Mar. 24th, 1973
Houston, Texas, USA
Jim Parsons' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - Gardener of Eden
2006 - 10 Items or Less
2006 - School for Scoundrels
2005 - Heights
2005 - The Great New Wonderful
2004 - Garden State
2003 - Nowhere to Go But Up
Guest TV Roles
James Joseph "Jim" Parsons (born March 24, 1973) is an American television and film actor best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, with his performance often cited as a significant reason for the program's success. On July 16, 2009, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on The Big Bang Theory. In August 2009, he won the Television Critics Association award for the highest individual achievements in comedy. In April 2010, he received the National Association of Broadcasters Television Chairman's Award for a significant break-through in one or more specific art discipline.
- Worked for Microsoft Sidewalk in Houston as an assistant for Megan Halverson.
- Jim's favorite character on 'The Big Bang Theory' is Penny.
- He is good friends with co-stars Simon Hedberg and Kaley Cuoco.
- 1991 graduate of Klein Oak High School in Spring, Texas.
- Was a member of Infernal Bridegroom Productions, a Houston-based theater company.
- Jim's theatrical credits include Endgame, Guys and Dolls, What Happened Was and The Balcony.
- Is prone to motion sickness. Riding in a car will make him nauseous so he prefers to drive.
- His mother is a first grade teacher, his father was the president of a plumbing company who passed away in a car accident in 2001. His younger sister is also a teacher.