Jimmy Fallon Biography
Jimmy Fallon is a famous American comedian, TV host, actor, musician, and renowned producer. He is currently famous for being the late-night host of the television show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (2009–14) and The Tonight Show (2014– ).
He first featured in stand-up comedy during his high school days. Shortly after joining college, Fallon dropped out to focus on his comedy career. In 1998, he landed his dream opportunity when he joined the Saturday Night Live Cast. A subsequent trial at a big-screen career obstructed his focus but later found success as the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009.
Comedian James Thomas Fallon Jr was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States on September 19, 1974. Since childhood, he has been a fan of Saturday Night Live. His eighth-grade yearbook even stated; Most likely to replace David Letterman, the then Show host.
Jimmy joined St. Rose College in Albany before dropping out a short period prior to his graduation to pursue a comedy career in Los Angeles, California.
In the late ’90s, Fallon made a return journey to New York to fulfill a lifelong dream. He had the chance to audition for his dram show, Saturday Night Live. After meeting the show co-creator and producer, Lorne Michaels, he convinced him over Adam Sandler. He then joined the show casting for the first season between 1998-1999. In this episode, he featured Tracy Morgan, Will Ferrell, and Molly Shannon.
Fallon co-hosted the MTV movie awards in 2001 alongside Kirsten Dunst. He further hosted the MTV Music Awards in 2002. However, in the year 2004, Fallon announced to be leaving the show on the Weekend Update. He then tried to move into featured films, getting mixed results. That same year, he ganged with Queen Latifah fr the crime comedy show, Taxi which arose a lot of criticism.
He further collaborated with Drew Barrymore for the 2005 baseball-based romantic comedy, Fever Pitch. In 2006, he further showcased his comic nature in Factory Girl. This is a film that featured Guy Pearce as the artist Andy Warhol and Sienna Miller as, Eddie Sedgwick.
In 2008, Fallon was given a challenging high-profile role. NBC announced that the young talent would be taking over the late-night talk show the following year. However, he was under a lot of pressure when his show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, first aired in 2009. His first guests on the TV show were Robert De Niro and Justin Timberlake.
Jimmy Fallon Career
In March 2009, Jimmy replaced Conan O’Brien on the Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He started his own segment Late Night with Jimmy Fallow that featured comedy sketches, impersonations, musical performances, celebrity guests, and one-on-one upbeat interviews.
Fallon took the position as the chair of the late-night television show in February 2014 when he succeeded Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show. He became the sixth host of the iconic program, which premiered in 1954. Through his request, the Tonight Show was moved from Burbank, California to Rockefeller Center, New York City.
In May 2019, Jimmy returned to college to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in communications, awarded by Saint Rose officials who granted him experiential learning credits for his television work. Fallon joined his classmates at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to collect his degree.
Besides his flourishing career as a television show host, Jimmy has established a strong base in his social media accounts. He has millions of followers on Twitter, and some of his video creations went viral on YouTube.
Moreover, Jimmy wrote several books such as Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada (2015), Everything Is Mama (2017), and This Is Baby (2019), all of which were for children. In 2014 and 2014, Jimmy won Emmy Awards for outstanding guest actor for hosting SNL.
Jimmy Fallon Age
How old is Jimmy Fallon? Fallon is 47 years old as of September 2021. She was born on September 19, 1974, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on September 19th every year.
Jimmy Fallon Wife
Is Jimmy married? Fallon is married to Nancy Juvonen. Nancy is an American film producer and co-founder of the production company, Flower Films. The couple got married in December 2007 on billionaire Richard Branson’s Necker Island, which is located in the British Virgin Islands.
Jimmy Fallon Family
Fallon is the son of Gloria and James Fallon, Sr. He is of Irish-German and Norwegian descent. In addition, his paternal grandmother, Luise Schalla, was a German immigrant from Osterholz, and his maternal grandmother’s father, Hans Hovelsen.
Jimmy’s father spent his adolescence singing in street-corner doo-wop groups then served in the Vietnam War.
Jimmy Fallon Net Worth
Jimmy Fallon has an estimated net worth of $70 million. Moreover, his source of income is attributed to his stand-up comedy, book publications, and his prime roles in television productions.