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Jim Parsons

Actor and Producer Jim Parsons
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Full Name: James Parsons
Profession: Actor and Producer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Jim Parsons big breakthrough role was as Sheldon Cooper, the socially challenged physicist in the TV sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" The series ran 2007 - 2019 and for 12 seasons. The extremely popular series, it was No. 1 in 2011, made Parsons one of the highest paid actors on television alongside his co-stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco.

Parsons has received critical acclaim for his role in "The Big Bang Theory" including four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. Parsons also voices the character in the spin-off "Young Sheldon" for which he also an executive producer.

Born: March 24, 1973
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
Age: 48 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Married Life

  • 2017-05-13 Actor Jim Parsons marries graphic designer Todd Spiewak at the Rainbow Room in New York

Historical Events

  • 2007-09-24 "The Big Bang Theory" created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco premieres on CBS
  • 2013-06-10 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards: The Big Bang Theory wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones win Best Drama Series (tie)
  • 2019-05-02 The cast of "The Big Bang Theory" are the first TV actors to be immortalized in cement outside Hollywood's Chinese theater in Los Angeles
  • 2019-05-16 Last episode of TV sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" starring Jim Parson, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco after 12 seasons

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