Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Birthplace: 
Houston, Texas
Birthday: 
March 24

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Acclaimed actor Jim Parsons stars as Caltech physicist Sheldon Cooper in CBS’ laugh-out-loud ratings-topper The Big Bang Theory, alongside castmates Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Mayim Bialik.

Parsons also co-stars with Taylor Kitsch, Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer in HBO’s movie adaptation of the Larry Kramer play The Normal Heart. He reprised the role of activist Tommy Boatwright, which he performed on the Broadway stage in 2011 in the Tony-winning play.

Parsons was also seen in the Broadway stage production of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize winner Harvey as Elwood Dowd in 2012.

On the big screen, Parsons appeared in highly-anticipated comedy The Muppets in 2011 and may also be seen in the feature film The Big Year, opposite Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston, Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson; School for Scoundrels opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder; and Heights with Glenn Close and James Marsden, among other roles.

The University of Houston alum, who also holds a Masters in Fine Arts degree from the University of San Diego, has also guest-starred on Nickelodeon fan fave iCarly, among other television programs.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

7 Nominations 4 Emmys

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2014

  • Winner
  • Jim Parsons, as Sheldon Cooper
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2013

  • Winner
  • Jim Parsons, as Sheldon Cooper
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2012

  • Nominee
  • Jim Parsons, as Sheldon Cooper
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2011

  • Winner
  • Jim Parsons, as Sheldon Cooper
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2010

  • Winner
  • Jim Parsons, as Sheldon Cooper
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2009

  • Nominee
  • Jim Parsons, as Sheldon Cooper
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

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  • Jim Parsons and Iain Armitage on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Anna Gunn (l) of Breaking Bad accepts an award from Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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  • Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory accepts an award at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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  • Debra Messing and Jim Parsons at the 66th Emmys.

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  • Jim Parsons (l), Julia-Louis Dreyfus (c) and Bryan Cranston (r) at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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  • Jim Parsons (l) of The Big Bang Theory and Debra Messing present an award at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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  • Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory and Debra Messing present an award at the 66th Emmys. 

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  • Amy Poehler and Jim Parsons relax in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
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  • Jim Parsons speaks with Marc Istook at the Backstage Live Social Media Cam.
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  • Jim Parsons at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
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  • Jim Parsons at the Governors Ball
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  • Jim Parsons at the Governors Ball
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  • Jim Parsons and Bob Newhart present the award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series to Steven Colbert
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  • Jim Parsons and Bob Newhart on stage at the 65th Emmys
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  • Margo Martindale, Will Arnett, and Jim Parsons on stage at the 65th Emmys
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  • Jim Parsons backstage at the 65th Emmys
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  • Jim Parsons accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
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  • Jim Parsons, Jimmy Kimmel, and Sofia Vergara on stage at the 65th Emmys
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  • Actors Steve Carell and Jim Parsons
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  • Presenters Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki
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  • Actors Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki
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  • Scott Bakula, Sofia Vergara, Jim Parsons and Jane Fonda at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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  • Lucy Hood, Jim Parsons and Alan Perris at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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  • Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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  • Bob Bergen, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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  • Scott Bakula, Sofia Vergara, Jim Parsons and Jane Fonda at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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  • Jim Parsons poses with the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for "The Big Bang Theory"
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  • Jim Parsons accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for "The Big Bang Theory"
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