Jimmy Fallon Biography
Jimmy Fallon is an American comedian, television host, actor, and writer of German, Irish, and Norwegian descent famed for his work in television. He began his career in 1995.
Jimmy Fallon Age
Fallon was born on September 19, 1974, in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of New York City’s Brooklyn, United States. He is 48 years old as of 2022.
Jimmy Fallon Height
Fallon stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 0 inches.
Jimmy Fallon Family
Fallon was born to Gloria (née Feeley) and James Fallon. When he was an adolescent, his father sang in street-corner doo-wop groups prior to serving in the Vietnam War. After Fallon’s birth, he served IBM in Kingston, New York as a machine repairman. Fallon’s paternal grandmother served as a German migrant from Osterholz-Scharmbeck while his maternal grandmother’s father served as a Norwegian migrant from Fredrikstad. Further, his great-great-grandparents served as an Irish couple from County Galway in addition to this great-great-grandmother being born to an Irish couple in France.
Additionally, he has a sister named Gloria. On November 4, 2017, his mother passed away from undisclosed causes at the age of 68 at NYU Langone Medical Center. A week later after her death, he paid an homage to his mother after that night’s monologue, becoming emotional and dubbing her “the best audience.” Raised in Roman Catholic, he revealed during a 2011 interview with NPR that he’s fond of the Latin Mass but no longer serves as a regular churchgoer.
Jimmy Fallon Wife
Fallon exchanged vows with film producer, Nancy Juvonen on December 22nd, 2007. As of 2022, they celebrated their 15th anniversary. Initially, they met on the set of Saturday Night Live but became friends on the set of Fever Pitch. Fallon popped the big question in August 2007 alongside a Neil Lane-designed engagement ring on the dock of her family home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. They have two daughters born via gestational surrogacy. One was born in 2013 while the other was born in 2014. They are aged 9 and 10. Further, they reside in Sagaponack, New York. Also, they have a female English cream Golden Retriever dubbed Gary Frick that made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon Net Worth
Fallon has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a host.
Jimmy Fallon Education
When he completed his education at the Roman Catholic school, St. Mary of the Snow and Saugerties High School, Fallon attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. While at the college, he served as a computer major but later switched to communications in his senior year.
However, he did not graduate and left college a semester early to seek a comedy career. In May 2009, he rejoined school to attain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, granted by Saint Rose officials who gave him experiential learning credits for his television work.
Jimmy Fallon Career
After attending the Roman Catholic school St. Mary of the Snow, Fallon contemplated being a priest. He was inspired by his encounters as an altar boy but held more interest in comedy. Many nights, he listened to the radio program, The Dr. Demento Show, which introduced him to both comedy and music. As a teen, he became obsessed with the late-night comedy show, Saturday Night Live. Religiously, he viewed “the clean parts” of the program that his parents taped for him
Further, he alongside his mom would repeat sketches like “The Festrunk Brothers” with friends. Famed for his work on TV, his breakthrough came when he tenured as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series, Saturday Night Live from 1998 to 2004. During his six-year stint on SNL, he served as the co-host of the show’s Weekend Update beat meanwhile attaining fame in the process. In 2004, he left the program to star in films such as Taxi (2004) and Fever Pitch (2005).
Succeeding his film career, he served the late-night talk program, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009 to 2014 as a host. After his stint on the show, he served The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as an anchor. Aside from his TV work, he has issued two comedy albums and seven books primarily aimed at children. Further, he serves in the video games Lego Jurassic World(2015) and The Jackbox Party Pack 5(2018) game as himself.
Jimmy Fallon-The Tonight Show
The Tonight Show serves as an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon that airs on NBC. On April 3rd, 2013, NBC declared that Fallon would succeed Jay Leno to serve as the sixth permanent host of The Tonight Show. During the show’s debut, he alongside Leno sang a parody of the song “Tonight” about the Tonight Show together. The program airs on weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on NBC. The program opens with Fallon’s topical monologue, then shifts into comedic sketches/games, and ends with guest interviews and a musical performance. The show has attained nine Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and obtained two.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was an American late-night talk program hosted by comedian Jimmy Fallon. The show aired from March 2nd, 2009, to February 7th, 2014, on weeknights at 12:35 AM Eastern/11:35 pm Central, on NBC. Further, the show ended when Fallon was declared the sixth permanent host of The Tonight Show. After its end, Seth Meyers was dubbed Fallon’s replacement thus Late Night with Seth Meyers debuted following the Sochi Olympics.
Jimmy Fallon Surgery/Injury
On June 26, 2015, Fallon sustained a ring avulsion injury. This happened because he slipped over a rug in his home and tried to break his fall by holding onto a countertop thus his finger nearly got torn off by his wedding ring. After being taken to the ER, he underwent microsurgery on his finger. For 10 days, he stayed in the ICU till his dismissal. During an interview with Billboard magazine in September 2015, he voiced that his finger still had limited mobility and that another surgery would be needed.
Jimmy Fallon Horatio Sanz SNL
In August 2022, an unknown woman claimed SNL cast member, Sanz groomed and sexually assaulted her in 2002 when she was under the age of 18. Further, she plead that Fallon alongside Lorne Michaels and Tracy Morgan as defendants be added to her suit against Sanz as a defendant, claiming that he enabled Sanz’s behavior. NBCUniversal filed a motion to oust the complaint in April and argued that the network was not accountable for Sanz’s off-hours conduct.
Jimmy Fallon Blackface/Racist
In spring 2020, Fallon’s s blackface impression of Chris Rock from an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2000 resurfaced. Following this, he received backlash and went on a planned hiatus in late May. He apologized via Twitter for an “unquestionably offensive decision.”When The Tonight Show returned in June, he dedicated an entire episode to embellishing his regrets.
Additionally, he voiced that he had immense respect for Rock and loves him. Also, he voiced that he is not racist. Rock commented on the issue and told the New York Times, that he is friends with Fallon and he is a great guy. Further, Rock told the Hollywood Reporter that while the sketch was “bad comedy,” he didn’t hold any hard feelings toward Fallon himself.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Rock said that while the sketch itself where Fallon, wore dark makeup and a leather jacket, impersonating him, was “bad comedy,” he didn’t hold any hard feelings toward Fallon himself. He voiced that Fallon lacked a racist bone in his body. In addition, he added that Fallon called him after issuing a public apology for the offensive sketch.
Jimmy Fallon April Fool’s Day Jimmy Kimmel
In April 2022, Fallon parked his audience by swapping shows with Kimmel. He hosted “Jimmy Kimmel Live” from Los Angeles while Kimmel hosted “The Tonight Show” from New York. The prank was hidden from everyone including the two studio audiences till its revelation during the comedian’s opening monologues.
Jimmy Fallon Taylor Swift
Swift, a famous American musician, appeared on The Tonight Show alongside Fallon on the show’s 10th season, episode 20. During the episode, Swift talked about everything such as her honorary degree from NYU and her then-new music video, “Bejeweled.”Three days after the issue of her then-fresh album Midnights, the interview occurred.
Jimmy Fallon Other Films and TV Shows
During his career, Fallon has hosted and made appearances in numerous films and TV shows such as;
- Almost Famous(2000)
- The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch(2002)
- Factory Girl(2006)
- Gossip Girl(2009)
- Jurassic World(2015)
- Lip Sync Battle(2015-2019)
- The Boys(2019)
- Only Murders in the Building(2021)
- Jimmy Kimmel Live!(2022)
Jimmy Fallon Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 24M followers on Instagram.