Best known as brainiac Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, actor Jim Parsons has always had acting in his blood. But he wonders where it comes from — and what else was passed down along his father’s family line.
On tonight’s season finale of Who Do You Think You Are? Jim travels to New Orleans, Paris and Versailles and finds generations of men who left indelible marks on the arts and sciences — even history.
Jim’s family’s cast of characters includes a learned doctor taken before his time and an architect to the king of France with some very remarkable friends. In medical journals, newspaper reports, baptismal records, royal letters, and even a neoclassical chapel designed by his ancestor, Jim discovers the pieces left behind that add up to the total of his story. And he determines it is more than a coincidence that these are his blood relations.
Say “au revoir” to this unforgettable season at 9|8c on TLC.
Who Do You Think You Are? Episodes from Season 4: