James Eugene Carrey (a.k.a. Jim Carrey) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his highly energetic slapstick performances.
Jim Carrey was born on January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He was raised a Roman Catholic. His mother, Kathleen Oram, is a homemaker of Irish and Scottish descent; John Oram, Jim’s maternal grandfather, was born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. His father, John Percy Carrey, is a musician and accountant, he mainly has French-Canadian ancestry (the family's original surname is Carré and is originated from Brittany in France) but he also has some German, Swiss and English ancestry. Jim Carrey has three older siblings: John, Patricia, and Rita.
Two-time Golden Globe winner for his roles in The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999), Jim Carrey received U.S. citizenship in October 2004 and remains a dual citizen of the United States and his native Canada.
Jim Carrey has many family ties with celebrities in the film industry, politics and music.
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273 family links with Celine Dion
251 family links with Justin Bieber
180 family links with Jack Kerouac
153 family links with Madonna
144 family links with Xavier Dolan
114 family links with Angelina Jolie
113 family links with Ryan Gosling
95 family links with Justin Trudeau
46 family links with Alanis Morissette
21 family links with Hillary Clinton
8 family links with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
All those celebrities have in common French-Canadian pioneers, and in particular Percheron pioneers. For instance, the Percheron pioneer Zacharie Cloutier, an ancestor of most of the celebrities mentioned before, who was born in Mortagne-au-Perche.
As strange as it may seem, there is nothing exceptional about those family ties. As the Percheron pioneers were among the very first French settlers to arrive in what was then known as New France, most of North Americans with French-Canadian ancestry have Percheron blood and are more or less related.
|Pioneers||Baptism year||Baptism (or birth) place||Emigration year||Death year||Death place|
|Beauvais Jacques dit Saint-James||1623||Igé||1652||1691||Montréal|
|Bisson Florent dit Saint-Côme||beginning of 17th century||Contres-en-Vairais||1652*|
|Brunet Mathieu dit Lestang||1637||Rai||1657||1708||Montréal|
|Chauvin Marin dit Lafortune||1625||Saint-Mard-de-Réno||1648||Canada|
|Chevalier Charlotte||1600*||Feings / Saint-Mard de Réno (?)||1653*||Canada|
|Fournier Guillaume||1620*||Coulimer ou Coulmer||1651*||1699||Montmagny|
|Gadois Françoise||1589*||Igé||1641*||1689||la Pointe-aux-Trembles|
|Gaudry Nicolas dit Bourbonnière||1620*||Feings||1653*||1669||Québec|
|Gaulin Marie Marguerite||1627||Saint-Martin-du-Vieux-Bellême||1654*||1703||Beauport|
|Gravelle Joseph-Macé dit Brindilière||1614*||France||1641*||1686||Château-Richer|
|Laporte (de) Jacques dit Saint-Georges||1627||Nocé||1653*||1698||Contrecoeur|
|Lehoux Françoise||1628||La Ventrouze||1647*||1685||Beaupré|
|Robin Mathurine||end of 16th century||Mortagne-au-Perche||1636*||1662||Beauport|
|Roger Renée||La Ventrouze||1640*||Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré|
|Tavernier Eloi||end of 16th century /|
beginning of 17th century