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USD Alumnus Receives Second Emmy Nomination

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Jim Parsons ’01 received his second Emmy nomination for his role in "The Big Bang Theory" as Sheldon Cooper, a brainy yet socially inept physicist.  Parsons’ nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series pits him against comedic greats such as Alec Baldwin and Steve Carell.

After receiving his MFA in 2001 from the Old Globe/USD Master of Fine Arts Theatre program, Parsons appeared in a variety of films, most notably the 2004 "Garden State," and held small reoccurring roles in television before landing a leading role in CBS’s "The Big Bang Theory." 

When asked how he will celebrate his nomination Parsons commented, "I'm not a big partier, as it is, so I certainly won't be grabbing a bottle of Jack and hitting the town. Maybe I'll have dessert tonight? I'm a wild man."

The 62nd Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2010.

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