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"Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting"

Kaley Couco-Sweeting.

Gender Female
Birthday November 30, 1985
First Episode Pilot
Role(s) Actress
Portrays Penny
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Kaley Christine Cuoco-Sweeting (neé Cuoco, pronounced /ˈkeɪliː ˈkoʊkoʊ/; born November 30, 1985, Camarillo, California) is an American television actress. She is best known for her roles as Bridget Hennessy on the sitcom 8 Simple Rules, Brandy Harrington on Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Billie Jenkins on the supernatural drama series Charmed, and recently as Penny on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

She got married to Ryan Sweeting at Dec 31, 2013. Before this, she was known and credited as Kaley Cuoco; and from then on, she begins to be credited as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.

Early Life Edit

Cuoco was born in Camarillo, California, to Gary Carmine Cuoco, an Oxnard, California, realtor, and Layne Ann Wingate, a homemaker. She has a younger sister, Briana. Kaley was schooled on the set and earned her high school diploma at the age of 16. She has many pets, including a Jack Russell Terrier named Raquel.

Career Edit


Kaley as Billie on Charmed.

Kaley Cuoco2

Big Bang Theory's Penny

Kaley Cuoco was named #1 on FHM-Us' 100 Sexiest Women in 2005 and #21 in 2008.[3] She began voicing the character of Brandy Harrington on the Disney Channel's cartoon, Brandy and Mr. Whiskers, later in 2004.

Cuoco played Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules. Bridget was the eldest child, despite Cuoco being six years younger than her on-screen little sister (Amy Davidson), and was portrayed as

Kaley on "Eight Simple Rules"

"the most beautiful girl in the school." She had several boyfriends throughout the series and used her feminine wiles to exert significant control over the boys she encountered. She has said that she learned a lot about comedy from her work with the late John Ritter.

Child actress Kaley in 1992.

Jim Kaley laughing

Cuoco with Jim Parsons.

In the eighth season of the hit cult TV show Charmed Cuoco appeared as the young witch Billie Jenkins. Executive producer Brad Kern stated Kaley's character was initially brought in as a possible spin-off. In 2004, Cuoco co-starred in the movie The Hollow with stars Nick Carter and Kevin Zegers.

Dedication to one's art. Becoming a killer gorilla.

In September 2007, Cuoco began a starring role in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. She plays Penny, a beautiful and down-to-earth Cheesecake Factory employee who moves in next door to two geeks, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki). In the show, she moved to California from the Nebraska to pursue a career in acting.

Cuoco also starred in the Lifetime film To Be Fat Like Me which premiered on January 8, 2007.[4] She also played a minor role in the Prison Break episodes "The Message" and "Chicago" as well as taking the leading female role in the horror movie Killer Movie in 2008.

Attended the 2012 Comic-Con TBBT Panel. In 2013, Cuoco played William Shatner's (Star Trek) secret daughter in the Priceline commercials, acknowledging that her Big Bang co-stars -- including Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar -- are big fans and the Trekkie stuff goes with Big Bang. She dated Johnny Galecki who plays Leonard for the first two years of the show. She also appeared in Toyota Rav4 commercials aSSa wish granting genie.

In July 2014, she was working on the movie in New Mexico about a young man who comes home to confront his troublesome parents after his best friend from high school dies.

Her 2015-2017 contract could be worth a total of $90 million.

Penny's new look after Kaley cuts her hair.

In October, 2014, Kaley was awarded with a star on the Hollywood WalK of Fame next to her idol, co-star and mentor John Ritter from  8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.


Kaley wanted to be on the cover of Cosmo since she was little.


Kaley and The 8 Simple Rules cast.

Personal Life Edit

Cuoco currently lives in San Fernando Valley, California, with her German Shepherd named Duke and her Chihuahua-Dachshund mix named Petey. She was once in a relationship with Johnny Galecki, although it was not made public until after they broke up. The two remain friends. She became engaged to Josh Resnik in October 2011. In February 2012, Kaley revealed at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 21st Annual Hall of Fame ceremony that her engagment is off and she is back to being single.

She enjoys horseback riding, kickboxing, bowling, and playing the drums. One of her favorite hobbies is table tennis. On Ellen (television series), she presented Ellen with a table tennis paddle signed by The Big Bang Theory cast. She was a nationally ranked amateur tennis player, a hobby she took up when she was three years old until she switched to acting full time with 8 Simple Rules in 2002. 

Kaley and Ryan.

