Jim Carrey opened up about his experience with homelessness in an interview with “Inside the Actors Studio” host James Lipton. Carrey recalled, “My father was a musician who got a 'regular job' to support his children. When he lost his job, that's when everything fell apart. We were living out of a van. I quit school at age 15 to begin working to help support my family as a janitor.”
Jim Carrey moved to Los Angeles from Ontario, in 1979. He became a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S. in 2004.
Jim Carrey attends the "I'm Dying up here" panel at the Showtime portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Jim Carrey married his Dumb and Dumber co-star Lauren Holly, on September 23, 1996; the marriage lasted less than a year
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Kathleen Turner, from left, Jim Carrey, and Jeff Daniels in a scene from "Dumb and Dumber To." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Hopper Stone)
Jim Carrey in a scene from "Kick-Ass 2." The actor tweeted that he could not support the violence in the 2013 superhero action flick in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)
** FILE ** This May 6, 1997, file photo shows comedian Jonathan Winters posing at a hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes. He was 87. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)