In 2011, Jim Parsons won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) - in addition to the 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - for his portrayal of brilliant and quirky scientist Sheldon Cooper. He also won the Television Critics Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy in 2009 and was nominated for the 2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor.

Having recently filmed David Frankel's The Big Year, starring Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin, Parsons has appeared on the big screen in School for Scoundrels and Heights. He has also played pivotal roles in several independent films, including Garden State, Gardner of Eden and The Great New Wonderful.

Parsons' other television credits include a recurring role in the series Judging Amy and a guest appearance on Ed.

He has performed in many stage productions, including The Castle for the Manhattan Ensemble Theater and The Countess for San Diego's Globe Theater, as well as The Tempest and As You Like It for the Houston Shakespeare Festival.

Parsons has a Masters in Fine Arts degree from the Old Globe Theater/University of San Diego and a B.A. in theater from the University of Houston.

He currently resides in Los Angeles. His birth date is March 24.