Before becoming the big shot she is today in the film industry, Nancy Juvonen worked as a flight attendant. She has a degree in sociology and has been able to put the knowledge gained while in school to good use. One skill she has leveraged to advance her career has been good people skills, Nancy has effectively used the connections she has made over the years to her biggest advantage. However, Nancy Juvonen’s fame is not tied to only her profession. Her marriage to comedian and late-night show host Jimmy Fallon has contributed to the celebrity status she enjoys today.
Nancy Met Jimmy Fallon Through Her Friend Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore’s friendship with Nancy Juvonen has been influential for the producer in so many ways. Barrymore has hosted Saturday Night Live five times, and during one of the episodes when she hosted, she took Juvonen as her guest. During this episode, Jimmy Fallon, one of the cast members of the show introduced himself to Nancy Juvonen behind the scenes. Fallon is known for a number of things, acting, and comedy being at the top of the list. He was a part of the weekly live show SNL which has been the bedrock of his career, as a comedian and actor. Right now, the work he does as the producer and host of the television show – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has given him a wider audience.
Fallon and Juvonen met for the second time in 2005. It was on the set of the movie, Fever Pitch, which featured Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon in its main roles. This time, the sparks flew and they were both sure that they liked each other when they watched the other play with another producer’s kids. However, they waited until the movie was over before they began their relationship a few months later after meeting up in London
Their Wedding Was A Private One
After dating for 2 years, Jimmy Fallon popped the question at sunset, near Nancy’s family home on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. He proposed to her with an engagement ring designed by the famous jeweler Neil Lane. The pair kept a very loving relationship in the years that followed, despite having very busy work schedules.
By December of 2007, they were married at a ceremony that had in attendance very few guests. Their ceremony was planed within a short timeframe as Fallon got an impromptu call that the island he wanted to get married at will be available in 3 weeks. Despite having only 12 guests in attendance the couple still managed to have a colorful wedding ceremony.
The Couple Had Their Kids Through Gestational Surrogacy
Nancy Juvonen and Jimmy Fallon have been married for more than a decade now and their union has been blessed with two daughters. Their first child, Winnie Rose was born in 2013 and their second daughter Francis Cole was born the following year.
Nancy Juvonen is older than Fallon by seven years and by the time they got married she was 40 and close to menopause. To successfully have her children she had to have them through gestational surrogacy, this is a type of surrogacy where the embryo after in vitro fertilization is implanted in a surrogate who then carries the baby to full term.
Nancy Juvonen Had A Very Humble Career Start Despite Coming From An Affluent Family
Nancy Juvonen was born into the Juvonen household on May 18, 1967, in Marin County, California as the second child of William Juvonen and Pamela R. Newell. Her elder brother, Jim Juvonen also works in the entertainment business. It is believed that Nancy Juvonen grew up in affluence, as her father worked in the Aviation industry in a number of top positions. The University of Southern California was where she graduated from in 1989 with a degree in Sociology and Cooperative education.
After her graduation from university, she had to make a choice of what career path she was going to embark on. While she grappled with this decision, she took on a number of odd jobs. One of the odd jobs was working in a dude ranch in the rocky mountain state of Wyoming. Maximizing her relationships formed during this period, she found a way to get a job as a private flight attendant, a job she maintained for a short while.
Still trying to find her feet, Juvonen worked with an artist whose identity she has not revealed. With this artist, she most likely worked as an assistant, during a period when the artist was working to eradicate homelessness. She eventually got a big break in her career pursuit when she became an assistant to Clarence “Big Man” Clemons – a saxophonist and member of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band; this job afforded her the opportunity to meet a lot of influential people who worked in the entertainment industry.
She Co-Owns The Film Production Company Flower Films With Drew Barrymore
By 1993, things changed for her through a meeting set up by her brother, Jim. He was working as a producer in the movie, Mad Love starring Drew Barrymore – the famous actress and Hollywood sweetheart. Jim introduced Nancy to Barrymore and the two hit it off instantly. Both of them grew to be great friends and soon began working together.
Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen went ahead to create a film production company called Flower Films, this company has produced films such as Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels, 50 First Dates, Whip It and How to be Single. Most of the films feature Drew Barrymore in lead roles. The productions of Flower Films are not limited to movies as they have television shows under their belt as well. Olive, the Other Reindeer, Tough Love Couples, and Santa Clarita Diet are some of the notable shows that have been produced by Flower Films.
Nancy Juvonen Has Made a Fortune As A Producer
Nancy Juvonen is reportedly worth about $20 million as of 2020. Most of her earnings come from the work she does as an executive producer. As a co-owner of Flower Films, she has produced more than 12 commercially successful movies that have cumulatively grossed close to $1.5 billion at the box office.