Molly Mcnearney’s biography: what is known about Jimmy Kimmel’s wife?

Molly Mcnearney’s biography: what is known about Jimmy Kimmel’s wife?

Molly McNearney is a writer, producer and occasional actor. She is also known for being Jimmy Kimmel’s spouse. The two have been married since 2013 and, together, are blessed with two children.

Molly McNearney
Molly McNearney attends ELLE's 6th Annual Women In Television Dinner at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez
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Molly's husband, Jimmy Kimmel, is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is the host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Jimmy and Molly have been married for almost nine years. Have a look at her biography to find out more about her life.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Molly O'Brien McNearney
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 5 March 1978
  • Molly McNearney's age: 43 years (as of 2021)
  • Zodiac sign: Pisces
  • Place of birth: St Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Current residence: Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, US
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Sexuality: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Height in feet: 5'9"
  • Height in metres: 1.75
  • Weight in kilograms: 63
  • Weight in pounds: 139
  • Eye colour: Brown
  • Hair colour: Blonde
  • Body build: Slim
  • Siblings: Michael and Kelly McNearney
  • Parents: Michelle Jr and Michael McNearney
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Jimmy Kimmel
  • Children: 2
  • Education: Graduate (Degree)
  • Occupation: Screenwriter and producer
  • Net worth: $20 million
  • Twitter: @mollymcnearney

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Who is Jimmy Kimmel's wife?

Molly O'Brien McNearney was born on 5th March 1978 in St Louis, Missouri, USA to Michelle and Michael McNearney.

Molly was raised alongside her two siblings named Kelly and Michael Jr.

How old is Jimmy Kimmel's wife?

As of 2021, the age of Jimmy Kimmel's spouse is 43 years old.


Molly attended St. Clare of Assisi Elementary School in Chesterfield. She then joined St. Joseph's Academy for her high school education.

Later on, she graduated from the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications with a degree in advertising.


Molly is a writer and a producer. She has worked as an advertising salesperson for several companies, including Interscope Records and ABC.

Since the conception of Jimmy Kimmel Live! McNearney has been working on the show. In 2004 she began her career as an executive producer's assistant. Her first years on the job were not the most glamorous, as she was mostly doing coffee runs and making plans for her boss.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney arrive at the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney in Hollywood, California. Photo: Steve Granitz
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After spending quite some time running errands for other people, Molly realised that it was time to move up in the world. She approached the head writer to get into the writers' room and got the position of the writer's assistant.

For a while McNearney tried her hand at segment producing, interviewing the bands and doing pre-interviews with the guests, but being the writer's assistant was a better fit for her.

When she gained enough confidence after pitching multiple successful ideas, Molly went to Jimmy himself and asked for promotion. Six months after that, she got the position of writer on the show.

Since then, she has become the co-head writer, writing Jimmy's jokes and monologues, as well as bits for the guests.

Jimmy Kimmel's wife Molly is also a human rights activist known for advocating for children's healthcare.

Molly McNearney's filmography

Here are her credits:

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As a producer

  • The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards (2020)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2015-2016)

As a writer

  • The Oscars (2017-2018)
  • The 64th, The 68th and The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards (2012, 2016, 2020)
  • White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (2012)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2008-2016)
  • Big Night of Stars (2008)

As an actress

  • Murder Mystery as Lorraine (2019)
  • Dumplin' as Delia Shepherd (2018)
  • Fun Mom Dinner as Enthusiastic Mom (2017)

She also appeared on several episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and in the documentary The Story of Late Night as herself.

Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney's relationship

Who is Jimmy Kimmel married to? Molly first met Jimmy in the early 2000s, when she was introduced to him by the executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live! as his new assistant. In an interview, McNearney said that Kimmel practically insulted her during their first meeting.

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Jane, Jimmy, Billy and Molly McNearney attend 2018 LA Loves Alex's Lemonade at UCLA Royce Quad in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Rebecca Sapp
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During their first year at work, they barely spoke to each other; however, after socializing for a while, their feelings for each other strengthened. Jimmy made up for his mistake by cooking Molly her favourite food.

She added that,

"It never occurred to me that I'd eventually marry Jimmy. That's workplace 101. You don't date your boss. That night, I realized how incredibly thoughtful and generous he really was."

They began dating in 2009 and got engaged in August 2012. A few months after their engagement, Jimmy Kimmel and Molly held a beautiful wedding in Ojai, California, on 13 July 2013.

Jimmy Kimmel and his wife are blessed with two kids, Jane (born 2014) and William John "Billy" Kimmel (born 2017). Their son William was born with a heart condition that required him to have three open-heart surgeries.

Previously Jimmy was married to his college sweetheart Gina Maddy, and they have a son, Kevin and a daughter, Katherine.

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How tall is Jimmy Kimmel's wife Molly?

Molly Kimmel is 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.75 m) and weighs 139 lbs (63 kg). She has brown eyes and blonde hair.

What is Molly McNearney's net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, she has a net worth of $20 million.

Since having children, Molly McNearney has not been quite as active in the writers' room. That said, she is an essential part of Jimmy Kimmel's life both personally and professionally, as she continues writing for him.

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