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1. Jimmy Fallon was born on September 19, 1974, in Brooklyn, New York.
2. One of his best friends is actress Drew Barrymore. The two starred in the film “Fever Pitch” together in 2005.
3. In 2004, Fallon announced during the “Weekend Update” section that he was leaving the show. He appeared with Queen Latifah in the crime comedy Taxi, which turned out to be a commercial flop.
4. Fallon appeared in The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch as the son of Melvin Hall, and constantly pesters his father, often stealing his mic, claiming that the film is “his documentary.”
5. He hosted the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards alone that year. His opening number included parodies of videos by Eminem, Avril Lavigne, Nelly, The White Stripes, Dave Matthews and Enrique Iglesias.
6. His full name is James Thomas Fallon Jr.
7. Jimmy Fallon was nominated for a 2003 Best Comedy Album Grammy for “The Bathroom Wall,” Jimmy Fallon.”
8. His ancestry is five-eighths Irish, two-eighths German, and one-eighth Norwegian; his paternal grandmother, Luise Schalla, was from Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany, while one of his maternal great-grandfathers, Hans Hovelsen, was an emigrant from Fredrikstad, Norway.
9. Fallon played Neo in Sex and the Matrix, a comedic two-in-one parody of Sex and the City and The Matrix.
10. Fallon also co-hosted the show’s recurring news sketch “Weekend Update” with Tina Fey.
11. If you ever watched “Saturday Night Live” while Jimmy was a cast member, you probably noticed that he often laughed or tried not to laugh during his many sketches, and he sometimes ended up breaking character. Several actors now refer to this as “Jimmy Falloning” in honor of the actor turned host.
12. He was a comedian from an early age, in fact, his kindergarten photo included the caption: “Most likely to take over for David Letterman.” ” Ironically, the actor and talk show host sat in for Letterman in June 2003.
13. Fallon won the coveted role as a Saturday Night Live cast member at the age of 24. He achieved this by doing the impossible – making the show’s creator and producer Lorne Michaels laugh! Michaels is renowned for not laughing during auditions, but he couldn’t contain himself when it came to Fallon and his impression of actor Adam Sandler.
14. He was a Computer Science major at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, but he dropped out. He later went back and earned his degree, a Bachelor of Arts in communications in 2009. The school offered him an honorary degree, as well, and he spoke at that year’s graduation ceremony.
15. Ater graduating from high school, his mother encouraged him to try performing at an open mic night at a comedy club called Bananas in Poughkeepsie, NY. He continued to perform throughout college then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a comedy career full time.
16. Fallon co-hosted the 2001 MTV Movie Awards with Kirsten Dunst on June 7, 2001.
17. In 1998, Fallon appeared briefly on the show Spin City in the second season as a man selling photographs. By late 1998, Fallon was studying at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, making $7.50 a set at The Improv Theater, when he was summoned to New York to audition for the long-running late night sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live.
18. Fallon is Catholic and, as a child, he wanted to become a priest
19. A troll doll that Fallon was given for his high school graduation inspired one of his first stand-up comedy performances; a commercial for troll dolls in which he impersonated famous people.
20. Since a young age, he absolutely loved Saturday Night Live and his parents would record the program and show him only the clean versions of it.
21. Jimmy Fallon’s mother once confessed that her son could impersonate anyone he had spent more than an hour with. Jimmy’s relatives had a gala time enjoying his impersonations at family dinners. He could get inside a character within minutes and start to speak in another voice. In an interview with Spin, Fallon agreed with his mother.
22. Inspired by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, ice-cream giants Ben & Jerry’s created a flavor inspired by the TV host. ‘Ben & Jerry’s Late Night Snack’ was ‘vanilla bean ice cream with a salty caramel swirl and fudge covered potato chip clusters,’ and featured an image of Fallon on the carton – it definitely sounds interesting!
23. In 2002, he made the publication’s “50 Most Beautiful People” list. He has also been on its “50 Most Eligible Bachelors” list.
24. There was a giant pickle hanging from the ceiling of Fallon’s office. It was a gift from previous “Late Night” host Conan O’Brien, who in turn received it from David Letterman.
25. In 2006, Fallon showed a more dramatic side in Factory Girl. The film starred Guy Pearce as artist Andy Warhol and Sienna Miller as his muse, Edie Sedgwick. Fallon played promoter Chuck Wein.
