Jim Carrey

Carrey in 2011, Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: James Eugene Carrey

Place of Birth: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: January 17, 1962

*father – French-Canadian, as well as distant English
*mother – Scottish, Irish

Jim Carrey is a Canadian and American actor, comedian, impressionist, writer, and artist.

Jim is the son of Katherine/Kathleen (Oram) and Joseph Percy Carrey. His family’s surname was changed from Carré to Carrey before Jim was born. His father was of French-Canadian ancestry, along with distant English roots. His mother was of Scottish and Irish descent.

Jim has a daughter with his former wife, actress Melissa Womer. He became a U.S. citizen in 2004.

Jim is a third cousin of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, and a fourth cousin of Julie Payette, who is Governor General of Canada. Jim and Alex share great-great-grandparents, Nicolas/Nicholas Bélanger and Sophie Marie Charbonneau, and Jim and Julie share great-great-great-grandparents, Francois Carré and Marie Genevieve/Josephe Joly.

Jim’s paternal grandfather was François/Frank Carré (the son of Pierre/Peter Carré Larouche and Mélina Larivière Clément). François was born in Sudbury, Ontario. Pierre was the son of François Carré Larouche and Emilie/Odile Labelle. Mélina was the daughter of Isidore Larivière Clément and Suzanne Latulippe Jarret/Joron.

Jim’s paternal grandmother was Maria Louise Angéline/Angélina Sauvé (the daughter of Joseph Samuel Adhélar Sauvé Laplante and Ursule/Ursula Bélanger). Angéline was born in Moose Creek, Ontario. Joseph was the son of Etienne Jean Baptiste Sauvé Laplante and Marie Norberine Decoeur. Ursule was the daughter of Nicolas/Nicholas Bélanger and Sophie Marie Charbonneau.

Jim’s maternal grandfather was John Oram (the son of John Oram and Janet Brown). Jim’s grandfather John was born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Jim’s maternal grandmother was Bridget Hannah Rita Sheehan (the daughter of Patrick Sheehan and Catherine O’Hara Brennan). Bridget was born in Toronto, Ontario, and was of Irish descent. Patrick was the son of Patrick Sheehan and Bridget Gleason. Catherine was the daughter of John Francis Brennan and Anna O’Hara.

Sources: Genealogies of Jim Carrey – https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Jim Carrey (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Jim’s father – https://www.nosorigines.qc.ca

Marriage record of Jim’s maternal grandparents, John Oram and Bridget Hannah Rita Sheehan – https://familysearch.org


Curious about ethnicity

18 Responses

  1. Anonymouse says:

    i also think that Carrey is part English, i remember reading it in a BMX mag, and one of the riders was related to him, and said he has family in Leeds.

  2. Paul =] says:

    In English class.. in school. :P
    Yeah, we finished it today. It’s a good film. :]

  3. Anonymous says:

    omg the truman show is one of the greatest movies lol:)

    Wait, in english? Sry for my ignorance.

  4. Paul =] says:

    I was estatic when I found out Taylor Swift was Irish-American.
    I was like “Now we can claim her! :DDDDD”
    This guy is cool, we’re watching “The Truman Show” in English. xD

  5. Irishlad says:

    Its amazing to find so many famous people having irish blood in their genes

    i thought jim carrey was just french-canadian. Lol.

    im a big fan of him.

    knowing that he is and other celebs on this site…, makes me proud to be irish.

    from an irish lad

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