Melissa Womer: Biography, age, career & other facts about Jim Carrey’s ex-wife

Melissa Womer
Melissa Womer

Melissa Womer is one of the faces of the popular Hollywood movie ‘Petroceli’. She is a popular American actress and television series producer.

We take a look at the life of Melissa Womer and discuss her age, career and any other detail in between.

Who is Melissa Womer?

Melissa Womer is an American actress, writer, film maker and producer.

She was born in New York to parents she is yet to open up about.

Very little information is known about her early life, parents and siblings.

She attended local schools in New York after which she enrolled in the University of Kansas.

She did odd jobs to support herself while at school as she is known to have grown in a dysfunctional family and had a rough childhood.

After school in Kansas, she moved to Hollywood in Los Angeles where she took a job as a waitress at a comedy bar.

Few months into the job, she displayed her amazing acting skills which earned a seat at the table at her local comedy bar, after which she kick-started her career.

How old is Melissa Womer?

By records, she was born on 8th July, 1960. That makes her 62 years old as at the time of writing this article.


Melissa has had an incredible career as an actress.

She has featured in big Hollywood productions such as ‘Petroceli’ and ‘Man on the moon’.

She is also credited as for the production of ‘real stories behind donut men’ and ‘The Yesterday Show with John Kerwin’.

Even though her real net worth is not yet known, she is regarded as one of the biggest of television in her generation.

Melissa Womer’s relationship with ex-husband Jim Carrey

Melissa Womer’s relationship with ex-husband Jim Carrey
Melissa Womer’s relationship with ex-husband Jim Carrey

A major factor behind the early career success of Melissa is her involvement with American-Canadian comedian and actor Jim Carrey. 

The couple met in the 1980’s at Melissa’s place of work at the comedy bar.

Jim was a struggling actor whiles Melissa worked two jobs. They tied the knot in 1987 in a private ceremony in a hotel in Santa Monica. They had their daughter Jane Carrey a few months later.

Their lovely marriage couldn’t last for even a decade as they separated in 1995.

Jim stated that they fell out of love due to their busy schedules, while Melissa said Jim wanted a divorce so as to be with his secret lover, actress Lauren Holly.

She added that money and fame made her husband fall out of love with her.

She won custody of her daughter after their divorce and was paid the sum around 3 million dollars as divorce settlement fee.

Other interesting facts about Jim Carrey’s wife

Melissa Womer won the divorce case against her husband and received the settlement of 3.5 million dollars. She initially demanded for 5 million dollars as settlement.

Two years later, she received another 5 million dollars for her daughter

She is a grandmother to her daughter’s child Jackson Riley.

Melissa is credited as one of the best actresses and producers in Hollywood.

Written by K Oteng

K.Oteng is a reporter and editor for based in Accra-Ghana

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