Jim Carrey

Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class made by Brandon K

Jim Carrey was born on January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Canada.

Significant Events in History that affected Jim's Life

1.The British Invasion.

2.John F. Kennedy wins presidency.

3.Neil Armstrong is the first man on the moon.

4.Richard Nixon wins presidency.

5.Operation "Rolling Thunder" goes into effect for the Vietnam War.

Jim's Childhood

Jim was always doing impressions of people and always loved making people laugh. He did this until his father lost his job and couldn't find another. They had to live in there car for a while until Percy, his father, got a new job that payed very little, but they could afford a small house.When Jim was older he moved to Los Angeles and found a job in comedy as a stand up comedian. Later Jim found a job in acting and never went back.

Influential People

1.Percy Carrey - Was Jim's father and encouraged Jim to become a comedian.

2.Kathleen Carrey - Was Jim's mother and encouraged Jim to have "dinner skits".

3.Rodney Dangerfield-Let Jim's preform before him to test skits and jokes.

Unique Facts

1.Jim Carrey is Canadian.

2.Was married to Lauren Holly.Lauren Holly played the love interest in Dumb and Dumber when Jim Carrey was Lloyd.

The theme of Jim's life is....

To never give up. Throughout Jim's life he was told to give up and faced very tough times. Some days he went up on stage and did his act, but nobody laughed. Some days he felt like quitting but he didn't. He never gave up and he lived his dream to become an actor for comedy's.


1.Taught citizens about the horrors of homelessness.

2.Was the lead actor in Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura, and The Mask.

3.Has won 2 Golden Globes.

4. Has won multiple MTV movie awards.

Jim's word of advice

"I don't think humans learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learn anything or create anything.Period.If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting".

"I'm very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is to beautiful".

"If you've got talent, protect it".

Before reading this biography I did not believe what Jim Carrey had to go through to be where he is today. He is a very interesting man and hope to see more of his work.

Works Cited

Hughes, Mary. Jim Carrey. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1999. Print.

"Jim Carrey." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2015.

"Jim Carrey Animated GIF." Giphy. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2015.


Comment Stream

2 years ago

Very funny! Good job

2 years ago


2 years ago

Nice work, Brandon. I did not know that he was homeless.