Jimmy Fallon, who doesn’t follow this fellow, in case if you don’t know, he is an American television and multi-facet personality. Further, he is a comedian, actor, writer, host, and producer. However, Jimmy is widely known for hosting the late-night talk show ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’. Previously, he appeared as a cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and hosting ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’.
Moreover, he has appeared in films like 2004 ‘Taxi’ and 2005 ‘Fever Pitch’. He has also released music albums like ‘Blow Your Pants Off’ along with writing the song ‘Car Wash for Peace’. However, Fallon is widely recognized for his stand-up comedies and hosting his own program. Let us scroll below to know more information on his personal life, career beginnings, and net worth.
Caption: The ‘Tonight Show’ host, Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon: Bio, Family, Education
He was born as Lames Thomas Fallon on 19 September 1974 in Brooklyn, New York City, the USA. He was born as the son of Gloria and James W. Fallon and grew up along with his elder sister, Gloria. His father before working as a machine repairman for IBM, he had served in the Vietnam War. He has an ethnicity of German, Irish, and Norwegian.
Moreover, he has described his childhood as pleasant and picturesque while his parents overprotected. Further, he added he and his sister were unable to leave home and had to play their backyard. Regarding his education, he attended the Roman Catholic school St. Mary of the Snow considering to be a priest. But by the time passes, his interest diverted to comedy. On the other hand, he began to spend nights listening to a radio program ‘The Dr. Demento Show’, that exposed to music and comedy.
— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) January 28, 2020
At the age of thirteen, he inclined towards the music as well as performed comedy and music contests or shows. By the time he reached his junior high class, his peers labeled him a class clown and also described a nice and well-mannered kid. Later, he joined Saugerties High School where he had performed in most stage productions. During that time, he won a young comedian’s contest and graduated from the school in 1992.
He attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York and took a computer science major. However, he switched to communication in senior years but never graduated. Further, he dropped out of college in order to make his career in comedy. After 14 years, he returned to finish his bachelor of arts in communication in 2009. And enrolled himself at Saratoga Performing Arts Center and collected his degree.
Jimmy Fallon: Career & Life Achievements
As stated earlier, he dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles to chase his dream job as a comedian in 1995. During his struggling period, he joined classes with Groundlings, an improv comedy troupe. Also, he appeared in films like ‘The Scheme’, ‘1996 ‘Father’s Day’, and briefly appeared on the show ‘Spin City’. Then, he appeared as a featured player at the beginning of the 24th season of ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1988. Fortunately, he began to gain fame from the fourth episode and became a celebrity. He became one of the popular comedians by doing mimicry of various artists like Robert De Niro, Adam Sandler, and Howard Stern.
As a writer, he along with his sister had published a book ‘I Hate This Place: A Pessimist’s Guide To Life’ in 1999. He has also written other books including children’s book ‘Your Baby’s Word Will Be Dada’. Additionally, his acting career in movies and television didn’t go well and lasted from 2004 to 2008. After which he returned to television and began to host NBC’s Late Night franchise. His show ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ premiered in 2009 and proved himself as different from other Late Night hosts. He featured the show with more dancing, music, games, and impersonations.
In 2013, the announcement of his succeeding Jay Leno become the sixth host of ‘The Tonight Show’. His show premiered on 17 February 2014 with 11.3 viewership. Since then he has been hosting the show and had interviewed many celebrities including President Donald Trump.
Jimmy Fallon: Personal Life & Wife
Coming over to his personal life, well, his followers must have known that he is a happily married man. Because his wife has made an appearance several times on his show with their children. Further, he married his wife Nancy Juvonen on 22 December 2007. Nancy is a film producer and co-owner of Flower Films production company.
The couple first met in the set of movie ‘Fever Pitch’ and began dating in May 2007. In the same year, in August, he purposed Juvonen with a Neil Lane-designed engagement ring, at Juvonen’s family home in New Hampshire. Together, they welcomed two daughters. Despite being a humourous comedian and interviewing many celebrities, he is a clean host without involving in rumors and controversies.
Caption: Jimmy and his wife Nancy
In addition, he had suffered from a ring avulsion that he had discussed in one of the episodes of ‘Tonight Show.’ Ring avulsion, in term of medicine, is an injury in which a body structure is torn off either by trauma or surgery. In the case of Jimmy, he tore off his finger while tripping over a rug and catching his wedding ring on a counter. Further, he had microsurgery on his finger and spent 10 days in ICU before his discharge.
Jimmy Fallon: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The top-rated comedian with his sketch and character comedy, he has been making a good income from his career. During the time in hosting the show ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’, he had raked the amount above five million salaries per annum. But in 2014, after the beginning of the show ‘Tonight Show’, not only his viewership but his net worth had also hiked. Currently, the comedian has an estimated net worth of around $45 million. In addition, he has bought several properties including an apartment worth $1.35 in Gramercy Park Buiding and bought a house worth $5.7 million in 2011.
He is not popular on Television only but also popular on different social media platforms where he has personal and verified accounts. On Instagram, he has an account @jimmyfallon with 16.8 million followers. He has a Twitter account with 51.6 million followers and a Facebook account having more than 4.92 million followers.
Jimmy Fallon: Body Measurements
The Nation’s celebrated comedian has a slim and well-maintained body. His body stands to a height of 5 feet 11½ inches or 1.81 meters and weighs around 82 kg. He has not revealed his body statics except his shoe size 10 US. He has dark brown hair and brown eye color.