James Joseph “Jim” Parsons commonly known as Jim Parsons is a popular America based actor. Parsons is very well known for his role of Dr. Sheldon Coooper in sitcom series ‘ The Big Bang Theory.’ He has been starring in the series along with co-stars Johnny as Leonard and Kaley Cuoco as Penny.
The estimated net worth of actor Jim Parsons is $70 million.
Jim Parsons was born on 24th March of 1973 in Houston, Texas. He was born at the St. Joseph Hospital and was raised in one of Houston’s northern suburbs.
He was born to father Milton Joseph “Mickey/Jack” Parsons and mother Judy Ann who was a teacher. Also, he has a sister Julie Ann Parsons, who is also a teacher.
Jim Parsons attended his high school at the Klein Oak High School. Later on, he attended the University of Houston and earned an undergraduate degree.
In 1999, he went to University of San Diego to complete his graduate school. Moreover, he graduated from the university in 2001. There he earned his degree in Master of Fine Arts.
Jim first got indulged in acting when he was in his junior year. In an interview, he shared that he determined to become an actor after he played the role of Kola-Kola bird in his school drama production.
After graduating, Parsons moved to New York, and there he worked in productions of Off-Broadway. Then too he made many appearances on TV. He was even seen in a 2003 commercial of Quiznos.
Parsons also has a role in TV show Judging Amy, and he made small appearances in many movies like School for Scoundrels.
As an actor
Before his breakthrough role in ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ Jim Parsons auditioned in more than 20 television pilots. Even though he was cast in many of them, but the shows were not purchased by any television networks.
While reading the script of Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Jim himself felt that the role fit him. Jim shared that the dialogue structure enchanted him. His role as Sheldon Cooper is considered as his best work as an actor. He gained a lot of fame through the unique role resulting in him getting more recognition and works.
In 2011, Jim Parsons played the role of Crane in comedy movie ‘The Big Year.’ He appeared in the movie alongside Rashida Jones, Owen Wilson, Jack Black, etc. The comedy movie was released in October on 2011.
In 2011, when a new Muppet ‘Walter’ in ‘The Muppets‘ was introduced. Nonetheless, he was the human alter ego of the Muppet.
From 18th May of 2012, he started appearing on Broadway which includes him playing in a revival of Harvey as ‘Elwood P. Dowd’.
In 11th March of 2015, he got his very own star on the ‘ Hollywood Walk of Fame.’ Also, in the same year, he even got an opportunity to work alongside pop sensation Rihanna. He played the voice of ‘Oh’ in ‘Home’ which is a comedy movie by DreamWorks Animation.
Furthermore, in 2015, he even played as God in a play directed by Joe Mantello. The play has many positive reviews, and it ended in 2ng August of 2015.
Awards and Nominations
Jim Parsons has won a total of 15 awards only for his portrayal of Dr. Sheldon Cooper in sitcom series ‘The Big Bang Theory.’
In 2009, he won the TCA Awards for ‘Individual Achievement in Comedy.’
In 2010, he won an award from Online Film & Television Association and an Emmy Awards for ‘Best Actor in a Comedy Series’ and ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.’
He won 4 awards in the year 2011. In the year, Jim Parsons won Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy Awards, a Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and an award from Online Film & Television Association.
He won another Online Film & Television Association Awards in 2012.
In 2013, he earned his TV Guide Award for Favorite Actor, a Teen Choice Awards, likewise an Emmy Awards.
In addition to that, in 2014, Parsons won a Critics Choice Television Awards, an Online Film & Television Association Awards, and an Emmy Awards.
Recently in 2016, he won a People’s Choice Awards as Favorite TV Comedic Actor.
The only award he has won for other character is a Satellite Awards as Best Ensemble – Motion Picture for Hidden Figures.
In 23rd of May 2012, it was noted in The New York Times’ article that he is a gay, in fact, it even mentioned that he has been in a gay relationship since ten years.
He is currently, in a serious relationship with Todd Spiewak who is an art director, meanwhile, in 2013, during an interview, Parson even labeled his relationship as a boring love.
Actor Jim Parsons has a total of 4.1 million followers on his official Instagram page. But Parsons does not have a Twitter or a Facebook page.
The estimated net worth of actor Jim Parsons is $70 million. The actor has earned the sum through his career in acting, however, the majority of it is through ‘The Big Bang Theory’ as he is paid a million dollar for each episode.