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.
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
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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
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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
Continue reading: Jim Parsons Speaks About 'Big Bang Theory' Young Sheldon Spin-Off
Stephen Hawking, Wil Wheaton and more gather for this special occasion.
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.
'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.
This relationship finally takes the next step.
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.
TV'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.
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.
The animated film managed to beat Will Ferrell comedy ‘Get Hard’ to the box office top spot this weekend.
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.
Home 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.
Date of birth
24th March, 1973
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