Who is Jim Parsons?
Jim Parsons is a popular figure in the entertainment industry. He is a professional American actor. Parsons is best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper in the popular comedy series The Big Bang Theory. This role not only earned him international prominence but also won him several prestigious awards. He was interested in the acting field from an early age and was inspired by shows such as ‘Three’s Company’ and ‘The Cosby Show’.
He initially worked in theatres and played some supporting role characters in films like ‘Judging Amy’ and ‘Garden State’. Along with appearing in films like ‘The Muppets’ and ‘Hidden Figures’, Jim has earned acclaim for his performances in Broadway productions of ‘The Normal Heart’ and ‘The Boys in the Band’. Throughout his career, he has won several awards, which include four ‘Emmy Awards,’ ‘Golden Globe Award,’ and a ‘Teen Choice Award.’
|Birth Name||James Joseph Parsons|
|Birth Date||24 March 1973|
|Birth Place||Houston, Texas, USA|
|Father||Milton Joseph Parsons|
|Sister||Julie Ann Parsons|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch (186cm/1.86m)|
|Net Worth||$160 million|
James Joseph Parsons is also known as Jim Parsons. He was born on 24 March 1973, in Houston, Texas, USA, to Milton Joseph Parsons and Judy Ann. His father was a president of a plumbing company who unfortunately passed away in a car accident in 2002, and his mother was a teacher. He has a younger sister Julie Ann Parsons who too went on to become a teacher. He is currently 47 years old with Aries sun sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Jim Parsons holds an American nationality and follows the Christian religion. As per ethnicity, he is English, Scottish, French, and German. Besides, he stands 6 feet 1 inch (186cm/1.86m) tall and weighs around 66kg (145lbs). He has a pair of blue colored eyes and brown colored hair.
Jim Parsons attended ‘Klein Oak High School’ for his schooling. He played a role in the school play at the age of six after which he became quite determined to pursue a career in acting. After completing his high school graduation, he attended the ‘University of Houston,’ from where he received a bachelor’s degree. Likewise, for his Master’s degree, he joined the ‘University of San Diego’ and attended a special two-year course in classical theatre. He really enjoyed learning and would have even pursued a doctorate if had he been given the opportunity to do so.
Jim Parsons is an active user of Instagram. His Instagram account is (@therealjimparsons) with 7.5 million followers. He does not have an official Twitter account yet. His Facebook page which is not verified has more than 1.4 million likes and followers.
Jim Parsons is a homosexual, he has been in a relationship with art director Todd Spiewak for over ten years. They married in May 2017.
Jim Parsons moved to New York City, where he tried to launch his acting career. At first, he found himself struggling to find work. In his early acting life, he worked in theatrical productions. He worked for Broadway productions and made several television appearances. He appeared in the films ‘Garden State’ in 2004, and ‘Heights’ in 2005 where he played supporting roles. Parsons also played a supporting role in an American drama series named ‘Judging Amy’ which is an American legal drama TV series which aired on CBS network. In the series, his character manages to prove his worth when his knowledge in the Spanish language comes in handy in a case. The show also featured actors like Amy Brenneman, Dan Futterman, Richard Jones, and Jessica Tuck.
The Big Bang Theory
Jim Parsons auditioned for the role of ‘Sheldon Cooper’ for the series ‘The Big Bang Theory’ in September 2007. Though he did not feel strong for his character after going through the script, he, however, felt that the role would really suit him. Furthermore, He cleared the audition and started playing the character in the show in 2007. The show was directed by Mark Cendrowski, which became a huge success upon its premiere. The casts of the show include Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Sara Gilbert, Kevin Sussman, Melissa Rauch, Laura Spencer, and others.
The series originally centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, both physicists at Caltech, who shared an apartment. Penny is a waitress and an aspiring actress who lives across the hall. Furthermore, Leonard and Sheldon’s similarly geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. Initially, this series received mixed reviews but now it has become hugely popular and Parsons gained fame on an international level.
Over the years, he also appeared in several movies, such as ‘The Big Year’ in 2011 and ‘Wish I was Here’ in 2014. He has also played voice roles in episodes of TV shows like ‘Eureka’ in 2011 and ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ in 2013. He has also appeared in several stage productions as well playing important roles in ‘The Normal Heart’ in 2011 and ‘An Act of God’ in 2015. He played a significant role in the 2015 American horror film ‘Visions.’
Likewise in 2016, he had been featured in the movie ‘Hidden Figures’. The next year he started narrating the show ‘Young Sheldon,’ a prequel to his hit series ‘The Big Bang Theory’. Similarly, in 2018 he featured in the film ‘A Kid Like Jake’ where he played the lead role of Greg Wheeler alongside Claire Danes and Priyanka Chopra. The same year, he also starred in the Broadway play ‘The Boys in the Band’ where he played the role of ‘Michael’ at the ‘Booth Theatre’ in New York. In 2019, he was cast to play the same role in the film adaption of the play. He can also be seen in the movie ‘Shocking Evil and Vile’ the same year.
Jim Parsons has won several awards throughout his career. For his role in ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ he won the ‘Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor’ four times (2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014). Other awards that he has won include a ‘Golden Globe Award’ in 2011, ‘Satellite Award’ in 2016, and ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ in 2017. He was also honored with a star in the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ in March 2015.
Jim is an established face within the entertainment industry earning a good amount of money. As of 2020, his net worth is $160 million.