Jimmy Fallon was born in 1974 in Brooklyn, New York. As a young teen, he would often impress family and friends with his dead-on impersonations, and he also showed a talent for music, learning to play the guitar at the age of thirteen. Eventually, acting and comedy eclipsed music as a future career, and so Fallon entered the world of comedy, doing stand-up after graduating from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.
Jimmy Fallon was working at the Improv Theater in Los Angeles, when he was offered the gig on Saturday Night Live in 1998. On SNL, Fallon became known for his impersonations of such notable actors and musicians as Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Hilary Swank, Alanis Morisette, Jeff Foxworthy, and Eddie Murphy, to name a few. He also became famous for his song parodies, and took the role alongside Tina Fey as co-anchor of Weekend Update. His most memorable sketch characters include; the young man in The Lovers; Jeffrey’s clerk; the DJ Joey Mack; The Leather Man; Pat Sullivan; Randy Goldman; Nick Burns; and Wade, member of 7 Degrees Celsius, a popular boy band. Fallon remained with the cast until 2004, at which time he launched a film career.
Jimmy Fallon’s film roles include Almost Famous (2000), Anything Else (2003), The Entrepreneurs (2003), Taxi (2004), Fever Pitch (2005), Arthur and the Invisibles (2006), Factory Girl (2006), Whip It (2009), and Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009.) He also continued to perform stand-up, and still does, usually in New York City. He also released his first comedy album, The Bathroom Wall, in 2002. But his achievements in film would soon be eclipsed by his role as host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the talk show with which he most associated today.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon aired in 2009 with its first guests Justin Timberlake, Robert DeNiro, Nick Carter. The show has been an enormous success, and Jimmy Fallon has found himself to be the darling of the late night talk shows. In addition to hosting the show, Fallon has alsoco-hosted the MTV Movie Awards, in 2001 and 2005, and the Emmy Awards in 2010. Most recently, Jimmy Fallon released Blow Your Pants Off (2012), his second comedy album.