Jim Parsons (born March 24th 1973) is a US TV and film star most commonly known for starring in 'The Big Bang Theory'.
Net worth: Jim Parsons has a net worth of $30 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).
Acting career: Before landing the role of pedantic physicist Sheldon Cooper in Chuck Lorre's sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory', Jim Parsons appeared in the drama 'Judging Amy' and the films 'Heights', 'School for Scoundrels' and 'Garden State'. 'The Big Bang Theory' also starred Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco.
In 2011, he starred opposite Jack Black and Owen Wilson 'The Big Year', and later appeared in 'The Muppets'. In 2015, he appeared with Rihanna in the sci-fi children's animation 'Home'.
Among Parsons' Broadway roles are Elwood P. Dowd in 'Harvey' and God in 'An Act of God'.
In 2015 he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Personal life: Jim Parsons was raised near in Houston, Texas and went to Klein Oak High School. He also graduated from the University of Houston during which time he appeared in several theatre shows before attending the University of San Diego. He later moved to New York and now lives in Los Angeles.
He is openly gay and in a long term relationship with Todd Spiewak.
Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper, is believed to have turned down a lucrative deal to do more episodes.
The hugely popular American sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is coming to an end after 12 seasons, it has been confirmed.
“We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ during the past 12 seasons,” said CBS network and producer/co-writer Chuck Lorre in a joint statement this week. “We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring [it] to an epic creative close.”
An official reason for the show’s ending, despite its popularity maintaining consistently high after so long, was not given. However, a report from Entertainment Weekly suggested that it was because its lead star, Jim Parsons, felt that it was time to bring an end to the story arc of his character Sheldon Cooper, whom he has played for 257 episodes.
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Jim Parsons at PaleyFest Los Angeles, where a panel was scheduled to discuss details of the forthcoming 'Big Bang Theory' spin-off show 'Young Sheldon' at the Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 21st March 2018
He'll play the lead prosecutor in this intense thriller.
The latest news for the forthcoming Ted Bundy biopic starring Zac Efron sees the addition of Jim Parsons to the cast, playing prosecutor Larry Simpson. He adds to an already astounding ensemble for a movie that could be the biopic thriller of the year.
Jim Parsons at the Academy Awards
'The Big Bang Theory' star will be venturing away from comedy once again in the disturbing thriller 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile'; his first onscreen drama role since 2016's 'Hidden Figures'. He'll be playing lead prosecutor Larry Simpson, the man who was responsible for getting Bundy's conviction.
Continue reading: Jim Parsons Joins Zac Efron On Forthcoming Ted Bundy Biopic
The show will return to CBS for seasons 11 and 12.
CBS have announced that 'The Big Bang Theory’ will be on our screens for another two years at least.
The ‘Big Bang Theory’ has been renewed for two more seasons
Continue reading: CBS Announce Two Season Renewal For 'The Big Bang Theory'
The series will follow the young Sheldon Cooper growing up in Texas.
CBS has given a straight-to-series order for 'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' for the network’s 2017-2018 season.
According to Deadline, the first episode of the series will be helmed by Jungle Book director Jon Favreau, while Jim Parsons, who had the original idea for the show, will serve as narrator.
'Young Sheldon' has been given a straight-to-series order by CBS
Continue reading: 'Big Bang Theory' Spin Off 'Young Sheldon' Ordered To Series
The five original cast stars of 'TBBT' are taking a $100k-per-episode pay cut to boost Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik's salaries.
The five original cast members of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ are reportedly showing solidarity with newer stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, opting to take a pay cut in order to give them both raises ahead of negotiations for an expected two-season renewal.
Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Simon Helberg (Howard) and Kunal Nayyar (Raj) are reported by Variety to have made the gesture while the entire cast is in negotiations over new contracts. However, the report also indicates that Bialik (Amy) and Rauch (Bernadette) are seeking pay parity with their five co-stars.
'The Big Bang Theory' stars are currently in contract negotations
Aldis Hodge, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons, Kimberly Quinn, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, Lidya Jewett, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Glenn Powel and Theodore Melfi in the press room at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Expo Hall - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th January 2017
Sheldon’s childhood in Texas is set to be explored in a prequel series.
‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons has spoken about the upcoming spin-off series focusing on his character Sheldon, which is currently in development at CBS.
The series will follow a young, potentially teenage version of Sheldon Cooper, and while the role will require a new actor to play the future physicist Parsons will serve as executive producer. Parsons offered some advice for whomever gets cast in the role. "I would advise that actor to watch me as little as possible, and take that thing by the horns, and make it your own," he said.
Jim Parsons has some advice for the actor playing the young Sheldon
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A series entitled 'Sheldon', concerning the eccentric genius at the age of 12, is reportedly in the works at CBS.
Fans of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ who are eagerly awaiting news of whether their favourite show is to be given the green light for an eleventh series have been surprised with an announcement that the show’s central character, Sheldon Cooper, is to be the subject of a spin-off ‘prequel’ series.
Deadline reported on Tuesday (November 8th) that CBS is planning a new series that will show the eccentric, neurotic genius of Sheldon Cooper as a ‘child prodigy’ at the age of 12. Not many details have been revealed as the project is largely still in the planning process, but it obviously means that 43 year old Jim Parsons won’t be able to play the character he made so famous.
Jim Parsons has played the memorable Sheldon Cooper for 10 series of 'The Big Bang Theory'
Continue reading: 'The Big Bang Theory' Spin-Off Prequel Planned Around Sheldon Cooper
Bazinga! Everything Sheldon says is a Best Quote.
Jim Parsons' character on geek sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory' is a favourite on the show, mainly for his OCD-like tendencies, his social awkwardness and his over-complicated way of seeing the world. But since he embarked on a relationship with Amy Farrah Fowler, fans have been willing him to break one of his own rules.
Jim Parsons brings us the best TV character ever
The sexually frustrated Amy may finally get what she's been waiting for for 5 years. It's been a largely platonic relationship between her and Sheldon, with the pair only going so far as to hold hands, briefly kiss and awkwardly cuddle, but now producers have decided it's time to consummate their relationship. In honour of this big step for Sheldon, we've produced a list of some of his best ever quotes.
Continue reading: 15 Best Sheldon Cooper Quotes From 'The Big Bang Theory'
'30 Rock' star Alec Baldwin arrives with his heavily pregnant wife Hilaria Baldwin and their young daughter Carmen at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York for the last ever episode of 'The Late Show With David Letterman'. Alec appears to be clutching a gold-wrapped gift - presumably for David Letterman - which he puts aside as he poses with his family. The Baldwins appear to be on good terms with the photographers, as Hilaria shakes one of their hands and Alec asks them if someone he knows is about. He is later seen taking photos of the paparazzi with his phone.
'The Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons chats away to fans as he hurriedly signs autographs for those backstage at Studio 54 in New York. He thanks his fans and smiles broadly at photographers, but is unable to stop to pose for press shots as he is hurried inside the building.
Date of birth
24th March, 1973
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