Kaley Cuoco Biography


Kaley Christine Cuoco was born on November 30, 1985, in Camarillo, California, to parents Layne Ann Wingate and Gary Carmine Cuoco. She has a younger sister, Briana. Cuoco started working at a young age. She took up modeling as a child, and her first acting gigs were in commercials. Before long, Cuoco graduated to television work. She made guest spots on such series as Northern Exposure7th Heaven and My So-Called Life, and made an appearance in the film Picture Perfect. Because of her career, Cuoco was homeschooled. She told People magazine that “I’ve never been to a regular high school.”



The actress is married to pro equestrian Karl Cook, and the two married on June 30, 2018, at a horse stable near San Diego, California.

Like her husband, Cuoco is an avid horse rider. She is also a former nationally ranked amateur tennis player.

A proponent of animal adoption, Cuoco in the summer of 2018 teamed with the rescue shelter Paw Works and her stylist to design a sock emblazoned with the motto “Adopt. Don’t Shop,” with proceeds going to community animal programs. At the time, the actress said she had adopted three dogs, two rabbits and seven professional show horses.

In September 2007, Cuoco began starring in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, playing Penny, a Cheesecake Factory employee and aspiring actress who lives across the hall from physicists Dr. Leonard Hofstadter and Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Prior to the 2010–2011 season, she earned $60,000 an episode for the series, the same as her co-stars. In 2010, the cast negotiated a raise for each actor to make $200,000 per episode. On September 13, 2010, she broke her leg in a horse-riding accident and missed two episodes of the series.

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by Cynthia Mouse on Best Book Worm

Bought it to see Kaley Cuoco in a different setting and I was pleasantly surprised at the results.

by Lara Bill on Best Book Worm

This is a biased review, I admit. As an author who has been in writing groups and struggled with getting an agent and getting published (until I got an agent and got published) the comedy here hit close to home. I've encountered these characters time and again, and they are true to life. And we are a funny bunch. This story is for anyone who has ever dreamed of escaping the nine-to-five life for fame and fortune.

by Blue Hayes on Best Book Worm

As an actress - I loved this. I could relate to her as I have qualities of each one. But you don't have to be an actress to enjoy this, just a human being. Great content and photos, all wrapped up in a good story that will leave you with a smile.

by Blythe Hicks on Best Book Worm

I loved this book. The characters were well-drawn, the group dynamic thoroughly believable.

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Weight .4 kg
Dimensions 4 × 1 × 7 in