Cuoco is now married to professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting. They got engaged after three months of dating. They were married on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2013 in Simi Valley, California.
From then on, her name is officially Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting - she begins to be credited as this name in The Big Bang Theory since the episode The Convention Conundrum (S7E14).

Following in the steps of Mayim, Kaley visited Leslie Winkle aka Sara Gilbert on "The Talk" panel show on September 22, 2014.


The new Kaley - May 2014.


On their wedding day 12/31/2013

Year Title Role Other notes
1992 Quicksand: No Escape Connie Reinhardt
1994 My So-Called Life Young Angela
Northern Exposure Miranda (Randi) Episode 5.15 "Hello, I Love You"
1995 Virtuosity Karin
1996 These Friends of Mine Little Ellen TV series, 1 episode: The Bubble Gum Incident (4.06)
1997 Toothless Lori
Picture Perfect flower girl
1998 Mr. Murder Charlotte Stillwater TV movie; adaptation of the 1993horror novelMr. Murder written by Dean Koontz
2000 Homewood PI Lauren Crane TV series, 1 episode: Pilot (1.01)
Alley Cats Strike Elisa Disney Channel Original Movie
Growing Up Brady Maureen McCormick TV movie
Can't Be Heaven Teresa Credited as "Kaley Cuaco"
Don't Forget Your Toothbrush Ashley
2001 Ladies Man Bonnie Stiles TV series, 8 episodes
7th Heaven Lynn TV series, 1 episode: Relationships (6.05)
The Ellen Show Vanessa
2002 First Monday Alyssa
The Nightmare Room Kristin Children's anthology horror series, 1 episode: My Name Is Evil (1.11)
2002-2005 8 Simple Rules Bridget Hennessy 76 episodes, Main Role
2003 A Merry Mickey Celebration herself
2004 Debating Robert Lee Maralee Rodgers
The Help Carly Michaels TV series, 1 episode: Pilot (1.01)
10.5 Amanda Williams
Crimes of Fashion Brooke TV movie
The Hollow Karen Character based on Katrina Van Tassal,Supporting role
Complete Savages Erin TV series, 1 episode: For Whom the Cell Tolls (1.07)
2004-2006 Brandy and Mr. Whiskers Brandy Harrington (voice),39 episodes,Main Role
2005 Lucky 13 Sarah Baker
2005-2006 Loonatics Unleashed Paula Hayes 3 episodes,voice
Bratz Kirstee Voice
Charmed Billie Jenkins 22 episodes,Main role
2006 Secrets of a Small Town Misty Anders 1 episode, pilot
Separated at Worth Gabby TV movie
Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion - Diamondz Kirstee Voice, TV movie
2006-2008 Monster Allergy Elena Potato Voice,31 episodes, Main Role
2007 Prison Break Sasha
Cougar Club Amanda
To Be Fat Like Me Alyson Schmidt TV movie, main role
2007-present The Big Bang Theory Penny Main Role
2008 Wasted Katie Cooning
Killer Movie Blanca Champion
Eureka Leighton TV series, 1 episode: Here Come the Suns (3.07)
Penthouse Erica
2009 Gossip Girl Rebecca Dubrovich TV series, 1 episode: Seder Anything (2.21)

The Sweetings out west!!


Kaley fooled the Internet by tweeting that she cut her hair 30 March 2014.

