Jimmy Fallon

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Jimmy Fallon

Long a renowned comic talent, Jimmy Fallon's ability to deliver versatile, stand-out performances on the screen has allowed him to join the exclusive ranks as one of the "Saturday Night Live" alumni at the forefront of a diverse line-up of television and film projects, while always staying grounded in his stand-up roots.

Most recently, NBC named Fallon as the replacement for Conan O’Brien on "Late Night" out of New York City. The show – which serves as a platform for comedy, music and A-list talent to promote their upcoming projects -- is being executive produced by Lorne Michaels and premiered in March 2009. In the months leading up to the broadcast debut, Fallon produced video blogs that ran online nightly at 12:30 am on NBC.com.

Fallon first garnered attention in 1998 when he joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" and quickly became an audience favorite for his impressions of Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, Adam Sandler and spot-on musical impressions of Justin Timberlake, Jack White and Enrique Iglesias. Fallon created many memorable recurring characters on "SNL" including Nick Burns, the sarcastic tech support
representative, rowdy Boston teen "Sully" known for playing tonsil hockey with "Denise" played by Rachel Dratch and the explosive “Barry Gibb” opposite Justin Timberlake in "The Barry Gibb Talk Show." In 2000, Fallon became the co-anchor of the popular segment "Weekend Update" alongside Tina Fey.

During his six-year stint on "SNL," Fallon ventured off into other television roles, including 2nd Lieutenant George Rice in Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's 2001 Emmy award-winning miniseries "Band of Brothers." Always a favorite among the MTV audience, Fallon co-hosted the 2001 MTV Movie Awards with Kirsten Dunst and then again solo in 2005. He also hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in 2002. In 2005, Fallon participated in Cameron Diaz's MTV eco-friendly travel show "Trippin,’" where he traveled to Africa to educate viewers about one of the world's most unique and fragile ecosystems. In the summer of 2003, Fallon earned raves as guest hosting for David Letterman.

Fallon made his feature film debut in Cameron Crowe's rock n' roll road pic, "Almost Famous," in which he played band manager "Dennis Hope." In 2003, he appeared alongside Christina Ricci in Woody Allen's "Anything Else."

In 2004, Fallon starred alongside Queen Latifah in the actioncomedy "Taxi." That same year he starred opposite Drew Barrymore in the blockbuster romantic comedy "Fever Pitch," the Farrelly Brothers' homage to Boston Red Sox fanaticism.

Most recently, Fallon starred opposite Lucy Liu in the comedy "The Year of Getting to Know Us," which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival starred and will next be seen in the roller derby feature "Whip It," opposite Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore.

Fallon is married and lives in New York City. His birthday is September 19.


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