He will always be known for his incredible comedic talents, and his ability to expand into other dramatic roles — but Jim Carrey should also be recognized for being an incredible father to his only child, Jane Erin Carrey.
The A-lister and his wife at the time Melissa Womer — they tied the knot in 1987 and parted ways in 1995 — would welcome their only daughter together, Jane, during their relationship. The Ace Ventura star is of course a great dad, but he learned quite a bit from his own father, Percy. “My father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe that that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an account,” the star said during a commencement speech at the Maharashi University back in 2014.
“I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you could fail at what you don’t love, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love,” he continued, adding, “I’ve often said that I wish people could realize all their dreams and wealth and fame, so that they could see that it’s not where they’re gonna find their sense of completion.” It is clear that Jim has now done everything in this power to make sure his daughter strives for her dreams. But who is she exactly? Take a look below to find out!
Who is Jane Erin Carrey?
Jane was born September 6, 1987, to Jim and Melissa, in Los Angeles, California.
What does she do?
Jim’s only child is a woman of many talents — not only does she sing in a band called The Jane Carrey Band, she is also made appearances on Catfish: The TV Show, and even tried out for American Idol during the show’s 11th season, auditioning with the song, “Something to Talk About” by Bonnie Raitt. Unfortunately, she was eliminated during the Hollywood Week Round.
Is she married?
Jane tied the knot with Alex Santana on November 14, 2009. The couple would part ways soon after in 2010.
Does she have any children?
She shares son Jackson Riley, 9, with Alex.
It certainly looks like Jane has a very bright future ahead of her!