Jim Parsons Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 28 Jan, 2018
Facts of Jim Parsons
Date of Birth: 1973 , March-24
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Jim Parsons
Birth Name James Joseph Parsons
Father Jack Parsons
Mother Judy Parsons
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Houston, Texas
Profession American Actor
Net Worth $70 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Weight in KG 73
Tattoo(s) N/A
Famous for Actor of the CBS Sitcom, The Big Bang theory
Affair with Todd Spiewak
Boyfriend Todd Spiewak
Married Yes
Married to Todd Spiewak (2017)
Children N/A
Education University of Houston
Awards Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram
Music Group Happy All The Time, Love Hurts, Nobody Cares about Santa, A Christmas Song
Movies A Kid Like Jake, Hidden Figures, The Big Year, Sunset Stories
TV Show The Big Bang Theory, im Parsons Is Too Stupid for Politics on SiriusXM,
Sisters Julie Parsons
Siblings Julie Parsons
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Born James Joseph Parsons, Jim Parson is an American actor renowned for his performance in CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. Parsons achieved four Emmy Awards for his role Sheldon Cooper on the sitcom.

Jim Parson began his acting career from the theater. Besides The Big Bang Theory, he has also performed in several other TV series and films including The Big YearThe Muppets, Harvey, The Normal Heart, The Muppets, and Wish I Was Here among others. 

Early Life and Education

Jim Parsons was born on 24th March 1973 in Houston, Texas, U.S to Milton Joseph Parsons, Jr. and Judy Ann. Parsons has a sister, Julie Ann Parsons. Both his mother and sister are teachers.

Jim Parsons studied at Klein Oak High School. He grew interested in acting at the age of six, after performing in the school production of The Elephant's Child. Parsons graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree. He attended the University of San Diego for his Master's degree.


Soon after graduating, Jim Parsons started his acting career. He did theater shows at first. Later, he appeared on several TV series and films. Judging Amy and Garden State were some of the projects he appeared in during his early career.

In 2007, Jim Parsons landed his career big role in The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon Cooper. For his role of theoretical physicist, Sheldon Cooper; he has achieved four Emmy Awards so far.

Jim Parsons also performed on several other projects including The Big YearThe Muppets, Harvey, The Normal Heart, The MuppetsWish I Was Here, the Oscar-nominated biopic; Hidden Figures and many others.

Jim Parsons also voiced the lead character, Oh, in the Animation comedy movie, Home in 2015. He is also a host of the show, Jim Parsons Is Too Stupid for Politics on SiriusXM.


Jim Parsons has been honored with several awards throughout his career including Golden Globe in 2011,  Primetime Emmy in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014, CinEuphoria in 2015, Critics' Choice TV Award in 2014 and many others. In 2015, Jin was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Personal life

Jim Parsons is openly gay. He came open about his sexual orientation in 2012. Currently, he is married to graphic designer, Todd Spiewak. The couple dated for nearly 15 years before tying the knot in 2017.

Parson disclosed about his relationship with husband Spiewak and made their first public appearance in 2013. He also posed with her partner in the red carpet event.

Parson tied the knot with her long-term partner in May 2017. The wedding ceremony was held at New York’s iconic Rainbow Room restaurants. Jim Parsons and his husband, Spiewak, currently reside in the New York City raising their two dogs; Rufus and Otis.

He is quite close to their pet and loves spending time with them. He also frequently shares about them on his Instagram account. Jim Parson also loves playing baseball and throwing darts in his free times.

Net Worth

Jim Parsons' estimated net worth is $70 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. Parsons' estimated net worth is $28 million. His estimated net worth in 2016 was $25.5 million.

Parsons and his The Big Bang Theory co-stars, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco are among TV's highest-paid comedy actors with $1 million pay per episode. 

Reportedly, Parsons was paid $60,000 per episode for the first three seasons. Then, he received $200,000 for the fourth season and his salary rose to $350,000 in the seventh season.

Further, Parsons' movies, The Muppets collected $165.2 million, The Big Year collected $7.4 million and Home collected $386 million respectively at the box office.

Jim Parsons and his husband, Todd Spiewak, own 930 square feet 1BHK Penthouse in New York City worth $3,615,000.