Jim Carrey was born in Ontario, Canada. At first, Jim’s family was
doing just fine. His father worked as an accountant, but as Jim got
older, his family’s situation deteriorated. His family had to move to
Scarborough and they all worked at the Titan Wheels Factory. Jim had to
work eight hours a day and attend school. Still, it was very hard to
keep the family stable. After moving out of the factory to new jobs, the
family found themselves living in a camper van. Eventually, Jim had the
courage to stand up and decide to act on his dream of being a comedian.
He did stand-up routines and loved it, so much he dropped out of high
school. Jim was able to land gigs and eventually got a part on a sitcom
called The Duck Factory. He also became part of the In Living Color
cast. This was a hit for him and he has since been able to play
important roles in movies such as The Mask and Ace Ventura. Today he is
one of the most highly paid comedians.