Date of Birth
30 December 1985, Camarillo, California, USA
Kaley Christine Cuoco
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Kaley Christine Cuoco was born in Camarillo, California, to Layne Ann (Wingate) and Gary Carmine Cuoco, a realtor. She is of Italian (father) and German and English (mother) descent. A model and commercial actress from the age of 6, Cuoco's first major role was in the TV movie Quicksand: No Escape (1992) with Donald Sutherland and Tim Matheson. Her other television credits include guest-starring on the series Ellen (1994) (where she played "little Ellen" to the Ellen DeGeneres character), Northern Exposure (1990), Don't Forget Your Toothbrush (1995) and My So-Called Life (1994). In addition, she played a leading role in the miniseries, Mr. Murder (1998). Cuoco has appeared in the feature films Lucky 13 (2005), Picture Perfect (1997) and Virtuosity (1995). On stage, she has performed in Los Angeles-area productions of "Annie" and "Fiddler on the Roof". When she's not acting, Cuoco is an avid tennis player, who consistently ranks well in Southern California Tennis Association standings as a member of a regional amateur division team. In addition, she enjoys spending time with friends, going to the mall, and hip-hop dancing. Cuoco was home-schooled, and lives in Ventura County, California with her family.
She was previously married to Ryan Sweeting.
Has a younger sister named Briana Cuoco.
Her last name, "Cuoco", translates to "cook" in Italian. Her father is of Italian descent, and her mother has English and German ancestry.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6621 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 29, 2014.
She did six Barbie commercials 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 age 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 father is an Oxnard, California realtor and her mother is a homemaker.
Ranked #78 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
Best friends with Amy Davidson.
Is a huge fan of Britney Spears and Taylor Swift.
Is six years younger than 8 Simple Rules (2002) co-star Amy Davidson, but she played the older sister in the series.
Friends with actress Cameron Richardson, Charmed (1998) co-star Alyssa Milano, Ashley Tisdale and Brittany Snow.
She loves listening to Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson.
She enjoys horseback riding, kickboxing, bowling and playing the drums.
Broke her leg after falling off her horse on September 13, 2010.
Ranked #13 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.
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.
Remains close with the cast of 8 Simple Rules (2002).
Was in a 2-year relationship with Johnny Galecki like their characters. They are co-stars on The Big Bang Theory (2007).
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. 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 on The Big Bang Theory (2007), she calls everyone "Sweetie", and in 2013, her married name is "Sweeting".
Ranked #20 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.
Has openly admitted to have breast implants and a nose job.
First and so far only cast member of The Big Bang Theory (2007) to be nominated for, and subsequently win a Razzie Award. She won the Worst Supporting Actress trophy in 2016 for her roles in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) and The Wedding Ringer (2015).
(June 30, 2018) Married her boyfriend of 2 years Karl Cooke at an intimate wedding at a horse stable near San Diego, California, attended by close friends and family. The duo started dating in spring 2016 and made their first public appearance as a couple in September that same year. The pair got engaged on her birthday in November 2017. This is the actress's second marriage.
Blonde hair and green eyes
[on playing the drums] Just 10 minutes of it and I'm a different person.
Horseback riding is my passion. Other than work. People can't imagine me getting dirty, but that's what I love about it.
You do a job, your show gets canceled. You get used to it.
People tend to think they know you when you come into their television's every week. They think you are different than who you are. Don't believe everything you hear.
James Garner is like a peaceful river through our chaos.
I love all music. Right now, I am loving Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson.
I love the fashion world. I love clothes. I love style.
After everything happened, we all got super tight. I can't deny it. We all just love each other. James Garner and David Spade came on and we fell in love with them too. We've just become a family all over again. We don't want to lose anyone again.
Finally, there was a moment when it just hit me. John [Ritter] wouldn't want me to sit on my butt for the rest of my life feeling sorry for myself or sorry for him. As cheesy as it sounds, he would have wanted us to go on.
For me, what I really want to come out of it is to show people that I can hold together a movie, be the number one character and play someone who is twenty or twenty-one.
I will always be the way I was a couple years ago before anything happened. And that's to my parents' credit, my amazing parents who have been around me my whole life and raised me right. I'm very happy with what has happened so far.
John [Ritter] was the smartest and most amazing comedian I've ever worked with. I think more than teaching me about acting or comedy, he taught me about life and the love of people and respect of people.
My whole family actually, but my parents. I had such a normal and amazing childhood. I've been so lucky. My parents are cool and normal. They don't talk about the business and I still have stuff to do at their house.
The final phone call that said we're [8 Simple Rules] going to be picked up again was just a miracle. We've overcome the impossible and we're still pushing forward. I know John [Ritter] is smiling and so happy that he gets to watch us on television.
I was having a bad day, and my friend said, "Go wash your hair." I thought it was really silly - but it made me feel so much better. It might be a small thing, but it works. Washing it off and starting over.