James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, and artist. He is understood for his energetic slapstick performances. Carrey initially acquired acknowledgment in America in 1990 after landing a recurring function in the sketch funny tv series In Living Color. His first leading functions in motion pictures came with Ace Ventura: Family Pet Investigator (1994 ), Dumb and Dumber (1994 ), The Mask (1994 ), and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995 ), also representing the Riddler in Batman Forever (1995) and the lead role in Phony Liar (1997 ). He got attention starring in serious roles in The Truman Show (1998) and Guy on the Moon (1999 ), with each gathering him a Golden World Award for Best Star. In the 2000s, he acquired even more notice for his portrayal of the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas and for the funny Me, Myself & Irene (both in 2000), as well as Bruce Almighty (2003 ), Everlasting Sunshine of the Clean Mind (2004 ), for which he was chosen for the BAFTA Award for Finest Star in a Leading Role, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Occasions (2004 ), Enjoyable with Penis and Jane (2005 ), Sheep (2008 ), Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and A Christmas Carol (2009 ). In the 2010s, he starred in Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011 ), The Unbelievable Burt Wonderstone (2013 ), Kick-Ass 2 (2013 ), and repeated his function as Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber To (2014 ). Because 2018, he has actually portrayed Jeff Piccirillo in the Showtime series Joking and Dr. Robotnik in the 2020 film Sonic the Hedgehog.