Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Date of Birth

Birthday: March 24
Birthplace: Houston, Texas

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

9 Nominations | 4 Emmys
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Jim Parsons, as Henry Willson
  • Hollywood
  • Netflix
  • Netflix
Outstanding Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Jim Parsons, Executive Producer
  • Special
  • Netflix
  • Stage 13 and That's Wonderful Productions
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
Todd Spiewak and Jim Parsons on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Jim Parsons and Iain Armitage on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Anna Gunn (l) of Breaking Bad accepts an award from Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory accepts an award at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Debra Messing and Jim Parsons at the 66th Emmys.
Jim Parsons (l), Julia-Louis Dreyfus (c) and Bryan Cranston (r) at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Jim Parsons (l) of The Big Bang Theory and Debra Messing present an award at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory and Debra Messing present an award at the 66th Emmys.
Amy Poehler and Jim Parsons relax in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
Jim Parsons speaks with Marc Istook at the Backstage Live Social Media Cam.
Jim Parsons at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
Jim Parsons at the Governors Ball
Jim Parsons at the Governors Ball
Jim Parsons and Bob Newhart present the award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series to Steven Colbert
Jim Parsons and Bob Newhart on stage at the 65th Emmys
Margo Martindale, Will Arnett, and Jim Parsons on stage at the 65th Emmys
Jim Parsons backstage at the 65th Emmys
Jim Parsons accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, Jimmy Kimmel, and Sofia Vergara on stage at the 65th Emmys
Actor Jim Parsons
Actors Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki
Actors Steve Carell and Jim Parsons
Presenters Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki
Scott Bakula, Sofia Vergara, Jim Parsons and Jane Fonda at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Lucy Hood, Jim Parsons and Alan Perris at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Bob Bergen, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Scott Bakula, Sofia Vergara, Jim Parsons and Jane Fonda at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
 Jim Parsons poses with the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for "The Big Bang Theory"
Jim Parsons accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series  for "The Big Bang Theory"
Jim Parsons and Charlie Sheen at the 63rd Primetime Emmys
(L-R) Jim Parsons accepts the award for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" from Charlie Sheen
Jim Parsons poses with the award for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" in the press room
Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco & Jim Parsons at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards
Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco & Johnny Galecki at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards
Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco & Johnny Galecki at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards
Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons at An Evening With The Big Bang Theory
Jim Parsons poses in the press room at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Jim Parsons poses in the press room at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Actor Jim Parsons (R) accepts his award from actors L.L. Cool J (L) and Eva Longoria Parker onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime
Actor Jim Parsons accepts his award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Actor Jim Parsons (C) accepts his award from actors L.L. Cool J (L) and Eva Longoria Parker onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime
Actor Jim Parsons accepts his award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Actors Sofia Vergara (L) and Jim Parsons present an award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia The
Actors Sofia Vergara (L) and Jim Parsons present an award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia
Jim Parsons, Jeff Hersh, Nicolaas Bertelsen and Ty Burrell at the 31st College Television Awards
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar of The Big Bang Theory
Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons at "An Evening With The Big Bang Theory"
Jim Parsons onstage at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre for "An Evening with The Big Bang Theory"
Jim Parsons onstage at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre for "An Evening with The Big Bang Theory"
Jim Parsons at "An Evening With The Big Bang Theory"
Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco at "An Evening With The Big Bang Theory"
Jim Parsons autographs the evening's poster at "An Evening with The Big Bang Theory"
Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons
The cast and creative team from The Big Bang Theory
Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco at "An Evening With The Big Bang Theory"
Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco at "An Evening With The Big Bang Theory"
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Todd Spiewak and Jim Parsons on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
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Todd Spiewak and Jim Parsons on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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Jim Parsons and Iain Armitage on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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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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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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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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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), 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 (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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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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Actor Jim Parsons
Actors Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki
Actors Steve Carell and Jim Parsons
Presenters 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
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
 Jim Parsons poses with the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for "The Big Bang Theory"
Jim Parsons accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series  for "The Big Bang Theory"
Jim Parsons and Charlie Sheen at the 63rd Primetime Emmys
(L-R) Jim Parsons accepts the award for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" from Charlie Sheen
Jim Parsons poses with the award for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" in the press room
Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco & Jim Parsons at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards
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Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco & Johnny Galecki at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards
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Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco & Johnny Galecki at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards
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Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons at An Evening With The Big Bang Theory
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Jim Parsons poses in the press room at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
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Jim Parsons poses in the press room at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
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Actor Jim Parsons (R) accepts his award from actors L.L. Cool J (L) and Eva Longoria Parker onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime
Actor Jim Parsons accepts his award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Actor Jim Parsons (C) accepts his award from actors L.L. Cool J (L) and Eva Longoria Parker onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime
Actor Jim Parsons accepts his award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Actors Sofia Vergara (L) and Jim Parsons present an award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia The
Actors Sofia Vergara (L) and Jim Parsons present an award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia
Jim Parsons, Jeff Hersh, Nicolaas Bertelsen and Ty Burrell at the 31st College Television Awards
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar of The Big Bang Theory
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Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons at "An Evening With The Big Bang Theory"
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Jim Parsons onstage at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre for "An Evening with The Big Bang Theory"
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Jim Parsons onstage at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre for "An Evening with The Big Bang Theory"
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Jim Parsons at "An Evening With The Big Bang Theory"
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Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco at "An Evening With The Big Bang Theory"
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Jim Parsons autographs the evening's poster at "An Evening with The Big Bang Theory"
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Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons
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The cast and creative team from The Big Bang Theory
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Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco at "An Evening With The Big Bang Theory"
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Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco at "An Evening With The Big Bang Theory"
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