Gallery Edit

  • Jim and Kaley
  • Second season Penny.
  • Sexy pre-TBBT shot.
  • Johnny Galecki fooling around as Kaley sleeps
  • The guys fool around on set as Kaley still sleeps in her chair
  • Kaley behind stage with Brent Spiner
  • Kaley at the Emmy's pre-party
  • Kaley in a evening dress
  • Kaley Cuoco
  • Kaley posing with a poster
  • Kaley being interviewed by David Letterman on his show
  • The cast take a bow
  • Kaley Cuoco with Leonard Nimoy (Behind the scenes)
  • Kaley on "Northern Exposure" in 1994.
  • Kaley in the TV movie "Quicksand: No Escape" in 1992.
  • Kaley on vacation from TBBT - We'll see you in September!
  • Leonard, I left something on your dresser for you.
  • Kaley in FHM.
  • Penny.
  • More Penny.
  • Even more Penny.
  • Still more Penny.
  • Yet more Penny.
  • Guess who? Penny.
  • 2013 Emmy Awards
  • 2013 Emmy Awards with new beau.
  • 2013 Emmy Awards
  • There, there.
  • As child actress.
  • On the supernatural thriller "Charmed".
  • 8 Simple Rules woith John Ritter.
  • Penny as Wonder Woman.
  • Christmas Penny.
  • Penny finally happy after being asked out again by Leonard.
  • Penny in a yellow top.
  • Early morning coffee.
  • Penny reacting to her nerdy friends.
  • Penny in the laundry room.
  • Talking about their relationship on Valentine's Day.
  • Penny on Valentine's Day.
  • Penny in her apartment with her teammate Sheldon.
  • Penny turning in her Cheesecake Factory uniform.
  • Why don't we get married?
  • Penny.
  • Penny yelling at Leonard when he tried to help her with her history paper.
  • Penny.
  • You, you stupid Pop tart.
  • Mrs. Zack Johnson.
  • I guess were engaged.
  • I'm choosing you.
  • Penny amused when Sheldon says that he doesn't want to carry his laptop around on the end of stick like a hobo.
  • Penny.
  • Penny playing "Age of Conan".
  • Penny realizes that she told Leonard that she loved him.
  • Princess Penny explaining her day.
  • Listening to L&S argue.
  • Penny dressed to out maneuver Alicia.
  • Raccoon expression after accident with Amy.
  • Penny buys dinner.
  • Penny breaking up with Leonard.
  • Like you would say light years.
  • Penny asking Sheldon for advice about Leonard.
  • Penny playing the Spock role.
  • Penny.
  • Penny.
  • Penny and Leonard discussing wedding plans.
  • Penny.
  • Penny advising Sheldon.
  • Penny.
  • Penny shocked at Bernadette's comments.
  • Penny.
  • Penny and Leonard discussing wedding plans.
  • Penny and Leonard discussing wedding plans.
  • The new PENNY!!
  • Kaley made up to look 30 ten years ago on Charmed.
  • Kaley as Marcia in the movie "Growing up Brady" based upon the TV series.
  • On "The Talk" with Leslie Winkle on September 22, 2014.

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Characters, Cast & Crew
Characters Main Leonard Hofstadter  ‧  Sheldon Cooper  ‧  Penny  ‧  Howard Wolowitz  ‧  Rajesh Koothrappali  ‧  Amy Farrah Fowler  ‧  Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz    Stuart Bloom  ‧  Leslie Winkle    The Social Group
Recurring Mrs. Wolowitz  ‧  Barry Kripke  ‧  Priya Koothrappali  ‧  Dr. V. M. Koothrappali  ‧  Mrs. Koothrappali  ‧  Lucy  ‧  Mrs. Mary Cooper  ‧  Zack Johnson  ‧  Dr. Beverly Hofstadter  ‧  Mike Rostenkowski  ‧  Emily Sweeney  ‧  Alex Jensen  ‧  Professor Proton  ‧  Althea  ‧  Cinnamon
Cast Regulars Johnny Galecki  ‧  Jim Parsons  ‧  Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting  ‧  Simon Helberg  ‧  Kunal Nayyar  ‧  Mayim Bialik  ‧  Melissa Rauch  ‧  Kevin Sussman  ‧  Sara Gilbert  ‧  Carol Ann Susi  ‧  John Ross Bowie
As Selves Wil Wheaton  ‧  Mike Massimino  ‧  Stephen Hawking  ‧  Katee Sackhoff  ‧ Steve Wozniak  ‧ Buzz Aldrin  ‧ Summer Glau  ‧ James Earl Jones  ‧ Carrie Fisher  ‧ Brent Spiner  ‧ Bill Nye  ‧ George Smoot  ‧ George Takei  ‧ LeVar Burton  ‧ Neil deGrasse Tyson  ‧ Brian Greene  ‧ Charlie Sheen  ‧ Stan Lee
Crew Writers Chuck Lorre * (Creator)  ‧  Bill Prady * (Creator)  ‧  Steven Molaro *  ‧  Steve Holland *  ‧  Maria Ferrari *  ‧  Jim Reynolds *  ‧  Eric Kaplan *  ‧  Anthony Del Broccolo  ‧  Lee Aronsohn *  ‧  Dave Goetsch *  ‧  Tara Hernandez  ‧  Richard Rosenstock *
Directors Mark Cendrowski  ‧  Peter Chakos * (mainly as Editor)  ‧  Anthony Rich  ‧  James Burrows
Science consultant : David Saltzberg Director of photography : Steven V. Silver
Costume designer : Mary T. Quigley * Unit production manager : Kelly-Anne Lee *
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