Jim Parsons is an American actor, best known for his role as “Sheldon Cooper” in the sitcom “Big Bang Theory”. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about him!
1.His full name is James Joseph “Jim” Parsons.
2. He was born March 24, 1973.
3. He has received several awards for his performance, including four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.
4. In 2011, Parsons made his Broadway debut portraying Tommy Boatwright in the play The Normal Heart, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination.
5 He reprised the role in the film adaptation of the play, and received his seventh Emmy nomination, this time in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.
6. Jim Parsons was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas, and was raised in one of its northern suburbs, Spring.
7. After playing the role of the Kola-Kola bird in a school production of The Elephant’s Child at age six, Parsons was determined to become an actor.
8. The young Parsons was heavily influenced by sitcoms, particularly Three’s Company, Family Ties, and The Cosby Show.
9. After graduating from high school, Parsons received an bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. He was prolific during this time, appearing in 17 plays in 3 years.
10. He was a founding member of Infernal Bridegroom Productions and regularly appeared at the Stages Repertory Theatre.
11. Jim Parsons enrolled in graduate school at the University of San Diego in 1999.
12. He was one of seven students accepted into a special two-year course in classical theater, taught in partnership with the Old Globe Theater
13. Jim Parsons traced his family’s history on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? in September 2013 and discovered French heritage from his father’s side. One of his ancestors was the French architect Louis-François Trouard (1729–1804).
14. In New York, Parsons worked in Off-Broadway productions and made several television appearances.
15. In a much-discussed 2003 Quiznos commercial, Parsons played a man who had been raised by wolves and continued to nurse from his wolf “mother”.
16. He had a recurring role on the television show Judging Amy and appeared on the television series Ed.
17. Jim Parsons also had minor roles in several movies, including Garden State and School for Scoundrels
18. In August 2009, Parsons won the Television Critics Association award for individual achievement in comedy, beating Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, and Neil Patrick Harris.
19. Parsons was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, winning in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.
20. In September 2010, Parsons and co-stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco signed new contracts, guaranteeing each of them $200,000 per episode for the fourth season of The Big Bang Theory, with substantial raises for each of the next three seasons. The three were also promised a percentage of the show’s earnings.
21. In January 2011, Parsons won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy (the award was presented by co-star Cuoco).
22. From August 2013, Parsons, Cuoco and Galecki each earned $325,000 per episode.
23. In August 2014, Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco once again signed new contracts, guaranteeing each of them $1,000,000 per episode for the eighth, ninth, and tenth seasons of The Big Bang Theory, as well as quadrupling their percentage of the show’s earnings to over 1% each
24. In 2011, Parsons appeared with Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Steve Martin, and Rashida Jones in the comedy film The Big Year. It was released in October.
25. That same year, he appeared as the human alter ego of Walter, the newest Muppet introduced in The Muppets.
26. On May 18, 2012, Parsons began appearing on Broadway as Elwood P. Dowd in a revival of Harvey.
27. Jim Parsons received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 11, 2015.
28. He voiced Oh, one of the lead roles in the DreamWorks Animation comedy film Home (2015), alongside Rihanna.
29. On January 29, 2015, it was announced that Parsons would star as God in the Broadway production of An Act of God, a new play by David Javerbaum and directed by Joe Mantello.
30. In 2017, Parsons started hosting his own SiriusXM talk show, Jim Parsons Is Too Stupid for Politics.
31. Jim Parsons lives in the New York City neighborhood of Gramercy Park while also maintaining a residence in Los Angeles.
32. His father died in a car crash on April 29, 2001.
33. On May 23, 2012, an article in The New York Times noted that Parsons is gay and had been in a relationship for the last ten years.
34. His partner is art director Todd Spiewak.
35. In October 2013, Parsons called their relationship “an act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work, washing the clothes, taking the dogs out—a regular life, boring love”.
36. Parsons and Spiewak wed in New York in May 2017