Kaley Cuoco is a famous American actress best-known for her role as Penny on ‘The Big Bang Theory‘. She was originally from Camarillo, California but now resides in the San Fernando Valley in California. Cuoco is often voted for FHM’s and Maxim’s sexy and hot lists, but she is more than just a pretty face. Besides being a talented actress, there are also other things about her that may surprise onlookers and even fans. She is not as naive as Penny is on ‘The Big Bang Theory’, that is for sure.
She got her start in television in a made-for-TV film called ‘Quicksand: No Escape’ in 1992; she was only 7 years old. It was not a popular film. Cuoco, of course, went on to star in other programs that started to make her face more recognizable to viewers everywhere. She played ‘little Ellen’ in Ellen Degeneres’ show ‘Ellen‘, but only for one episode. Her first prominent role in television was in ’8 Simple Rules’ as Bridget Hennessy; her father was played by the late John Ritter. She has stated that ‘Three’s Company’ (that also starred John Ritter) was her favorite classic television show so it must have been an honor for her to work with Ritter. Also, she played the older sister of Amy Davidson in ’8 Simple Rules’, but she is actually six years younger than her.
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She secretly dated her ‘Big Bang Theory’ co-star Johnny Galecki for two years, but the couple did not reveal this until they were no longer a couple. Also, like Johnny Galecki, she is a vegetarian. In 2012, she broke her leg horseback riding, a hobby she enjoys. ‘Big Bang Theory’ was still shooting at the time of her broken leg, so, she had to be written out of two episodes. For the rest of the season, they made sure Penny was sitting of hidden behind non-obvious props to hide the injury for the camera.
Besides horseback riding, she also likes kickboxing, bowling, and plays the drums. Her favorite artists are mostly female pop artists, including Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, and Josh Groban. Her last name translates to “cook” in Italian, and she has a younger sister named Briana Cuoco. Kaley did Barbie adverts as a child. She was also home schooled, and she could have earned her high school diploma at 16. She was a ranked amateur tennis player, but she gave it up when she became a full-time actress in 2002.