Jim Parsons

James Joseph Parsons is an American actor and producer. Parsons is known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019).

Date of birth

He was born on March 24, 1973.


He grew up in Houston with his sister, Julie, as the children of a school teacher and the president of a plumbing supply company.  He is the son of Milton Joseph "Mickey/Jack" Parsons, Jr. and teacher Judy Ann (née McKnight).

Early life

Parsons showed an interest in performing at an early age, beginning with studying the piano in kindergarten. A budding actor nearly from the start, he eventually developed his own scripts and staged productions at home.


At Klein Oak High School, Parsons stood out in school productions. After attending the University of Houston, Parsons continued to study his craft at the University of San Diego, in its graduate program with the Old Globe theater, completing his master's degree in 2001. 

Love life

He is gay. For more than a decade, Parsons has been in a relationship with graphic designer Todd Spiewak. Parsons and Spiewak married on May 13, 2017, at the Rainbow Room in New York City. 

Net worth

Not yet established.


Parsons is known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019).

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

Parsons made his Broadway debut in 2011 portraying Tommy Boatwright in the play The Normal Heart, for which he shared a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.

He reprised the role in the film adaptation of the play, and he received his seventh Emmy nomination, this time in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

In film, Parsons has voiced the lead character in Home (2015) and played supporting roles in Hidden Figures (2016) and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019).

Along with appearing in films like The Muppets and Hidden Figures, Parsons has earned acclaim for his performances in Broadway productions of The Normal Heart and The Boys in the Band.

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Jim Parsons
First Name Jim
Surname Parsons
Born 24th March, 1973
Home City Houston, Texas, U.S.
Current City