Who Is Jim Carrey’s Daughter, Jane Erin Carrey?

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: February 20, 2024 | Updated on: February 20, 2024
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Jane Erin Carrey is the daughter of Jim Carrey and Melissa Womer an American actress. Following in the footsteps of her parents, she has also stepped up her career in the field of the entertainment industry. Not only is she a celebrity daughter and an actress, but she is also a singer who participated in American Idol season 11.

Jane is well-known for her role in Dumb and Dumber To, Kidding, and Jim Carrey: I Needed Color. Before beginning her career, she worked as a waitress for six years.

Here we will look at the actress’s personal background, career, and other interesting facts.

Key Takeaways

  • Jane Erin was born to parents Jim Carrey and Melissa Womer in Los Angeles, California.
  • Her dad and mom filed for divorce after six years of marriage in 1993.
  • Jane was once married to the metal band Blood Money singer, Alex Santana. The former couple have one son together.
  • Her father Jim is close with his grandson.
  • Jane is one of the outstanding contestants of American Idol season 11.

Parents and Early Life

Jane was born on September 6, 1987, in Los Angeles, California to her mother Melissa Womer, and her father Jim Carrey. As of 2023, the actress is 36 years old.

The actress holds both American and Canadian nationality, as her dad is from Canada and her mom is from the US. Moreover, she belongs to mixed ethnicity of French, Irish, and Scottish.

Talking about her parents, Jim was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, and Melissa was born in New York City.

Mother And Father Divorced in 1995

Jim and Melissa married on March 28, 1987, in a beautiful wedding venue at a hotel in Santa Monica, California. The couple first met each other in 1986. When they were married, Jim wasn’t famous so we can say Melissa supported him throughout his financial ups and downs.

The pair welcomed their daughter after a few months of their wedding. As time went on the relationship between them didn’t as planned and they both chose to end their marriage. On November 1, 1993, Jim filed for divorce. The document also mentioned that the couple had been living separately for five months before filing for separation.

Melissa claimed Jim of abandoning her after their sixth anniversary, stating that the actor was blinded by money and celebrity. After their divorce, Jim married his Dumb and Dumber co-star, Lauren Holly in 1996. This relationship didn’t work either in 1997.

Jane’s Father Jim Is a Legendary Comedian

Jim is a renowned Canadian-American actor and comedian who gained name and fame in 1990 after he worked in the American sketch comedy series, ‘In Living Color.’ Throughout his career, he has played many dramatic roles and has been nominated for Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a leading role.

Besides, Jim is also an author who released his book ‘How Roland Roll’ in 2013, and in 2020 he published his first novel Memoirs and Misinformation. His book ‘How Roland Roll’ was awarded Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award.

In 2017 the actor stated that he has been painting for the previous six years. He presented the painting Nothing to See Here in 2011 at the Heather James Fine Art Gallery in Palm Springs.

Mother Melissa Womer Is Also An Actress

Melissa is an actress who is well-known for playing roles in films like ‘Petrocelli‘, and ‘Man on the Moon.’Besides, she is also a producer and screenwriter. She has also produced TV programs ‘Real Stories of Donut Men‘ and ‘The Yesterday Show with John Kerwin.’

Womer is nicknamed, ‘Comedy Store Waitress’ as she began her career as a cocktail waitress at a comedy store. Talking about her educational background she graduated from the University of Kansas.

How Is Jane’s Relationship with Her Father?

Jane shares a close bond with her dad Jim as he has always been there for her. During a challenging time in her music career, her father supported her all the way.

When she was eliminated from the reality show American Idol she talked with Jim who made her comfortable. Their bond got stronger when Jim became a grandfather for the first time in 2010 at the age of 47.

The first-time grandfather, Jim stated;

“I’m excited about it because I never really got along with girls growing up. I was a little afraid that if it was a girl that she would not like me, you know? So I’m very happy about the boy.”

Who is Husband Now?

Currently, the star kid is not married. After her first divorce, she has not tied the knot with anyone else. Meanwhile, talking about her current relationship status, she is also not dating anyone, at least not publically.

Erin Carrey Was Married to a Singer in 2009; They Share One Son

Jane married singer Alex Santana on November 14, 2009, in a beautiful wedding ceremony. Her now ex-husband goes by the nickname Nitro and is a lead singer in the band, Blood Money based in Los Angeles.

A year after their wedding in 2010, the couple also became parents when they welcomed their son Jackson Santana on February 26, 2010. Their first and only child was born in Los Angeles at 12:28 am and was 7 lbs, 11 oz, and 20 inches long at the time of birth.

The Couple Divorced In 2011

After two years of marriage, in 2011, Jane filed for divorce from her husband. In the document submitted to the Los Angeles Superior Court, Carrey cited “irreconcilable differences,” as the reason behind their separation.

Further, she also asked for joint custody of her kid. Carrey’s representative stated,

The couple will remain friends, as well as devoted parents to their son, Jackson Riley.’

While the divorce filing came in October 2011, the exes had been separated in December 2010.

Jane Erin’s Son Is All Grown Up

Jim Carrey’s grandson, Jackson has entered his teens and is currently 13 years old. He has appeared a handful of times with his grandpa in public events.  For instance, back in 2022, he attended the premiere of the movie, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in LA.

With his parents divorced, Jack’s mom decided to keep their son away from the media. Meanwhile, his grandfather Jim has shared a handful of photos of Jackson on his Twitter account. Moreover, he visits the film set with Jim.

Participated in the 11th Season of American Idol

In 2012, she was a participant in the reality show American Idol season 11. During the audition, she sang ‘Something to Talk About’ a song recorded by American singer Bonnie Raitt. She impressed all three judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, and Steven Tyler, and got the golden ticket to Hollywood.

When Jane entered the room to perform, Judge Lopez couldn’t believe what she was seeing as she had met Jane’s dad Carrey at a young age in the 1990s.

Jane Took Part in the Singing Show To Forge Her Own Identity

When she auditioned for the show, a lot of Jim’s fans were in disbelief that why did this multi-millionaire comedian’s daughter is participating in a reality show. Well, Jane herself gave the answer to that question.

She joined the show because she wanted to move out of her famous father’s shadow and create her own identity. Apart from this, she also mentioned she loved singing and used to sing throughout her childhood.

She Got Eliminated in The Opening Week

Jane was knocked out during the opening week of the live auditions. She appeared in the Group of Ten in the opening segment of Hollywood Week. She performed Creedence Clearwater Revival’s song “Lookin’ Out My Back Door.”

Her performance was good, but Randy, Steven, and Jennifer didn’t comment. Jane herself stated that her performance felt a little off, but she stood out as being better than some of the others.

What does Do For a Living?

Unlike her folks, she didn’t work in the entertainment industry. From the get-go, it looks like she wasn’t interested in acting because she doesn’t have a single credit to her name, even as a child actor.

Besides acting, she has worked in the sound department of a handful of shows and movies including Dumb and Dumber To, Kidding, Jim Carrey: I Needed Color, and Catfish: The TV Show.

On the other hand, she also worked as a waitress on and off for several years. She once had her own band named Jane Carrey Band through which she released a handful of songs on her self-titled YouTube channel.

Owns Multi-Million Dollar Property

Back in 2021, Jane sold her huge house in Hidden Hills, California for a staggering $5.2 million. The buyer was rapper and singer Iggy Azalea. The house features 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a one-bedroom guesthouse, a four-car garage, a covered porch, a fireplace, and more.

The area sits at a whopping area of 1 acre, while the house is built on 5228 square feet. Talking about her net worth, she has an estimated net worth of $5 million. On the other hand, her dad Jim has a net worth of $180 million.