Jimmy Kimmel took home his sixth Emmy nomination for the category of Outstanding Variety Talk Series for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He will also be hosting the 68th Emmy Awards which will be airing on September 18.
The show is a diverse mixture of musical acts, comedy bits, human interest subjects and brings on board guests that include celebrities, athletes, and comedians.
He honed his comic attributes different radio stations across the country before getting his first break as a host on the unconventional game show “Win Ben Stein’s Money” in 1997. He even scored a Daytime Emmy for the programme, the TV Guide reported.
In 1999, he created, wrote and co-hosted Comedy Central’s “The Man Show” with Adam Carolla. During a Comedy Central web chat that was promoting “The Man Show,” Kimmel was asked whether he saw himself as “the modern-day Hugh Hefner” and he replied, “Not really. His life is much better than mine. I’m more of a modern-day Hugh Downs.”
He shifted from cable to network TV in 2003 with the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” a chat show packed with prank and a chic atmosphere. Kimmel, the co-founder of Jackhole Industries, also started the shows “Crank Yankers” and “The Andy Milonakis Show.”
Born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 13, 1967, Kimmel was raised in Las Vegas. His father, an IBM executive, and mother, a homemaker, have two more children. Kimmel went to Arizona State University, where he met his first wife Gina Maddy. The couple have two children Kevin and Katie. However, they divorced in 2002.
In 2013, he married Molly McNearney, the co-head writer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the Heavy.com reported. The couple has a two-year-old daughter named Jane.