James Joseph “Jim” Parsons (born March 24, 1973) is an actor and producer from the United States. Parsons is popular as Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” from 2007 to 2019. Moreover, he has won 4 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Other than that, he has also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy for his work.
Quick facts about Jim Parsons
- He played the role of the Kola-Kola bird in a school production of The Elephant’s Child at age six.
- After this, Parsons was determined to become an actor.
- Sitcoms such as Three’s Business, Family Ties, and The Cosby Show affected the young Parsons greatly.
- Jim’s six times great grandfather was the French architect Louis-François Trouard (1729–1804).
Jim Parsons: Career Highlights
Parsons performed in Off-Broadway plays and appeared on television in New York. After that, Parsons portrayed a man raised by wolves in a much-discussed 2003 “Quiznos” commercial.
Finally, in 2011, Parsons made his Broadway debut as Tommy Boatwright in the play “The Normal Heart. Moreover, for this drama, he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. Subsequently, in the film adaptation of the play, he reprised the role. As a result, he ended up earning his seventh Emmy nomination, this time for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.
Other than that, Parsons starred as party host Michael in the 50th anniversary Broadway production of “The Boys in the Band”. Later, he won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2019. Moreover, he will reprise his role in the 2020 film adaptation.
Other than that, Parsons has voiced for “Home”. He has also appeared in supporting roles in “Hidden Figures”, “Extremely Wicked”, “Shockingly Evil” and “Vile”.
Jim Parsons- Personal Life
Parsons lives in the Gramercy Park neighborhood in New York City and also has a home in Los Angeles.
On April 29, 2001, his father was killed in a car accident.
Moreover, The New York Times reported on May 23, 2012 that Parsons is gay and has been in a relationship for the past ten years. Certainly, Todd Spiewak, an art director, is his husband.
“An act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work, washing the clothes, getting the dogs out—a daily life, boring love,” Parsons said in October 2013. Notabley, in May 2017, Parsons and Spiewak married in New York.
Other than that, in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election, Parsons backed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
What’s his Net Worth?
Jim Parsons is the American actor and producer. Above all, his net worth stands at $160 million.