Birth Name: James Eugene Carrey
Place of Birth: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: January 17, 1962
*French, Irish, Scottish (mother)
Jim Carrey is a Canadian and American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer.
Jim’s family’s surname, “Carrey”, was changed from “Carré” before Jim was born. Jim’s father was of French-Canadian ancestry. Jim stated on Inside the Actors Studio (2011) that his mother had French, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
He became a U.S. citizen in 2004.
Jim’s paternal grandfather was François/Frank Carré (the son of Pierre/Peter Carré Larouche and Mélina Clement Lariviere). Pierre was the son of François Carré Larouche and Emilie Labelle. Mélina was the daughter of Isidore Clément Larivière and Suzanne Latulippe Jarret.
Jim’s paternal grandmother was Angeline/Angelina Sauvé (the daughter of Joseph Samuel Adhelar Sauvé Laplante and Ursule/Ursula Bélanger). Joseph was the son of Etienne Jean Baptiste Sauvé Laplante and Marie Norberine Decoeur. Ursule was the daughter of Nicholas Bélanger and Sophie Charbonneau.
Jim’s maternal grandparents were John Oram and Margarita.
Sources: Genealogy of Jim Carrey – https://www.geni.com
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