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James Joseph "Jim" Parsons (born March 24, 1973) is an American television and film actor best known for his current role as Sheldon Cooper, on the Big Bang Theory. Parsons has actually won numerous awards for his role, including the Television Critics Association award for the highest individual achievements in comedy, the National Association of Broadcasters Television Chairman's Award for a significant breakthrough in a particular art discipline, two consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. In his early career, Parson was cast in a Quiznos commercial, had a recurring role on Judging Amy and appeared as a supporting character in films such as Garden State and School for Scoundrels. Jim has estimated in an interview that he's auditioned for anywhere between 15 to 30 distinct roles, yet none of the opportunities made it to the national broadcast stage. The Big Band Theory is Parsons first successful, and ongoing, paramount television role. In 2011, Parsons played a role in The Big Year, alongside Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Steve Martin and Rashida Jones. Parsons is the oldest of two children as he has a younger sister named Julie Parsons, who is now a teacher. He attended the University of Houston where he received an undergraduate degree. Parsons later enrolled in graduate school at the University of San Diego in 1999, where he eventually graduated from in 2001. Shortly after graduation Parsons moved to New York. It is of little importance to his role on the Big Bang Theory, but in May, 2012 The New York Times released an article on Parsons that identified him as gay and having been in a relationship for more than ten years.

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