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Biography

Jimmy Fallon is the host of NBC's late-night talk show, having succeeded Conan O'Brien in that role in March 2009. The show is a regular ratings winner and has been praised for reinvigorating the talk-show format, bringing to it a youthful energy exemplified by Fallon's choice of house band, the hip-hop legends the Roots. Among the show's innovations are short videos, ideal for viral distribution, affectionately spoofing popular TV series; it won an Emmy for a Glee takeoff called "6-Bee," where the Late Night crew challenges the cast of Parks and Recreation for glee-club supremacy. Late Night has also been honored for its website, and Fallon himself received the Webby Person of the Year award.

Before becoming host, Fallon was best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. He has appeared in several films, including Almost Famous, Band of Brothers, Taxi, and Fever Pitch. He also hosted the 2010 Emmy Awards and is the author of New York Times best-selling book, Thank You Notes.

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A Conversation with Jimmy Fallon and Sean Parker

06.22.11 | 00:44:51 min | 1 comment