|Popular Name:||Jim Parsons|
|Birth Name:||James Joseph Parsons|
|Birth Date:||24 March 1973|
|Birth Place:||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|Spouse(name):||Todd Spiewak (Since 2017)|
|Years active:||1996 till date|
|Net Worth:||$160 Million|
|Last Updated:||March 2020|
James Joseph Parsons, simply known as Jim Parsons is actor and producer from Texas, United States. He is known for his 12-year long role as Sheldon Cooper in the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” (2007–2019). For his performance, he has received several awards throughout his still active career, including a Golden Globe Award and four Primetime Emmy Awards. Jim Parsons net worth has accumulated over several years in his acting career, and as a result, in 2018, his annual salary was estimated by Forbes $26.5 million. He has been named the highest-paid television actor in the world.
Childhood & Early Life
Jim Parsons was born in Houston, Texas, USA, on 24 March 1973. His parents were Judy Ann and Milton Joseph Parsons, and his sister Julie Ann Parsons was a teacher. He was a student of Klein Oak High School. After he participated in a school play at age 6, he became determined and picked up interest tk pursue a career in acting. Upon graduating from high school, he attended the University of Houston for his bachelor’s degree, after which he attended a two-year course in classical theatre in the University of San Diego.
When he started acting, Jim Parsons mostly did theatrical productions. He was seen in the films “Heights” (2005) and “Garden State” (2004) where he played supporting roles. He also had a supporting role in the drama series named “Judging Amy”, before deciding to audition for the role of “Sheldon Cooper” for the television series “The Big Bang Theory”. After he went through the script, he realized there was no connection between his personality and the character, but he felt that should just go on with the role. In 2007 he started playing the role of the character in the show and earned international popularity as soon as the show achieved massive success. He appeared on the show for twelve years from 2007 to 2019.
Movies & TV Shows
Inspired by the big success he achieved with his role in the television series “The Big Bang Theory”, Jim Parsons net worth continued to gain valuable increase as he continued to earn more roles. Over the years, Jim also appeared in several successful movies, such as “The Big Year” (2011) and “Wish I was Here” (2014). He also plays voice roles, and has featured in television shows like “Who do You Think You Are?” and “Eureka”. He has played important roles in films like “The Normal Heart” (2011) and “An Act of God” (2015). He played a vital role in the 2015 horror film “Visions”. In 2017, Jim Parsons started narrating “Young Sheldon”, a prequel to the “Big Bang Theory”. He has also played supporting roles in a number of movies, including “Hidden Figures” and the 2019 film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” with Zac Efron. In 2018, he joined Claire Danes and Priyanka Chopra for the film “A Kid Like Jake” where he acted the lead role of ‘Greg Wheeler’. The same year, he also starred in a play “The Boys in the Band” at the ‘Booth Theatre’ in New York. In 2019, he was cast to act the same role in the play’s film adaptation.
Awards & Achievements
Jim Parsons has won several awards in his career, mostly his 12-year long role as Sheldon Cooper in the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” (2007–2019). He won four Emmy Awards (from 2010 to 2014) “for Outstanding Lead Actor”. Other awards won by him include a Satellite Award, a Television Critics Association Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Additionally, in March 2015, he a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jim Parsons is a homosexual. After being with his boyfriend art director Todd Spiewak for over ten years, they tied the knot in 2017.
Jim is 6 feet tall. His hair is dark brown, his eyes are blue, and his body weighs 66kg.
Jim Parsons Net Worth
Jim Parsons net worth has accumulated over several years in his acting career, and as a result, in 2018, his annual salary was estimated by Forbes $26.5 million. He has been named the highest-paid television actor in the world. He has acquired most of his wealth from his time on the television show the “Big Bang Theory”. In September 2010, Jim Parsons and other co-stars of the show signed new contracts which fetched each of them $200,000 per episode for show’s fourth season. From August 2013, Jim Parsons net worth further gained weight as he began to earn $325,000 per episode. In August 2014, he once again signed a new contact guaranteeing him of $1 million per episode for three seasons — the eighth, ninth, and tenth seasons of “The Big Bang Theory”. However, in August 2018, the actor announced his refusal to sign a deal worth $50 million for the show’s thirteenth and fourteenth seasons. The show’s producers simultaneously declared that, the show will come to a close in May 2019 after 279 episodes, the most of any multi camera series in the history of television.
As of March 2020, Jim Parsons net worth is roughly $160 million. His role as the narrator of the prequel series of his hit series the “Big Bang Theory”, titled “Young Sheldon”, is expected to continually increase his current pocket size. At 47, the actor still has many years to go on with his career, and if there’s going to be more from him, only time will tell.