Golden Globes: 3 Nominations, 1 Win

After receiving a Masters degree in classical theater at the University of San Diego/Old Globe Theatre in 2001. Jim Parsons worked in theatre until he landed a recurring role in the TV drama Judging Amy (2004). He was propelled to international acclaim when he was cast in The Big Bang Theory (2007-2016), now in its ninth season, where he portrays socially awkward physicist Sheldon Cooper.