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Full NameJoann Iacono
First NameJoann
Last NameIacono
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Birth CountryItaly
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJames Kimmel
No Of Children3

Joann Iacono is the mother of famous American comedian and late-night comedy talk host, Jimmy Kimmel

Joann is of Italian descent and is a homemaker.

Jimmy was honored with the Hollywood walk of fame star

Jimmy had an early obsession watching David Letterman, who later became his career influence and worked hard despite getting fired several times, first from his first radio gig and twice in Seattle and Tampa until he started working in KROQ-FM in Los Angeles

While working in the show, he made a long-time friend  Comedian Adam Carolla with whom he later co-hosted in the highly successful show The Man Show.  

In 1997 he got a gig on TV as a co-host of Win Ben Stein's money and worked until 2001

He was also working with Adam Carolla in The Man Show until its six seasons before his career breakthrough with Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2003

With the show's huge success, Jimmy was honored with the Hollywood walk of fame star on 25th January 2013

He received the 2489th star just one day before the 10th Anniversary of his show.

Married to her love

Joann married her love James Kimmel a long time back. James worked as an IBM executive

They resided in Brooklyn, New York, before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada when Jimmy was nine years old.

A strong bond with her husband

She has a strong bond with her husband, James, due to which the pair is inseparable to date. 

They are often seen making appearances on events and shows with Jimmy.

Joann Iacono with her husband James Kimmel.
Joann Iacono with her husband James Kimmel. Source: Instagram

All of her children are in the entertainment industry

She is a mother to her three children

Along with her eldest son Jimmy, son Jonathan Kimmel and daughter Jill Bryan are in the entertainment industry

Jonathan is a director, writer, and producer for televisions and films, while her daughter is a comedian

Family involvement in Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy is a family man who likes to keep his family close. He has involved them in the show business.  

His first ever guest on air was his uncle Frank Potenza who appeared in the Jimmy Kimmel Live as "Uncle Frank" until he died in 2011

He also featured his Aunt Concetta Potenza as "Aunt Chippy" and cousin Sal as a regular in his show.

Jimmy's Grand wedding ceremony  

Jimmy met his future wife Molly McNearny at the workplace where Molly was a writer's assistant at Jimmy Kimmel Live

But love did not happen instantly because both were in a relationship with someone else at the time. 

Kimmel was dating Comedian Silverman at the time after his first marriage failure with Gina Maddy

Before turning their relationship into a romantic relationship, they first became friends

Eventually, they got engaged in 2012 and tied their wedding knot on 13th July 2013.

It was a grand wedding ceremony in Ojai, California, assisted by celebrity guests that included Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Matt Damon, and his wife Luciana, Ellen DeGeneres, etc. 

From their beautiful marriage, they have welcomed their first child, a daughter Jane in July 2014

Their second child, son William (Billy), was born on 21st April 2017. Jimmy is the father of four children

He has a son Kevin and a daughter Katie from his first marriage.

Joann Iacono son Jimmy Kimmel with his wife Molly and children Jane and William.
Joann Iacono son Jimmy Kimmel with his wife Molly and children Jane and William. Source: Instagram

Net worth

Joann's net worth is not known, but she is a part of her son's extravagant income. 

Jimmy has become one of the famous late-night talk show hosts

Apart from that, he hosted the 64th and 68th primetime Emmy Awards and 89th and 90th edition of the Academy Awards

He was also listed in The World's 100 Most Influential People in 2018. He has amassed a fortune of :

 Year Net Worth
Jimmy Kimmel 2020$50 million


  1. Her age is under review.

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Updated On Sun Feb 21 2021 Published On Tue Jan 12 2021 By shaumya

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