Houston's Got Talent
As I looked over the list of Emmy nominees this year, I saw that Jim Parsons – last year’s winner for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (The Big Bang Theory) – is nominated again. I admit that he’s my choice to win. Not only is he fantastic in the role of Sheldon Cooper, Parsons is a sentimental favorite because he’s from the Houston area and got his start in acting here.
I started wondering about the breadth of talent from Houston, Katy, Spring, and other surrounding cities and towns. It’s quite remarkable. Houston has given Hollywood an array of filmmakers, both in front of and behind the camera. Award nominees and winners abound, and we’re fortunate to have examples of their work here in the library. Click on a name and explore. I’m sure you’ll find a great film or television series to suit your mood.
- Wes Anderson Jim Parsons
- Skye McCole Bartusiak Dennis Quaid
- Beyonce Randy Quaid
- Alexis Bledel Kenny Rogers
- Brett Cullen Thomas Schlamme
- Loretta Devine Jaclyn Smith
- Haylie Duff Brent Spiner
- Hilary Duff Patrick Swayze
- Shelley Duvall Isaiah Washington
- Robert Foxworth JoBeth Williams
- Jennifer Garner Chandra Wilson
- Richard Linklater Robert Wuhl
- Annette O’Toole Renee Zellweger
Be sure to watch the Emmy Awards show this Sunday, September 18, to see if Jim Parsons makes it two in a row!