Jim Parsons is an openly gay American actor. Jim Parsons is best known as Dr. Sheldon Cooper in ‘The Big Bang Theory’. He is a Hollywood Comedy star as well as a theatre artist.
Table of Biography
Early life and Childhood
James Joseph Parsons was born on 24 March 1973 to parents, Milton Joseph and Judy Ann. He is 48 years old as of 2021. Similarly, he was born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Spring, a northern suburb in Houston. He has a sister Julie Ann Parsons. Moreover, both his mother and sister are teachers. He is an actor and producer with the Nationality of an American, better known as Jim in the industry. Currently, he owns houses at Gramercy Park, New York City, and Los Angeles, California.
Jim attended Klein Oak High School located in Spring. Likewise, he joined the University of Houston for his bachelor’s degree in Arts. He later graduated from the University of San Diego gaining a Master’s degree in Fine Arts (MFA). Likewise, he has revealed that he was determined to become an actor at the young age of six after playing in a school production of ‘The Elephant’s Child’. Similarly, he involved regularly on plays during his school and University, appearing in 17 plays in 3 years.
Jim Parsons is a famous Hollywood comedy actor, mostly popular as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory. His debut movie is Happy End, released in the year 2003 and his other movies include School for Scoundrels (2006), Gardener of Eden (2007), The Muppets (2011), Hidden Figures (2016), and A Kid Like Jake (2018). He has appeared in 21 TV shows/series from 2002 to the present.
However, he debuted as an actor with the television series Ed in the year 2002. His other television shows include Judging Amy (2004-2005), Family Guy (2009), The Normal Heart (2014), and The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019). In total, Jim has starred in 18 movies from 2003 – 2019.
Jim also took part in school and university plays. He has started playing on the stage since 1993 and has appeared in 32 stage plays as of 2018. His first play was The Balcony in 1993 and includes plays like Othello (1996), Tartuffe (2002), The Normal Heart (2011), and The Boys in the Band (2018). He is also an accomplished pianist along with being a Hollywood and theater actor.
Awards and Achievements
Jim Parsons won his first award titled “Individual Achievement in Comedy” at the TCA Awards in 2009. Since then, he has bagged 21 winning awards and has been nominated for more than 30 awards. His winning awards include several “Best Actor in a Comedy Series”, “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series”, “Favorite Actor” and “Outstanding Performance” among few others. He owns four Primetime Emmy’s Awards, two Critic’s Choice Awards, and three People’s Choice Awards among many.
On 11 March 2015, Jim Parsons received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, marking his incredible achievement in the entertainment industry.
Net Worth and Salary
Forbes, in 2018, estimated Jim’s salary as $26.5 million yearly, also naming him the highest-paid TV actor in the world. Similarly, his net worth is $160 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He also earned $177.7 million from The Big Bang Theory alone.
Jim Parsons is an openly gay celebrity in Hollywood. ‘The New York Times’ revealed his sexual orientation in an article in May 2012. Similarly, he was in a romantic relationship with partner Todd Spiewak for nearly 15 years before they decided to tie the knot. The couple legalized their long-time relationship on 13 May 2017 in Rainbow Room, New York City. His husband is an Art Director.
The actor has a slim body that stands a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 66 kg. He has mesmerizing blue eyes and naturally brown hair. Likewise, his chest-biceps-waist measurements are 39-14-32 inches. He wears shoes sized 10 according to the American standard. Similarly, he is popular for his character Sheldon Cooper’s weird smile. He invented the smile specifically for this role.
Jim Parsons is active on Instagram with 7.1 million followers. He doesn’t have personal accounts on other social media platforms. However, we can find Jim easily on YouTube appearing in numerous videos including interviews and TV shows. Likewise, he also revealed during an interview that he was not very good at Twitter.