26. In 2009, Fallon landed a challenging, high-profile role. He took over Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk show. On the first Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, in March 2009, his guests included Robert De Niro and Justin Timberlake.
27. Fallon also hosted the 2005 MTV Movie Awards and played Anakin Skywalker in a comedic parody of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’s Mustafar scene, in which Anakin and Padme have their last conversation.
28. In 2007, Fallon wrote the song “Car Wash for Peace” and donated all proceeds to charity. He performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The View and dedicated a MySpace page to the cause. Around the same time, a video circulated on various Internet sites called lonelyfallon32, in which Fallon parodied YouTube celebrity Jessica Rose (a.k.a. lonelygirl15) and later performed the song.
30. He married Hollywood producer Nancy Juvonen on Necker Island in the Caribbean on December 22, 2007.
31. The Tonight Show news was on such tight lockdown, Fallon didn’t tell his parents until the night before the press release came out. His wife, Nancy Juvonen, knew from the beginning, though. “Nancy, she’s great,” he says. “She can keep a secret.”
32. In an early interview with Robert De Niro on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon got so nervous that he almost bungled the whole thing up, only for his improvisational talent to come to his rescue. After the show, Robert De Niro signed the show’s guestbook with the following words.
33. Jimmy Fannon played a minor role in the 2000 film, Almost Famous. During his early tenure with Saturday Night Live, Jimmy briefly considered a film career. In 2000, he landed the role of the geeky band manager, Dennis Hope, but his film career never really took off, forcing him to come back to television. Here is a low resolution video of Jimmy’s scene from the film.
34. Jimmy Fallon dropped out of college one semester shy of a degree. When he was 21 and only a few months away from graduating, Jimmy decided his rendezvous with college was over. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. But thanks to his stardom in years to follow, Fallon was finally awarded a belated BA degree in 2009, according to UPI.
35. Jimmy’s father was a Vietnam war veteran and his mother was a nun (for a month!). Fallon likes to joke about the time his mother left everything to become a nun. He attributes it to the release of the 1965 film, The Sound of Music.
36. The first time Fallon went to Siberia, a now-defunct legendary dive bar that was in the 50th Street subway station, he and Sanz didn’t have any cash on them. “There’s a guy shirtless behind the bar, and I go, ‘Hey, can I open a tab?’” says Fallon. “He goes, ‘You want to open a tab? This is a dive bar. What’s wrong with you?’” The owner gave his okay, though, so Fallon started a tab and even borrowed a few bucks so he could play the jukebox. The next day, he came back and paid up, and became a regular after that.
37. He loves meeting fans so much that he’s kind of impossible to go out with. According to his friend Mario Batali, the five-block walk between Lupa and Babbo can take an hour with Fallon. “He’s honestly interested and loves everyone and meets everyone, and smiles and takes every picture, and doesn’t put his head down and pretend he’s not out there, which a lot of my high-celebrity friends do,” says Batali. “He’s happy to engage with everybody, and I’ve never seen him in a hurry so much that he had to brush by them or give them anything less than what they ask for. Which is a remarkable characteristic.”
38. He plans on using “everything I’ve learned in my whole life” to get the show to work, including his first college major. “If there’s a computer-programming sketch, I will somehow make that happen,” he says. (He switched to Communications, and dropped out the College of Saint Rose in Albany a semester shy of graduating, but got an honorary degree in 2009.)
39. Seth Herzog, his friend and the show’s warm-up comedian, says Fallon will sometimes text him to meet up at a bar, and by the time Herzog’s showed up, Fallon is too deep into an argument about ’60s music with some random guy at the bar that he can barely talk to Herzog. “He’s like, ‘Come meet me at this place,’” says Herzog, “and I end up talking to other people because he’s just in it with whoever was there.”
40. Letterman once came backstage to check out Fallon’s Late Night when Paul Shaffer was a guest. “We were all freaking out, like, ‘Oh my god, that’s so cool!’ Because this is the show that he started,” says Fallon. Letterman couldn’t stop commenting on how much nicer the studio was than when he’d worked there. “He was like, ‘We had none of this!’ And I’ll never forget this line, it was so funny to me. He goes, ‘I mean, I’m jealous of your linoleum.’ I’ll never forget that, ‘I’m jealous of your linoleum.”