Jim Parsons

TV Actor

Jim Parsons was born on March 24th, 1973 in Houston, Texas, United States and is the TV Actor from United States. Discover Jim Parsons's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 49 years old.

Other Names / Nick Names
James Joseph Parsons, Jim, Jimmy Pea
Date of Birth
March 24, 1973
United States
Place of Birth
Houston, Texas, United States
49 years old
Zodiac Sign
$160 Million
$1 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Singer, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
Social Media
Jim Parsons Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 49 years old, Jim Parsons has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
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Jim Parsons Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Klein Oak High School, University of Houston
Jim Parsons Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Todd Spiewak ​(m. 2017)​
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Dating / Affair
Todd Spiewak
Milton Joseph Parsons, Jr., Judy Ann Parsons
Julie Ann Parsons (Sister) (Teacher)
Other Family
Milton Joseph Parsons (Paternal Grandfather), Mae Alice Johnson (Paternal Grandmother), James Allen McKnight (Maternal Grandfather), Wilma Eckman (Maternal Grandmother)
About Jim Parsons

James Joseph Parsons (born March 24, 1973) is an American actor and producer.

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.

In 2018, Forbes estimated his annual salary to be $26.5 million and named him the world's highest-paid television actor.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 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).

Early life

Jim Parsons was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas, and was raised in one of its northern suburbs, Spring. He is the son of Milton Joseph "Mickey/Jack" Parsons Jr. and teacher Judy Ann (née McKnight). His sister, Julie Ann Parsons, is also a teacher. After playing the role of the Kola-Kola bird in a school production of The Elephant's Child at age six, Parsons was determined to become an actor. He attended Klein Oak High School in Spring. Parsons points to a role in Noises Off during his junior year as the first time "I fully connected with the role I was playing and started to truly understand what it meant to be honest on stage." The young Parsons was heavily influenced by sitcoms, particularly Three's Company, Family Ties, and The Cosby Show.

After graduating from high school, Parsons earned a B.A. degree in Theater from the University of Houston. He was prolific during this time, appearing in 17 plays in 3 years. He was a founding member of Infernal Bridegroom Productions and regularly appeared at the Stages Repertory Theatre. Parsons enrolled in graduate school at the University of San Diego in 1999. He was one of seven students accepted into a special two-year course in classical theater, taught in partnership with the Old Globe Theater. Program director Rick Seer recalled having reservations about admitting Parsons, saying, "Jim is a very specific personality. He's thoroughly original, which is one reason he's been so successful. But we worried, 'Does that adapt itself to classical theater? Does that adapt itself to the kind of training that we're doing?' But we decided that he was so talented that we would give him a try and see how it worked out." Parsons enjoyed school and told an interviewer that he would have pursued a doctorate in acting if possible: "School was so safe!.....You frequently would surprise yourself by what you were capable of, and you were not surprised by some things." Parsons graduated with a M.F.A. degree in acting from Old Globe Theatre/University of San Diego in 2001 and moved to New York.

Parsons traced his family's history on TLC's Who Do You Think You Are? in September 2013 and discovered French heritage from his father's side. The French architect Louis-François Trouard (1729–1804) is Jim's sixth great-grandfather.


In New York, Parsons worked in Off-Broadway productions and made several television appearances. In a much-discussed 2003 Quiznos commercial, Parsons played a man who had been raised by wolves and continued to nurse from his wolf "mother". He had a recurring role on the television show Judging Amy and appeared on the television series Ed. Parsons also had minor roles in several movies, including Garden State and School for Scoundrels.

Parsons has estimated that he auditioned for between 15 and 30 television pilots, but on many of the occasions when he was cast, the show failed to find a television network willing to purchase it. The exception came with The Big Bang Theory. After reading the pilot script, Parsons felt that the role of Sheldon Cooper would be a very good fit for him. Although he did not feel any sort of relationship with the character, he was enchanted by the dialogue structure, the way the writers "brilliantly use those words that most of us don't recognize to create that rhythm, and the rhythm got me. It was the chance to dance through that dialogue and in a lot of ways still is."

In his audition, Parsons so impressed series creator Chuck Lorre that Lorre insisted on a second audition to see if Parsons could replicate the performance. Parsons was cast as Sheldon Cooper, a physicist with social apathy who frequently belittles his friends and the waitress who lives across the hall. The role required Parsons to "rattle off line after line of tightly composed, rhythmic dialogue, as well as then do something with his face or body during the silence that follows." Parsons credits his University of San Diego training with giving him the tools to break down Sheldon's lines.

Television critic Andrew Dansby compares Parsons's physical comedy to that of Buster Keaton and other silent film stars. Lorre praises Parsons' instincts, saying that "You can't teach that." Lorre describes Parsons' "great sense of control over every part of his body, the way he walks, holds his hands, cocks his head, the facial tics as 'inspired'." Reviewer Lewis Beale describes Parsons' performance as "so spot-on, it seems as if the character and the actor are the same person." Parsons admits that the work is "more effort than I ever thought a sitcom would take, and that's really the fun of it." In August 2009, Parsons won the Television Critics Association award for individual achievement in comedy, beating Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, and Neil Patrick Harris. Parsons was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, winning in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014. In September 2010, Parsons and co-stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco signed new contracts, guaranteeing each of them $200,000 per episode for the fourth season of The Big Bang Theory, with substantial raises for each of the next three seasons. The three were also promised a percentage of the show's earnings. In January 2011, Parsons won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy. From August 2013, Parsons, Cuoco and Galecki each earned $325,000 per episode. In August 2014, Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco once again signed new contracts, guaranteeing each of them $1 million per episode for the eighth, ninth, and tenth seasons of The Big Bang Theory, as well as quadrupling their percentage of the show's earnings to over 1% each.

In August 2018, Parsons announced his refusal of a contract worth $50 million for seasons 13 and 14. The producers simultaneously announced that, after 279 episodes, the most of any multi-camera series in TV history, the show would come to an "epic, creative close" in May 2019. Parsons was expected to remain in his role as narrator of the prequel series, Young Sheldon.

In 2011, Parsons appeared with Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Steve Martin, and Rashida Jones in the comedy film The Big Year. It was released in October. That same year, he appeared as the human alter ego of Walter, the newest Muppet introduced in The Muppets. On May 18, 2012, Parsons began appearing on Broadway as Elwood P. Dowd in a revival of Harvey. Parsons received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 11, 2015. He voiced Oh, one of the lead roles in the DreamWorks Animation comedy film Home (2015), alongside Rihanna. On January 29, 2015, it was announced that Parsons would star as God in the Broadway production of An Act of God, a new play by David Javerbaum and directed by Joe Mantello. The play began previews at Studio 54 on May 5, 2015 and closed August 2, 2015, to positive reviews. In 2016, Jim Parsons played a supporting role as STG (special task group) head engineer Paul Stafford in the biographical drama film Hidden Figures. The film was directed by Theodore Melfi, who had previously worked with Parsons in commercials for Intel.

In 2017, Parsons started hosting his own SiriusXM talk show, Jim Parsons Is Too Stupid for Politics. The show ran for six weeks.

In 2018, Parsons was one of the actors who voiced the audiobook A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.

In 2020, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his portrayal of Henry Willson in Hollywood.

Parsons and Todd Spiewak founded That's Wonderful Productions in 2015 with the intention of raising distinct voices and producing work with an underlying sense of purpose and social consciousness. Their work includes Special, Equal, Call Me Kat and A Kid Like Jake. Parsons and Spiewak are also Executive Producers of Young Sheldon. Parsons is an Executive Producer of the miniseries Hollywood.

Personal life

Parsons lives in the New York City neighborhood Gramercy Park while also maintaining a residence in Los Angeles.

His father died in a car crash on April 29, 2001.

On May 23, 2012, an article in The New York Times noted that Parsons is gay and had been in a relationship for the last ten years. His husband is art director Todd Spiewak. In October 2013, Parsons called their relationship "an act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work, washing the clothes, taking the dogs out—a regular life, boring love". Parsons and Spiewak wed in New York in May 2017.

Parsons supported Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the run-up for the 2016 United States presidential election.


Sally Field poses with Jim Parsons as the costars suit up at Spoiler Alert premiere in New York City

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 30, 2022
Sally Field and Jim Parsons stepped out in New York City on Tuesday night for the premiere of their new movie Spoiler Alert. The Mrs. Doubtfire actress, 76, and Young Sheldon star, 49, both chose double-breasted suits for the occasion. Sally went for a patterned black and gray variety while the Big Bang Theory alum chose a plum color.

Jim Parsons poses with Iain Armitage as the Young Sheldon actor catches his NYC play

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 25, 2022
Child actor Iain Armitage took to Instagram last week to share a photo alongside Jim Parsons, his Young Sheldon costar. The 14-year-old Big Little Lies alum flashed a megawatt smile in the snapshot and teamed it with a lengthy caption. 'When I heard that @therealjimparsons was appearing on stage in @classicstage's production of Man of No Importance, I knew I had to get there,' he said.

Comedian Leslie Jordan dies at age 67

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 24, 2022
Comedian Leslie Jordan has died after crashing his BMW into the side of a building in Hollywood on Monday.  The actor was 67. Police officials told TMZ that it appeared the actor 'suffered some sort of medical emergency'. Jordan, who was known for his work on Will & Grace, Call Me Kat, and American Horror Story, lived in Los Angeles.  

The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons Marries Longtime Partner Todd Spiewak!

perezhilton.com, May 15, 2017
Yay for them!!! The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons and his partner of 14 years, Todd Spiewak, have officially tied the knot! Related: Get All The Deets On Pippa Middleton’s Wedding The couple married Saturday night at the Rainbow Room in NYC, according to Page Six. We are sooooooo thrilled for them! Check out the photo of them walking down the aisle (below)! 5.13.17 ├ó┬¥┬ñ├»┬╕┬ÅRainbow Room, NYC ├░┼╕ΓÇ£┬╖ by @ambergressphotography ├░┼╕┼╜ΓÇ░ by @melissamcneeley...
Jim Parsons Instagram Photos
19 Apr 2018

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