Jimmy Fallon – James Thomas Fallon by his real name – was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 19, 1974. He lived his childhood in Saugerties, New York. Growing up catholic, Jimmy first intended to become a priest, but his life took a different turn.
Jimmy Fallon Net Worth - $25 Million
Birth Name - James Thomas Fallon
Date of birth - September 19, 1974
Zodiac Sign - Virgo
Birth Place - Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 0″
Profession - Screenwriter, Television producer, Presenter, Comedian, Impersonator, Voice Actor, Singer
As a child, together with his older sister, Gloria, he used to re-enact their favorite scenes from the famous Saturday Night Live every Sunday morning, having their parents as spectators. After graduating from high school, he was encouraged by his mother to begin performing at a comedy club – Bananas – in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Jimmy continued to perform throughout college and, afterwards, moved to Los Angeles and pursued a full-time comedy career. This is where he joined an improvisation group – The Groundlings – and began polishing his funny stand-up act. The dream of his life turned into reality when he was invited to audition for the renowned Saturday Night Live show. He was hired to perform as a cast member for an entire season, 1998-1999, and remained there until 2004.
After leaving the cast member position at Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon pursued a career in acting, his most famous roles being in films like Taxi, Fever Pitch, Whip It and Factory Girl. Another successful period of his career is associated to the TV show called Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
April 2013 brought him the satisfaction of being selected to present the famous The Tonight Show. He took the show over from Jay Leno after the winter Olympics in 2014. His career as a comedian, actor, singer, writer, producer and television host also included hosting the MTV Awards in 2001, 2002 and 2005.
His notoriety brought Jimmy Fallon an impressive series of nominations for some of the most important prizes in the industry. Out of these, he won the Webby Awards in 2009, the Prime Time Emmy Awards in 2010, 2012 and 2014, the People’s Choice Awards in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, the Producers Guild of America Award in 2015, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2012, and the Grammy Awards in 2013.
His personal life was marked by the marriage to Nancy Juvonen and the birth of their baby. Jimmy Fallon net worth is now $25 million, after a tremendous career in television and after gaining immense popularity as a talk show host. His salary is $11 million per year, a mere reflection of his potential and of the notoriety gained over the years.