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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 September 1974Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameJames Thomas Fallon Jr.
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jimmy Fallon was born in 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, to Gloria (Feeley) and Jimmy Fallon. He is of Irish, German, and Norwegian descent. He was raised in Saugerties, New York, which is in upstate New York. He has performed stand up, impressions and characters across the country, in some of the biggest comedy clubs, such as the Improv (in Los Angeles) and Caroline's Comedy Club (in New York City). He also took acting classes with The Groundlings, an LA-based breeding ground for great comedians. Jimmy joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975) as a featured player in September 1998. He has already been called the best SNL player since Phil Hartman, and is popular amongst SNL fans.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Stephanie Chaplin < psykospice@aol.com>

Spouse (1)

Nancy Juvonen (22 December 2007 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (3)

Impressions and impersionations of famous celebrities
Sings real life radio songs but changes words to fit different topics, as seen on Saturday Night Live (1975).
Notorious on SNL for forgetting lines and breaking character with laughter

Trivia (30)

Was chosen for People Magazine's 50 Most Eligible Bachelors.
One sister, Gloria; mother, Gloria (Feeley); father, James Fallon, Sr.
Attended the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
Lives in New York City.
Was chosen as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2002 by People Magazine.
Jimmy's parents are from the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City.
Jimmy's father is of half Irish and half German descent, while Jimmy's mother is of three quarters Irish and one quarter Norwegian ancestry. Jimmy's paternal grandmother, Luise Schalla, was born in Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany, while one of Jimmy's maternal great-grandfathers, Hans Hovelsen, was from Fredrikstad, Norway.
Spoofed the music videos of Eminem, Avril Lavigne, The White Stripes, Enrique Iglesias, Dave Matthews Band and Nelly during his opening act at the 2002 MTV Music Video Awards.
Became Saturday Night Live (1975) "Weekend Update" anchor in September 2000 alongside head writer/co-star Tina Fey.
Nominated for a Grammy Award, "Best Spoken Comedy Album: The Bathroom Wall, Jimmy Fallon" (in 2003).
Has released a song titled "Idiot Boyfriend" which can be seen on MTV
In grade school he was voted most likely to replace David Letterman. In June of 2003, he guest-hosted for Dave.
Often did dead-on impersonations of John Lennon and Mick Jagger on Saturday Night Live (1975). In one sketch, the modern day Mick Jagger (played by Jagger himself) argued in the mirror with a younger version of himself (Fallon).
Wanted to be on Saturday Night Live (1975) ever since he was a little boy.
Lives in a Gramercy Park building in New York City in which Margaret Hamilton and James Cagney once lived.
Graduated from Saugerties High School in 1992.
His "Best of Jimmy Fallon" DVD will be coming out in January 2005.
Is so famous for suddenly breaking character that breaking character is sometimes called "Jimmy Falloning".
Close friends of actress Parker Posey, who was one of his neighbors when he lived in New York City.
Engaged to Nancy Juvonen [August 15, 2007].
Brother-in-law of Jim Juvonen.
Earned a degree in communications at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., on May 9, 2009.
Is very close friends with actress Drew Barrymore.
He is a registered Democrat and a supporter of Barack Obama.
His wife, Nancy Juvonen, gave birth, via surrogate, to their first child, daughter Winnie Rose Fallon (July 23, 2013).
Starred in the comedy film Taxi (2004) alongside Queen Latifah. [October 2004]
Hosting Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009). [March 2009]
Is now filming the movie Factory Girl (2006) with Sienna Miller and Hayden Christensen. [January 2006]
He finished filming Fever Pitch (2005) opposite Drew Barrymore. The film was released to the theaters in the Summer of 2005. It was released to DVD in December 2005. [December 2004]
Is the first host in the history of "The Tonight Show" (save original host Steve Allen) who became the show's permanent host without previously having served as a "Guest Host." Before him, Jack Paar had done this for Steve Allen, Johnny Carson had done it for Paar, and Jay Leno had guest-hosted for Carson.

Personal Quotes (4)

I was never really serious with one team. I was into the Mets because my Dad worked at IBM where he got free Mets tickets, so I was into the Mets ... then I got to Saturday Night Live (1975) where my boss has unbelievable N.Y. Yankees tickets, so he invites us to the games. I'm going to all the games, so I might as well root for the team I'm gonna go sit with. I became a Yankees fan for a few years. But now, I gotta say, I'm really rooting for the Red Sox.
I like to see people laugh who are normally serious. Everyone looks so much better when they smile.
[on preparing to meet the audience] I'm behind the curtain waiting to go on. And there's a spotlight shining through the curtain from the other side. They're announcing my name. And I think, This is going to be awful. And then the curtain opens and you walk toward the light, which is so like death is supposed to be it's weird. And then it's fun, and then you play.
'Have fun' is my message. Be silly. You're allowed to be silly. There's nothing wrong with it.

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