University of San Diego
University of Houston
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series
Made a cameo in "The Muppets"
Nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Breakthrough role, playing Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D on the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory"
Cast in the comedy "School for Scoundrels"
Landed minor role in "Garden State," written and directed by Zach Braff
Played a recurring role on "Judging Amy" (CBS)
Made film debut in the romantic comedy "Nowhere to Go But Up"
First TV appearance, an episode of NBC's "Ed"
Moved to New York to pursue acting career
Began performing at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA
Helped establish the not-for-profit theater company Infernal Bridegroom Productions
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