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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.



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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

Aldis Hodge, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons, Kimberly Quinn, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, Lidya Jewett, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Glenn Powel and Theodore Melfi
Aldis Hodge, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons, Kimberly Quinn, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, Lidya Jewett, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Glenn Powel and Theodore Melfi
Aldis Hodge, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons, Kimberly Quinn, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, Lidya Jewett, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Glenn Powel and Theodore Melfi
Aldis Hodge, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons, Kimberly Quinn, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, Lidya Jewett, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Glenn Powel and Theodore Melfi

Jim Parsons Speaks About 'Big Bang Theory' Young Sheldon Spin-Off


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‘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 at the Palm Springs Film FestivalJim Parsons has some advice for the actor playing the young Sheldon

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Jim Parsons at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala held at Palm Springs Convention Center, California, United States - Monday 2nd January 2017

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'The Big Bang Theory' Spin-Off Prequel Planned Around Sheldon Cooper


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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 ParsonsJim Parsons has played the memorable Sheldon Cooper for 10 series of 'The Big Bang Theory'

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Jim Parsons at the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 21st October 2016

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Todd Spiewak and Jim Parsons
Todd Spiewak and Jim Parsons

Hidden Figures Trailer


Even from a young age, Katherine Johnson's family and teachers knew she was made for great things. Even as a child, her mind was something special. She was gifted with an ability to work out complicated math sums far superior to anything a young child ought to be able to do.

There were a number of factors standing between Katherine and her education - most spanning from the fact that she was black and it was the 1920's. The country of Virginia where she and her family lived would not supply an education over a eighth grade to anyone of Afro-American ancestry and few family worked impossibly hard, splitting their time over two counties, to make sure their little girl could become the success they knew she would be. Their hard work paid off and Katherine became a math teacher before being poached by a new and exciting agency looking to recruit some of the most talented mathematicians of the time.

Katherine, along with two fellow mathematicians, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, were introduced into a whole new use for maths. The ladies who worked in the department were human computers and they unravelled huge flight calculations and soon Katherine was once again headed up the ladder to work on a space mission - a mission to send a man to the moon and safely return back to earth.

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Sheldon Cooper Gets Birthday Party To Remember In 200th Episode Of 'The Big Bang Theory'


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It was the 200th episode of CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' last night (February 25th 2016) and, as part of this milestone celebration, we got to experience Sheldon Cooper's first ever adult birthday party. It was an episode that really showed how far he's come as a human being.

Big Bang Theory cast'The Big Bang Theory' celebrates 200th episode with Sheldon's birthday

Sheldon (played by Jim Parsons) has changed a lot over the last nine years. Not only is he in a long-term relationship, but he's finally given Amy Farrah-Fowler the intimacy she's been waiting so long for and he's learnt a lot about proper social interaction. He's resolved long-held feuds (Wil Wheaton) and worn some epic T-shirts, but the 200th episode was just a little bit different.

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Sex Or Star Wars? Sheldon Cooper Makes The Right Decision In 'The Big Bang Theory'


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If you thought the most exciting moment of 2015 was going to be watching 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', you'd be totally wrong. In fact, the most significant moment of 'The Big Bang Theory' so far probably tops even that. Sheldon Cooper has finally relinquished his virginity. And it's perfect.

Sheldon and AmyTV's most adorable couple finally get it on

For this socially awkward, genius physicist played by Jim Parsons, intimacy and romance has always been a huge problem. Girlfriend Amy Farrah Fowler is a little more into those areas, but her patience over her five-year relationship with Sheldon has been remarkable; content with holding hands, infrequent hugs and occasional brief kisses, she deserved a little more passion from her long-term boyfriend.

Continue reading: Sex Or Star Wars? Sheldon Cooper Makes The Right Decision In 'The Big Bang Theory'

15 Best Sheldon Cooper Quotes From 'The Big Bang Theory'


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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 ParsonsJim 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'

'Big Bang Theory's' Amy And Sheldon's Relationship Is Set To Take A Giant Leap In Upcoming Episode


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It’s been a long time coming for ‘Big Bang Theory’ fans, but it looks like Sheldon and Amy are finally going to consummate their relationship in an upcoming episode of the show’s ninth season. The couple have long been a fan-favourite pairing on the series, but at the end of season eight viewers had feared the two could be finished for good.

Big Bang TheoryThe cast of ‘The Big Bang Theory’.

During season eight’s finale earlier this year, Amy (played by Mayim Bialik) ended her relationship with Sheldon (Jim Parsons) over Skype, saying that she needed time alone. So far in season nine we’ve seen Sheldon attempt to woo Amy back with little luck, but it seems this could be set to change very soon.

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Video - Alec Baldwin Brings Pregnant Wife And Daughter To Last Ever 'Letterman' - Part 2


'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.

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Video - Jim Parsons Greets Fans Outside Broadway's Studio 54


'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.

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Has 'Home's' $54 Million Debut Given DreamWorks The Box Office Boost It Needed?


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Dreamworks' newest animated feature Home has topped the box office this weekend, taking an estimated $54 million. The film's opening weekend success means it is already a hit for studio DreamWorks, which has had a difficult time as of late, with recent releases under performing at the box office.

HomeHome has topped the US box office.

The film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young girl named Tip and Oh, an outcast alien from outer space. Pop star Rihanna provides the voice of Tip, while ‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons is her unlikely accomplice.

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Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Johnny Galecki - The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards - Press Room at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Annual People's Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 7th January 2015

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Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Johnny Galecki - A variety of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet for the 41st Annual People's Choice Awards which were held at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 8th January 2015

Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-sweeting and Johnny Galecki
Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-sweeting and Johnny Galecki
Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-sweeting and Johnny Galecki
Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-sweeting and Johnny Galecki
Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-sweeting and Johnny Galecki
Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch and Kaley Cuoco-sweeting
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Jim Parsons

Date of birth

24th March, 1973

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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The Big Year Trailer

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Brad Harris is having what he calls a 'no-life crisis'. He is stuck in a...

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