James Fallon is an American comedian, actor, television host, singer, writer and producer. He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as the host of late night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and before that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He was commissioned to join NBC’s Saturday Night Live as a cast member in 1998, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Fallon remained on SNL for six years between 1998 and 2004, co-hosting the program’s Weekend Update segment and becoming a celebrity in the process. He left the program for the film industry, starring in films such as Taxi and Fever Pitch. Fallon returned to television as the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC studios in 2009, where he became well known for his emphasis on music and video games. In 2014, he moved from that program to become the sixth permanent host of the long-running The Tonight Show.

Birth Name

James Thomas Fallon Jr.

Nickname

Jimmy

Profession

Actor, Comedian, Television Host, Musician, Writer, Producer

Genre

Comedy, Comedy Rock

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica

Labels

DreamWorks Records, Warner Bros. Records

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Jimmy Fallon was born on the 19th of September 1974, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Age

He is currently 45 years old.

Sun Sign

Virgo

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Roman Catholic

Education

Fallon attended the Roman Catholic elementary school, St. Mary of the Snow in Saugerties. He got inclined toward comedy at an early age and began to perform comedy in school shows and contests. In 1992, he graduated from Saugerties High School. Finally, he attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he first opted computer science as his major but later switched to communications in his senior year. He received his BA in Communication on May 9, 2009 and an honorary degree from The College of Saint Rose.

Family Details

  • Father – James W. Fallon (Vietnam War veteran)
  • Mother – Gloria (née Feeley)

  • Siblings – Gloria Fallon (Sister)
  • Relatives – Luise Schalla (Paternal Grandmother), Hans Hovelsen (Maternal Great-Grandfather)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jimmy Fallon has dated –

  • Winona Ryder (2000) – In 2000, actress Winona Ryder and Jimmy were romantically linked to each other.
  • Nadia Dajani (2001) – In 2001, Jimmy dated 9 years his senior actress, Nadia Dajani.
  • Jordana Brewster (2001) – In 2001, he was briefly linked with actress Jordana Brewster.
  • Tara Subkoff (2002) – Actress and conceptual artist, Tara Subkoff and Jimmy dated each other in June 2002.

  • Nancy Juvonen (2005-Present) – In 2005, he started dating film producer, Nancy Juvonen after meeting her on the set of Fever Pitch (2005) where she was the co-producer. She co-owns the production company, Flower Films. The couple got engaged in August 2006 and got married on December 22, 2007. The couple has two daughters, Winnie Rose (b. 2013) and Frances Cole (b. 2014), who were born via gestational surrogacy.

Physical Stats

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 0 inches
  • In centimeters – 183 cm
  • In meters – 1.83 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 86 kg
  • In Pounds – 190 lbs

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

His shoe size is 11 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as the host of late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and before that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Film Debut

In 2000, Jimmy appeared in comedy-drama film Almost Famous for his role as Dennis Hope.

Album Debut

In August 27, 2002, Jimmy released his debut comedy rock album The Bathroom Wall via Dreamworks Records. It peaked at #47 at US Billboard 200, but didn’t rank on US comedy album charts.

Television Debut

He debuted in NBC’s late-night talk show, Saturday Night Live and since then he hosted a number of talk shows and programs, even has his own talk shows.

Brand Endorsements

Fallon was previously a face of Calvin Klein. He appeared in many television commercials such as Pepsi, Comcast’s X1 entertainment platform, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ (voice-over), Armory Garage Inc etc.

