Hollywood sweetheart Jim Parsons, the beloved Sheldon Cooper of CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, and Emmy winning actor has all it takes to remain in the limelight for long and his light won’t dim any time soon. For the bulk of his career, Jim has stayed relevant for bringing originality to our screens. His excellence has not just won him fame but also wealth with his net worth increasing to $70 million thanks to a salary growth that nearly tripled his old $350,000 income. Let’s take away his successful career and look into his love life, sexuality, partner, and more.
Jim Parsons’ Bio
Jim Parsons was born March 24, 1973, in Houston Texas to Milton Joseph Parsons and Judy Ann. He spent his early days in northern suburbs, Spring. Son of a teacher, Jim is well educated. He attended Klein Oak High School in Spring and furthered at the University of Houston. He also joined a graduate school at the University of San Diego in 1999. He had the intention of obtaining a doctorate degree in acting, but for an unknown reason jettisoned the dream. In 2001 when he was done with school, he relocated to New York.
Jim Parson picked interest in acting after watching some captivating sitcoms especially Three’s Company, The Cosby Show and Family Ties. There, he started performing in plays and did more than 15 in three years. His originality and spot-on portrayal of characters made him one of the seven students to be admitted into a special two-year course in classical theater, a program taught in partnership with the Old Globe Theater.
Jim’s career started professionally in off-Broadway productions in 1993, and then television appearances followed. In 2011, he made his first Broadway appearance with a role in The Normal Heart. In his performance, he was more than just another actor and that won him a Drama Desk Award nomination.
Ultimately, the star began to shine and gain grounds in the 2000s. But his break came when he played Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory with his performance receiving different recognitions including award nominations such as Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
The actor also earned his seventh Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie when he repeated his role in Normal Heart in the film adaptation of the play. His role in Hidden figures also was memorable
Is Jim Parsons Married or Gay?
If you have been wondering if Jim Parsons is gay, here’s your answer – he is openly gay and is a married man. But that’s not to say that he didn’t keep up a secret romance in the past. In fact, he only came out of the closet in 2012 in a New York Times profile, revealing that he has been in a relationship with the man after his heart for over a decade. In 2014 during an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show, he made it clear that he was not in a rush to get married. But before this statement, Jim already described their relationship as being weird yet filled with love considering his age.
In 2017, he walked down the aisle with his love of 15 years and as you might expect, the wait was worth it. According to him, they had to take time to marry because they didn’t just care about the act. They were more concerned about what they actually felt for each other. And given that same-sex marriage was only just legalized in the US in 2015, it was only meaningful to wait. Admittedly now, Jim feels a sense of divinity since legalizing the affair. The four-time Emmy winning actor lives in New York City with his partner while also maintaining a home in Los Angeles.
Who Is His Husband (Partner), Wife
Jim Parsons’s partner is Todd Spiewak, they wedded in 2017 in a rainbow Room in New York City. Spiewak was born on 19 January 1977 – four years younger than his heartthrob. He is a graphic designer, executive producer, and producer. Some of the films to his credit include A Kid Like Jake (which he produced in 2017), First in Human (Documentary, executive producer) and Family Gene ( TV Movie). The lovers have no children yet and haven’t revealed if they would have one in future.