For 11 seasons, The Big Bang Theory has made us laugh, cry, and fall in love with science (although we still don’t understand half of what they’re saying); it’s the kind of carefree show that fans need.
If you’re not a math and science enthusiast, it doesn’t matter because when watching this show, you can easily relate to the awkward and charming characters – despite not always understanding their language. Millions of viewers have fallen in love with The Big Bang Theory. I mean, it is already well into its 11th season! Not many television shows get to say the same. Throughout all of the seasons, we have watched as our favorite characters evolve season from season; some have even gone on to do things we never anticipated, such as (spoiler alert!) like Sheldon proposing to Amy!
John Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter
42 year old John Galecki is known for two iconic roles, obviously as the nerdy physicist Leonard Hofstadter from The Big Bang Theory (TBBT), but what about the other? That’s right, we’re talking about his Roseanne days when he was the awkward boyfriend David Healy.
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
What would The Big Bang Theory be without Jim Parsons and his character Sheldon Cooper? Actually, let’s not think about it! From age six, Parsons knew he wanted to be an actor and we’re so glad he pursued that dream.
Wil Wheaton as Himself
Up next is the one and only Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation, who played Sheldon’s archenemy until season five on TBBT. Aside from acting, voice acting, and writing, Wheaton also servers as host and co-creator of a YouTube board game show called TableTop.
Laurie Metcalf as Mary Cooper
62 year old Laurie Metcalf is television royalty. Back in 1988, Metcalf landed the role of Jackie Harris on Roseanne, and carried on portraying until 1997. With a number of award nominations and wins to her name, Metcalf considers herself a workaholic.
Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle
Seems like Roseanne and The Big Bang Theory just go hand in hand as another Roseanne alum makes the list. Gilbert has made appearances on various shows like 24, Will & Grace, and Private Practice.
Mayim Bialik as Amy Fowler
Oh look, it’s Sheldon’s highly intelligent girlfriend Amy Fowler. In real life, Mayim Bialik is also wicked smart as she holds a B.S. degree in neuroscience, along with minors in Hebrew and Jewish studies. Moreover she has a Ph.D in neuroscience. Told you she was crazy smart on and off screen.
Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz
Simon Helberg plays Howard Wolowitz, an engineer and astronaut with an overbearing mother. Eventually the nerdy engineer marries Bernadette, showing serious character development for Wolowitz.