Awards & Nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated WorkResult
2001Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV: PersonalitySaturday Night LiveNominated
2002Nominated
2003Grammy AwardsBest Comedy AlbumThe Bathroom WallNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV: PersonalitySaturday Night LiveNominated
Choice ComedianNominated
2004Nominated
2005Choice Movie: Comedy ActorFever PitchNominated
Choice Hissy FitNominated
Choice Movie: Lip-lockNominated
Choice Movie: ChemistryNominated
Choice Movie: Rockstar MomentTaxiNominated
2009Webby AwardsLifetime Achievement AwardWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Late Night ShowLate Night with Jimmy FallonNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – NonfictionWon
2010Teen Choice AwardsChoice ComedianNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – NonfictionWon
2011People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Online SensationNominated
The Comedy AwardsLate Night Comedy SeriesNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice ComedianNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety SeriesNominated
Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive MediaNominated
Outstanding Writing for a Variety SeriesNominated
2012People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Late Night TV HostWon
Writers Guild of AmericaComedy/Variety (including talk) seriesNominated
The Comedy AwardsLate Night Comedy SeriesNominated
Critics’ Choice Television AwardsBest Talk ShowWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice ComedianNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety SeriesNominated
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesSaturday Night LiveWon
2013People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Late Night TV HostLate Night with Jimmy FallonWon
Grammy AwardsBest Comedy AlbumBlow Your Pants OffWon
Critics’ Choice Television AwardsBest Talk ShowLate Night with Jimmy FallonNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice ComedianNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety SeriesNominated
2014People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Late Night TV HostNominated
American Comedy AwardsBest Late Night Talk ShowNominated
Critics’ Choice Television AwardsBest Talk ShowThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice ComedianNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety SeriesNominated
Outstanding Writing for a Variety SeriesNominated
Outstanding Interactive ProgramWon
Outstanding Variety SpecialBest of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime SpecialNominated
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesSaturday Night LiveWon
2015People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Late Night TV HostThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonWon
Critics’ Choice Television AwardsBest Talk ShowNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety Talk SeriesNominated
Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media — Social TV ExperienceWon
Outstanding Interactive ProgramNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice ComedianNominated
Choice Social Media KingNominated
2016People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Late Night Talk Show HostWon
Critics’ Choice Television AwardsBest Talk ShowNominated
Nominated
Writers Guild of AmericaComedy/Variety – Talk SeriesNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice ComedianNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety Talk SeriesNominated
2017People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Late Night Talk Show HostWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV PersonalityNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Interactive ProgramNominated
2018Teen Choice AwardsChoice ComedianNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Short Form Variety SeriesThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – Cover RoomNominated
People’s Choice AwardThe Nighttime Talk Show of 2018The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonWon
2019Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama SeriesBeto Breaks the InternetNominated

Jimmy Fallon Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Jack Nicholson
  • Favorite Destination – Paris
  • Favorite Colors – Blue
  • Favorite Sport – Baseball
  • Favorite TV Show – Saturday Night Live (SNL)

Jimmy Fallon Net worth

Jimmy Fallon has an estimated net worth of $55 million dollars as of 2019. When he took over the late night talk show in 2009, he was paid $5 million. His salary jumped from $5 million a year to $11 million when he took over The Tonight Show in 2014. He owns a couple of luxury homes, one in Manhattan which is worth over $1.35 million and the other in Hamptons. He spent $5.7 million for the latter mansion, where he lives with his family. He owns a Bentley and a Mini Cooper.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jimmy Fallon

  • Jimmy’s dad used to sing in street corner doo-wop groups when he was young.
  • At 13, he commenced playing guitar.
  • He was the class clown in his junior high year.
  • In 2009, he spoke on the influence of Monty Python when he appeared in the television documentary, Monty Python: Almost the Truth (Lawyers Cut).
  • During an episode of The Dr. Oz Show in 2011, he had a mole removed on live television by a Cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Perry.
  • In 2012, Jimmy won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live.
  • In 2012, Fallon released his second comedy album, Blow Your Pants Off, which compiles many of his musical performances on Late Night. The album won a Grammy in 2013 for Best Comedy Album.
  • In 2013, he bagged a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for Blow Your Pants Off.
  • In April 3, 2013, following a period of speculation, NBC announced that Fallon would succeed Jay Leno to become the sixth permanent host of The Tonight Show following the 2014 Winter Olympics.
  • In August 2013, Fallon was earning a salary of $11 million a year for his work on Late Night.
  • He voiced the role in the 2015 video game Lego Jurassic World.
  • In June 2015, Fallon’s third book, Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada, a children’s book.
  • He hates mayonnaise (white sauce).
  • Fallon perfectly imitates celebrities including John Lennon, Eddie Vedder, MickJagger, Bruce Springsteen and Barry Gibb, among others.
  • In September 15, 2016, Fallon hosted Donald Trump on The Tonight Show during the United States presidential election.
  • In November 4, 2017, Fallon’s mother, Gloria Fallon, died from undisclosed causes at age 68 at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan.
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