Kaley Cuoco

(Kaley Christine Cuoco)

Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Cuoco
  • Born: November 30, 1985
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress, Producer

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Kaley Christine Cuoco is an American actress and producer. After a series of supporting film and television roles in the late 1990s, she landed her breakthrough role as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, on which she starred from 2002 to 2005. Thereafter, Cuoco appeared as Billie Jenkins on the final season of the television series Charmed (2005–2006). Since 2007, she has starred as Penny on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, for which she has received Satellite, Critics' Choice, and People's Choice Awards. Cuoco's film work includes roles in To Be Fat like Me (2007), Hop (2011) and Authors Anonymous (2014). She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014. In October 2017, Cuoco founded Yes, Norman Productions.

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A 'Cosmo' cover has been my dream my entire life. I cried when I found out. Life
A while ago, I was starting to get bored with my routine, so I tried Spinning and fell in love with it instantly. I go to class three times a week, without fail. I always get there early so I can sit in the front of the studio, and I'm ready to go as soon as the instructor comes in. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Acting was just another part of my life, as it still is today. It's 1 of the 10 things I love doing. It's never just been my life. As cheesy as it sounds, all my eggs were never in just one basket. I had a thousand baskets going on. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Families, Children & Parenting
AppleTV, I'm crazy about that. I'd rather buy a new gadget than, like, a purse.
As cheesy as it sounds, all my eggs were never in just one basket. I had a thousand baskets going on.
As I've gotten older, I've had to change my food intake. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
At the end of the day, I do think I'm happiest doing comedy. I love it. I know that I can do other things. I love drama as well. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
'Big Bang' is unbelievable; I'm blessed, but it's not the only thing in my life. Life
Diet cola is my absolute favorite drink in the world; I used to drink four cans a day. But to help me cut down, I've turned it into a treat. Now, instead of having dessert, I'll have a can of diet soda. Putting a limit on how often I can drink it has helped me appreciate it more.
Finally there was a moment when it just hit me. John 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. Life
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.
Horseback riding is my passion. Other than work. People can't imagine me getting dirty, but that's what I love about it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I actually like to sing on 'Rock Band.' I prefer to take the mic.
I can be a guy's guy and go to a game. But at the end of the night, I can still get dressed up for a date. There are a million different personalities that are part of me.
I cry all the time. I love to laugh, too. It's important to create an environment for yourself where you feel what you need to and don't hold it in. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I did a movie called 'Quicksand No Escape' with Donald Sutherland and Tim Matheson. I think I was maybe 5. I was really little. Yeah, it was fun. And actually, Felicity Huffman played my mom.
I don't go out. I don't go to clubs. It's not my thing. I sit at home with my glass of wine and watch hours of reality TV. I have a million shows on my TiVo.
I don't have a high IQ, but I've always liked nerds and quirky guys.
I don't have kids, but I know that you want them to follow their dreams, while at the same time, you don't want them to be sitting around, hoping that dream is just going to come. I'm sure that's hard to tell your kids. Time
I don't want to be involved with an actor because I know how they are. I've had problems in the past being with guys who haven't had any success or haven't made as much money, and it's very uncomfortable. Success ;Money, Coins & Minting
I feel like a lot of comedians do have that deep, dark thing. I have my stuff, but I don't go to that dark place.
I feel like a lot of comedians do have that deep, dark thing. I have my stuff, but I don't go to that dark place. Things are just way too good.
I feel like I'm meant to be a mom.
I firmly believe, only because I've been doing this for so long, every show takes three years. 90% of them don't get three years. It just does. It takes a long time to build a community, build a friendship with your characters. It's hard for people to grasp on and make them care about you. Time ;Friendship
I grew up with 'Friends' from day one and, like, 'Seinfeld' and 'Frazier,' those sorts of shows, but for sure, 'Friends' was it for our family. Like, we would watch every Thursday night at eight o'clock; I couldn't wait. Families, Children & Parenting
