Jimmy Fallon is an American comedian, writer, television host, actor, singer, and producer who is best known for his work on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV show). Mr. Fallon is worth $60 million dollars. Besides his work on Saturday Night Live, he is most recognised for his role as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and as the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, among other things. For hosting The Tonight Show, he receives a $16 million annual pay.
Jimmy Fallon Early Life
Jimmy Fallon was born on September 19, 1974, in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, to a family of five children and a single mother. Autumn Fallon went to St. Mary of the Snow School, which is a Roman Catholic institution. He had been an altar boy in school and had explored becoming a priest at one point.
In the course of listening to the Dr. Demento show on the radio, Fallon outgrown his religious aspirations and became more interested in comedic endeavours. Fallon, like many other youngsters, grew infatuated with the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He and his sister performed bits from the show in front of their parents and other family members.
During his four years of high school at Saugerties High School, he was a performer in nearly all of the theatre performances that took place. He received his high school diploma from Saugerties High School in 1992. Fallon attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he received his degree.
On Saturdays and Sundays, he did stand-up comedy. He dropped out of college a semester before graduating in 1995 and relocated to Los Angeles at the age of 21 to pursue a full-time comedy career.
Jimmy Fallon Career
Jimmy moved to Los Angeles and joined The Groundlings improv company, where he worked on honing his stand-up routine. It was common for him to perform stand-up at the famed Improv, for which he got paid $7.50 per set, which didn’t even cover his transportation costs to and from the Improv.
Fallon tried out for Saturday Night Live for the first time in 1997, but was turned down for the position. At the age of 23, Fallon landed his second tryout for Saturday Night Live. Auditions for Saturday Night Live are notoriously scary and challenging. During the audition, he was warned by a number of people that the show’s creator, Lorne Michaels, was notorious for not laughing during the process.
Fallon took the stage and performed admirably. A “celebrity walk-a-thon” sketch in which he did impressions of well-known comedians, including Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, was performed at the event. Michaels burst up laughing. He was cast as a part of the show’s cast for the 1998-1999 season. Fallon quickly rose to the position of most frequently featured impressionist on the show.
Fallon initially planned to follow in the footsteps of John Belushi and spend three years on Saturday Night Live. When he was offered the opportunity to co-host the Weekend Update with Tina Fey in 2000, he was persuaded to stay. While still a cast member of Saturday Night Live, Fallon co-starred with Justin Timberlake in a sketch dubbed “The Barry Gibb Talk Show,” in which the two actors played musicians Barry and Robin Gibb.
Timberlake and I have maintained a long-standing friendship and collaborative relationship since that time. Fallon was a regular cast member of Saturday Night Live through the 2004 season. He has been dubbed “the best SNL cast member since Phil Hartman” and “the most popular SNL cast member since Phil Hartman” by SNL fans.
Fallon was the host of the MTV Video Music Awards in 2002. On the first night of the show, Fallon parodied the music videos of Eminem, Avril Lavigne, The White Stripes, Enrique Iglesia and the Dave Matthews Band, among other artists.
After leaving SNL, Jimmy went on to pursue an acting career, appearing in films such as Fever Pitch, Factory Girl, Ted 2, Jem and the Holograms, iCarly, 30 Rock, Family Guy, Taxi, and Whip It. He is now working on his third feature film, Whip It.
His first major television role was as host of the late-night talk show Late Night with Conan O’Brien, which was later renamed Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He succeeded Conan O’Brien in 2009. According to NBC, Jimmy was chosen to succeed Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show starting immediately after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Fallon is the first host in the history of The Tonight Show (apart from the original host Steve Allen) to take over as the show’s permanent host without first serving as a “Guest Host.” Fallon is the second host in the history of The Tonight Show to do so. Johnny Carson had guest-hosted for Jay Leno before him, and Jack Parr had done the same for Johnny Carson, and Steve Allen had done the same for Jack Parr before him.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earned a Primetime Emmy Award in 2015 for his work on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2010, Saturday Night Live in 2012 and 2014, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2010.
Jimmy Fallon Personal Life
On the set of his film Fever Pitch, Fallon met Nancy Juvonen, a film producer who is also the co-owner (together with Drew Barrymore) of Flower Films. They started dating in May 2007 and have been together since since. In August 2007, Fallon proposed on the pier of Juvonen’s family house in New Hampshire, as the sun was setting.
On December 22, 2007, they exchanged wedding vows. They have two daughters, Winnie Rose and Francis Cole, as well as a golden retriever named Gary Frick, who they rescued from a puppy mill. Gary has made an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Autumn Fallon was named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Eligible Bachelors a year before his marriage.
In 2002, People Magazine named Fallon as one of the world’s 50 most beautiful people, and she was named to the list.
He was chosen the most likely candidate to take over for David Letterman while he was in elementary school. In June of 2003, he appeared on David Letterman’s show as a guest host.
Jimmy Falloning is a term that refers to Fallon breaking character (and cracking up) in such a way that it is sometimes used to refer to breaking character in general.
He is good friends with actress Parker Posey, who used to reside in the same building as him while he lived in New York City.
Jimmy Fallon Property
A one-bedroom condo in New York City for $850,000 was Jimmy’s first real estate acquisition, which he made in 2002, and it was his first home. Lorne Michaels, the producer of Saturday Night Live, encouraged him to purchase the flat.
Jimmy later acknowledged that he could not have afforded the purchase back in 2002, but he wisely heeded Lorne’s advise and made the buy. Following his marriage to Nancy Juvonen, he and his wife began purchasing adjacent properties. For example, in 2014, they spent $725,000 for a studio unit on the top floor.
The acquisition of the studio apartment in the nine-story, approximately 35-unit building was in addition to the purchase of a one-bedroom apartment next door to the studio for $1.35 million a few months earlier.
It took some work, but eventually they managed to merge the units to form a 6-bedroom, 5,000-square foot condo. They spent a total of $5.8 million on five apartments in total. Jimmy and Nancy want to sell their complex for $15 million when it goes on the market in March 2021.
Fallon and his wife have a property in the Hamptons that they like spending time in. It’s a 3,500-square-foot farmhouse-style home in Sagaponack that was built in the 1800s and has been beautifully restored. They purchased the property in 2011 for $5.7 million.
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