Which Gay Actors Played Straight Characters?

Jim Parsons, 'Garden State' and 'The Big Bang Theory' 1 of 16

The New York Times reported that Emmy Award-winning actor Jim Parsons is a gay man in 2012, backing up speculation that he had been in a serious relationship with a man for 10 years.

His character Sheldon Cooper on 'The Big Bang Theory' is in a relationship with a woman, Amy Farrah Fowler, but he really is more asexual in nature. In the movie 'Garden State,' though, Parsons played the boyfriend of the main character's mother.

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