Melissa Womer is a famous American film and television series actress, writer, filmmaker, and producer. She is widely known for being one of the cast members of the blockbuster Hollywood motion films, “Petrocelli,” and “Man on the Moon.” Also, she is known for being the ex-wife of Jim Carrey, a famous American and Canadian comedian, artist, and actor.
Melissa is known for producing the widely watched American TV programs, ‘The Yesterday Show with John Kerwin,’ and ‘Real Stories of Donut Men.’ In this article, I will share facts about Melissa Womer and other fascinating things you probably need to learn about her. Before I continue, let’s take a quick look at her profile.
|Age (2021)||63 years|
|Date of Birth||July 8, 1960|
|Daughter||Jane Erin Carrey|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Height||1.7 meters (5’7)|
Melissa Womer Biography
Melissa Womer was born Melissa Jaine Womer on July 8, 1960, in New York, in the United States of America, and is 63 years old. She was raised in a dysfunctional family and had a fraught early life full of struggles. Growing up in a dysfunctional family can frustrate a child growing up. They may have difficulty becoming adults, committing to a job, or maintaining relationships. That notwithstanding, Melissa worked hard to become a force in the American entertainment industry.
Melissa is a New York City native and had her primary and High School education at local schools in New York. Later, she enrolled at the prestigious University Of Kansas, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree. During her years at the University Of Kansas, say she did odd jobs to support herself. She also worked as a writer, writing jokes for a morning radio show in Kansas City.
After her university education, Melissa Womer relocated from Kansas to Hollywood, where she was offered a job at a comedy store on Sunset Boulevard to work as a cocktail waitress. A few months later, she got a chance to feature in an open mic night at the club, an opportunity she is always grateful to have had.
Following her performances at the comedy store, she became one of the favorite characters at the comedy store, which gave her even more chances at fame. Later, she was allowed to act in the movies, making her debut film appearance with the 1974 motion picture, “Petrocelli,” and later appeared in the flick Man on the Moon.”
Melissa Womer is credited for producing the reality TV series, “Real Stories of Donut Men,” and “The Yesterday Show with John Kerwin.” Without a doubt, she is a popular figure in the American entertainment industry, a figure to reckon with, considering her contributions to the business. Also, her romantic relationship with her now ex-husband, Jim Carrey, contributed to her fame.
Melissa Womer Marriage
Melissa Womer was previously married to Jim Carrey, whom she was married to between 1987 (age 27) and 1995 (age 35). They met each other for the first time during their years at the Comedy Store where Melissa worked. Melissa worked two jobs (at a comedy store and masseuse at a health club in L.A.), and Jim was a struggling up-and-coming actor when they started dating in 1986.
They tied their wedding knot in 1987 in a private wedding held at a Santa Monica, California, US hotel. A few months after their wedding ceremony, they had their first child, Jane Erin Carrey, on September 6, 1987. In 1995, their eight-year-old marriage ended after Jim filed for divorce from Melissa Womer.
According to Jim, his busy career had led to the breakdown of their relationship. In contrast to his claims, another report claims that he divorced Melissa to be with his lover, actress Lauren Holly whom he divorced less than a year after their marriage. As of December 2022, neither Melissa nor Jim is married.
During an interview with the Spokesman, Melissa said that she did not believe her husband would divorce her due to how close they were. They used to read other celebrity divorce stories but never thought they would divorce.
Melissa said her husband went from no money and a ninth-grade education to big money, fast cars, a girlfriend, and an escort of sycophants. They lived happily together when Jim earned $150 per week, and she did two jobs, but as life went on, they got fame, and Jim lost interest in the marriage. So what changed?
Womer filed for a divorce settlement of between $5 million to $10 million but later received only $3.5 million. Eight years after they concluded their divorce, she received another $7 million from Jim Carrey for their daughter, Jane. They both cared for Jane as much as they could. Although Melissa claims that Jim shows little or no regard – he calls once a week.
Melissa’s Ex-husband, Jim Carrey
Jim was born James Eugene Carrey on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Canada; he is 61 years old and has Capricorn as his zodiac sign. Having been in the entertainment industry for more than three decades now, Melissa’s ex-husband is a one-time MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss, award winner and has appeared in over sixty films, including;
- Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
- Lauren Hutton’s Vehicle Once Bitten (1985)
- The Mask (1994)
- Batman Forever (1995), replacing Robin Williams as The Riddler
- Dumb and Dumber (1994)
- Ron Howard’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
- The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
- Man on the Moon (1999)
- Batman Forever (1995)
- Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
- The Mask (1994)
- Farrelly brothers in Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
- Liar Liar (1997)
- The Cable Guy (1996), replacing Chris Farley
- In Living Color (1990)
- The drama/comedy Yes Man (2008)
- Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
- Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
- Co-stars with Steve Carell in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011)
- Bruce Almighty (2003)
Melissa has not made any headlines since her divorce from Jim. She now appears in articles as his ex-wife or former lover.
Melissa Womer is not on Instagram or any other social media network for obvious reasons – to stay away from the prying eyes of the media. An Instagram account under the username @melissa.womer.vo with about 328 followers is not from Melissa Womer, Jim’s ex-wife.
Melissa Womer’s Daughter
Melissa’s daughter, Jane Erin Carrey (born 6th September 1987), attained fame as a singer in 2012 after participating in the singing competition “American Idol.” She is into singing and makes a living out of it, as well as her Catfish TV show.
Jane married her husband, Alex Santana, in the late 2000s. Notably, Alex Santana is the lead vocalist of the metal band Blood Money. Then in 2010, the young couple, Jane and Alex, had a son named Jackson Riley Santana. And although Melissa Womer is now a grandmother, her daughter, Jane, and her husband, Alex, separated after they couldn’t resolve their relationship issues. They now have joint custody of their son, who is twelve years old and whom they shower with love and care.
Melissa Womer’s Net Worth
Melissa Womer has an estimated net worth of about $1 million. She earns her net worth from her career in the American entertainment industry, talking about her career as a film actor and producer. A significant chunk of her net worth is also gotten from her divorce settlement from her husband.