Born on March 24, 1973, in Houston, Texas, actor Jim Parsons rose to fame as Sheldon on the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He studied at University of Houston. In 2001, Parsons completed his master's degree at the University of San Diego.
He moved to New York City for a time after graduation where he found work in the theater. Parsons also landed roles on such television and film projects as Judging Amy and Garden State in 2004.
In 2007, he began his successful run on The Big Bang Theory. Parsons has won Emmy Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2013 for his work on the show.
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