Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco may be a name you are not real familiar with, but if you said Big Bang Theory and Penny everyone would instantly know who you were talking about. Cuoco has acted in several movies and in other successful series, but her fame has come from her role as the loveable next door neighbor to Sheldon and Leonard on the Big Bang Theory

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Kaley was born on November 30, 1985 to Layne Ann Wingate and Gary Carmine Cuoco. She was the first born of this homemaker and Italian realtor. As a child of 3 she began to play the game of tennis.  She was taught by Kathy Bryan who was the mother of her friends Bob and Mike Bryan. She was ranked nationally as an amateur tennis player, but she gave up playing the game when she was 16.

Kaley has a younger sister named Briana who appears on the series the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Briana is a dancer.

Her Acting career

In 1995 the 13 year old Kaley was cast in th3e action thriller Virtuosity. This was her feature film debut.

In 1999 she appeared on a CBS sitcom called Ladies Man and followed this with the role of Maureen McCormick in the made for television movie Growing Up Brady. By the time she had reached the ripe old age of 16 she was cast as Bridget Hennessy in a sitcom called 8 Simple Rules that aired on ABC. The show ran until November of 2003 when her co-star John Ritter died.

Big Bang – Big Break

In 2007 Kaley was cast to play the female lead in the television series the Big Bang Theory. She plays the role of Penny who lives across the hall from two of the main characters. Penny is an aspiring actress that works as a waitress in the show. When she first began she was being paid $60,00 per episode. In her contract negotiations for the 2010-2011 season that $60,00 increased to $200,000 per episode. Kaley had joined the entire cast who negotiated a group raise to $200,000 per cast member, per episode.

Flash Mob

In 2012 Kaley and her sister Briana organized a flash mob on the set of the Big Bang Theory. The cast and crew of the show surprised their live audience by lip-synching and dancing to “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen. The video to this performance was placed on YouTube and was immediately a viral success. When Kaley appeared on the late night talk show with Conan they played a clip of this video.

Boyfriend and Engagement

On the hit series Kaley acts opposite her co-star Johnny Galecki. Johnny plays the role of her nerdy neighbor Leonard who Penny has had an on again, off again, relationship with for years. People did not know that in real life Kaley and Johnny were having a romantic relationship for about two years until after they had ended it.

Kaley announced in 2011 that she was engaged to marry Josh Resnik. Resnik is an addiction specialist. In March of 2012 Kaley announced that the engagement was off.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 30 Nov, 1985
Age: 34 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Camarillo
Gender: Female
Description: American film and television actress
Spouse: Ryan Sweeting[2013-2016]
Karl Cook [M. 2018]
Net Worth 2020: 55 million
Net Worth 2021: 100 million
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Last Modified: Jun 23 2020
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