Only a handful of comics have the amount of success Jimmy Fallon has. It is mind-blowing what he has done in the comedy sphere. He has redefined how comedy is done. He is one of the pioneers of modern comedy and that’s a huge achievement.
With several awards in the bag for Jimmy Fallon, the question is what other peak can he get to? To be honest, he is at the zenith of his career. This doesn’t mean that he got here on a platter. He was one of those comedians that faced severe criticisms from his audience, but he was dogged and it paid off in the long run.
In this article, we will look at Jimmy Fallon’s height, his net worth, who his wife is, and much more information about this comedian.
Quick Facts About Jimmy Fallon
While many know him as a stand-up comedian, he is also the host of one the most-watched TV show in the world, Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. His sense of humour and wit clearly make the show one not to miss.
One aspect of his comedy is the way he wrings around political satire and observational comedy makes it even more interesting to listen to. Before he switched to the current TV show he hosts, he was the host of NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. A show that has won several awards and was one of the highest-rated shows in the “Late Night” franchise.
For ladies, it is not just his comedy. His looks are even more of an appeal to ladies who just want to drool over his physical appearance and laugh at his jokes, everybody wins, right? Oh, let’s not forget how Jimmy Fallon height is also an added appetizer to his overall appearance. While he became more popular on his show, he was one of the fulcrums of “Saturday Night Live.”
Early Life of Jimmy Fallon
He was born James Thomas ‘Jimmy’ Fallon on September 19, 1974, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. His father’s name is James W. Fallon, and his mother’s name is Gloria Fallon, who passed on in 2017. Jimmy has an older sibling, Gloria (named after their mother).
Together, they mimicked the “Saturday Night Live” characters in front of their parents, friends, and family. Jimmy was not just the comedy freak, he also had good ears for music and that has reflected in the way he does his comedy. Confident of his talents, he participated in many comedy and music contests, winning some along the way.
Fallon is of Irish, Norwegian, and German descent. How is this possible? Well, his paternal grandmother, Louise Schalla, was a German immigrant from Osterholz-Scharmbeck and his maternal grandmother’s father was a Norwegian immigrant from Fredrikstad.
In one of his interviews, Fallon described his childhood as idyllic and his parents overprotective. Fallon said he and his sister were usually in the house and barely got outside. He got his music interest from his father, who spent his younger years singing in street-corner doo-wop groups before he enlisted in the Vietnam war.
Jimmy Fallon’s Education
Jimmy Fallon had his high school education at St. Mary of the Snow, before proceeding to The College of Saint Rose, where he majored in Computer Science. But he didn’t get satisfaction in the course.
He then switched to Communication. He didn’t graduate as he dropped out to pursue comedy. But he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication on May 9, 2009, fourteen years after he dropped out.
While in college, he would board buses from his aunt’s house to perform at Caroline’s Comedy Club in Times Square.
Jimmy Fallon’s Career
After taking up improvisation classes with The Groundlings, Jimmy started going on comedy tours impersonating celebrities. He did this for a while and was able to build his fanbase. Apart from mimicking these celebrities, he was able to create real content with their characters that resonated with his audience.
In 1998, he appeared on the show, ‘Spin City.’ His brilliance on the show scheduled an audition with the producers of ‘Saturday Night Live.’ In his audition, he impersonated Hilary Swank, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, and Jerry Seinfeld, and boom, he got the job. He would go to appear on the show for several years before getting his show.
Jimmy Fallon Also Acts
Jimmy Fallon doesn’t just do stand-up comedy, he also is a good actor. His acting skills have seen him appear in many movies including Taxi, The Rules: Can’t Buy Me Lunch and other movies.
Who is Jimmy Fallon Married to?
After meeting Nancy Juvonen, the co-owner of production company Flower Films, on the set of Saturday Night Live in 2007, they became an item. They got engaged in August 2008, before getting married in December 2007. The couple has two daughters, Winnie and Frances Cole, which they had via gestational surrogacy. They all live together in Sagaponack, New York.
What is Jimmy Fallon Height?
How tall is Jimmy Fallon? Well, reports say Fallon stands at an impressive height of 6ft or 183cm. A pretty good height if you ask us.
Jimmy Fallon’s Net Worth.
Jimmy Fallon is estimated to be worth $60 million according to the ever-reliable Celebrity Net Worth in 2021. With the many endeavors Fallon is involved in, trust he upscales his net worth soon.
In a world that is ever changing, Jimmy Fallon has adapted his talents to the dynamism of the world, which is why he remains relevant till now. Jimmy Fallon height still divides opinions. Some think he is taller than what the media says. Others think he is not as tall as what the media says he is.