Featured celebrity: Jim Carrey

Celebrity Biography - Jim Carrey

James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian film actor, comedian, writer and producer who grew up in the Toronto suburb of Newmarket, Ontario. A comedian from an early age, Carrey mailed to The Carol Burnett Show when he was 10 years old. The teachers in Carreys high school gave him a few minutes at the end of each school day to do a stand-up routine for his classmates. The Carrey family fell on hard times and were forced to move to the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, where they took security and janitorial jobs in the Titan Wheels factory. Carrey began working eight-hour shifts each day after school. Eventually, the Carrey family adjusted by living on a relatives lawn out of the family Volkswagen van until they could move back into town. »Read More

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