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Series overview and biography
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco started playing tennis at the age of three and was one of the best amateur players in the USA. However, she gave up playing in favour of her acting career. Today she plays table tennis. On the set of The Big Bang Theory the crew has three table tennis tables at their disposal. Cuoco easily puts her colleagues in her pocket, as she claims in the “Ellen De Gennres Show”. Because not only her skills help her, but also her sexy sports outfits, which she carefully selects beforehand.
Biography of Kaley Cuoco
The American actress Kaley Cuoco is the daughter of Layne Ann Wingate, a housewife, and Gary Carmine Cuoco, a real estate agent. Her middle name is Christine, her surname Cuoco means cook in Italian. She has a younger sister named Briana.
She made her first appearance on camera when she was a baby. Her modeling career began at the age of six when she shot commercials for Barbie.
She also appeared on stage at the cabaret theatre in her town and played “Annie”. Due to her early career in show business, she was privately taught at the respective sets and graduated from high school at the age of 16. But acting was not her only passion, she also played tennis since she was three years old and was also listed nationally as an amateur player. She only gave up playing tennis in 2002 when her acting career became a full-time job.
After a few small guest appearances in TV feature films and series between 1992 and 1994, she was able to land her first role in a feature film in 1995. She played Karin alongside Denzel Washington and Russell Crowein in the thriller “Virtuosity”. Numerous auditions followed and further guest roles in various series such as Ellen, in which she played the young Ellen. It was not until 2001 that she was able to get a recurring role as Bonnie Stiles in the sitcom Ladies Man, which also brought her a lot of attention.
In 2002, the actress had her big breakthrough with the role of hot blonde Bridget Hennessy in the comedy series 8 Simple Rules, which she played for three years and for which she was awarded the Teen Choice Award for best newcomer in 2003. She had a very good relationship with her TV father John Ritter. His death in 2003 was very hard on her.
During her time with 8 Simple Rules she continued to appear frequently in series in supporting roles. After the end of 8 Simple Rules a few roles in TV feature films followed until Kaley 2006, when she played a role in the eighth and final season of the successful cult series Charmedbekam. For 22 episodes she played Billie Jenkins, a witch who was apprenticed to the Witch Sisters. Parallel to Charmed, she lent her voice to Brandy Harrington in the comic series Brandy & Mr. Whiskers. In 2007 she had a guest appearance over two episodes in Prison Break.
Since 2007 Cuoco Pennyin has been playing in the very successful comedy series The Big Bang Theory. In 2010 she acted in the film “The Penthouse”, appeared in “Hop: Easter Bunny or Superstar?” (2011) and in the leading role in the drama “The Last Ride” (2012). Besides Rob Lowe, she also took on the leading role in the TV feature film “Drew Peterson: Untouchable” (2012). In 2018 she appeared in the series The Flight Attendant.
Kaleylie loves animals and is therefore also a vegetarian. She currently lives with her two dogs in San Fernando Valley, California. Kaley loves bowling, horseback riding, kick-boxing and drumming. Her best friend is her TV sister from 8 Simole Rules Amy Davidson. She is also good friends with Alyssa Milano, Ashley Tisdale and Brittany Snow.
Until the beginning of 2010, Kaley was secretly involved with her series colleague Johnny Galecki for over two years. In October 2011, her then boyfriend, therapist and addiction counselor Josh Resnik, proposed after only a few months. However, the engagement was dissolved almost half a year later. In September 2013, tennis player Ryan Sweeting proposed to her after only three months of relationship. The two got married on New Year’s Eve 2013. At that time she appeared under the name Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. In September 2015, it became known that the couple were getting a divorce. Since May 2016 she has been in a relationship with the jockey Karl Cook. In November 2017 the two got engaged. On 30 June 2018, the two then said yes to each other.
The actress is particularly active on Instagram, where she used to travel under the name of her dog, NormanCook. In the meantime she has changed the account to Kaley Cuoco.