The Big Bang Theory is a huge hit, and has been airing since 2006. Similar to hits like Friends and Roseanne, it even stars some of the same actors. But one addition to The Big Bang Theory is the quirky character of Sheldon Cooper played by Jim Parsons.
About Jim Parsons (from IMDB)
Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of San Diego/The Old Globe Theater, graduating in 2001.
He was propelled to international fame and acclaim three years later when he starred as Sheldon in the award-winning sitcom, The Big Bang Theory (2007).
His mother, Judy Parsons, is a first grade teacher and his father, who passed away in a car accident, in 2001, was the president of a plumbing company. His younger sister, Julie Parsons, is also a teacher. Judy and Julie work at the same school, and have shared a classroom.
Watch Jim Parsons Movies
|1. WISH I WAS HERE|
|Wish I Was Here is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Zach Braff and co-written with his brother Adam Braff. The film stars Braff, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Kate Hudson, Joey King, and Mandy Patinkin. The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014 and was given a limited release on July 18, 2014 by Focus Features.|
|2. SUNSET STORIES|
|Sunset Stories is a 2012 comedy, drama and mystery film written by Ernesto Foronda and Valerie Stadler, and directed by Ernesto Foronda and Silas Howard.|
|3. THE MUPPETS|
|The Muppets is a 2011 comedy film directed by James Bobin.|
|4. THE BIG YEAR|
|The Big Year is an upcoming comedy film directed by David Frankel.|
|5. GARDENER OF EDEN|
|Gardener of Eden is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Kevin Connolly. It stars Lukas Haas, Erika Christensen and Giovanni Ribisi.|
|6. ON THE ROAD WITH JUDAS|
|On the Road with Judas is a 2007 drama film directed by J.J. Lask.|
|7. SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS|
|School for Scoundrels is a 2006 American feature/comedy film, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder, and directed by Todd Phillips. The film is based on the 1960 British film of the same name. The film was released on September 29, 2006. The remake has a similar theme to the original film, but a noticeably different plot and tone.|
|8. 10 ITEMS OR LESS|
|10 Items or Less is a 2006 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Brad Silberling and starring Morgan Freeman and Paz Vega. Shot in fifteen days, 10 Items or Less made its release as a digital download – the first such release via the Internet – while it was still in theaters. ClickStar, founded by Morgan Freeman, made the film available digitally on December 15, 2006, fourteen days after it made its theatrical debut. This event was highlighted by the American Film Institute in their AFI Awards 2006 “Moments of Significance”.|
|9. THE GREAT NEW WONDERFUL|
|The Great New Wonderful is a 2005 film written by Sam Catlin and directed by Danny Leiner.|
|10. GARDEN STATE|
|Garden State is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Zach Braff and starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm and Braff himself. The film centers on Andrew Largeman, a 26-year-old actor/waiter who returns to his hometown in New Jersey after his mother dies. Braff based the film on his real life experiences. It was filmed in April and May 2003 and released on July 28, 2004. New Jersey was the main setting and primary shooting location. Garden State received positive reviews upon its release and has garnered a cult following. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. The film also spawned a soundtrack for which Braff, who picked the music himself, won a Grammy Award.|