Kaley Christine Cuoco-Sweeting was born in Camarillo, California.
She is known for her roles as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules (2002–2005), Billie Jenkins on the final season of the supernatural drama series Charmed (2005–2006) and Penny on the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory (2007–present) for which she won a Critics' Choice Television Award in 2013 and a People's Choice Award in 2014. Cuoco has also appeared in films such as To Be Fat like Me (2007), Hop (2011) and Authors Anonymous (2014).
Has a younger sister named Briana Cuoco.
Last name, Cuoco, translates to "cook" in Italian. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother has English and German ancestry.
She loves to bowl.
She did 6 Barbie ads when she was younger.
Her parents names are Gary Carmine Cuoco and Layne Ann Wingate.
Was home schooled on the set and earned her High School Diploma at the age of 16.
Was a nationally ranked amateur tennis player until she switched to acting full time in 2002.
She has a Chihuahua-dachshund mix dog named Petey, a German Shepherd named Duke and a Jack Russell Terrier named Raquel.
Her dad Gary is an Oxnard, California, Realtor and her mom Layne is a homemaker.
Ranked as #78 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement (2005).
Resides in San Fernando Valley, California.
She is a vegetarian.
Enjoy horseback riding, kick boxing and playing the drums.
Broke her leg after falling off her horse on September 13, 2010.
Voted #13 on the 2011 Maxim list of "Hot 100" women.
Ranked #57 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Was engaged to addiction specialist Josh Resnik [October 25, 2011 - March 2012].
In 2010, Kaley was in a horse riding accident and suffered a bad break in her leg. She was written out of two episodes of The Big Bang Theory (2007) and, for several episodes, was only seen sitting down or behind furniture in the writer's attempt to hide the injury from the viewing audience.
Filming the NBC earthquake drama, 10.5 (2004). [June 2005]
Set to begin short a recurring role on Prison Break (2005). [January 2007]
Joined the cast of WB's Charmed (1998). [June 2005]
(December 31, 2013) Married her boyfriend of 6 months Ryan Sweeting following a 3-month-long engagement.
The episode of The Big Bang Theory (2007) season 7 episode 14 entitled "The Convention Conundrum" is the first episode in which Kaley Cuoco's name is credited in the opening credits as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, following her recent marriage to Ryan Sweeting. Ironically, her "revised" name appears while her ex-boyfriend and current "on screen boyfriend", Johnny Galecki's character Leonard was seen using his laptop attempting to purchase tickets to Comic-Con.
In her role as Penny in "The Big Bang Theory" she calls everyone "Sweetie" and in 2013 her married name is "Sweeting".
Ranked #20 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.