addition to the performance of his co-star Kate Winslet, who received an Oscar nomination. According to CNN's reviewer Paul Clinton, Carrey's performance was the actor's "best, most mature and sharply focused performance ever" received another Golden Globe nomination and his first ever BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actor.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Dec 09, 2008

    Carrey's return to live-action comedy

    London, England
    Tuesday Dec 09, 2008

    Carrey returned to live-action comedy, starring opposite Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper in Yes Man (also 2008). Carrey played a man who signs up for a self-help program that teaches him to say yes to everything. Despite reviews being mixed, Rene Rodriquez of The Miami Herald stated, "Yes Man is fine as far as Jim Carrey comedies go, but it's even better as a love story that just happens to make you laugh."The film had a decent performance at the box office, earning $225 million worldwide.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Nov 03, 2009

    Carrey portrayed multiple characters in a Disney's 3D animated Movie

    London, England
    Tuesday Nov 03, 2009

    For the first time in his career, Carrey portrayed multiple characters in Disney's 3D animated take on the classic Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol (2009), voicing Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film also starred Robin Wright Penn, Bob Hoskins, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, and Cary Elwes. The film received decent reviews and was a financial success.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

    Carrey's book announcement

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

    In March 2013, Carrey announced that he had written a children's book titled How Roland Rolls, about a scared wave named Roland. He described it as "kind of a metaphysical children's story, which deals with a lot of heavy stuff in a really childish way." Carrey self-published the book, which was released in September 2013.


  • Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.
    Tuesday May 27, 2014

    Carrey delivered the commencement address at Maharishi University of Management

    Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.
    Tuesday May 27, 2014

    Carrey delivered the commencement address at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, in May 2014 and received an honorary doctorate for his achievements as a comedian, artist, author, and philanthropist.


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