About James Joseph Parsons
Jim Parsons is an American actor. He is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, with his performance often cited as a significant reason for the program's success. He has received several awards for his performance, 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 specific 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.
He is scheduled to be featured on the American version of the genealogical program Who Do You Think You Are? in August 2013.