Jim Parsons is an actor. He is 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.
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.
In August 2009, Jim Parsons won the Television Critics Association award for individual achievement in comedy, beating Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, and Neil Patrick Harris. Parsons was nominated for Emmy awards in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, winning in 2010, 2011 and 2013. In September 2010, Parsons and costars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco signed new contracts, guaranteeing each of them $200,000 per episode for the fourth season of The Big Bang Theory, with substantial raises for each of the next three seasons. The three were also promised a percentage of the show’s earnings. In January 2011, he won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy (the award was presented by co-star Cuoco). As of August 2013, Parsons, Cuoco and Galecki each earn $325,000 per episode.
In 2011, Jim Parsons appeared with Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Steve Martin, and Rashida Jones in the comedy film The Big Year. It was released in October. That same year, he appeared as the human alter ego of Walter, the newest Muppet introduced in The Muppets.
On May 18, 2012, Jim Parsons began appearing on Broadway as Elwood P. Dowd in a revival of Harvey.
How Jim Parsons Made His Money – Acting
Estimated Net Worth: $21 Million
Birthday: March 24, 1973