2016 Great Immigrants Recipient

Jim Carrey
Actor, Comedian
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“This country has helped define me and make my dreams come true,” Jim Carrey said in a 2004 statement after becoming a U.S. citizen. The actor, comedian and producer is known for a number of his comedic hits, including “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” (1994), “The Mask,” (1994) and “Liar, Liar,” (1997), which spotlighted Carrey’s expressive face, mimicry skills and physical brand of comedy. He has also been recognized for his dramatic performances, earning two Golden Globe awards for “The Truman Show” (1998) and “Man on the Moon” (1999). He has continued to star in box office hits, including the 2004 American science fiction romantic comedy film, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” which earned him another Golden Globe nomination and his first BAFTA Award nomination for best actor. Carrey serves as an executive producer for the Showtime dramedy “I'm Dying Up Here,” which premiered in 2017 and is currently starring in the Showtime series “Kidding,” portraying a grieving father who is struggling to heal with tragedy. Carrey has contributed to a number of charities over the years, including the “America: A Tribute to Heroes” telethon for 9/11 victims, donating $1 million to the cause. Updated 2018