Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Jimmy Fallon Biography

Birth Name:
James Thomas Fallon
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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


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


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