Kaley Christine Cuoco, commonly known by the name Kaley Cuoco is an America-based actress. Kaley is well known for her role of Penny in comedy television series The Big Bang Theory. She gained popularity by portraying the role of Bridget Hennessy in 8 Simple Rules which was an ABC sitcom from 2002 to 2005. Kaley has made an appearance in movies like 2007’s To Be Fat like Me, 2011’s hop, etc. Kaley also has a star on the ‘HollyWood Walk of Fame.’
Kaley Christine Cuoco was born on 30th November of 1985 in California of United States. She was born to homemaker mother Layne Ann who has ancestry of German and English and a Realtor father Gary Carmine Cuoco who has an Italian descent. Kaley Cuoco is the eldest daughter and she also has a sister named Briana who competed on ‘The Voice: Season 5’.
Kaley Cuoco was home schooled from a very young age because of her career. Kaley received her high school diploma at a very young age of just 16.
Before starting out as an actress, Kaley Cuoco took up tennis from the age of 3 years. Later on, she was even ranked as an amateur tennis player regionally.
But later she quit tennis and started working as a model at a very young age. Her initial acting gigs included commercials.
As Movie Actress
In 1995, Kaley made her first film appearance as Caster in Virtuosity which is an action thriller movie. She also made an appearance in 1999 Ladies Man which is a CBS sitcom and later in 2000; she also portrayed Maureen McCormick in Growing Up Brady which is a TV movie. The actress marked her point when she starred in Alley Cats Strike which is a Disney Original Movie.
As Sitcom Host
Later in September of 2002, she got the lead role of Bridget Hennessy in ‘8 Simple Rules’ which is an ABC sitcom. In the series, she was portrayed as elder sister of Amy Davidson even though she was six years younger than her. But the show was later canceled by ABC on 17th May of 2005.
As TV Actress
While finishing the final season of the sitcom series, Kaley was working in many Television series like 10.5, Crimes of Fashion, etc. Kaley even played the voice of a 14-year-old anthropomorphic mixed-breed dog named Brandy in Brandy and Mr. Whiskers which is a cartoon on Disney Channel. She also played the voice of Kirstee Smith from 2004 to 2005 in Bratz.
Kaley also appeared in ‘Charmed’ as Billie Jenkins during the 8th season of the series. She played the role of a powerful young witch. From September of 2007, Kaley Cuoco started to star in ‘The Big Bang Theory’ as Penny. Her role as Penny is considered as her best work in her career.
In Comedy Series
In the comedy series, Penny is an aspiring actress but is working as an employee at the Cheese Cake Factory. She lives across the hallway from Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter who are scientists.
In the beginning, before the 2010 and 2011 season, the cast of the show earned $60,000 per episode but later it was raised to $200,000 per episode. But later in 2014, August, she and her co-stars started making a million dollars per episode.
Apart from ‘Big Bang Theory,’ she also starred in To Be Fat Like Me which is a lifetime movie. The film premiered on 8th January of 2007. She also starred in 2008’s ‘ Killer Movie’ which is a comedy horror spoof.
Kaley Cuoco has won many awards for her role of Penny in Bing Bang Theory. In 2012, she won the Satellite Awards for ‘Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.’ In 2013 and 2014 she won a Critics’ Choice Television Award and ‘People’s Choice Awards for ‘Favorite TV Comedy Actress.’ In 2015, she also won a Teen Choice Awards for ‘Choice TV Actress: Comedy.’ In 2003, she also won the Teen Choice Awards as ‘Choice TV Breakout Star: Female’ for her role in ‘8 Simple Rules’.
Kaley Cuoco Dating and Married Life
For two years, Kaley secretly dated her Big Bang Theory co-star Johnny Galecki. She only revealed about their relationship and breakup in 2010. Later in 2011, she got engaged to Josh Resnik who is an addiction specialist, but on March of 2012, the duo ended their relationship.
In September of 2013, she got engaged to Ryan Sweeting who is a professional tennis player. They got engaged after dating for only three months. They got married on 31st December of 2013 but sadly the marriage ended on 25th September of 2015.
Cuoco has a massive 3.1 million followers on her Instagram.
Kaley Cuoco Net Worth
Cuoco is among the highest earning comedy actresses, and her net worth is $ 45 million. Her net worth rises as she receives a million dollars per episode of Big Bang Theory.