If $A$ is a commutative algebra over an algebraically closed field $k$, and $\rho:A \rightarrow End(V)$ is an irreducible representation of $A$ (where, a priori, $V$ may be infinite dimensional), can we conclude that $V$ must be one-dimensional? This is easy to show if we assume $V$ is finite dimensional. It is also true if $A$ is a $C^*$-algebra, $V$ is a (complex) Hilbert space, $End(V)$ denotes bounded operators, $\rho$ preserves conjugation (but is not required to be continuous), and irreducible means no closed subrepresentations, using some spectral theory. But is it true in the algebraic sense with no further restrictions on $A$ or $V$?

Edit: Given Dag Oskar Madsen's comment, I will need to place some restrictions on $A$... what if $A$ is finitely-generated?

Double Edit: Faisal's comment takes care of $A$ finitely-generated (and countably generated) over $\mathbb{C}$.