Many people know him as Sheldon Cooper, the character he plays in CBS’ The Big Bang Theory – one of the most-watched American sitcoms in the world. Jim Parsons is the man behind the character who makes people laugh every time the brilliant theoretical physicist is shown in a scene with minimal social skills.
Background Information on Jim Parsons
James Joseph “Jim” Parsons was born on 24 March 1973 at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas, the son of Milton Joseph “Mickey/Jack” Parsons, Jr. and Judy Ann (née McKnight) as his mother. He has one sister, Julie Ann Parsons, who is a teacher like her mother. The family lived in Springs, the northern suburbs of Texas, where Jim spent much of his childhood.
Jim Parsons attended Klein Oak High School in the spring. At school, he took a liking to act and was a regular part of his school productions. He was especially inspired by sitcoms like Three’s Company, The Cosby Show and Family Ties. He saw his interest in acting in the school production called The Elephant Child.
After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the University of Houston, where he had become a regular face in many plays at the Stages Repertory Theatre, and he also helped found Infernal Bridegroom Productions. At the University of Huston, he appeared in a total of 17 plays within three years and was a productive actor during his studies.
He later continued his studies at the Graduate School of the University of San Diego in 1999, when one of seven students was accepted into a two-year specialty course in classical theater. As expected, he made a good time there, as the organizers of the program were delighted with his unique and original acting style.
Is Jim Gay?
Yes! Handsome Jim is an openly gay man. This was announced by the New York Times in an article published on May 23, 2012. He is said to have been in a flourishing homosexual relationship for the past 10 years, according to an article in the New York Times. It is not known whether he was with one partner or with several partners over the years.
Well, there you have it; Jim is gay, and there is no controversy about it.
Family: Married, Partner, Wife, Husband
Our prominent actor is the wife of artistic director Todd Spiewak, with whom he tied the wedding knot in May 2017. Jim described the relationship between him and his gay husband as “an act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work, doing the laundry, walking the dogs – a normal life, boring love.
Their relationship is close and there are no rumors or indications that they are heading for the rocks.
Since Jim Parsons is gay and still married to a gay man, they have no children together and it is not known that Jim had a child before he married Todd. Maybe it is just a connection between two men who want to spend their lives together without the stress and joy that babies bring. Maybe they will decide to adopt one or more children in the future, but until then Jim spends his life with his one true love – Todd Spiewak.
Net Worth And Earnings
Parsons is one of the highest-paid comedy actors on television and earns about $1 million per episode of The Big Bang Theory. He started at $60,000 per episode in seasons 1, 2 and 3, then rose to over $200,000 per episode in season 4, and by season 7 he was earning over $350,000. He is currently earning up to a million dollars as he is the main character in the highly successful sitcom.
According to Forbes, Jim had a 1 percent profit from the series in 2017, which put him on the list of the highest-paid TV actors in the world. His net worth is estimated at well over $29 million. One of his most famous assets is the Gramercy Park penthouse, which he bought for $2.8 million.
Jim Parsons is still very young and active in the film industry. Over the years, his net worth is expected to increase steadily.
Jim has a high frame with a height of 6 feet 1 inch or 186 cm.