Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

Timeline of Jim Carrey, a renowned Canadian-American actor known for his dynamic comedic performances and versatile acting range. He has starred in numerous successful films, captivating audiences with his unique blend of humor and dramatic talent.


January 17, 1962


Newmarket, Ontario, Canada


Actor, comedian, author and producer


Aldershot High School in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, but he did not complete his high school education. Instead, he began pursuing his career in comedy and acting at a young age.


17 January 1962

Birth of Jim Carrey

James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He would later become known as one of the most prominent comedic actors of his time.


15 April 1990

In Living Color Debut

Jim Carrey became a cast member of the American sketch comedy television series 'In Living Color'. The show aired the first episode of its first season and introduced Jim to a wider audience, showcasing his talents.


04 February 1994

Release of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

The release of 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' marked Jim Carrey's breakthrough role as a lead actor, establishing him as a significant figure in comedy movies. It was a box office success.


29 July 1994

Release of The Mask

'The Mask' was released, featuring Jim Carrey in a starring role, which further cemented his status as a comedy star. The film was both a critical and commercial success.


31 May 1998

Release of The Truman Show

Jim Carrey starred in 'The Truman Show', a satirical science fiction movie, which marked a departure from his purely comedic roles and led to critical acclaim and several awards.


23 June 2000

Release of Me, Myself & Irene

The film 'Me, Myself & Irene', in which Carrey starred alongside Renée Zellweger, showcased his ability to portray multiple personalities and confirmed his versatility as an actor.


19 March 2004

Release of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' showcased Jim Carrey in a dramatic role, further expanding his range as an actor. The film received widespread acclaim and won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.


17 April 2009

Carrey's advocacy for the 'Green Our Vaccines' campaign

Jim Carrey joined his then-partner Jenny McCarthy in advocating for the 'Green Our Vaccines' campaign, which was controversial for its stance on vaccine safety and potential links to autism.


25 March 2013

Jim Carrey's critique of gun violence in movie 'Kick-Ass 2'

Carrey publicly criticized the level of violence in the film 'Kick-Ass 2', in which he had a role. His comments came in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.


07 September 2017

Jim Carrey's return to television in 'Kidding'

Jim Carrey returned to television after nearly two decades with his lead role in 'Kidding', a dramatic comedy series that aired on Showtime, showcasing another facet of Carrey's diverse acting abilities.

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