Birth Name: James Thomas Fallon
Place of Birth: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 19, 1974
Jimmy Fallon is an American comedian, television host, actor, singer, writer, and producer. He has hosted The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since 2014. He previously hosted the show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009 to 2014.
His father is of half Irish and half German descent. His mother is of three quarters Irish and one quarter Norwegian ancestry.
Jimmy’s patrilineal ancestry originates with his great-great-grandparents, Thomas Fallon, who was from County Galway, Ireland, and Louisa Stickever (whose parents were Henry Stickever, who was born in France, of Irish descent, and Mary O’Brien, who was Irish).
Jimmy’s paternal grandfather was James William Fallon (the son of William J. Fallon and Mary Ann Monahan). Jimmy’s grandfather James was born in New York, of Irish descent. Jimmy’s great-grandfather William was the son of Thomas Fallon and Louisa Stickevers. Jimmy’s great-grandmother Mary was born in New York, the daughter of James P./Henry Monahan and Martha Worth; Martha was born in Spain, though of Irish descent.
Jimmy’s paternal grandmother was Luise/Louise Schalla (the daughter of Karl Friedrich August Schalla and Luise Ganz). Jimmy’s grandmother Luise was German, born in Osterholz-Scharmbeck, to a father from Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, and a mother from Osterholz-Scharmbeck.
Jimmy’s maternal grandfather was Thomas “Tom” Feeley (the son of Thomas Feehily/Feeley, Jr. and Mary Jane O’Neill). Jimmy’s great-grandfather Thomas was from Drumlish, County Longford, Ireland, the son of Thomas Feehily and Mary Kenny. Jimmy’s great-grandmother Mary Jane was from Killoe, also in County Longford, Ireland, and was the daughter of Bernard O’Neill.
Jimmy’s maternal grandmother was Gloria Rose Hovelsen (the daughter of Hans Julius Hovelsen and Mary “May” Frances Driscoll). Hans was Norwegian, born in Fredrikstad, Norway, the son of Johan Severin Hovelsen and Bolette Jacobsdatter. Jimmy’s great-grandmother Mary was born in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland, to Joseph Driscoll and Margaret Daly.
Sources: Family history of Jimmy Fallon, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, for Irish America Magazine – http://irishamerica.com
Genealogy of Jimmy Fallon – http://www.geni.com
Obituary of Jimmy’s paternal grandmother, Luise/Louise (Schalla) Fallon – http://www.americanmemorials.com
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