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Jim Parsons

Parsons in 2008
Born James Joseph Parsons
March 24, 1973 (1973-03-24) (age 36)
Houston, Texas, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
.James Joseph "Jim" Parsons (born March 24, 1973) is an American television and film actor best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, with his performance often cited as a significant reason for the program's success.^ Jim is the best and truly a gifted actor.
  • Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons On Learning Lines, Emmy Nods and Cast Ping Pong Deathmatches | Movieline 2 February 2010 15:18 UTC www.movieline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The Big Bang Theory" scored a nomination for lead actor in a comedy.
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^ Jim Parsons became famous with his most recent role on screen as Sheldon Cooper on the CBS series “The Big Bang Theory”, which was an instant hit.
  • Jim Parsons as Sheldon | The Big Bang Theory TV Show 2 February 2010 15:18 UTC thebigbangtheory.edogo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[1][2][3] .On July 16, 2009, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on The Big Bang Theory.^ The Big Bang Theory: Season 02 .
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^ Jim Parsons is a first-time Primetime Emmy(R) nominee as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his scene-stealing portrayal of genius but socially awkward "Sheldon," on CBS's hit comedy The Big Bang Theory .
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^ Recommend CBS renews 'Two and a Half Men,' 'Big Bang Theory' .
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[4] .In August 2009, he won the Television Critics Association award for the highest individual achievements in comedy.^ In August 2009, he won the Television Critics Association award for the highest individual achievements in comedy.

^ About Jim Parsons Parsons recently won the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy for his hilarious work as Sheldon Cooper.
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^ He also seemed flabbergasted when, this past weekend, he won the Television Critics Association award for individual achievement in comedy, beating such well-known actors as Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell and Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Jeanne Jakle: Parsons adjusts to celebrity role 2 February 2010 15:18 UTC www.mysanantonio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Early years

.Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Parsons started acting in first grade.^ Fun Facts: Parsons was born and raised in Houston, Texas.
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^ He was born in Houston, Texas, in 1973.
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^ However, according to IMDB, Jim Parsons started acting when he was in first grade.
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[6] .He attended Klein Oak High School in Spring, Texas.^ She grew up and attended schools in the Chetopa area and was a graduate of Labette County Community High School in Altamont.
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^ After graduating from Klein Oak High School, Parsons attended University of Houston, where a classmate urged him to audition for a production of Samuel Beckett's Endgame .
  • Emmy-nominated actor Jim Parsons' acting roots start in Houston | Television | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 2 February 2010 15:18 UTC www.chron.com [Source type: General]

^ Jim Parsons a grandi à Houston, au Texas, et est diplômé de la Klein Oak High School en 1991.
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.In 1996, he earned an undergraduate degree in theater from the School of Theater and Dance at the University of Houston where he became a Brother of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.^ The acting bug nipped him in first grade, and he went on to study the craft at the University of Houston, later earning a master's degree from the University of San Diego.
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^ Parsons graduated with a BA in theater from the University of Houston, during which time he helped create a not-for-profit theatre company.
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^ Parsons was born on March 24, 1973 in Houston, TX. Following his graduation from Klein Oak High School in 1991, he received a bachelor of arts degree in theater from the University of Houston.
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.He later earned a masters degree from the University of San Diego while performing at the Old Globe Theatre.^ University of San Diego alumni .
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^ The Globe reports this morning that Northeastern University is ending its 74-year-old football program , which played its home games at Parsons Field on Kent Street.
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^ Parsons has been in feature films and television since earning a Masters degree in theater from the University of San Diego in 2001.
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Career

.Parsons' television credits include a recurring role in the series Judging Amy and a guest appearance in Ed.^ Jim Parsons' television credits include a recurring role in the series "Judging Amy," on CBS and a guest starring appearance in "Ed."
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^ His additional television credits include a recurring role in My Boys and guest appearances in My Name is Earl .
  • Next Emmy Presenters Up? Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Kevin Bacon, Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, Kate Walsh, Sigourney Weaver, More | Emmys.com 2 February 2010 15:18 UTC www.emmys.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But as far as his television credits go, he has reccuring role on in the series Judging Amy , and a guest star appearance in Ed .
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[6] He is currently part of the regular cast in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory and was nominated for an Emmy in 2009.
.His feature film credits include Garden State, Heights, On the Road with Judas, Gardener of Eden, 10 Items or Less and School for Scoundrels.^ His movie credits include School For Scoundrels and Heights .
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^ JIM PARSONS' television credits include a recurring role in the series "Judging Amy," on CBS 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."
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^ Clip from 10 Items or Less .
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.While at the University of Houston, he helped found the not-for-profit theatre company, Infernal Bridegroom Productions, acting in productions of Endgame, Guys and Dolls and The Balcony.^ Was a member of Infernal Bridegroom Productions, a Houston -based theater company.
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^ Jim was a member of Infernal Bridegroom Productions, a Houston-based theater company.
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^ While at the University of Houston, he helped found the not-for-profit theatre company, Infernal Bridegroom Productions , acting in productions of Endgame , Guys and Dolls and The Balcony .

