Kaley Cuoco has been fixture on the small and silver screen for over a decade and has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.
Cuoco is best known for her portrayal of Penny on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory. Currently in its sixth season, the Chuck Lorre created sitcom has received Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for the past two years and continues to bring in record breaking ratings every week. Recently, Kaley was awarded Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy at the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards for her work on the show.
Last year, Cuoco starred opposite Rob Lowe in the Lifetime movie Untouchable: The Drew Peterson Story. She was also seen in The Last Ride, an independent film which tells the story of Hank Williams’ final days and in 2011; she co-starred in the Universal family comedy HOP alongside James Marsden and Russell Brand. Up next, she will be seen in Author’s Anonymous, an indie comedy about a group of aspiring novelists.
Kaley’s first prominent television role came as Bridget Hennessey, the late John Ritter’s daughter in the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules. She later starred as a recurring character on The WB’s Charmed alongside Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs. Additional television credits include Ladies Man, Complete Savages, My So-Called Life and Northern Exposure. Cuoco was the lead in the ABC Family telefilms Crimes of Fashion and The Hallow and was seen in NBC’s television miniseries, 10.5, a seismic thriller about an earthquake that ravages the state of Washington and northern California. Other made-for-television movie credits are Alley Cats Strike, Toothless, Attack of the 50Ft Woman, Growing Up Brady, and the ABC miniseries Dean Koontz’s Mr. Murder. Additionally, Cuoco lent her voice to Disney Channel’s animated series Brandy and Mr. Whiskers and The WB Kids’ Loonatics Unleashed.
Cuoco began her acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials and modeling. Her first TV role was 1992’s Quicksand: No Escape with Donald Sutherland. She landed her first feature film role at the age of eight in Virtuosity, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Her additional theatrical film credits include Picture Perfect, The Killer Movie, Can’t Be Heaven and Lucky 13. She also appeared onstage in community theatre productions of Fiddler on the Roof and Annie.
In her spare time, Cuoco is a gifted tennis player and enjoys hiking, running, horseback riding, going to the gym and spending time with her rescue dogs. She is involved in charities such as EBMRF, Friends of Animals, the Humane Society, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Animal Avengers and PETA.
Cuoco currently resides in Los Angeles.
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