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Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons at PaleyFest 2013.jpgParsons at PaleyFest in 2013
Born James Joseph Parsons
(1973-03-24) March 24, 1973 (age 42)^[1]
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education Klein Oak High School
Alma mater University of Houston (BA)
University of San Diego (MA)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Partner(s) Todd Spiewak (c. 2002–present)

*James Joseph* "*Jim*" *Parsons* (born March 24, 1973) is an American
actor. He is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom /The
Big Bang Theory/, with his performance often cited as a significant reason
for the program's success.^[2]^[3]^[4] He has received several awards for
his performance, including four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a
Comedy Series^[5] and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television
Series Musical or Comedy.

In 2011, Parsons made his Broadway debut portraying Tommy Boatwright in the
play /The Normal Heart/, for which he received a Drama Desk Award
nomination. 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 a Movie. On January 29,
2015, it was announced that Parsons would be returning to Broadway as God
in the new play /An Act of God/, opening in May 2015.^[6]


· 1 Early life
· 2 Career

· 2.1 Early career
· 2.2 Breakthrough role in /The Big Bang Theory/
· 2.3 Other works

· 3 Personal life
· 4 Filmography

· 4.1 Film
· 4.2 Television
· 4.3 Stage

· 5 Awards and nominations
· 6 References
· 7 External links


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