Many call him the “king of late night television.” Jimmy Fallon has made many of us laugh with him (and at him) during his many years of comedy. The TV host was born on September 19, 1978 in Brooklyn, New York. He started doing stand-up in high school and dropped out of college to pursue his career. He said that he always loved watching Saturday Night Live (SNL) and admitted it was the only job he ever wanted. The moment he had been waiting for came when he was only 24 years old. He got an audition with Lorne Micheal, the creator of SNL, and won him over with his impression of Adam Sandler. During his time on the show, he became known for his impersonations and his ability to laugh at himself (even if that meant breaking out of character).

In 2004, during The Weekend Update, Fallon announced he would be leaving the show. He tried to transition into feature films with roles in Factory Girl, Taxi, and Fever Pitch, but his acting got mixed reviews. He then moved into the hosting world. In 2008, he landed the challenging job of taking over for Conan O’Brien on late night television. Although he started off a little shaky, he made a lasting impression with his boyish charm and quirky games. In 2013, it was announced that he would become the new host of The Tonight Show, taking Jay Leno’s spot. Since then, he hasn’t lost his enthusiasm to make people laugh, and he continues to do it every night.

Jimmy Fallon has managed to keep his relationships and love life private, and besides his open bromance with Justin Timberlake, there hasn’t been too much talk of his celebrity flings. He married Hollywood producer Nancy Juvonen in 2007, and they welcomed a baby girl named Winnie Rose in July 2013 via surrogate. The comedian recently became a daddy of two when the happy celebrity couple welcomed another daughter Frances Cole, also via surrogate.

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