Jimmy Fallon was what one might call a "computer geek" in college. He majored in Computer Science, but then switched to Communications at the last minute, and ultimately dropped out. He had always been a "Saturday Night Live" fan, and post-college, he set out on the stand-up comedy circuit, ending up in Los Angeles, where he continued to perform. He began appearing in small roles on film,while studying with the famed improv troupe, The Groundlings. In 1988, he was invited to audition for "Saturday Night Live", and he joined the program for the 1998-1999 season. He went on to become a popular member of the cast, and remained with the show until 2004. After attempting a moderately successful film career, he returned to television, hosting "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon". His talk show has become a favorite spot for celebrities, artists, and politicians looking to reach a "hipper" audience, and it has also become a showcase for Mr. Fallon's musical talent. Most recently, he made headlines when he, The Roots, and President Barack Obama, "slow-jammed" the news. It was a clear sign that he has come a long way from his days of watching "Saturday Night Live" at home with his family. Another indication of his increasing fame is the amount of property he now owns, including a $1.35 million co-op in Manhattan, and his recently purchased farmhouse in the Hamptons.
His new 3,500 square foot home cost $5.7 million and sits on 2.2 acres of land. Comprised of six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two half-baths, an apple orchard, two barns, and two extra guest cottages, the 1850's farmhouse is a definite change from his two-bedroom co-op in the city. The property also includes a heated pool, high ceilings, lots of light, easy access to the ocean less than a mile away, multiple fireplaces, a deck, a massive kitchen, and ample lawn space. As his guests get more and more high profile, it only stands to reason that Mr. Fallon's taste would increase as well.
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