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Jim Parsons

  • Birthplace: Houston, Texas
  • Birthday: March 24

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.

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.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

4 Wins7 Nominations

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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