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  • Birth Name: James Joseph Parsons
  • Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/24/1973, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon's Top 13 Bazingas

Sheldon (Jim Parsons) rarely kids on The Big Bang Theory, but when he does, you'll know it by the use of the word "bazinga." His "gotcha" catchphrase of choice has taken on a life of its own since Sheldon first uttered it in Season 2. Here are our favorite bazinga moments from the last six seasons (and no, his spontaneous trip in the season finale — watch it here — was not just one big bazinga).
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10 Ways The Normal Heart Broke Our Hearts

[Warning: The following article contains major spoilers about HBO's The Normal Heart. Read at your own risk!]

HBO's The Normal Heart chronicles the emergence of AIDS in New York City in the early 1980s. Ryan Murphy's adaptation, based on the 1985 play by Larry Cramer, offers a shattering examination of both the physical effects of the disease itself, as well as the personal and political implications of the government's lack of response to the growing epidemic. The film tells the story through a group of characters who are struggling to make their voices heard amid the crisis. Here are 10 ways the movie broke our hearts:

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The Normal Heart Takes a Brutal, Unflinching Look at the Impact of AIDS

If The Normal Heart, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c on HBO, were a work of fiction, it would be tragic. But knowing that it's rooted in actual events makes it nothing short of devastating.

Based on Larry Kramer's 1985 play (which was revived on Broadway in 2011) and adapted for the small screen by Ryan MurphyThe Normal Heart takes a brutal, unflinching look at the onset of the AIDS epidemic in New York City in the early 1980s. The story is told through the eyes of a group of activists who founded the organization Gay Men's Health Crisis to help patients living with the disease.

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Year Title Description
2013 65th Primetime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Teen Choice 2013 TV Show Series, Appearing
2012 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2012 Tony Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2011 Tony Awards TV Show Series, Appearing

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Weekend Review: HBO's The Normal Heart

The heart breaks while tempers violently flare in HBO's The Normal Heart (Sunday, 9/8c), Ryan Murphy's emotionally and politically explosive film version of Larry Kramer's provocative stage drama about the early response, within and outside the gay community, to the '80s AIDS crisis.

Teeming with anger, sorrow, passion and purpose, this powerful and harrowing movie is part tragic love story in plague times, part agitprop manifesto and tribute to tireless activism. "We're not yelling loud enough!" bellows Ned Weeks (an engagingly abrasive Mark Ruffalo), the story's pushy moral conscience, a belligerent scold who refuses to play nice when so many lives are at stake.

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The Big Bang Theory Finale Preview: Can Sheldon Handle the Big Changes in His Life?

Leonard and Penny may have finally gotten engaged on The Big Bang Theory, but bigger developments are in store for Thursday's Season 7 finale (8/7c, CBS).

"There are a lot of moves made by different people in the finale," executive producer Steve Molaro tells TVGuide.com. "This season is more of a cliff-hanger ... and what happens affects everyone, not just one person."

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But the focus will be Sheldon (Jim Parsons), who, unsurprisingly, is struggling with ...
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Big Bang Theory Boss on "Bittersweet" Goodbye, Leonard and Penny's "Proposal Game"

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Thursday's episode of The Big Bang Theory. Read at your own risk.]
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Watch the Full-Length Trailer for Ryan Murphy’s The Normal Heart

HBO has released a new full-length trailer for Ryan Murphy's upcoming film The Normal Heart.

Based on Larry Kramer's Tony Award-winning play, The Normal Heart explores the on-set of the HIV/AIDS crisis... read more

CBS Renews The Big Bang Theory for Three More Seasons

CBS has given The Big Bang Theory a three-season renewal, the network announced Wednesday.

The decision comes after Big Bang's current seventh season garnered its highest ratings to date, averaging 19.79 million viewers and a 6.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic.

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