Jimmy Kimmel

Comedian / Talk Show Host

Born: 13 November 1967
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Best known as: The late-night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy Kimmel is the host of the long-running late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kimmel has been playing variations on the irreverent, cherub-faced lout on TV since the late 1990s, when he co-hosted Comedy Central's game show Win Ben Stein's Money (1997-2001) and The Man Show (1999-2003). He started in radio, and after a decade bouncing around the U.S. he got in with the newly-established network Comedy Central. The success of The Man Show allowed Kimmel to produce other projects (including Crank Yankers and The Andy Milonakis Show), and in 2003 he left Comedy Central for a job with the ABC network as the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live. While he may not always get the mainstream audience of hosts like Jay Leno and David Letterman, Kimmel has a loyal audience and has earned a wide Internet audience through his comedy video clips.

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Jimmy Kimmel married his longtime girlfriend Molly McNearny on 13 July 2013; she is one of the head writers on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It is Kimmel’s second marriage: he was married to his first wife Gina from 1988 until their divorce in 2002. They had two children, Katie (born 1991) and Kevin (b. 1993)… Jimmy Kimmel also dated comedian Sarah Silverman from 2003-09, and their relationship spawned two viral videos in 2008 that starred Matt Damon and Ben Affleck… Some sources list his birthday as 1 November and some as 3 November.

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