Melissa Womer is an American actress and film producer.
She is best known for playing the role of the comedy store waitress in the movie Man on the Moon.
Her fame escalated when she married Jim Carrey, a prominent comedian, and later they parted ways.
Melissa Womer was born on July 8, 1960, in New York City. Details of her parents and siblings are not available as she has never disclosed them.
She was brought up in a dysfunctional family, and thus, she had a troubled childhood. She is an American belonging to white ethnicity.
She went to an undisclosed elementary school and high school in New York City. She enrolled into University of Kansas to pursue higher education.
While she studied at the university, she took up several jobs to earn money to cater to her needs. For instance, she wrote jokes for the morning radio show at Q104 in Kansas City.
After completing her university education, Melissa moved from New York to Hollywood in California. She got a job as a cocktail waitress at a comedy store at Sunset Boulevard.
After serving at the comedy store for a considerable period, she got an opportunity to showcase her humorous side during an open mic night. With time, she became a popular figure at the comedy store.
She used the opportunity to enhance her acting skills until she got the chance to feature in a movie. She appeared in the film called Petrocelli in 1974 as Rita Field and then played the role of comedy store waitress in a biographical comedy-drama film called Man on the Moon in 1999.
Acting was her first profession, but Jim Carrey first wife Melissa Womer also developed an interest film production.
In 1986, while Melissa was working at the Comedy Store as a waitress, she met Jim Carrey, and they started a romantic relationship.
Their courtship lasted approximately one year, and then, Jim Carrey Melissa Womer wedding ceremony was held at a hotel in Santa Monica, California on March 28, 1987.
Melissa supported Carrey immensely as he tried to establish his career as a comedian.
The couple had their firstborn, Jane Erin Carrey, on September 6, 1987. Melissa and Jim preferred to keep their relationship away from the public glare, but after seven years of marriage, everyone was taken by surprise when they divorced on December 11, 1995.
Carrey’s main reason for wanting the divorce was that their busy careers would not allow them to have a blissful relationship.
Even though they are no longer together as husband and wife, some people still refer to the actress as Melissa Carrey.
She received a sum of 3.5 million US dollars as a divorce settlement. Eight years after the divorce, she received 7 million US dollars on behalf of her daughter.
Since the end of their marriage, the former Jim Carrey wife has kept her life confidential such that it is not known whether she found love or not.