Who is Jimmy Fallon?
Born James Thomas Fallon under the sign of Virgo on the 19th of September 1974, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, Jimmy Fallon is a 43-year-old Caucasian comedian, actor, singer, writer, producer and TV host, of mixed Irish, German and Norwegian descent. He is best known for his significant presence on the TV screen as a cast member of “Saturday Night Live”, as well as for hosting his own show entitled “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, previously entitled “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He has also had a number of other successes in the entertainment industry over the course of his often lucrative TV hosting career in particular, since 1998.
How Tall is Jimmy Fallon?
Jimmy Fallon stands at a height of 6 feet (1.78m), and currently weighs 190lbs (86kg). His body shape is generally considered average, while his hair is dark brown as well as his eyes.
Early Life: Growing up in SaugertiesJimmy was raised in his birthplace a younger sister named after their mother by their Vietnam war veteran father James W. Fallon, who was also a singer and a machine repairman, and his mother of unknown profession, named Gloria Fallon (nee Feeley). After Jimmy’s birth, his family moved to Saugerties in New York, where Jimmy described his childhood as ‘idyllic’, however, it is a fact that he and his sister didn’t have permission to leave their home, unless they were going to school, and consequently spent their free time riding bicycles in the backyard. Later on, he described his parents as overprotective. Jimmy attended the Roman Catholic school St. Mary of the Snow, where he gained the desire to become a priest, thanks to his time as an altar boy. Some of his first experiences with comedy and music included his nightly recordings of “The Dr. Demento Show” on a reel-to-reel recorder. He was also able to play the guitar when he was 13 years old, and often impersonated various actors in front of his parents. As a teen, he became obsessed with “Saturday Night Live” (SNL), which he watched for the entirety of his adolescence. As for his education, he attended Saugerties High School, from where he matriculated in 1992, after which he enrolled at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, but dropped out in 1995.
Career: From a College Dropout to a TV Star
Fallon abruptly discontinued his college education when he needed only one more semester to finish it, in order to pursue a comedy career in Los Angeles; at 21, he already had his own manager. He also tried out his acting skills in a few films early on, such as “The Scheme”, however, his main goal was to join the cast of the “Saturday Night Live” TV show, which had been his dream ever since he started watching it. He joined an improv comedy troupe named “The Groundlings” and remained with them for two full years prior to auditioning for “SNL”, which ended in failure. He was later cast in a pilot presentation for The Warner Brothers TV network, at which point he specified that if he were to join “SNL”, he’d be released from the contract. He auditioned again for “SNL” at the age of 23, and ultimately passed, making his debut in the show in September 1998.
In 2001, he began co-hosting the “Weekend Update” “SNL” sketch alongside Tina Fey, before in 2004 leaving “SNL” to pursue an acting career, eventually landing the lead role in “Taxi”, and some supporting roles in a few other films. Then in 2008 he was named the future host of O’Brien’s “Late Night Show”, and he began doing just that in 2009. Finally, on April 3rd 2013, he was announced as Jay Leno’s successor to “The Tonight Show”, in which he debuted on February 17th 2014, and in which he remains today.
Family Life: Married to Nancy Juvonen
As for Jimmy’s romantic involvements, he is married to the film producer and co-owner of “Flower Films” Nancy Juvonen. They first met on the set of “Fever Pitch” and began dating in May 2007 – he proposed to her in August with a Neil Lane engagement ring, under a sunset on the dock of her family home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, and they married on 22 December 2007. Together they have two children, the first born via surrogate named Winnie Rose Fallon, on the 23rd of July 2013. Their second daughter was also born via surrogacy on the 3rd of December 2014 at 8:45AM.
What is Jimmy Fallon’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Jimmy Fallon is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Jimmy’s net worth is close to $35 million, made as a comedian, actor and TV host, the most from his long-term presence in the entertainment industry as the host of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” As his career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.
Social Media Presence
Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Jimmy seems to be a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this celebrity trend, as his presence is quite ubiquitous on most of the popular social media networks. His Facebook page has over 2.7 million followers, his Twitter account more than 50 million, and his Instagram account has close to 12 million fans.