Jimmy Kimmel. biography
Jimmy Kimmel was born James Christian Kimmel on November 13, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York. After stumbling across David Letterman as a teenager, Jimmy knew he wanted to become a comedian and started establishing his professional radio career when he was 21-years-old. He worked in Seattle, Tuscon, and Phoenix before landing a gig on KROQ's The Kevin and Bean Show as "Jimmy the Sports Guy."
In 1997, Jimmy extended his artistic reach and made his television debut as a game host on Comedy Central's Win Ben Stein's Money. Jimmy and Stein went on to win a Daytime Emmy for Best Game Show Host in 1999 and a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2001.
During the time of his success as a game host, Jimmy and his comedian friends Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison created a production company called Jackhole Industries. In 1999, the trio pitched the comedy The Man Show to Comedy Central, which transformed into a huge hit and led Jimmy to a commentator position on Fox NFL Sunday.
Following their first project's victory, Jimmy and Jackhole Industries put forth Comedy Central's Crank Yankers (2002), starring prank-incentive puppets with celebrity voices. Jimmy's career shifted gears when ABC approached him with the idea of his own late night show, called Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The show debuted to mixed reviews on January 26, 2003, but its ratings slowly increased each episode, resulting in ABC's repeated effort to extend Jimmy's contract after each season. In 2012, ABC's confidence in Jimmy shined through when they moved Jimmy Kimmel Live! to a more competitive time slot to contend against NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Jimmy Kimmel Girlfriend, Fiance – Dating History Timeline
2002 - 2009
Jimmy started dating comedian Sarah Silverman in 2002, after working on Crank Yankers together. The two briefly split in 2008, then reunited in that same year before officially breaking it off. Following the split, Jimmy appeared on The View, where he was asked why the two called it off. He said, "What do you mean, what happened? Look at me. What do you think happened? I'm a 41-year-old man with a bra filled with Koosh balls. I'm an imbecile. She couldn't date an imbecile anymore."
They are reportedly still friends.
October 10, 2009 - Present
Ensuing his break-up with Silverman, Jimmy started dating one of the writers on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Molly McNearney. The two later got engaged on August 28, 2012.