A multi-talented personality, Jimmy Fallon is a noted actor, singer, comedian and television host who has also doodled in production and writing. His interest in music and comedy is what prompted him to move to Los Angeles from his hometown in New York. He was a mere 21 years of age when he made the move with an aim to look for opportunities to become a stand-up comedian. While studying at St. Mary of the Snow, an elementary school, Jimmy was an altar boy, an experience which actually gave him an idea to become a priest.
However, soon his young mind was influenced by the various comedy and music shows that were played on the radio making him gain a keen interest in both. He was a huge fan of Saturday Night Live and dreamt of getting on to it one day. His dream came true when in 1998, he was chosen as the member of the cast of the television program. He continued to work on the show for 6 years and even gained some celebrity status by co-hosting the Weekend Update segment of the show.
He took a short hiatus from television to star in movies like Taxi, Almost Famous, Fever Pitch, The Scheme etc. He returned to the television in 2009 with his very own show, The Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon where he showcased his love for games and music. Later, he went on to be the sixth host of the popular television series, The Tonight Show.
Fallon Family Profile
Here is a sneak peek into the personal life and family profile of Jimmy Fallon.
Fallon Parents – James W. Fallon and Gloria Fallon
Jimmy Fallon is the son of James W. Fallon and Gloria Fallon nee Feeley. He has a mixed ancestry what with his ancestors belonging to Ireland, Germany and Norway. Apart from him, his parents have a daughter.
Gloria Fallon Jimmy Fallon has a sister named Gloria Fallon.
Nancy Fallon nee Juvonen Jimmy Fallon married Nancy Juvonen who is a film producer.
Fallon Offspring – Winnie Rose Fallon and Frances Cole Fallon
Jimmy and his wife Nancy are parents to two daughters – Winnie Rose who was born in 2013 and Frances Cole who was born in 2014.
Jimmy Fallon Net Worth
Jimmy Fallon has a net worth of $25 million. Though he has worked in a number of movies, it is believed that the television shows Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show are the main sources of his income.
Other than movies and television shows, Fallon has a couple of comedy albums and a few singles to his credit. He has also released some books like I Hate this Place: A Pessimist’s Guide to Life, Snowball Fight, Your Baby’s First Word will be Dada and Thank You Notes.
Take a look at some of the awards and recognitions won by Jimmy Fallon
Webby Awards for Lifetime Achievement in 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media in 2010 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Late Night TV Host in 2011 Critic’s Choice Television Award for Best Talk Show in 2012 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 2012 Jimmy Fallon is known for his outstanding comedy and acting skills and has a strong fan following across the globe.