Jimmy Fallon is an American television personality. He is also a comedian, a singer and a writer. Currently, Fallon is the host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He has been the cast member of Saturday Night Live Since 1998.
Early Life and Education
Jimmy Fallon was born on September 19, 1974 to father James and mother Gloria. Brought up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Jimmy Fallon went to St. Mary of the Snow for early Education. Subsequently, in 1992, he completed his final school years from Saugerties High School.
Jimmy was always known as a funny person and was even named class clown. After high school, he went to The College of Saint Rose for an undergraduate degree in communications. At college, Fallon was known as an average kid who was largely famous of his stand-up gigs.
Jimmy Fallon and his future wife Nancy Juvonen met in 2007 at one of Drew Barrymore’s parties. The couple started dating and quickly fell in love. On December 22, 2007, they tied the sacred nuptial knot. Now, they have two children: Winnie Rose (3 years old) and Frances Cole (2 years old).
At an age of 21, Jimmy Fallon dropped out of college and entered the comedy world. Primarily, he did a few stand-up comedies at Improv and also joined the Groundlings. Earning $7.5 per performance, Fallon struggled a lot during the start of his career. In 1997, he auditioned for Saturday Night Live but got rejected. The following year, Jimmy joined Saturday Night Live as a 23-year-old youth comedian.
Starting in a season on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon quickly gained fame as a charming, funny and sexy television personality. By 2000, he already had a huge female fan base and especially became known for his unique mimicry of famous personalities such as Robert De Niro and Jerry Seinfeld. Consequently, Jimmy got another 3-year contract with Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2004. During this time, he appeared in several television shows: Weekend Update, The Barry Gibb Talk Show, 2001 MTV Movie Awards and 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.
Leaving Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon changed his career path to the Hollywood movies. Between 2004 and 2008, starting with a lead role in Taxi, Fallon did numerous other movies including Fever Pitch (2005), Doogal (2006), Factory Girl (2006) and The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008). In 2009, Fallon made a return to the television industry by starring in the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. His show earned an incredible fame because of its unique reliance on music, dance, mimicry and games.
In 2014, Jimmy signed into NBC to host The Tonight Show. As of 2017, he has a whopping salary of $11 to $15 million a year.