Satirical talk shows have been popular in American culture since the late ’50s. One such show is “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, an award-winning talk show on NBC, which was one of the highest-rated shows in the ‘Late Night’ franchise. Previously, he was a cast member of Saturday Night Live and is currently hosting the late-night talk show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy has also acted in dozens of films like “Taxi”, “Arthur and the Invisibles”, “Jurassic World”, “Whip It”, to name a few. He is best known for his impeccable comic timing who has been making people laugh out of their hearts for over a decade.
Jimmy Fallon Biography
Jimmy Fallon was born on the 19th of September 1974, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. He is currently 48 years old.
|Birth Name||James Thomas Fallon|
|Date of Birth||September 19, 1974|
|Place of Birth||Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.|
|Age||48 years old|
|Profession||Comedian, Television Host, Actor, Musician, Writer, Producer|
|Ethnicity||German, Irish, French, and Norwegian|
Family and Education
Jimmy Fallon is the son of Gloria (née Feeley) and James W. Fallon. His mother died on November 4, 2017. He has one sister named Gloria Fallon. His paternal grandmother, Luise Schalla, was a German immigrant from Osterholz-Scharmbeck, while one of his maternal great-grandfathers, Hans Hovelsen, was a Norwegian immigrant from Fredrikstad.
Fallon went to a Roman Catholic elementary school, St. Mary of the Snow in Saugerties. He got inclined toward comedy at an early age and began to perform comedy in school shows and contests. He graduated from Saugerties High School in 1992.
During his school days, he had won several comedy contests and also won a young comedian’s contest with an impression of Pee-wee Herman. He then attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he first opted for computer science as his major, but later switched to communications in his senior year.
He received his BA in Communication on May 9, 2009, and an honorary degree from The College of Saint Rose.
Jimmy Fallon Wife
Jimmy began dating producer Nancy Juvonen, co-owner of production company Flower Films, in 2005. They became engaged in August 2006 and married on December 22, 2007. They have two daughters, Winnie Rose (b. 2013) and Frances Cole (b. 2014).
Prior to his marriage, Fallon had been in a relationship with fellow stars in the industry, including Winona Ryder, Nadia Dajani, Jordana Brewster, and Tara Subkoff.
|Height||Feet – 6 feet|
Centimeters – 183 cm
Meters – 1.83 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 86 kg|
Pounds – 190 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||11 (US)|
Jimmy first starred in a 2000 comedy-drama film, Almost Famous.
He debuted in NBC’s late-night talk show, Saturday Night Live and since then he hosted a number of talk shows and programs, even has his own talk shows.
In August 2002, he dropped his first album, The Bathroom Wall via Dreamworks Records.
In comedy –
Sketch comedy, observational comedy, social satire, musical comedy, political satire
In singing –
Comedy, comedy rock
Vocals, guitar, harmonica
DreamWorks Records, Warner Bros. Records
Fallon was previously a face of Calvin Klein. He appeared in many television commercials such as Pepsi, Comcast’s X1 entertainment platform, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ (voice-over), Armory Garage Inc, etc.
He owns a couple of luxury homes – one in Manhattan which is worth over $1.35 million and the other in the Hamptons. He spent $5.7 million on the latter mansion, where he lives with his family. He owns a Bentley and a Mini Cooper.
Jimmy Fallon Net Worth
Ever since the comedian entered the television space, his net worth has skyrocketed over the years, which is estimated to be $60 million as of 2023. When he took over the late-night talk show in 2009, he was paid $5 million. His salary jumped from $5 million a year to $11 million when he took over The Tonight Show in 2014. He is the second-highest-paid talk show host in the Late Night franchise.
- TV Show – Saturday Night Live (SNL)
- Color – Blue
- Sport – Baseball
Social Media Portfolio
Jimmy is equally popular on social media as well and has more than 52 million followers on Twitter, 24 million followers on Instagram, and 10 million followers on Facebook. Follow him on:
Jimmy Fallon Facts
Raised as a Catholic, Jimmy thought of becoming a priest at a young age.
He was the class clown in his junior high school.
In 2012, Jimmy won an Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for ‘Saturday Night Live’.
In 2013, he bagged a Grammy Award for ‘Best Comedy Album’ for ‘Blow Your Pants Off’.
Besides, talk shows, he has two comedy albums and five books to his credit.
He hates mayonnaise (white sauce).
During an episode of The Dr. Oz Show in 2011, he had a mole removed on live television by a Cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Perry.
Fallon perfectly imitates celebrities including John Lennon, Eddie Vedder, MickJagger, Bruce Springsteen, and Barry Gibb, among others.