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Comedian Jimmy Fallon first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live and now hosts Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
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Late-night host and comic Jimmy Fallon was born on September 19, 1974, in Brooklyn, New York. Fallon first started performing stand-up comedy in high school and later dropped out of college to pursue his comedy career. In 1998, Fallon landed his dream job, joining the cast of Saturday Night Live. Fallon left the show in 2004. Five years later, he launched his own successful program, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In April 2013,
"I'm really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow."
"There's always going to be someone out there ... who doesn't believe in you or who thinks your head is too big or you're not smart enough. But those are the people you need to ignore, and those are the times you need to just keep doing what you love doing."
it was announced that Fallon will take over for Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show in 2014.
Comedian and actor James Thomas Fallon Jr. was born on September 19, 1974, in Brooklyn, New York. He was a Saturday Night Live enthusiast since childhood, and his kindergarten photo included the caption: "Most likely to take over for David Letterman." He attended the College of St. Rose in Albany before dropping out just shy of graduation to pursue a career in comedy in Los Angeles, California.
In the late 1990s, Fallon moved back to New York and fulfilled a lifelong dream. He got a chance to audition for his favorite show, Saturday Night Live. Meeting with co-creator and producer Lorne Michaels, Fallon won him over with his impression of Adam Sandler. He joined the show's cast for the 1998-1999 season, which also featured Will Ferrell, Tracy Morgan and Molly Shannon.
During his time on the show, Fallon became known for his impressions. He took on such famous names as Robert De Niro, John Lennon, Chris Rock and Mick Jagger. As for original characters, Fallon brought to life a diverse mix of personalities. There was a snotty department store clerk, a boy-band member and a sullen Boston teen, among others. Fallon also co-hosted the show's recurring news sketch "Weekend Update" with Tina Fey. The duo proved to be a popular pairing with the show's fans.
In 2004, Fallon announced during the "Weekend Update" section that he was leaving the show. He then attempted to transition into feature films, with mixed results. That year, Fallon teamed up with Queen Latifah for the crime comedy Taxi, which proved to be a commercial and critical dud. He paired up with Drew Barrymore for the 2005 baseball-themed romantic comedy Fever Pitch. 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.
In 2008, Fallon landed a challenging, high-profile role. NBC announced that the young comedian would be taking over Conan O'Brien's late-night talk show the following year. He was under a lot of pressure when his show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, first aired in March 2009. His first guests included Robert De Niro and Justin Timberlake.
While he initially received mixed reviews, Fallon eventually became a popular late-night host. His boyish charm and quirky spoofs and stunts won over audiences. In addition to interviews and monologues, Fallon has done comedy segments, including playing games with guests and making humorous videos.
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