Sheldon on "Big Bang Theory"
James Joseph "Jim" Parsons was born in 1973 in Houston, Texas, and was determined at a very young age to be an actor. After graduating from high school, Parsons received an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, and during this time, appeared in 17 plays in 3 years.
In New York, Parsons worked in Off-Broadway productions and made several television appearances. In a 2003 Quiznos commercial, Parsons played a man who had been raised by wolves and continued to nurse from his wolf "mother". 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 as a nerd-like person in Garden State and School for Scoundrels.
His breakthrough role is, of course, Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He has received several awards for his performance, including the Television Critics Association award for the highest individual achievements in comedy, the National Association of Broadcasters Television Chairman's Award for a significant breakthrough in a specific art discipline, three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.
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