I guess I've dated smart guys, I've dated dumb guys, hot guys.
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. Business, Commerce & Finance
I hate the sound of my voice. I can hear it from a mile away - it's nasally. Why do I talk like that? It freaks me out!
I have five horses. My first was a professional jumper named Santos. I got him when I was 18.
I have four horses, and they are my everything.
I have to have a cheat day. I know when I'm being good all week long that come Sunday, I'm going to lie by the pool, have a drink, and eat some pizza.
I know a lot of the work that paved the way for women happened before I was around... I was never that feminist girl demanding equality, but maybe that's because I've never really faced inequality. Women ;Equality & Equal Opportunity ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I know it sounds old-fashioned, but I like the idea of women taking care of their men. Women
I like Penny. She's cool. Yeah, she dates some idiots, but, although, so have I. So yeah, I would be friends with her. We'd have a lot to talk about.
I love all music. Right now I am loving Josh Grobin and Kelly Clarkson. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I love animals, and I feel more of a connection to animals than people. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love being toned and having muscle; it's so sexy and beautiful. And I owe it 100 percent to yoga. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love classical. I have a lot of, like, Bach and Mozart and stuff. Then you flip on over, and I've got, like, Kanye West and, you know, just a bunch of - I am very eclectic. I love every sort of music. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I love the fashion world. I love clothes. I love style. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love when guys are funny. I love guys that are funny and goofy and over the top. And you know, I really like personality. I do. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Humor
I really am an open book. I don't keep anything in at all, which is good and bad.
I start my day with granola, fresh fruit, and skim milk and end it with something healthy that also comes from my own kitchen.
I start the day with oatmeal with vanilla almond milk. If I don't, I'm dying by noon and eating everything in sight. On-set, I avoid crap and pack soup and salad. I cook pork chops or turkey tacos for dinner.
I think an old-school Western would kind of be really up my alley and would be so fun, I'm so comfortable in that genre and around horses.
I think we all have different moods - a nerd one day and cool the next. I think everyone has an inner geek, and I know I definitely do.
I want to be the first person to laugh at myself. It makes other people feel at ease - we're all on an even playing field.
I was 16 when I auditioned for the series '8 Simple Rules.' They cast the kids first.
I was always very silly and never took myself seriously. When my father had the camera out, I'd be up close and annoying. My father would keep saying, 'Move back! Move back!'
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.
I wasn't allowed to have sugar as a kid. We didn't have candy or soda or anything, so Easter and Halloween were my favorite times 'cause I could eat as much candy as I wanted.
I wasn't allowed to have sugar as a kid. We didn't have candy or soda, or anything, so Easter and Halloween were my favorite times 'cause I could eat as much candy as I wanted. So, we would do the baskets, and my sister and I would go crazy.
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. Life
I wonder, 'Why did I do that line that way?' And I also constantly think I'm fat and hate my teeth. But I've gotten better over the years. I've started to accept.
I would have 55 dogs if I could. I'm hoping one day to open my own shelter.
I wouldn't say I was bullied, but I was definitely a bit of an outcast. It was more the kids thinking I thought I was cool. I started homeschooling in fifth grade, and I was much happier.
If I played tennis, I had to be in a dance class. I always had multiple activities, so I never had to count on any one of them to feel successful.
I'm a 'Bridesmaids' type of girl. I love silliness. That's who I am at heart, and I know I can do it. If my career path takes me elsewhere, that's great. But comedy is my forte. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm a country girl at heart.
I'm a good eater and like to make my own meals. I start my day with granola, fresh fruit, and skim milk and end it with something healthy that also comes from my own kitchen.
I'm hoping one day to open my own shelter. I would be the person with the three-legged dog. I just love animals more than people; I really do. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm not a girly girl. I go to the bar. I like to get dirty. I love sports. I'm like the son my dad never had. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Sports & Athletics ;Families, Children & Parenting
I'm the most competitive person you'll ever meet.
