The Untold Truth About Jim Carrey’s Daughter, Jane Erin Carrey

April 18, 2024
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Jane Erin Carrey is a famed American songwriter, producer and singer, but perhaps better-known for being the daughter of the filmmaker Jim Carrey, who has amassed a lot of fame with his acclaimed distinctive slapstick performances.

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Jane Erin Carrey was born in Los Angeles, California, under the Virgo zodiac sign on 6 September 1987, which makes her 34 years old as of early 2022. She’s the only child of the famous author, producer, comedian and artist Jim Carrey, and his wife Melissa Womer who previously worked as a comedy store waitress and actress, and is of mixed Scottish, Irish, Dutch, and Israeli descent. Jane grew up with a knack for music and acting, and her parents were fond of taking her to theaters and cinemas to watch plays.

Her parents filed for a divorce in 1995 when she was barely eight years old, and so she moved in with her mother; nonetheless, she maintained a close relationship with her dad. Jane was homeschooled until she completed middle school; she hasn’t shed any light about her higher education, and it’s not clear whether she graduated. Before she began her singing career, Jane landed a job as a waitress, and used her earnings to support her family.

Hobbies and Interests

Jane is a philanthropist and is often seen participating in charity events, working hand-in-hand with her father to help underprivileged children living with autism – she funds research aimed at finding the cure for the disability. She is an animal lover who has kept pet dogs, but her favorite animals are turtles and horses.


To maintain her athletic body, Correy hits the gym several times a week, and is keen on her diet. When she’s not busy with work, Jane likes traveling across the globe, and has toured many European and American countries. She likes watching late-night movies – her favorite films are the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise and “Avengers.” Her best-loved entertainers are Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr.


Acting Career

Jane made her career debut in 2002, when she auditioned for the eleventh season of the musical reality TV show “American Idol.” The competition took place at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California, and was judged by Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.

The judges didn’t find her cover of the song “Something to Talk About” satisfactory, so she failed to make it to the second and live round. Jane is credited for appearing in the 2017 biographical documentary movie about her father “Jim Carrey: I Needed Color,” directed by David Bushnell. In the year that followed, she was seen in an episode of the Golden Globe Award-nominated drama “Kidding,” alongside her father, Judy Greer and Frank Langella.

Singing Career

Despite previously failing to impress the jury, Jane wasn’t discouraged, and continued pursuing her singing career. She founded The Jane Carrey Band and started touring the states performing in various events. The band has released many songs including “Sexy Man in a Death Metal Band” and “Simple Beauty.”


Some of her other popular songs are “Oh Lover,” “Me and Mikey,” “Wishing and Waiting,” and “Cry Cry Cry” among others. Erin is not active on Facebook and Instagram. However, she is seemingly active on Twitter (@JaneCarrey23) and has more than 150,000 followers. She uses the platform – which she opened in 2009 – to share her opinions on a wide array of topics, and also to update her fans about her recent career endeavors.

Personal Life and Controversies

Carrey was married to the American-born singer Alex Santana, who is famously known by his pseudonym Nitro and is globally recognized for being the leader of the Blood Money Metal Band. The duo had met during a musical performance, and they tied the knot in November 2009 after dating for a while.

They announced that they would be welcoming a son, Jackson Riley Santana, a few months later and she disclosed during an interview that her father was very happy when he found out that she had made him a grandfather, and that he thought that she would be a great mother. Jackson was born on 29 February 2010, but shortly afterwards, his parents announced that they were divorcing, citing incorrigible differences. After the divorce, Jane took custody of their son, and they’re allegedly living happily together. Jane is now rumored to be dating a mysterious man according to sources. She’s been seen walking side-by-side with the man in Los Angeles streets a couple of times, but Jane hasn’t addressed the rumor, and her current romantic life remains a mystery, and she unmarried.



In the past, Jane suffered a controversy when she was criticized for allegedly receiving preferential treatment during the auditions of “American Idol”, for being a celebrity child, as she revealed during an interview. Other contestants found it unfair that her audition was pre-arranged, and also that she didn’t have to wait in line to perform, as they did.

Height, Weight, and, Physical Appearance

Jane stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), weighs approximately 123lbs (56kg), and has an hourglass figure with vital statistics of 36-26-40; she wears shoe and dress sizes 9(US) and 6(US) respectively. She has black eyes and long dark brown hair, and has inked several tattoos on her body – a leaf and Roman number on her hand, a tiger, flower, and inspiring texts on her back, and also a tattoo of the statement ‘I will fear no evil for thou art with me’ on her hand.

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Net Worth

Jane has made a name for herself in the music industry, which has seen her accumulate a decent sum. Her primary income source is her singing career, and as of early 2022, she is worth approximately $1million. She allegedly lives a luxurious life, and is often seen touring various attractive destinations across the globe. Sources reveal that her father is reputedly worth over $150 million, as of early 2022.

Who is Jane Erin Carrey’s Father, Jim Carrey?

J. Eugene Carrey was born in Ontario, Canada, on 17 January 1962 (60 years old), to Kathleen and her husband musician Percy Carrey, the last-born, was raised with his brother John Carrey and sisters Rita and Patricia. Jim attended Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary, and later joined Aldershot High before he matriculated to Agincourt Collegiate Institute.


His family wasn’t financially stable, so he worked as a janitor together with his brother, to support their parents. He grew up passionate about comedy and films. When he attained the age of 18, he began performing stand-up comedy in Toronto, and subsequently auditioned for roles in various projects. He caught the public’s attention when he landed roles in the comedy films “Dumb and Dumber” and  “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” in 1994, and has since featured in many award-winning productions.

Some of his prominent performances are in projects such as 1996’s “The Cable Guy,” “The Truman Show” in 1998 – which saw him receive a Golden Globe Award – and “Yes Man” in 2008, among others. After Jim and Jane’s mum called it quits, he tied the knot with the Canadian actress Lauren Holly, but divorced her one year later. He then became engaged to Renee Zellweger in 1999, but their relationship was also short-lived. Subsequently, he dated American model and actress Jenny McCarthy (2005-2010) and later actress Ginger Gonzaga from January 2019, but is still single.

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