Penny Hofstadter | Big Bang Theory Wiki
Penny is a main character from The Big Bang Theory. In the beginning she was the neighbour of Sheldon and Leonard, later she becomes Leonard’s wife and a good friend of Sheldon. She also maintains a good relationship with Raj, Howard, Amy and Bernadette.
Penny is originally from Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Pasadena, California in the first episode. In the first episode, you see her move into her apartment building and meet Leonard, Sheldon and her friends Howard and Rajk. Penny always wanted to be a successful actress and therefore moved to California. To keep her head above water, she worked at the Cheesecake Factory while auditioning, but when she realized that she would never be successful as an actress, Bernadette advised her to become a pharmaceutical salesperson.
Penny is originally from Nebraska. So her family lives there. Not much is known about her family, but it is known that she has a father, a mother, at least one brother, a cousin and a nephew! Her father Wyat visited her and the four boys in the episode The Wrong Right Friend. Penny has quite a father complex, since her father had wanted a boy before she was born. Penny always tried to do justice to her father and suffered a lot from the fact that her father stopped playing ball with her when she got her first bra. In the meantime, her father seems to have gotten over the fact that she is not a boy and is very concerned about his daughter. Her father likes Leonard very much and he thinks that Leonard was the best of Penny’s friends so far. Because Wyatt kept asking about Leonard after she broke up with him, she told him that she was back together with him. When he came to visit, she persuaded Leonard to pretend that they were still together. After Leonard took advantage of the dummy relationship, Penny confesses the lie to her father. Wyatt asks Leonard not to give up anyway and encourages him to keep trying to keep up with Penny.
Almost nothing is known about Penny’s mother. In one episode, she mentions that her mother baked her a cake when she was to become the first cheerleader. Otherwise, only Sheldon makes occasional assumptions about her. Once he claims Penny’s mother is overweight and in the episode “The Relationship Framework Agreement,” he says that her mother must have used cannabis when she was pregnant with her.
Penny’s nephew is mentioned once by her in season two, when she asks Leonard and Sheldon to bring her a comic book from the comic book store for his birthday.
When Christy(Penny’s friend from Omaha) comes to town, Penny reveals that she has a brother and also at least one cousin because she claims that Christy had sex with one of them while she was with the other.
Her brother is also mentioned in several other parts of the show. Even though she doesn’t mention if it is the same brother Christy slept with. Her brother runs a meth lab. This fact is first hinted at in “For him or with him” when Penny Leonard says that he would like her brother because he is a chemist and works in “a kind of pharmacy”. It is finally confirmed in “Mommy’s Sweetheart” when she asks God to stop her brother from cooking meth, but without the intervention of the police of course. In Season 7 of the episode “No Pretty Women,” Penny mentions that her dad has rounded up all of her relatives to watch her scene in the series Navy CIS, and even her brother from rehab is there. Her father bought a big sandwich for the whole family to celebrate. After everyone has seen that the scene has been cut out and she has talked to her family on the phone, she mentions that the sandwich and her brother have disappeared and that as far as she knows, he is on his way to Mexico.
Penny is pretty, open-minded, friendly and has a sense of humor. Even though she is not a genius like the boys, she has good social skills and skillfully uses her feminine charms from time to time. At the same time she is sometimes a tomboy, which can be traced back to the relationship with her father. She has no problem with hitting back and doesn’t shy away from any confrontation.
Her relationship with Leonardist is one of the most significant in the series.
Penny and Leonard get to know each other directly in the first episode and Leonard falls in love with her directly. Penny on the other hand only sees him as a nice neighbor and even “manipulates” him to pick up her stuff from her ex-boyfriend and do other things for her. Leonard invites her on a date in season 1, but lets her believe that the whole clique will come. …but when they spend the evening alone…