The evolution of Jimmy Kimmel’s career

The evolution of Jimmy Kimmel’s career

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66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Fixed Show

Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the 2020 Emmy Awards on Sunday, marking his third time hosting the event. Those who’ve followed Kimmel’s career know that the host’s journey to the A-list came from surprising beginnings. Take a look at some of Kimmel’s career highlights.

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Launch Party for the Man Show

Many were first introduced to Kimmel as part of a duo with Adam Carolla, when the two hosted “The Man Show” on Comedy Central in 1999.

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2000 party for the Man Show

The show ran from 1999-2004 and featured frequent segments with scantily clad women. They are pictured here with “The Juggy Girls.”

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Premiere Party for Comedy Central's New Series "Crank Yankers"

Carolla and Kimmel made a crossover appearance on the series “Crank Yankers” in 2002. The show featured comedians making crank calls to people.

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The 75th Annual Academy Awards - Miramax After Party

Kimmel rubbed shoulders with A-listers, including his then-girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, at the 2003 Academy Awards.

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32nd Annual American Music Awards - Show

Kimmel hosted one of his first award shows in 2003 with the American Music Awards.

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Jamie Kennedy, Kim Raver and L. Witherspoon & Chucky Visit "Jimmy Kimmel Live" - February 17, 2005

Following the 2003 premiere of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the comedian’s talk show continued to feature a steady stream of celebrity guests. Kimmel is pictured with Jamie Kennedy and Kim Raver. (Pictured here with Jamie Kennedy and Kim Raver.)

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HBO & AEG Live's "The Comedy Festival" - Comic Relief 2006 - Show

Kimmel showed his funny bone and more at the 2006 Comic Relief show in Las Vegas.

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Jimmy Kimmel Celebrates His 40th Birthday at The Tao 2 Year Anniversary Weekend

Kimmel’s parents and Silverman shower the comedian with love for his 40th birthday in 2007.

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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation "A Time For Heroes" Celebrity Carnival - Inside

Nobody could say Kimmel was washed up, even as he took to the dunk tank at a celebrity charity event in 2009.

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American Cinematheque 24th Annual Award Presentation To Matt Damon - Arrivals

After a breakup with Silverman, Kimmel hit the red carpet in 2010 with future wife Molly McNearney. They would marry in 2013.

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64th Primetime Emmy Nominations

By 2012, Kimmel was used to black-tie affairs, but he still dressed in his pajamas to read the Emmy nominees with Kerry Washington.

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Jimmy Kimmel Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Kimmel received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.

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President Obama Guest On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

In 2015, Kimmel had the nation’s attention when he hosted then-President Barack Obama on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

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2016 MusiCares Person Of The Year - Show

For the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year Show, Kimmel dressed as Lionel Richie, who was being honored.

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2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals

Kimmel and McNearney celebrate their new addition at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2017. They share two children today, daughter Jane and son Billy.

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90th Annual Academy Awards - Show

Kimmel hosted the Academy Awards for the second time in 2018.

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Global Citizen Together At Home

Kimmel has been all over the map when it comes to hosting, and his repeated appearances suggest he isn’t going anywhere.

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