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
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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'
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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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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.
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'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.
Date of birth
24th March, 1973
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