Jay Leno Biography

Updated On Dec 28, 2017 Published On Dec 08, 2015
Facts of Jay Leno
Date of Birth: 1950 , April-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Javier Bardem
Nationality Spanish
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For Actress and Singer
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Instagram
Father Carlos Encinas
Mother Pilar Bardem
Birth Place/City Las Palmas
Religion Christian
Net Worth $ 20 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Famous for Actor
Married Yes
Married to Penélope Cruz (m. 2010)
Children Luna Encinas Cruz, Leo Encinas Cruz
Divorce Kay Cannon (m. 2010)
Education Brookridge Elementary School,Fort Scott Community College
Awards European Film Awards
TV Show Saturday Night Live Since 1975
Siblings Carlos Bardem, Mónica Bardem
Birth Name Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem
Girlfriend Joise Lopez
Sisters Stephenie (Younger Half Sister)
Movies Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Weight in KG 84 kg
Nick Name Scott
Affair with Joise Lopez
Body Measurements 34-24-32
Breast Size 34B
Waist size N/A
Hip Size 32
Boyfriend John Roberts (2009–)
Books 2008 Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics.
Salary $2,181,000
Shoe Size N/A
Neck Size 9.1
Chest Size N/A
Bicep Size N/A
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On 30th of November 1980, Jay got married to Mavis Leno. It’s been 37 years they have been married but they are childless as they agreed not to have one. Besides this married life, he is not linked to being having extra affairs.

Jay is the graduate of Emerson College. He graduated from there with a bachelor's degree in speech therapy. After that, he began his career as a comedian from a comedy club in 1973. In 1976, he appeared on the television for the first time and that was in the television series Good Times and then in 1977, he performed in the Tonight Show. A decade later he became the host of this show.

He is a car person and it is also said that he owns and owns over 200 vehicles, which in total have an estimated value of $50 million. He also has a 1942 Dodge Carryall in his garage.

In 2006, he put his two seventh-floor units on the market for $3.75 million, however in 2010, he changed his mind and bought another $1.35 million apartment on the eighth floor.

In 1987, he bought a 3,400 square foot, five bedrooms house in Beverly Hills. 

For being the host of the show, The Jay Leno Show, he earns the salary of $30,000,000 annually. In 2005, his earning stood at $32 million. His net worth is said to be around $350 million as of 2017-18.

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Born in New Rochelle, New York

April 28 , 1950

Jay Leno was from the middle class family born as James Douglas Muir Leno in New Rochelle, New York, United States of America to Catherine Muir and Angelo Leno. He is an American and is of Scottish and Italian descent.

Graduated from Emerson College


After his high school graduation, he joined Emerson College. There he majored in speech therapy. He was one of the best students there as he also graduated from there regularly and earned his bachelor's degree in 1972.

Began his career as a Comedian


After earning his bachelor's degree, he desired to begin his professional career. After that he began his career as comedian from a comedy club in 1973. When went on performing in several stages and some years later he earned his place in television. 

Began his acting career


Few years later, he finally got chance to appear in the television. In 1976, he made his television debut by appearing in the television series like Good Times and Holmes & Yo-Yo. Till now, he has appeared in more than two dozens of television series. 

Appeared in The Tonight Show

March 2 , 1977

American comedian, actor, television talk show host and voice actor, Jay Leno made his debut appearance in the NBC's The Tonight Show on 2nd of March 1977. That was also the same year; he appeared in his debut movie.

Became the host of The Tonight Show


A decade later in 1987 he became the host of this show. At that time, he was only the substitute host for Johnny Carson and he earned the position of the main host only in 1992 Carson left this show.

Appeared in 2005 trial of Michael Jackson


Michael Jackson was the King of Pop; however, he was involved in lots of criticism over the course of time. In 2005, he was accused of child molestation and that year he appeared there as a defense witness. In the trial he testified some lines but those sentences seemed unusual and scripted.

Married to Mavis Leno

November 30 , 1980

On 30th of November 1980, Jay got married to Mavis Leno. It’s been 35 years they have been married but they are childless as they agreed not to have one. Besides this married life, he is not linked to be having extra affairs.

His mother died


Jay Leno was born to Catherine Muir and Angelo Leno. His mother Catherine Muir was a homemaker and his father Angelo Leno was an insurance salesman. His mother died in 1993 followed by his father’s death the following year.

Won Primetime Emmy Awards


Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor for every actor to be honored with this award. He has also been honored with this award and he won this award for the first time in 1995 for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.

Won People's Choice Awards, USA


Till now, he has been nominated in People's Choice Awards, USA for five different times and out of these five nominations he has been honored only once. In 2006, he won this award for Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host.

Was honored by Star on the Walk of Fame


From the mid 1970s to till date he has been actively involved in the acting world and he has also brought the laughter’s in his fans being the great comedian. For that he was honored by the Star on the Walk of Fame in 2000.