James Thomas Fallon is an American television personality, comedian, and actor.
He is well-known for his television roles as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which he took over after Jimmy Fallon’s previous talk show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, ended.
Jimmy Fallon’s Early Life
The son of Gloria and James Fallon, James Thomas Fallon was born on September 19, 1974, in the Brooklyn area of New York City.
His maternal grandmother’s father was a Norwegian immigrant from Fredrikstad, while his paternal grandmother was a German immigrant from Osterholz-Scharmbeck.
His great-great-grandmother was born to an Irish couple in France, and another pair of his great-great-grandparents were an Irish couple from County Galway.
Jimmy Fallon’s Personal Life
During the production of his film Fever Pitch, Fallon got to know Nancy Juvonen, who founded Flower Films with Drew Barrymore. They got together in May 2007.
In August 2007, Fallon got down on one knee on the dock of Juvonen’s New Hampshire house.
Their wedding took place on December 22, 2007. They have a golden retriever named Gary Frick and two daughters named Winnie Rose and Francis Cole. Gary has made an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night.
Fallon was selected for People Magazine’s list of the 50 Most Eligible Bachelors before being married. In 2002, People Magazine named Fallon one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
He received the most votes to succeed David Letterman in elementary school. He appeared as a guest host on David Letterman in June 2003.
Fallon is so well known for unexpectedly breaking character and busting up, that he’s frequently referred to as “Jimmy Fallon”. Actress Parker Posey, who lived next door to him when he lived in New York City, is a close friend of his.
Jimmy Fallon’s Career Life
Fallon moved to Los Angeles at the age of 21 to pursue stand-up comedy. He had an interest in comedy and music growing up. In 1998, he received a casting call to join Saturday Night Live, realizing a lifetime ambition.
Jimmy moved to Los Angeles, where he joined The Groundlings improv troupe and began honing his stand-up routine. He frequently performed stand-up at the renowned Improve, where he was paid $7.50 a set—a sum that didn’t even cover the expense of parking.
In 1997, Fallon tried out for Saturday Night Live for the first time, but he was rejected. At the age of 23, Fallon successfully landed his second audition for SNL.
SNL auditions are infamously nerve-wracking and challenging. He heard from several people at the audition that the show’s creator Lorne Michaels hardly ever laughed during them. Fallon performed great on stage.
In a “celebrity walk-a-thon” sketch, he impersonation of well-known comedians like Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld.
Michael chuckled. He was chosen to join the cast for the 1998–1999 period. The most prominent impressionist on the show was Fallon.
In 2014, he left the program to take the sixth regular host position on the venerable Tonight Show. In addition to his work on television, he has written seven novels, mostly for children, and two comedy albums.
Jimmy Fallon’s Acting Career
Jimmy continued his acting career after leaving Saturday Night Live with roles in films like Fever Pitch, Factory Girl, Ted 2, Jem and the Holograms, iCarly, 30 Rock, Family Guy, Taxi, and Whip It.
He succeeded Conan O’Brien as host of the television program Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 2009 after it was rebranded as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy had been chosen to succeed Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show after the 2014 winter Olympics. Except for the original host Steve Allen, Fallon is the first host in the history of The Tonight Show to assume the role of the permanent host without first acting as a “Guest Host.”
Before him, Jay Leno, Jack Parr, and Steve Allen all hosted as guests for Johnny Carson, Jack Carson, and Johnny Carson, respectively.
Jimmy Fallon’s Net Worth
An American comedian, writer, television host, actor, singer, and producer is Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy Fallon has a $60 million dollar net worth.
In addition to hosting The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, he is well-known for his work on Saturday Night Live. He receives a $16 million yearly pay for hosting The Tonight Show.
Jimmy Fallon’s Real Estate Investments
Jimmy made his first real estate investment in 2002 when he paid $850,000 for a studio apartment in New York City.
At the prompting of SNL producer Lorne Michaels, he purchased the condo. Jimmy later admitted he couldn’t really afford to make the purchase in 2002, but he wisely did so because of Lorne’s counsel.
He married Nancy Juvonen, and they started purchasing adjacent properties. For instance, in 2014 they spent $725,000 on a studio unit on the top floor.
A one-bedroom apartment next to the studio that was purchased for $1.35 million a few months earlier was in addition to the acquisition in the nine-story, about 35-unit complex.
The flats were eventually united to provide a six-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot apartment. Five apartments cost them a total of $5.8 million. Jimmy and Nancy put their building up for sale in March 2021 for $15 million.
Fallon and his wife are Hamptons homeowners. It’s a 3,500-square-foot, farmhouse-style house in Sagaponack that dates back to the 1800s. They paid $5.7 million for it in 2011.
Jimmy Fallon‘s net worth was $60 million as of July 2022.
James “Jimmy” Fallon is a Brooklyn-born American actor, comedian, television host, singer, writer, and producer. Fallon made his television acting debut as a cast member of Saturday Night Live.
His role as host of the late-night talk shows The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon makes him perhaps best known.
Between 1998 to 2004, he stayed on SNL for six years, co-hosting the show’s Weekend Update segment and gaining notoriety in the process. He departed the program to appear in movies including Taxi (2004) and Fever Pitch (2005).
After a successful run in the movies, Fallon returned to television in 2009 as the presenter of NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where he established a reputation for emphasizing music and video games.