Jimmy Fallon Success Story
Dreams do come true and if you are gifted with a talent, nothing can stop you from proceeding with the same in the direction of your desire. Comedian and late-night host Jimmy Fallon proves the statement by setting an example through the journey of his life.
Born in New York, he had a desire to become a stand-up comedian from childhood with an enthusiasm for the Saturday Night Live show, traits of which started emerging within his personality and activities during his school life. He started performing as a stand-up comedian during his high school and forfeited his college studies for his comedy career.
After dropping college, Fallon moved back to New York to fulfill his dream and got a chance to be auditioned for the show, which he cleared with his Adam Sandler impression. He joined the cast of the show for the season of 1998-99, featuring Molly Shannon, Tracy Morgan and Will Ferrel. With his debut in the show, Fallon earned recognition with his impressions, taking on famous names like Chris Rock, Robert De Niro and others, bringing a diverse blend of personalities to life.
However, he left the show in 2004, in order to try out for a move to feature films, which resulted in a mixed response. During this phase of his career, he worked for several movies, including Almost Famous (2000), Factory Girl (2006) and many more. Since he failed to achieve a huge success in the filming career, Fallon returned to his comic career by landing a high profile and challenging role in 2008.
NBC announced the takeover of Conan O’Brien in the late-night talk show by Jimmy and aired the first show in March, 2009. Initially, he faced mixed reviews from the audience, but later won over them with his quirky spoofs and boyish charm. He continued gaining popularity and fame among his audience for five years, after which, he moved to The tonight Show.
Fallon added another star performance to his career by hosting The Tonight Show, followed by the expiration of Jay Leno’s contract. The tapings of the show were moved to NY from LA, allowing the debut of Fallon’s show on February 17, 2014.
Fallon also tried his skills with his studio albums in 2002 and 2012, which attracted peak chart positions. Apart from this, Jimmy launched several singles during his career, out of which, the EW in 2014 attracted remarkable chart positions.
The comic star earned nominations and awards for his significant work in different shows throughout his career, including nominations for his work in movies, Fever Pitch (2005) and Taxi (2004) as well.
Grammy, Peoples Choice
Primetime Emmy, Peoples Choice
Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media
- Full Name :
- James Thomas Fallon
- Zodiac Sign :
- Education :
- St. Mary of the Snow School Saugerties,
Saugerties Junior High School New York,
College of Saint Rose Albany
- Industry :
- Networth :
- $25 Million