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Jimmy Fallon          

Host of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, SNL Alumnus & Author of "Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada"

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. He paired up with Drew Barrymore for the 2005 baseball-themed romantic comedy "Fever Pitch."

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.

In April 2013, it was announced that he will become the new host of The Tonight Show, after Jay Leno's contract expires. The show moved its tapings from Los Angeles to New York when Fallon assumed his new position. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon debuted on February 17, 2014. “I just want to do the best I can,” he said. “And take care of the show for a while.”

Fallon lives in New York City.

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