Jim Parsons Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Jim Parsons Net Worth 2020 – James Joseph Parsons, popularly known as Jim Parsons, is an American actor best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper in the popular comedy series ‘The Big Bang Theory’. This role has not only earned him international prominence but also won him several prestigious awards.
Jim Parsons was born on March 24, 1973, in Houston, Texas, USA. His nationality is American and ethnicity is mixed(English, French, German and Scottish).
His birth name is James Joseph “Jim” Parsons. He was raised in northern suburbs, Spring. His father is Milton Joseph “Mickey/Jack” Parsons, Jr., and his mother Judy Ann, a teacher.
Jim Parsons, who is homosexual, has been in a relationship with art director Todd Spiewak for over ten years. They got married in May 2017.
Jim went to Klein Oak High School in spring. Parsons received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. Jim graduated from the University of San Diego and received special training in the classical theater which was of 2 years. He planned to do a doctorate in acting if possible out of his busy schedule
In the early days of his career, Jim Parsons mostly appeared in theatrical productions. He appeared in the films ‘Garden State’ (2004), and ‘Heights’ (2005) where he played supporting roles. He also played a supporting role in an American drama series named ‘Judging Amy’.
He auditioned for the role of Sheldon Cooper in the series ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ Though he didn’t feel any sort of a connection with the character, he felt that the role would really suit him after going through the script. He cleared the audition and started playing the character in the show in 2007.
The series was about four geeky men and a woman named Penny, who works as a waitress and is also an aspiring actress. It became hugely popular and Parsons gained fame on an international level.
Over the years, he appeared in several TV movies, such as ‘The Big Year’ (2011) and ‘Wish I was Here’ (2014). He has also played voice roles in episodes of TV shows like ‘Eureka’ (2011) and ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ (2014).
He has appeared in several stage productions as well, playing important roles in ‘A Normal Heart’ (2011) and ‘An Act of God’ (2015-16). He played a significant role in the 2015 American horror film ‘Visions’.
One of Jim Parsons’ early important works was in ’Judging Amy’ an American legal drama TV series, which aired on the CBS Network. He appeared in a few episodes, playing the clerk of the lead character who replaces the former one after her departure.
He manages to prove his worth when his knowledge of Spanish becomes useful in a case. The show also featured actors Amy Brenneman, Dan Futterman, Richard Jones, and Jessica Tuck. He portrayed this role from 2004-05.
The CBS sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’ which started airing from 2007 has been the most important role in Parsons’ career so far. The show, directed by Mark Cendrowski, became a huge success upon its premiere.
It starred Parsons in a lead role, as a genius named Sheldon Cooper who earned his Ph.D. at the age of sixteen. The series became a huge success and won several awards such as the UK’S National TV Award and the People’s Choice Award, both in 2016.
Net Worth 2020
He has an estimated net worth of $160 million.