Biographic by Steve McGarry for September 14, 2014
Biographic Steve McGarry Kaley Cuoco Born in Camarillo, California, on November 20, 1985, Kaley Cuoco played tennis from an early age and was a nationally ranked amateur. She made her acting debut at the age of 6 in the Donald Sutherland thriller "Quicksand: No Escape," and within a couple of years, she had landed small roles on "My So-called Life" and "Northern Exposure." Following more TV and movie work, her first recurring role was on the sitcom "Ladies Man." After portraying "The Brady Bunch" star Maureen McCormick on the TV movie "Growing Up Brady" and starring in the Disney Channel original movie "Alley Cats Strike," Kaley spent three years on the sitcom "8 Simple Rules." Subsequent credits included voicing characters on "Brandy and Mr. Whiskers" and "Bratz," and a starring role as a young witch on the hit show "Charmed." "The Big Bang Theory" debuted in the fall of 2007, with Kaley Playing the role of Penny, an aspiring actress who works as a waitress and lives across the hall from scientists Leonard and Sheldon. The show is now TV's most popular comedy and has made Kaley Cuoco a household name..and a very wealthy young woman. As the show goes into its eighth season, she is reportedly earning $1 million per episode! Kaley also has two movies in the pipeline for 2015 - "Burning Bodhi" and "The Wedding Ringer." Having quietly dated "The Big Bang Theory" co-star Johnny Glecki for two years - they remain good friends - she married tennis player Ryan Sweeting in late 2013.