The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons has revealed that he thinks his sexuality has helped him to become a better actor. I certainly have never felt it hurt my career—at all. There's always more layers of yourself you can share. Parsons said goodbye to The Big Bang Theory and his beloved physicist character Sheldon Cooper in May when the sitcom came to an end after 12 years, and he has since taken on roles including booking agent Henry Willson in Ryan Murphy's Netflix drama series Hollywood and Michael in Netflix film The Boys in the Band.
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Following a series of small film and TV roles, he rocketed to fame as the socially stunted but brilliant theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory , winning four Lead Actor Emmy Awards during the hit sitcom's year run. Parsons showed an interest in performing at an early age, beginning with studying the piano in kindergarten. A budding actor nearly from the start, he eventually developed his own scripts and staged productions at home. After attending the University of Houston, Parsons continued to study his craft at the University of San Diego, in its graduate program with the Old Globe theater, completing his master's degree in Parsons then moved to New York City, where he tried to launch his acting career. At first, he found himself struggling to find work, appearing in off-Broadway plays.
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It's been almost two years since fans said goodbye to The Big Bang Theory and the show's beloved characters. But it most certaintly wasn't the last we've seen of Jim Parsons. Right by his side during the big night will no doubt he his husband, Todd Spiewak , who Parsons has been with for almost 20 years. A post shared by Jim Parsons therealjimparsons.
The Big Bang Theory initially centers on five characters: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper , two Caltech physicists; Penny , a waitress and aspiring actress who at the beginning of the program's narrative lives across the hall, and Leonard and Sheldon's friends and co-workers aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz , and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. Over time, several supporting characters have been introduced and promoted to starring roles, including coworker and romantic partner of Leonard Leslie Winkle , Sheldon's wife Amy Farrah Fowler , Howard's wife Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz , comic book store proprietor and friend of the other characters Stuart Bloom , and Emily Sweeney though the Emily character was introduced as a girlfriend for Raj and when those characters broke up Emily no longer appeared. The series also features numerous supporting characters, each of whom plays a prominent role in a story arc. Included among them are parents of the main characters, their dates and their coworkers.