Jim Parsons Credits Britney Spears for His Acting Career
Actor Jim Parsons is best known for portraying Sheldon Cooper on CBS' The Big Bang Theory, a role for which he has won four Emmy Awards. In 2011, Cooper made his Broadway debut in The Normal Heart playing Tommy Boatwright. He reprised the role for the HBO TV movie, scoring another Emmy nomination. Parsons returned to Broadway in 2015 in An Act of God and starred in 2016's Hidden Figures. He can currently be seen on Broadway in The Boys in the Band and in the film A Kid Like Jake.