Jim Parsons BiographyAmerican actor and comic Jim Parsons rose to fame as nerdy and eccentric but irresistibly cute physicist Sheldon Cooper on the popular sitcom «The Big Bang Theory».
Early LifeJames Joseph Parsons (as well as his famous on-screen counterpart), was born in Houston, Texas, on March 24, 1973. His mother was a school teacher and father owned a plumbing supply company. Parsons grew up with his younger sister, Julie, who chose to pursue a career as a school teacher herself.
Acting CareerIn 2001 right after graduation, Jim moved to New York City looking for a job. At first, he struggled to find a job, taking part in small TV series and theater plays. Jim`s most significant screen appearances in that period were roles in sitcoms «Ed» and «Judging Amy», as well as «Garden State» where he teamed up with Natalie Portman.
According to Chuck Lorre, the crew was so shocked by Jim`s acting that they had to ask him to repeat his monologue. They were sure that it`s going to be impossible to perform with such inspiration and passion again, but Parsons nailed it in a fashion that dispelled any doubts about him starring in a series.
Even though Johnny Galecki`s Leonard was initially the main character of the series, the main focus of the series almost immediately shifted to Sheldon, thanks to the viewer's love for the character and appreciation of Jim`s performance.
In the same period, Jim participated in the voice-over of cartoon characters in «Family Guy» and gave his voice to an alien character in «Happy Smekday!»
In 2017 Chuck Lorre, director of the «Bing Bang Theory», launched a spinoff to the original show called «Young Sheldon». And while Jim has not made an appearance on the screen, he is involved as a voiceover of an adult Sheldon acting as a show`s narrator. Since 2017, 3 seasons appeared on television, after which it was extended to the next.
Personal LifeIn 2012 Jim Parsons openly announced his homosexuality and noted that he had been in a relationship for the last 10 years.
Jim Parsons NowThe year 2019 for Jim Parsons was marked by the release of the movie "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile" in which he played Larry Simpson. In 2020, with the participation of Jim Parsons, the Netflix "Hollywood" series appeared on television. In it, the actor played the role of agent Henry Willson.
In 2020, the actor, like other celebrities, spends time on self-isolation and is engaged in domesticity. Parsons also often shares news about his life with followers on Instagram