Jim Parsons is an American actor best known for his starring role as Sheldon Cooper the television sitcom The Big Bang Theory, since 2007.
He was nominated for the Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in The Big Bang Theory in 2009, and won the award in 2010 and 2011.
Parsons' television credits include a recurring role in the series Judging Amy and a guest starring appearance in Ed.
His feature film credits include Garden State, Heights, On the Road with Judas, Gardener of Eden, 10 Items or Less and School for Scoundrels.
Parsons graduated with a BA in theatre from the University of Houston, during which time he helped create a not-for-profit theatre company. He acted in productions there including Endgame, Guys and Dolls and The Balcony.
Parsons loves to play the piano and also enjoys watching sports, especially tennis, baseball and basketball.
He was born and raised in Houston and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.