If you are well-acquainted with the American-Canadian impressionist and actor, Jim Carrey who is famed for his energetic slapstick performances, then you’d be happy to learn about his daughter, Jane Erin Carrey. Jane is the product of his 8-year-old marriage with his ex-wife, Melissa Womer. Just like her father, Jane has been making giant strides as a multi-talented singer, actress, writer, and producer.
She is renowned for her being the lead vocalist of the Santa Monica-based indie rock band, The Jane Carrey Band. Beyond that, Jane also participated in the 2012 edition of the popular TV singing competition, American Idol. Although she didn’t win the competition, Jane Erin Carrey has gone on to record tremendous achievements in her music career and has a good number of songs to her credit.
In addition, the singer also supports various charitable causes and has helped raise funds for them. Guess you want to know more about Jim Carrey’s daughter? Keep reading to discover interesting facts about her below.
Jane Erin Carrey – Bio (Age)
Born Jane Erin Carrey on the 6th day of September 1987, the singer is the daughter of the award-winning actor and comedian, Jim Carrey and his former spouse, Melissa Womer. A native of Los Angeles, California, Jane holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnic descent of French, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, Israeli, English, and German.
The singer grew up in Los Angeles where she completed her basic and higher education. However, the details of her educational background have not been disclosed to the media. Born into a celebrity family, Jane had a flair for music and performance right from a very young age. Prior to the inception of her professional music career, Jane reportedly worked as a waitress for about six years.
Career and Rise to Fame
While it is already known that Jane Erin Carrey was born to celebrity parents, the glitz and glamour of the limelight was not a new thing to her. She also joined the American entertainment industry and soon started making strides as a songwriter and singer. At the early stages of her career, Jane participated in the 11th edition of the famous TV singing competition, American Idol. During the show, she rendered Bonnie Raitt’s song titled Something to Talk About. However, despite her impressive performance, Jane was not able to make it to the finals of the competition. That notwithstanding, it didn’t deter the singer in her career pursuit.
Prior to her appearance on the American Idol reality TV show, Jane Erin Carrey formed an indie rock band called The Jane Carrey Band for which she became the lead vocalist. The band released their first self-titled studio album in September 2009. Along with the band, Jane performed at various events and popular spots in Los Angeles.
Since the inception of the band, they have released and performed popular songs including “Oh Lover,” “Sticky Situation,” “Blank Face,” “Sexy Man in a Death Metal Band,” and Simple Beauty. Amongst their songs, Simple Beauty and Sticky Situation are the two most popular with millions of views on YouTube.
Asides music, Jane Erin Carrey appeared in the 2017 TV documentary, Jim Carrey: I Needed Color along with her father. Before that, she also featured in Catfish: The TV Show and among many others.
Family: Parents, Spouse, and Children
As earlier mentioned, Jane is the daughter of American parents – Jim Carrey and his former spouse, Melissa Womer. Her dad is an award-winning comedian, actor, and producer, while her mother is a former actress and waitress at the Comedy Store. Her parents got hitched in 1987, a few months before she was born. They remained married for eight years until their marriage ended in divorce in 1995.
After their marriage ended, her father went on to marry actress Lauren Holly in 1996. However, their union lasted for less than a year before they went their separate ways. He also dated other popular Hollywood stars including Jenny McCarthy and Renee Zellweger, among others.
On the relationship front, Jane Erin Carrey has had her own fair share of relationships. She got hitched to a man named Alex Santana, the lead singer of the metal band, Blood Money. The couple walked down the aisle in the year 2009 and in the following year, 2010, they welcomed their first child, a son named Jackson Riley Santana.
Jane’s relationship with Alex was short-lived as the couple separated 11 months into their marriage. After 10 months, Jane filed for a divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their divorce. Although they are no longer together, the duo remained good friends. Jane currently resides in Los Angeles, she is still single and devotes her time to raising their son, Jackson.