Liar Liar: About The Cast

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JIM CARREY, who stars as Fletcher Reede in Liar Liar, has created some of the most popular and entertaining characters in modern film history. His five previous films, Ace Ventura: Pet Detect ive, The Mask, Batman Forever, Dumb and Dumber and Ace Ventura: When Nature (:alls have all conquered the international box office, with the last four each exceeding the $100 million mark in domestic grosses alone. With the release of last year's The Cable Guy, Carrey's worldwide box office has exceeded the $1 billion mark. The actor's gifts are a unique combination of improvisation, mimicry and innovation with an outrageous style of physical comedy that has captured the attention of film audiences throughout the world.

Carrey has taken an unusual path to film stardom, beginning professionally as a sta nd-up comedian and finding success on American television before breaking through into motion pictures with the blockbuster hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective in 1994.

Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada and began performing in Toronto comedy clubs at age 15. He decided to move to Los Angeles in 1981 and soon became a regular performer at the famed Comedy Store. The next year he won a starring role on the NBC series Duck Factory and moved into film work with his first starring role opposite Lauren Hutton in the vampire comedy Once Bitten. Several more roles followed in the films The Dead Pool, Earth Girls Are Easy and Peggy Sue Got Married.

He then juggled film and television work with comedy performances, starring as the alcoholic son of a dysfunctional family in the Fox drama Doing Time On Maple Drive and joining the ensemble cast of the Fox Network hit series in Living Color. During his years on this popular series, Carrey created numerous memorable characters, including the strangely destructive Fire Marshal Bill. He also starred in the Showtime Special Jim Carrey 's Unnatural Act, which highlighted his stand-up comedy routines.

After the success of Dumb and Dumber in 1995, Carrey was voted NATO/ShoWest Comedy Star of The Year and Dumb and Dumber was voted Favorite l:ilm by the People's Choice Awards. That same year, Carrey was nominated for the People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a Comedy Motion Picture, an honor he won that year for Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Carrey has been nominated for several other major awards, including the Golden Globe Award for The Mask and multiple MTV Movie Award nominations.

MAURA TIERNEY (Audrey Reede) comes to Liar Liar, having already won the affection of television audiences as Lisa Miller on NBC's hit comedy series NewsRadio.

She recently wrapped production on the romantic comedy, The Broadway Brawler, starring opposite Bruce Willis and is about to start production for Universal Pictures on director Mike Nichols' version of the best selling novel, Primary Colors, starring John Travolta and Emma Thompson.

Her previous fllm credits include Primal Fear, The Temp, Fly By Night, White Sands and The Linguini Incident.

On television, she appeared in the critically acclaimed movie Out Of Darkness and such series as The Van Dyke Show and 704 Ha user Street. She attended NYU's Circle in the Square Theatre School.

JUSTIN COOPER (Max Reede) makes his motion picture debut in Liar Liar. Cooper was a series regular on the television series The Boys Are Back. He has also appeared in various television series including Full House, Boy Meets World and E.R. He has appeared in the mini-series Every Knee Shall Bow and is currently a recurring character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.

JENNlFER TILLY (Samantha Cole) received both an Academy Award® nomination and an American Comedy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Olive in Bullets Over Broadway.

Tilly's most recent feature film credits include Bound, House Arrest and The Wrong Guy Among her other film credits are The Getaway Made in America, Shadow of the Wolf Scorchers, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Moving Violations, No Small Affair, High Spirits and Let It Ride.

On television, she starred in the Fox series Key West with Fisher Stevens and the CBC series Shaping Up with Leslie Nielsen. She starred in Showtime's Heads with Jon Cryer, for which she received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Actress. She also had recurring roles on Hill Street Blues and The Garry Shandling Show (for which she received a Cable ACE Award nomination). Her other television appearances include Moonlighting, ('he ers, Dream On and Edie and Penn.

Tilly won a Theater World Award for her work in Tina Howe's play One Shoe Off at the Joseph Papp Theater. Her other stage work has included Boy 's Life, Tart uffe, Baby With The Bath water, The Wool Gatherers and Vanities, for which she received a Dramalogue Award.

CARY ELWES (Jerry) most recent films include the soon to be released Kiss The Girls opposite Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd and the international blockbuster hit Twister.

A native of England, Fiwes first captured the public's attention in the hit film The Princess Bride. Lie followed that success with a string of popular films including Glory, Days of Thunder, Hot Shots, Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Crush and Robin Hood: Men In Tights.

Elwes made his screen debut in Another Country. He was later chosen by Trevor Nunn, head of the Royal Shakespeare Company to play opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the film Lady .Jane.

Elwes' television credits include Showtime's upcoming film Field of Blood.

AMANDA DONOHOE (Miranda) won a Golden Globe Award for her role as C.J. Lamb on television's L.A. Law.

Donohoe's most recent film credits include the soon to be released Mike Figgis l'ilm One Night Stand, Visionaires and The Madness of King George. She made her feature film debut in the English comedy Foreign Body Her other feature film credits include Castaway Ken Russell's Lair of the White Worm and The Rainbow, Dark Obsession and Paper Mask

Donohoe's television credits include the mini-series The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years, Shame: The Secret (Lifetime Television Premiere) and It 's Nothing Personal for NBC, both of which she executive produced and starred.

Born in London, England, Donohoe performed at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, one of England's most prestigious classical theatre companies. She recently appeared on Broadway starring in Uncle Vanya, for which she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle for Best Debut on Broadway.

SWOOSIE KURTZ (Dana Appleton), both a Tony and Emmy award winner, was most recently acclaimed for her role as Alex in the long-running television series Sisters.

Her feature film credits include Citizen Ruth, Baja Oklahoma, The Band Played On, Stanley & Iris, Against All Odds, Dangerous Liasons, Bright Lights, Big City The World According To Garp and Reality Bites.

Kurtz's other television credits include her award-winning performance in And the Band Played On, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes, the HBO movie The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Cheerleading Murdering Mom and the upcoming Harvey.

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