Who is Molly McNearney?
Molly McNearney is an American actress and writer. She has appeared in films such as Murder Mystery, Dumplin’, and Fun Mom Dinner. She is widely known as the wife of TV show host Jimmy Kimmel. They met on the show Jimmy Kimmel Live where she works as a writer.
Molly McNearney Age
McNearney is currently 44 years old. She was born on March 5, 1978, in Missouri, USA.
Molly McNearney Height
McNearney stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.
Molly McNearney Parents
Molly is the daughter of Michelle McNearney and Michael McNearney. She was raised alongside her sister Kelly McNearney and brother Michael McNearney, Jr.
Her sister Kelly is a Senior Account Executive at Google. She previously worked for ESPN as a Digital Account Executive. Molly attended St. Clare of Assisi elementary school in Chesterfield and later St. Joseph’s Academy for high school. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas.
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Molly McNearney’s Husband Jimmy Kimmel
McNearney is married to her husband Jimmy Kimmel. They got married in July 2013 in Ojai, California. Among the guests at their wedding were Jennifer Aniston, Ellen Degeneres, and wife Portia de Rossi, John Krasinski, and wife Emily Blunt.
Jimmy was previously married to Gina Maddy in 1988 and divorced in 2002. He also dated comedian Sarah Silverman who has appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel live show a couple of times. Silverman even pokes fun at Jimmy and Molly’s relationship saying’
“I’m waiting for this tryst with you [and Molly] to be over!”
How did Jimmy Kimmel meet molly?
Jimmy and McNearney met in 2003 when she was hired as the show’s assistant writer. They had a brief interaction that ended up with Jimmy insulting her when he was told by a show producer that Molly competed in triathlons.
After years of working together, Jimmy decided to make his move n Molly. One night during a writer’s meeting, he cooked five of Molly’s favorite dinners and invited her together with her colleagues to his house.
She was blown away by how thoughtful he was by coking everything by himself. “I walked in, and there was a pizza, a BLT, crab claws, a cheeseburger, and gnocchi,” she remembered. “He had made them all from scratch. I couldn’t believe it, and I realized how incredibly thoughtful and generous he really was.”
Molly McNearney Children
McNearney and Jimmy Kimmel have two children. Their daughter Jane Kimmel was born on July 10, 2014, while their son William John ‘Billy’ Kimmel was born on April 21, 2017. Their son was born with a heart defect that required almost immediate surgery.
Jimmy also has two older children from his previous marriage. His son Kevin Kimmel, 28 works in entertainment while his daughter Katie Kimmel, 30, is an artist and designer.
McNearney has a good relationship with Jimmy’s older children She commented that ‘I text his daughter daily, and she’s one of my favorite people. His son is such a sweetheart, and I am just so lucky for them.”
Molly McNearney Actress
Molly is an actress, writer, and producer. She had a passion for comedy writing ever since she was in college. After completing her graduation, Molly moved to Chicago and enrolled in Second City as a performer and sketch writer.
She heard of an opening at Jimmy Kimmel Live and was soon hired as the show’s assistant writer. She rose to become the head writer in 2008. Molly has also written for The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, The Oscars 2018, 2017, and The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards where Jimmy was the host.
Molly McNearney TV Shows
As a Writer
- The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards
- The Oscars 2018, 2017
- The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
- Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner
- Big Night of Stars
As an Actress
- The Morning Show
- Murder Mystery
- Fun Mom Dinner
Molly McNearney’s Net Worth
McNearney has an estimated net worth of $1 million as a writer and producer.