Eight things you didn’t know about talk show host Jimmy Fallon
We have regularly watched him interviewing a host of celebrities on his show, but there are still many interesting facts that we might not know about Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon is the supremely talented host of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’. Born on 19 September 1974, in Brooklyn, New York, Jimmy Fallon is a well-known comedian who rose to fame from the roles he played on the popular comedy show, Saturday Night Live. Comedy sketches, impersonations, playing guitar or singing- you name it and the talented talk show host has probably done it at some point of time!
Scroll down and learn some fantastic facts about Jimmy Fallon.
- A Calvin Klein model
Jimmy Fallon got a chance to be a Calvin Klein model in 2001 after he was spotted by the brand while performing on a popular comedy show, Saturday Night Live. He posed and featured in print ads as well as the free postcards of the brand.
- The originator of lip sync battle
He is the man behind the Lip Sync Battle and started it on his Tonight Show. Some of the most memorable and amazing lip sync battles of all time on Jimmy Fallon’s show included the talented Paul Rudd, John Krasinski, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Stone and Melissa McCarthy.
- Auditioned twice for Saturday Night Live
It was Fallon’s childhood dream to be a part of Saturday Night Live. Fallon received everybody’s attention with his hilarious performances on SNL. He was rejected by SNL when he appeared for his first audition. Later, he became a part of this iconic show after clearing his second audition in 1998 at the age of 23.
- Member of Groundlings
Fallon became a member of the legendary Groundlings troupe before joining SNL and stayed with comedy improve society for two years.
- A Grammy winner
Jimmy Fallon is a supremely talented musician. He was awarded a Grammy in 2012 for Best Comedy Album with the release of Blow Your Pants Off.
- Budding author
Fallon is also a budding author and has written several books to date. His first book I Hate This Place: The Pessimist’s Guide to Life came in 1999, which he co-wrote with his sister Gloria. His most recent publication is ‘5 More Sleeps ’til Christmas’.
- Jimmy Falloning
Some of his SNL castmates came up with this unusual name ‘Jimmy falloning’ to describe Fallon’s acting skills. While acting funny comedy sketches on SNL, Jimmy Fallon could not control himself and would burst out laughing in the middle of the scene he was acting.
- Voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World
Jimmy Fallon was featured in the list of 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by the People Magazine in 2002.