If you are a fan of comedic performances, then you are probably familiar with the slapstick king, Jim Carrey. Jim has been a part of up to 40 notable screen projects since 1981 when his professional career kick-started. But he seems to be losing the verve in recent years most likely because age is beginning to tell on him. Well, this is good news: Jim has a successor in the person of his daughter Jane Carrey.
Jane is an actress, a singer, a songwriter and more. In this post, you will get to know all you needed to know about this star daughter of a superstar.
Who is Jane Carrey (Age And Other Background Info)
Her birth name is Jane Erin Carrey while her birth date is September 6, 1987. With Virgo as her birth sign, Jane was born in the very center of Hollywood in Los Angeles California. Of course, that’s because her father was (and still is) a Hollywood professional. Her mother was Jim Carrey’s first wife, Melissa Womer. Her parents divorced in 1995 while she was only eight. But, although she was much raised with her mother, Jane has shown that she has bonded with her superstar dad over the years.
We have not been able to find any record of her ever attending high school or college. But, she is said to have worked as a waitress for a long six years. But this experience never deterred her from her childhood dreams of becoming a famous singer. Eventually, she made a grand entry into her singing career when she auditioned for the famous FOX singing competition, American Idol (first round), in December 2011. During the audition which held at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California which had Jennifer Lopez and her likes as judges, Jane sang the song Something To Talk About by Bonnie Raitt. Unfortunately, she did not make it to the second round.
However, this failure did not demoralize her as she kept matching on. She even formed her own band named The Jane Carrey Band. This band attained average fame, having performed in several places. In 2017, Jane Carrey produced a short documentary about her father. The biographical documentary named Jim Carrey: I Needed Color, focused on exposing a less acknowledged part of her father, that is, as a talented painter besides being a famous performer.
In November 2018, Jane was featured as a co-host of MTV’s reality Show Catfish: The TV Show. She has also worked with her father severally, to raise funds against autism.
Jane Carrey’s Family
Everyone seems to know Jane Carrey as the daughter of Jim Carrey. But, how many people know her mother? As already said, Jane’s mother is Jim Carrey’s first wife, Melissa Womer (formerly, Melissa Carrey).
Born on July 8, 1960, Jane’s mother (Melissa) got married to Jim Carrey in 1987, but they divorced only 8 years later in 1995. Melissa is an actress and movie producer by profession. And many comments have described her as being highly talented.
She is notable for appearing on the 1999 biographical comedy-drama, Man On The Moon. It is interesting to note that she was on the set of that film alongside Jim Carrey who was already her ex-husband by then.
Before this, however, Jane was also a cast member of an NBC legal drama series named Petrocelli way back in 1974.
As a producer, she is credited with the 1997 satire, Real Stories Of The Donut Men and The Yesterday Show With John Kerwin which has been running since 2004.
Then, who is Jane Carrey’s spouse? There is only one record ever, of Jane getting married. That was her marriage with Alex Santana which took place in November 2009. Alex is a stage performer and a rock band leader. His stage name is Nitro and he leads a rock band named Blood Money. Just as Jane’s mother had divorced her husband and still remained friendly with him, Jane also did the same. She divorced Alex in 2011, just after two years of the marriage. By that time, the marriage had already produced a bubbly son named Jackson Riley Santana. So far, Jackson is the only kid we have been able to trace to Jane Carrey.
Jane’s son Jackson was born on February 27, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia. According to a tweet by Jackson’s granddad (Jim Carrey) on that day, Jackson weighed 7lbs, 11oz at birth. He was born only three months after Jane and her husband wedded. And by the time he was nine months old, his parents were already separated. The divorce was finalized by the time he was two years old.
Happily, however, his parents’ divorce was amicable and so, they agreed to have joint custody of Jackson. So, we expect that the boy has continued to have the privilege of balanced growth and development between both of his parents.