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Jimmy Fallon Biography

Birth Name:
James Thomas Fallon
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, comedian, writer

Fast Facts

  • As a child, was a huge fan of Saturday Night Live and would often reenact sketches and perform impressions of celebrities for his parents
  • Left College of Saint Rose one semester short of graduation; later submitted a portfolio of his work on TV and film to finish up his degree and received his diploma in 2009
  • Won Lorne Michaels over with his impression of Adam Sandler during his audition for Saturday Night Live
  • Released a Grammy-nominated comedy album, The Bathroom Wall
  • Released a children's book, Snowball Fight, in 2005
  • Inherited Conan O'Brien's hosting duties on Late Night after O'Brien briefly replaced Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in 2009
  • O'Brien's show was the first talk show Fallon appeared on after joining SNL in 1998
  • In 2015, nearly lost a finger after he tripped and caught his wedding ring on the edge of a counter; he spent 10 days in the ICU and took a two-week hiatus from The Tonight Show

Awards

  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Interactive Program: nominated
  • 2017People's Choice Awards-Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: winner
  • 2016Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2016People's Choice Awards-Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: winner
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Variety Talk Series: nominated
  • 2015People's Choice Awards-Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: winner
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Variety Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2013People's Choice Awards-Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: winner
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Variety Series: nominated
  • 2012People's Choice Awards-Favorite Late Night TV Host: winner
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Variety Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Nonfiction: winner

Relationships

  • Frances Cole Fallon--Daughter
  • Winnie Rose Fallon--Daughter
  • Jim Fallon--Father
  • Gloria Fallon--Mother
  • Gloria Fallon--Sister