Out actor Jim Parsons on Wednesday
received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
The 41-year-old Parsons is best known
for playing scientist Sheldon Cooper on the CBS comedy The Big
Attending the event were Parson's
partner, art director Todd Spiewak, mother and Big Bang
castmates, including Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Johnny Galecki.
“One of the things I know is, the
main reason I'm in this career and here today, is because of my
family and the support they gave me, and the way I was encouraged to
pursue this insane dream of acting, from Texas to here,” Parsons
But “the biggest reason is because I
had the chance to play this incredible character that I neither
created, nor write for, nor put into a series.”
Other openly gay celebrities with a
Hollywood Walk of Fame star include Jane Lynch and Ellen DeGeneres.