Jim Parsons is a four-time Emmy-award winning actor best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. Born and raised in Houston, Parsons earned a Masters in Fine Arts degree from the Old Globe Theater/University of San Digeo and a B.A. from the University of Houston.
Parsons made his television debut on "Ed" in 2002 and later had a recurring role on "Judging Amy". Jim Parsons was cast as Sheldon in the original pilot of The Big Bang Theory, which was initially developed for the 2006/07 season. Since The Big Bang Theory premiered in 2007, Parsons has received numerous awards for his portrayal of the brilliant yet quirky physicist Sheldon Cooper. Parsons has received six consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and has won the award four times. He won a Golden Globe award in 2011 for the role.
Parsons' movie credits include the 2004 independent film "Garden State", which starred Zach Braff and Natalie Portman, and 2011's "The Muppets", and "The Big Year". Parsons lent his voice to the 2015 Dreamworks film "Home", which also features Rihanna and Steve Martin.
Parsons made his Broadway debut in 2011 playing Tommy Boatwright in the play "The Normal Heart", starring opposite Ellen Barkin and Joe Mantello. Parsons would reprise the role in the 2014 film adaptation of the play. He later portrayed Elwood P. Down in a 2012 Broadway revival of Harvey.
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