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'''Leonard Leakey Hofstadter''', Ph.D., is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Johnny Galecki. Leonard is an experimental physicist, who shares an apartment with colleague and best friend Dr. [[Sheldon Cooper]] (Jim Parsons). For his portrayal, Galecki was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 2011.
 
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|name = Leonard Leaky Hofstadter
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|shows = ''[[wikipedia:The Big Bang Theory|The Big Bang Theory]]''
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|family = [[Beverly Hofstadter]] (mother)<br />[[Michael Hofstadter]] (younger brother)<br />[[Floyd Hofstadter]] (uncle)<br />[[Edna Hofstadter]] (aunt)<br />[[Penny Hofstadter|Penny]] (wife)
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|actor = [[wikipedia:Johnny Galecki|Johnny Galecki]]
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|friends = [[Sheldon Cooper]],<br />[[Howard Wolowitz]],<br />[[Raj Koothrappali]],<br />[[Stuart Bloom]],<br />[[Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz]],<br />[[Amy Farrah Fowler]],<br />[[Penny Hofstadter]]
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|occupation = Experimental physicist
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'''Leonard Leakey'''<ref name=middleearthparadigm>"The Middle Earth Paradigm". ''[[wikipedia:The Big Bang Theory|The Big Bang Theory]]''. Season 1. Episode 6. October 29, 2007.</ref> '''Hofstadter''' is a fictional character and a main character in the sitcom, ''[[wikipedia:The Big Bang Theory|The Big Bang Theory]]''. As an experimental physicist, Leonard originally shared an apartment with [[Sheldon Cooper|Sheldon]], and lives next to [[Penny Hofstadter|Penny]], who he has a love interest in. Together with Sheldon, [[Howard Wolowitz|Wolowitz]], and [[Raj Koothrappali|Raj]], Leonard often visits the comic book store, and attend comic conferences.
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Earning a PhD at the [[wikipedia:California Institute of Technology|California Institute of Technology]], Leonard Hofstadter previously attended [[wikipedia:Princeton University|Princeton]]<ref name=scavengervortex>"The Scavenger Vortex". ''[[wikipedia:The Big Bang Theory|The Big Bang Theory]]''. Season 7. Episode 3. October 3, 2013.</ref> and was 24 upon earning his PhD.
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Originally from [[wikipedia:New Jersey|New Jersey]], Leonard Hofstadter is currently an experimental physicist in Cal Tech, primarily working with lasers. At the start of season one, Penny moves to the apartment next to his. Immediately falling for her, Leonard's first face-to-face meeting ends in a socially awkward farewell, greeting and welcoming her to the building in the process.<ref name=pilot>"Pilot". ''[[wikipedia:The Big Bang Theory|The Big Bang Theory]]''. Season 1. Episode 1. September 24, 2007.</ref>
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Leonard Leakey[1] Hofstadter is a fictional character and a main character in the sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. As an experimental physicist, Leonard originally shared an apartment with Sheldon, and lives next to Penny, who he has a love interest in. Together with Sheldon, Wolowitz, and Raj, Leonard often visits the comic book store, and attend comic conferences.

Earning a PhD at the California Institute of Technology, Leonard Hofstadter previously attended Princeton[2] and was 24 upon earning his PhD.

Character

Originally from New Jersey, Leonard Hofstadter is currently an experimental physicist in Cal Tech, primarily working with lasers. At the start of season one, Penny moves to the apartment next to his. Immediately falling for her, Leonard's first face-to-face meeting ends in a socially awkward farewell, greeting and welcoming her to the building in the process.[3]

References

  1. "The Middle Earth Paradigm". The Big Bang Theory. Season 1. Episode 6. October 29, 2007.
  2. "The Scavenger Vortex". The Big Bang Theory. Season 7. Episode 3. October 3, 2013.
  3. "Pilot". The Big Bang Theory. Season 1. Episode 1. September 24, 2007.
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