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He was the commencement speaker for the University of San Diego's College of Arts and Sciences class of 2009.

Filmography

Film

Year Film Role Notes
2003 Nowhere to Go But Up Casting assistant
2004 Why Blitt? Unknow role TV movie
Garden State Tim
Taste Kris TV movie
2005 The King's Inn Sidney
The Great New Wonderful Justin
2006 10 Items or Less Receptionist
School for Scoundrels Classmate Cameo
2007 On the Road with Judas Jimmy Pea
Gardener of Eden Spim

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Ed Chet Episode: "The Road"
2004–2005 Judging Amy Rob Holbrook 7 episodes
2009 Family Guy Sheldon Cooper Episode: "Business Guy"
2007–present The Big Bang Theory Sheldon Cooper Lead role

Personal

.He currently lives in Los Angeles.^ (Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons at the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2010 - Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan.
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^ The Emmys will air on September 13 on CBS and will originate from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
  • Jim Parsons and Chandra Wilson to Announce Emmy Nominations: Theater News on TheaterMania.com - 06/04/2009 2 February 2010 15:18 UTC www.theatermania.com [Source type: General]

[9] He is 6 feet 2 inches tall. .His hobbies include playing the piano, and watching sports, especially tennis, football, baseball and basketball.^ His hobbies include playing the piano and watching sports, especially tennis, baseball and basketball.

^ During his collegiate career, Parsons helped form a non-profit theater company called Infernal Bridgegroom Productions, where he displayed his acting promise in productions of “Endgame,” “Guys and Dolls” and “The Balcony.” Though acting was his first love, Parsons also played piano and having grown up in Texas was also an avid sports fan, especially of tennis, baseball and basketball.
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^ Football and basketball for sure, they were longtime season ticket holders, but also they were there with "Go Bear" cheers for track, baseball, waterpolo.

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References

  1. ^ Oswald, Brad. "The buzz: Jim Parsons as Sheldon". Winnipeg Free Press. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/entertainment/the_tab/the_buzz-39481582.html. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  2. ^ Salem, Rob (24 January 2009). "Nerd herd doing a bang-up job". The Toronto Star. http://www.thestar.com/Entertainment/Television/article/575764. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  3. ^ Gilbert, Matthew (8 February 2009). "Gentle twists on reliable formulas keep viewers hooked". The Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/articles/2009/02/08/gentle_twists_on_reliable_formulas_keep_viewers_hooked/. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  4. ^ "61st Primetime Emmy® Awards | Academy of Television Arts & Sciences". Cdn.emmys.tv. http://cdn.emmys.tv/awards/2009ptemmys/61stemmys_noms.php. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  5. ^ "TCA Awards hail 'True Blood' and (finally) 'Battlestar Galactica'". The LA Times. 2 August 2009. http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2009/08/tca-awards-television-critics-association-news-.html. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  6. ^ a b Rodman, Sarah (9 February 2009). "'Big Bang Theory' has burst into an old-school hit comedy". The Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/articles/2009/02/08/big_bang_theory_has_burst_into_an_old_school_hit_comedy/. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  7. ^ Keveney, Bill (8 December 2008). "Big Bang-up role for Jim Parsons". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2008-12-07-jim-parsons_N.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  8. ^ "Jim Parsons Biography". TVGuide. http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/jim-parsons/bio/244885/. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  9. ^ Getlen, Larry (26 April 2009). "'Big Bang Theory' Nerd May Get The Girl". NYPOST.com. http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/item_wdQH8p7Q2HrdQ8qX3pGa2L. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  10. ^ "Jim Parsons - Jim Parsons Pictures, Biography, Movies". Poptower.com. 24 March 1973. http://www.poptower.com/jim-parsons.htm. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 

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