I'm the type of girl who's always had to buy jeans in three sizes because I never know what my body is going to do from one day to the next.
It took years for me to figure out what my body needs and that what works for my friends doesn't necessarily work for me. Doing yoga five times a week has transformed my body. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
It's a fine line of doing what's good for your life and what your parents want you to do, but also following your dreams. With my parents, when I was younger, I always had to do two things. If I was acting, I always had to do a sport or something on the arts side of things along with that. Life ;Sports & Athletics
It's important in a relationship to have moments when you do your own thing.
I've been acting since I was 5, literally since I could walk, and I've always said, 'I think one day I have to be in a fat suit.'
I've been so lucky and blessed because words and stuff come so easy to me. I have a good memory.
I've fallen victim to worrying about what everybody thinks. It's never going to be that everyone is happy. You just gotta know what you like and go with it.
I've grown up on TV, and there were some phases that weren't pretty.
I've never been in an acting class in my life. Life
James Garner is like a peaceful river through our chaos.
James Garner was a gift to our business and an example of honesty and pure class. It was an honor to have worked beside him and receive his bear hugs every day. Business, Commerce & Finance
John 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. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Respect
My 'Big Bang Theory' costar Johnny Galecki went off the grid. He bought a huge ranch and goes there every weekend. He keeps telling me to do the same thing, but I don't know if I'm that committed. The Valley is as far off the grid as I'm going to go.
My family lived in Thousand Oaks. In 2002, when I was 17, I begged my parents to let me move out. I had money, a real job, and wanted to get my own place. Families, Children & Parenting ;Money, Coins & Minting
My mom grew up with horses, and when I turned 14, 15, she's like, 'Do you want to take a riding lesson?' I thought, 'Oh, gross, dirty.' She was like, 'Okay.' And then I did, and now I'm the one cleaning those damn stalls out. You can't get me away from the barn now. It shocks even me.
My new iPhone, I'm obsessed. My iPod. I love all the Mac crap. AppleTV, I'm crazy about that. I'd rather buy a new gadget than, like, a purse. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
My parents spent 16 years hauling my butt to L.A. for audition after audition. I remember always hoping I could help take care of them because they took such good care of me.
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. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Families, Children & Parenting
Not all of us are chameleons that can do every different thing. I hope I'm going to be typecast. I will play the girl next door for the rest of my life if I have to. I always kind of feel like I have that in my pocket when I go in a room. Life ;Hope
Obviously, I don't have a high IQ, but I've always liked nerds and quirky guys.
People tend to think they know you when you come into their televisions every week. They think you are different than who you are. Don't believe everything you hear.
Staying fit is all about trying to find enjoyment in something physical, because that's the only way you're gonna get results.
The final phone call that said we're going to be picked up again was just a miracle. We've overcome the impossible and we're still pushing forward. I know John is smiling and so happy that he gets to watch us on TV.
The problem with being married to an athlete who is, like, 19 feet tall and can just eat, like, 17 burgers at 11 o'clock at night is, you're like, 'I'll have just three of those burgers,' and you think you're being good because he had 19 and you had three!
Unless you're Gisele, you wake up some days and feel ugly. When that happens, I accept that I'm not perfect and it's OK; I can start over again tomorrow.
When I fell for Johnny Galecki, we both knew immediately that we had this connection, and that was it.
When I moved in, I said, 'I don't care how this makes me look or sound: I am converting one of these bedrooms into a shoe closet.' It's become more of a dressing room, but one wall is shoes in their perfect cubbies.
When I started on 'Big Bang,' I was the only girl; I felt like I had four brothers. Then Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik came on the show, and we got really close. Because of that, I'm not so quick to judge other women, and now I have all these amazing new girlfriends. Women
With my parents, when I was younger, I always had to do two things. If I was acting, I always had to do a sport or something on the arts side of things along with that. That way, if one fell apart, I always had something else to fall back on. Sports & Athletics
You do a job; your show gets canceled. You get used to it.

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