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Brenda Sparks is the mother of Billy Sparks and Bobbi Sparks and wife to Herschel Sparks. She appears in the series spinoff "Young Sheldon" where she is a neighbor of Sheldon and his family.

Character Overview

Young Sheldon

Brenda works at the bowling alley that Meemaw frequently goes to.

She constantly yells at and bosses her husband Herschel. As George is bossed around by his wife Mary, this leads to the two men both bond over how they are often dominated by their wives.


Brenda is rather shrewish and bad-tempered. She and Mary clash often and seems to have no redeeming qualities.

Despite clashing with Mary, there are two moments where they sympathize with each other. In "A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken", Brenda and Mary acknowledge that they both have difficulty dealing with children that are considered strange and unpopular, Mary with Sheldon, and Brenda with Billy. The second time is in "A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat", where she catches Mary outside sulking and begins to mock her. But when she sees that Mary is genuinely distressed, she apologizes and invites Mary over for drinks where they talk about how they worry about their children's futures. Mary and Brenda did become friends and bonded in the end of season 3.




  • It is mentioned that she drinks a lot. In "An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell", she organizes a meeting between all the baseball mothers, but it's really just an excuse to get drunk.
  • She and her husband Herschel Sparks got divorced in season 4. She is similar to Mary and George Cooper relationship.

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Young Sheldon Characters, Cast & Crew
Main Characters Main Sheldon Cooper  ‧  Mary Cooper  ‧  George Cooper Sr.  ‧  George Cooper Jr.  ‧  Missy Cooper  ‧  Meemaw  ‧  Billy Sparks
Recurring and Minor Characters Jeff Difford  ‧ John Sturgis  ‧ Tam Nguyen  ‧  Veronica Duncan  ‧  Brenda Sparks  ‧  Herschel Sparks  ‧  Victoria McElroy  ‧  Evelyn Ingram  ‧  Wayne Wilkins  ‧  Hubert Givens  ‧  Sheryl Hutchins  ‧  Gene Lundy  ‧  Tom Petersen  ‧  Le Nguyen  ‧  Trang Nguyen  ‧  Mai Nguyen  ‧  Kim-Ly Nguyen   ‧  Paige Swanson  ‧ Barry Swanson  ‧  Linda Swanson  ‧  Erica Swanson  ‧  Dale Ballard  ‧  Selena  ‧  Robin Difford  ‧  Jana  ‧  Marcus Larson  ‧  June  ‧  Grant Linkletter  ‧ Linda Hagemeyer  . Mandy McAllister
Cast Regulars Iain Armitage  ‧  Zoe Perry  ‧  Lance Barber  ‧  Montana Jordan  ‧  Raegan Revord  ‧  Annie Potts  ‧  Wyatt McClure  ‧  Jim Parsons
Recurring Matt Hobby  ‧ Ryan Phuong  ‧  Isabel May  ‧  Rex Linn  ‧  Wallace Shawn  ‧  McKenna Grace  ‧  Craig T. Nelson  ‧  Reba McEntire  .  Wendie Malick  .  Ed Begley Jr.   .  Emily Osment
As Selves Elon Musk
Crew Writers Chuck Lorre * (Creator)  ‧  Steven Molaro * (Creator)
Directors Jon Favreau
Science consultant : David Saltzberg Director of photography : Steven V. Silver
Executive Producers : Steven Molaro / Jim Parsons / Todd Spiewak Unit production manager : Kelly-Anne Lee *
Theme composer / performer : Steve Burns (performer) / Rob Cavallo (producer) Chuck Lorre Productions
also as Producer Young Sheldon : Full cast & crew on IMDb