Who is Kaley Cuoco?
Kaley Cuoco is an American model and actress, well-known for playing Penny in the critically acclaimed American sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. She took up an acting career at an early age, and her breakthrough role on television came in the form of the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, where she portrayed Bridget Hennessy. Thereafter, she landed many successful roles like Billie Jenkins on the television series Charmed and also appeared on hit movies like ‘Picture Perfect’, ‘Alley Cats Strike’, ‘Crimes of Fashion’, ‘The Hollow’, ‘To Be Fat like Me’, ‘The Last Ride, ‘The Wedding Ringer’ and ‘Burning Bodhi’ to name a few.
|Birth Name||Kaley Christine Cuoco|
|Date of Birth||November 30, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Camarillo, California, U.S.|
|Age||35 years old|
|Ethnicity||Italian, English, and German|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches or 168 cm|
|Weight||57 kg or 126 lbs|
|Profession||Actress, Model, Voice Artist|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Distinctive Features||Curvy figure|
Early Life: Family and Education
Kaley Cuoco was born and raised in Camarillo, California. Her father, Gary Carmine Cuoco, is a realtor, and her mother, Layne Ann, is a Wingate. She has a sister named Briana Cuoco. She has Italian ancestry from her father’s side and English and German ancestry from her mother’s side.
For her education, she was home-schooled as got into acting at a very young age.
Kaley Cuoco Personal Life
Kaley Cuoco married equestrian Karl Cook on June 30, 2018. He is the son of billionaire Scott Cook. These two started dating in March 2016 and got engaged on November 30, 2017. They wed on June 30, 2018, in a modest ceremony.
Thad Luckinbill (2002) – Kaley dated American actor Thad Luckinbill, well known for portraying the character of J.T. Hellstrom on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, in 2002.
Kevin Zegers (2003-2004) – The charming actress was once romantically linked with the Canadian actor Kevin Zegers from 2003 to 2004. The duo together worked in the 2004 film, Josh Henderson.
Jaron Lowenstein (2005-2006) – She was in close relationship with the American musician, Jaron lowenstein between 2005 and 2006.
Al Santos (2007) – Kaley dated American model and actor AL Santos in 2007 but their relationship was short lived. They met in the sets of Killer movie and has been romantically attached thereafter.
Josh Henderson (2007-2008) – She has been in relationship with the American actor, Josh Anderson in 2007 and parted ways in 2008.
Johnny Galecki (2008-2010) – Cuoco began dating her co-star, Johnny Galecki who is best known for playing “Leonard Hofstadter” in the hit CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”, in 2008. Their private relationship lasted for two years and eventually ended in 2010.
Josh Resnik (2011-2012) – She dated addiction specialist, Josh Resnik in 2011 and subsequently got engaged to him in October 2011. But, they broke up their relationship in March 2012.
Bret Bollinger (2012-2013) – The duo began dating in March 2012 but ended their relationship in 2013. During the course of the year, they were spotted at several places sharing kisses and hugging each other.
Henry Cavill (2013) – Kaley dated Henry Cavill for two weeks.
Ryan Sweeting (2013-2015) – Kaley met American professional tennis player, Ryan Sweeting on August 2, 2013, at a private party. The duo subsequently got engaged on September 20, 2013. They married on December 31, 2013, in Santa Susana, California. In December 2015, the couple parted their ways and was officially divorced in May 2016.
Paul Blackthorne (2015) – Right after her spilt with Ryan, Kaley was rumoured to have relationship with British actor, Paul Blackthorne.
Kaley’s first film appearance came in 1992 with the thriller film ‘Quicksand: No Escape’, which was a television film. Thereafter, she has appeared in many films and some of her notable films include, To Be Fat like Me (2007), Hop (2011), and Authors Anonymous (2014).
She made her debut in television in the American sitcom, My So-Called Life, aired on ABC between 1994 to 1995.
She is best known for playing Penny on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, for which she has received Satellite, Critics’ Choice, and People’s Choice Awards.
Cuoco has been associated with a number of brands and products, including ProActiv, Priceline, Wish Granted, Son Safer, Baby Talking for Toyota Rav4, Spare Tire, Infinite Witches among others.
Kaley Cuoco Net Worth
Having a lucrative acting career, Cuoco has an estimated net worth of $100 million dollars. This natural blonde makes money from movies and television series, brand endorsements, business deals, and personal investments. Her net worth saw a staggering growth since 2007 following her appearance in the television series The Big Bang Theory. She takes $1 million as remuneration for every episode she stars in and it is likely to increase for the next season.
She purchased a beautiful and elegant mansion in Sherman Oaks, San Fernando Valley area in California in 2010 for $2 million. This 5,233 sq-feet two-story house comprises 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with a side-facing car garage, a spa, and a swimming pool in the backyard. The house boasts an exquisite design and engrossed with marbles and hardwood. She shares the neighborhood with a number of celebrities and businesspersons like Kelly Stone, Paula Abdul, and Jennifer Garner, to name a few.
Kaley Cuoco Favorites
- Food – She likes only vegetarian food
- TV shows – Charmed (1998-2006), 8 Simple Rules (2002-2005), Games of Thrones (2011-), The Big Bang Theory (2007 – Present)
- Persons – Britney Spears, Taylor Swift
- Book – The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (2002)
- Colors – Pink, Green
- Designer – Gucci
- Lipgloss – Rosebud Slave
- Sport – Kickboxing, Tennis, Bowling, Equestrian
- Brands – DSquared 2 Leather Leggings, Chloe Flat Studded Boots, Sam Edelman Lorissa Pump, Romona Keveza Spring 2010 One-Shoulder Belted gown
Kaley Cuoco Quick Facts
“Cuoco” is an Italian word, which means “cook” in English.
She was an amateur tennis player, who started playing tennis at the age of three. She left the sport to concentrate on acting.
Kaley Cuoco has received 30 award nominations and has won 8 awards. In 2003, she received a ‘Teen Choice Award’ for her performance in ‘8 Simple Rules’.
For her role in ‘The Big Bang Theory’, she has received one ‘Critics’ Choice TV Award’, two ‘People’s Choice Awards’ and one ‘Satellite Award’.
Besides acting, she loves horse riding. She has a horse named Bojangels along with two pet dogs – Duke (German Shepherd) and Petey (Chihuahua-dachshund mix dog).
Kaley has undergone nose job and Breast augmentation at the age of eighteen.
She did six Barbie commercials as a child.
She has a tattoo on her lower back, which is a symbol for faith.
Alongside fame, wealth and stardom status, Kaley Cuoco also featured in a number of television commercials and has lent her voice for several characters in animated television series and movies.
She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.
Cuoco still plays tennis occasionally, and loves kickboxing, bowling, and playing the drums.
Kaley Cuoco was featured in Maxim magazine’s ‘Hot 100 Women’ list twice.
Cuoco launched Yes, Norman Productions, a film and television production company in October 2017. The company has bought the rights to The Flight Attendant, a book written by author Chris Bohjalian, which will be made into a series in collaboration with Warner Bros. Television with Cuoco to star and executive produce.
She had undergone shoulder surgery post her wedding.