Who is Melissa Womer, Jim Carrey’s First Wife?
Melissa Wormer is an American actress, writer, and producer, however, she is perhaps best known to the world as the ex-wife of the famous comedian Jim Carrey. The two were married from 1987 until 1995, and have a daughter together.
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Melissa Womer Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Melissa Jaine Womer was born on the 8th July 1960, in New York City USA; her childhood was marred by problems, as she’s stated that she comes from a dysfunctional family, however, no further details have been made available.
When it comes to her education, after high school, Melissa enrolled at the University of Kansas, and during her university years, discovered her talent for comedy, and began pitching her jokes to various radio and TV shows.
Luck smiled upon her quite quickly, as she landed a position as a writer for a morning radio show, while she also began performing her comedy routine at local comedy clubs. Following her graduation Melissa moved to Hollywood, hoping for a greater chance to succeed in the entertainment world.
However, fate had something different in store for her. She became a waitress at the Comedy Store in Sunset Boulevard, and it was there that she met her future husband, Jim Carrey.
She had no luck as an actress and comedian, though in 1997 she was an executive producer on the show “Real Stories of the Donut Men”. Two years later she made her first on-screen appearance in a film, the Golden Globe Award-winning biopic about Andy Kauffman, portrayed by Jim Carrey, entitled “Man on the Moon” – she had a minor role of a Comedy Store Waitress.
Her next project was the TV series “The Yesterday Show with John Kerwin” in 2004, on which she worked as an executive producer. Since then, Melissa has focused on other interests, and hasn’t appeared in the media, living her life away from the public eye.
Melissa Womer Net Worth
Although she hasn’t been active in the entertainment world for a while now, her previous endeavors have certainly increased her wealth. So, do you know how rich Melissa Womer is, as of early 2020?
According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Womer’s net worth is as high as $3.5 million, which is quite impressive, don’t you agree, even though dwarfed by Carrey’s estimated fortune of $160 million?
Melissa Womer and Jim Carrey Relationship, Marriage, Children
Melissa was working as a waitress shortly after arriving in Hollywood, when she met then-struggling comedian and actor Jim Carrey. He was just another customer, and was struck by Melissa’s beauty at their first encounter.
Jim Carrey at home with his wife Melissa Womer and daughter Jane Erin Carrey, 1991.
They began dating in 1986, and within a year they married in a ceremony held on the 28th March 1987, at a hotel in Santa Monica, California. In September the same year, Melissa gave birth to their child, a daughter Jane Erin Carrey. Unfortunately, in the mid- 90s, they started experiencing problems in their marriage, which eventually led to a divorce in late 1995. Carrey has stated that they became too busy with their respective careers, which led to the breakdown of their relationship.
However, some sources state that Jim had started a romantic relationship with Lauren Holly, while still married to Melissa.
Life After the Divorce
Melissa sought between $5 and $10 million as the divorce settlement from her ex-husband, but she got $3.5 million, while she also received $7 million for her daughter Jane, though not until eight years after the split. Since then, Melissa has been absolutely away from the media, and is enjoying her life spending time with her daughter and her grandchild.
Melissa’s Ex-Husband, Jim Carrey
Born James Eugene Carrey on the 17th January 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, of French, French-Canadian, Irish and Scottish ancestry, the youngest child of Percy Carrey, a musician and accountant, and his wife Kathleen. He has three siblings, Rita, John and Patricia.
Jim struggled to jump-start his career, and was booed off stage several times before he made a name for himself; noticed by Rodney Dangerfield, Jim signed with the comedian to become his opening act, his career-changing event. He moved to Hollywood and began performing at The Comedy Store.
The ‘80s were quite fruitful for him, but it was in the ‘90s that he achieved fame, and continued successfully into the 2000s. He’s starred in such films as “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, “The Mask”, and “Dumb and Dumber”, all in 1994, and in 1995 he was the Riddler in the film “Batman Forever” (1995), then appeared in “The Cable Guy” (1996), “Liar Liar” (1997) and “Man on the Moon” (1999), then in the 2000s in “Bruce Almighty” (2003), and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004). He started having problems with his mental health later, and wasn’t’ very active from 2010 until 2015, but has recently returned in the TV series “Kidding” (2018-2019).