Jim Parsons is an American actor, famous for his role as Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Bang Theory. The TV show saw him rise to international prominence and has won several prestigious awards.
- Nationality: Houston, Texas, United States of American
- Date of Birth: March 24, 1973
- Occupation: Actor
- Net Worth: $70 Million
Jim Parsons Biography
James Joseph Parsons was born on March 24, 1973, and raised in Houston, Texas. His parents are Milton Joseph Parsons, Jr (Father) and Judy Ann(Mother) a teacher. Jim’s only sister, Julie Ann Parsons who’s also a teacher.
Jim Parsons studied at Klein Oak High School. He grew interested in acting at the age of six, after performing in the school production of The Elephant’s Child. After graduating from high school, he graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree. He also attended the University of San Diego for a special two year course in classical theater. See Also: Sofia Vergara Net Worth ($200 Million) and Biography.
The Big Bang Theory actor is a gay. Jim Parsons is married to director Todd Spiewak, whom he tied the nuptial knot with in the month of May 2017.
He has described the relationship between him and his gay husband as “an act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work, washing the clothes, taking the dogs out—a regular life, boring love.”
Jim Parsons Career Path
After graduating from school Jim Parsons started his acting career. He did theater shows at first. Later on he had a recurring role on the television show “Judging Amy” and appeared on the television series “Ed”. Parsons also had minor roles in several movies, including Garden State and School for Scoundrels.
Jim Parsons landed his career big role in “The Big Bang Theory” in 2007, as Sheldon Cooper. He played the role of theoretical physicist, Sheldon Cooper; he has so far achieved four Emmy Awards.
Jim Parsons other projects includes The Big Year, The Muppets, Harvey, The Normal Heart, The Muppets, Wish I Was Here, the Oscar-nominated biopic; Hidden Figures and many others. See Also: Eric Stonestreet Net Worth ($40 Million) and Biography.
Jim Parsons Net Worth
Parsons is definitely among the highest paid actors on TV, earning about $1 million per episode from The Big Bang Theory. He started off with $60,000 per episode for three seasons and then rose to over $200, 000 for the fourth season and by the seventh season, he was already earning over $350, 000. Currently he earns up to a million being the main character.
Other Parsons movies includes; The Muppets, The Big Year and Home collected $165.2 million, $7.4 million and $386 million respectively.
He has an estimated net worth put comfortably above $70 million.