Jim Parsons is most famed for portraying Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory. Hailing from Houston, Texas, he was raised by pedagogue mother Judy and father Milton, who ran a plumbing company but died in a car crash in 2001. He has a sister named Julie.
Parsons loved acting since childhood and started to practice his skills in school productions. His professional path began with stage as he was a co-founder of Infernal Bridegroom Productions and frequently appeared in the plays of Stages Repertory Theatre. However, the performer made a Broadway debut only in 2011 after landing a part in The Normal Heart.
Jim first appeared on television in 2002 having a small part in an episode of Ed series. He made a breakthrough with The Big Bang Theory in 2007 and starred in the show till 2019. The part of Sheldon brought Jim numerous accolades, including 4 Emmys and Golden Globe. In 2020, he starred in a Hollywood mini-series.
Moreover, Jim Parsons has some big screen credits. Having debuted in 2003 film Happy End, he is most noted for playing in Hidden Figures, A Kid Like Jake, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile plus The Boys in the Band. Additionally, Jim is a voice artist who had parts in Home film and narrated the Young Sheldon series.
In 2012, Parsons came out as gay. On May 13, 2017, he tied knots with his longtime partner Todd Spiewak.
A curious fact: unlike his famed character, Jim loves sports, especially tennis, baseball and basketball. He is also a big fan of NBA team Houston Rockets.