Sheldon Lee Cooper PhD, is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory and the prequel Young Sheldon, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons (TBBT) and Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon). For his portrayal, Parsons has won four Primetime Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a TCA Award, and two Critics' Choice Television Awards.
Sheldon went to California Tech after in the Young Episode dubbed Pasadena, he went to a lecture taught by Steven Hawking.
His friends in The Big Bang Theory are:
- Leonard Hofstadter (former roommate)
- Penny (family last name unknown) Hofstadter (neighbor)
- Amy Farrah Fowler Cooper (wife)
- Howard Wolowitz
- Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz
- Raj Koothrappali