Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Sheldon Cooper, List of The Big Bang Theory characters, Penny, Howard Wolowitz, Leonard Hofstadter, Rajesh Koothrappali, Leslie Winkle. Excerpt: Sheldon Lee Cooper, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D., is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons. Parsons won an Emmy Award in 2010 and a Golden Globe in January 2011 for this role. Sheldon is a Caltech theoretical physicist, who shares an apartment with his colleague and best friend, Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki). They live across the hallway from Penny (Kaley Cuoco). Sheldon is characterized as having an overtly intellectual personality: he exhibits a strict adherence to routine, a tenuous understanding of irony, sarcasm and humor, a vocal admiration for his superior intellect, and a general lack of humility or empathy. These characteristics provide the bulk of his character's humor and the center of some episodes. He has been described as the show's breakout character. Reviewers and fans have speculated that Sheldon's personality traits are consistent with a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder. The character of Sheldon Cooper was inspired by a computer programmer that series co-creator Bill Prady knew. He is named in honor of actor/producer Sheldon Leonard, and Nobel Prize Laureate Leon Cooper. Chuck Lorre originally intended Johnny Galecki to play the role, but Galecki thought he'd be qbetter suitedq for the character of Leonard. Lorre said that when Jim Parsons auditioned for the role, he was qso startlingly good, q that Lorre qasked him back to make sure he hadn't gotten lucky, q making Jim Parsons re-audition. Over the course of the series, various details emerge about Sheldon's life prior to the outset of the show. Born in Galveston, Texas, he was raised by his father (G...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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