Kaley Cuoco is an American actress, singer, voice artiste host and producer. She is most known for her role in the Big Bang Theory. With over 20 TV appearances and over 25 movies, Kaley has garnered a wealth of experience, Hollywood hall of fame recognition and a heavy multi-million dollar net worth.
She was born and raised in California. Her birth date is November 30, 1985. Her parents are Gary Carmine Cuoco and Layne Ann Wingate. She has a younger sister, Briana who is also a singer and an actress. Kaley has a mix of Italian, English and German ancestry. While building a significant amateur career in playing regional tennis, the star actress was home-schooled. She started at the age of 3 and quit by the age of 16. The beautiful green-eyed blonde currently lives with her family in San Fernando Valley, California.
Kaley Christine Cuoco who started out as a child actor and a model has featured in several Barbie commercials. She has featured in a good number of TV and film roles and is one of the all-time successes in the history of TV production. Her first movie appearance was at age six in the movie, Quicksand: No Escape. At age nine, she went on to star alongside Denzel Washington in the film, Virtuosity, playing the role of Karin Carter.
Professional Acting Career
While featuring in several small and supporting roles in the 90s, Kaley’s major break in her acting career came with ABC’s 8 Simple Rules (2002) where she acted the role of Bridget Hennessy. Kaley acted in several other TV roles before the Big Bang Theory, a show that will boost her acting career like none other. Her role as Penny in the comedic series is believed to be one of the most loved characters in the show. Most fans particularly love the show because of her role interpretation. Penny‘s character is that of a lovely and good-natured Cheesecake Factory employee pushing to make a career in the acting world.
Cuoco has starred in such movies as To Be Fat like Me, Prison Break, Killer Movie, The Penthouse, Picture Perfect, Growing Up Brady amonst others. She has also worked as a voice-over artist for a few animations. In 2014 Kaley was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California. In 2011, the fashion and style lover appeared on the cover page of an edition of Allure magazine. Kaley Cuoco won the Critics’ Choice Television Award and People’s Choice Award in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
The vegetarian and dog lover has a Chihuahua-dachshund mix dog (Petey), a German Shepherd named (Duke) and a Jack Russell Terrier (Raquel). In her leisure, Kaley will be found horseback riding, kickboxing, bowling and playing the drums. Little wonder why she is always in good shape. Like her sister Briana, Kaley loves music too. Her favorites are Britney Spears, Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson.
Expanding her horizon in the industry, Kaley Cuoco has ventured into producing as she launched her own TV/film production company, Yes, Norman Productions, in 2017. The company is currently partnering with Warner Bros. Kaley is set to work on the film adaptation of the book The Flight Attendant, written by Chris Bohjalian. It will be a TV series in which Cuoco will star in and also serve as the executive producer.
Kaley Cuoco’s Net Worth
With a stunning net worth ranging around $51-$55 million, the tall and green-eyed beauty is one of the highest paid TV actors at the moment. According to Forbes, she is paid $1 million for each episode of the Big Bang Theory.
Before the 2010-2011 season, all the casts of the show earned $60,000. Kaley led the negotiation to have their pay raised to $200,000 per episode. By the year 2014, she had started earning the six-figure pay. It is estimated that the actress has grossed about $30,000,000 from the show between 2014-2017. In 2016 she earned $24.5 million, making her Forbes second highest paid TV actress. She also makes millions from endorsement deals. Kaley has worked with Ala Pilar, Avon, Ban.do, and Priceline.com.
She is an animal rights advocate and a humanitarian and has made donations to several charities. She is dedicated to supporting further research into the Alzheimer disease. Kaley is also passionate about fighting stigmatization of children with disabilities.
Weight, Height, Feet, Measurements
Height: 5 ft 8
Weight: 120 lbs (54 kg)
Shoe Size/Feet: 6