Kaley Cuoco has remained a fixture on the small and silver screen for over a decade and has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.
Cuoco is best known for her portrayal of “Penny” on the CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory.”
The Chuck Lorre created sitcom has received Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations as well as record breaking ratings for over a decade. Kaley was awarded “Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” at the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards and “Choice TV Actress” at the 2014 and 2015 People’s Choice Awards for her work on the show. In 2014, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Kaley currently stars in the second season of “The Flight Attendant,” in which she also executive produces via her Yes, Norman Productions banner. The award-winning limited series is based on the Chris Bohjalian novel of the same name. The series has earned numerous accolades for its first season including two Golden Globe nominations (Best Television Series and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series), two SAG Award nominations (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series), two Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations (Best Actress and Best Comedy Series), and a Producers Guild Award nomination, among many others. This past year, Cuoco’s Yes, Norman Productions also renewed their long-standing creative partnership with Warner Bros. Television Group with an exclusive and expansive multiyear deal.
Kaley has also lent her voice as the title character in the made-for-adults animated series, “Harley Quinn,” which is in its third season on HBO Max. In addition to starring as the daft but deranged fan-favorite character, Cuoco also serves as an Executive Producer on the show, along with Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker. The series focuses on a newly single Harley Quinn, who sets off to make it on her own in Gotham City.
Cuoco’s previous film credits include: Jeff Garlin’s Netflix comedy, Handsome, and John Hamburg’s comedy, Why Him?, Burning Bodhi, Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. Prior to that, Kaley co-starred in The Wedding Ringer alongside Kevin Hart and Josh Gad; a comedy about a groom-to-be who employs Jimmy Callahan, owner of Best Man Inc, a company that provides best men for guys in need; and Authors Anonymous, an indie film about a group of aspiring novelists, opposite Chris Klein. Upcoming film projects include Patrick Hughes’s The Man from Toronto, in which Kaley will star opposite Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson; and Alex Lehmann’s Meet Cute, also starring Pete Davidson.
Kaley’s first prominent television role came as Bridget Hennessey, the late John Ritter’s daughter in the ABC sitcom “8 Simple Rules.” She later starred as a recurring character on The WB’s “Charmed” alongside Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs. Additional television credits include “Ladies Man,” “Complete Savages,” “My So-Called Life” and “Northern Exposure.” Cuoco was the lead in the ABC Family telefilms “Crimes of Fashion” and “The Hallow”. Other made-for-television movie credits include “Attack of the 50Ft Woman,” “Growing Up Brady,” the ABC miniseries “Dean Koontz’s Mr. Murder,” and in 2012 she co-starred in the Lifetime movie Untouchable: The Drew Peterson Story with Rob Lowe. Additionally, she lent her voice to Disney Channel’s animated series “Brandy and Mr. Whiskers” and The WB Kids’ “Loonatics Unleashed.”
Cuoco began her acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials and modeling. Her first TV role was 1992’s “Quicksand: No Escape” with Donald Sutherland. She landed her first feature film role at the age of eight in Virtuosity, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Her additional theatrical film credits include The Last Ride, HOP, Picture Perfect, The Killer Movie, Can’t Be Heaven and Lucky 13.
In her spare time, Kaley is a gifted tennis player and enjoys hiking, running, horseback riding, going to the gym, and spending time with her rescue dogs. She is involved in charities such as EBMRF, Paw Works, Friends of Animals, the Humane Society, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Animal Avengers and PETA.
Cuoco currently resides in Los Angeles.