Jim Parsons

Actor
Thanks to the intense popularity of nerds in entertainment culture, Emmy-winning actor Jim Parsons emerged as the poster boy of geek chic with his winning portrayal of Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, 2007 ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1973 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (47)

The Big Bang Theory 2007 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

Home 2015 (Movie)

Oh (Voice)

Inside the Actors Studio 2015 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Grace Helbig Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Visions 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Normal Heart 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Normal Heart 2014 (Movie)

Tommy Boatwright (Actor)

Wish I Was Here 2014 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Conan 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Who Do You Think You Are? 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

CBS Fall Preview 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Cameo

The 66th Annual Tony Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Big Year 2011 (Movie)

Crane (Actor)

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

Human Walter (Actor)

iCarly 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glenn Martin, DDS 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Free Radio 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

10 Items Or Less 2006 (Movie)

Male Receptionist (Actor)

Gardener of Eden 2006 (Movie)

Spim (Actor)

School for Scoundrels 2006 (Movie)

Classmate (Actor)

The Great New Wonderful 2006 (Movie)

Justin (Actor)

Judging Amy 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Garden State 2004 (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

Ed 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Show)

Presenter
Producer (2)

Coldplay: Ghost Stories 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Thanks to the intense popularity of nerds in entertainment culture, Emmy-winning actor Jim Parsons emerged as the poster boy of geek chic with his winning portrayal of Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, 2007- ). Prior to this career-defining role, Parsons made his way up from the stage to land small roles in the features "Nowhere to Go But Up" (2003) and "Garden State" (2004). Following more minor parts in "The Great New Wonderful" (2005), "10 Items or Less" (2006) and "School for Scoundrels" (2005), Parsons sparkled in his performance as the neurotic and socially maladjusted physicist on "The Big Bang Theory," turning the actor into the hit sitcom's breakout star, as well as a frontrunner for a number of comedy awards. While his character was stand-offish, calculating and arrogant - as one would have expected from a brainiac with two PhDs and a masters degree - Parsons imbued his character with a healthy dose of charm and leading man likeability. No one in Hollywood quite understood how he did it, but Parsons helped make genius the new cool.

Relationships

Todd Spiewak

Companion

EDUCATION

University of San Diego

San Diego , California

University of Houston

Houston , Texas

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series

2011

Made a cameo in "The Muppets"

2007

Breakthrough role, playing Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D on the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory"

2006

Cast in the comedy "School for Scoundrels"

2004

Played a recurring role on "Judging Amy" (CBS)

2004

Landed minor role in "Garden State," written and directed by Zach Braff

2003

Made film debut in the romantic comedy "Nowhere to Go But Up"

2002

First TV appearance, an episode of NBC's "Ed"

Began performing at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA

Helped establish the not-for-profit theater company Infernal Bridegroom Productions

Moved to New York to pursue acting career

Bonus Trivia

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Parsons took piano lessons from kindergarten until college. "My mother says I would come home from school and I wasn't even worth talking to until I'd played for 40 minutes." – Parsons quoted in People magazine, Dec. 5, 2011

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In Patrick Healy's article "Stalked by Shadows (and a Rabbit)," published in The New York Times on May 23, 2012, the author revealed that Parsons was gay and in a 10-year relationship.

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