Life Before Fame: 'The Big Bang Theory's' Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons
October 4, 2019 - 09:51 / Philip Faukland-Pollard

Parsons is well-known for his role in The Big Bang Theory as "Sheldon Cooper" for a total of 12 seasons from 2007 to 2019. But what was his life like before fame? Let's find out... 

Jim Parsons was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas, and was raised in one of its suburbs in the north called Spring. After playing the role of the "Kola-Kola bird" in a school production of The Elephant's Child when he was six years old, Parsons had his sights set on becoming an actor.

The Big Bang Theory ran from 2007-2019 and in this time Parsons won 17 major awards. Before The Big Bang Theory Parsons barely had any notable roles with only one role in a show called Ed (2002) for a single episode and some minor roles in several films. 

Jim Parsons attends the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California

Personal Life

Parsons lives in New York City neighbourhood Gramercy Park while also maintaining a residence in Los Angeles. His father died in a car crash on April 29, 2001. On May 23, 2012, an article in The New York Times noted that Parsons is gay and had been in a relationship for the last ten years. His husband is art director Todd Spiewak.