Jimmy's father is of half Irish and half German descent, while Jimmy's mother is of three quarters Irish and one quarter Norwegian ancestry. Jimmy's paternal grandmother, Luise Schalla, was born in Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany, while one of Jimmy's maternal great-grandfathers, Hans Hovelsen, was from Fredrikstad, Norway.
Jimmy Fallon was born in 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, to Gloria (Feeley) and Jimmy Fallon. He is of Irish, German, and Norwegian descent. He was raised in Saugerties, New York, which is in upstate New York. He has performed stand up, impressions and characters across the country, in some of the biggest comedy clubs, such as the Improv (in Los Angeles) and Caroline's Comedy Club (in New York City). He also took acting classes with The Groundlings, an LA-based breeding ground for great comedians.