Kaley Cuoco is an American actress, singer, host, and producer. She is best known for her role in the Big Bang theory. With more than 20 television appearances and more than 25 films, Kaley has acquired a wealth of experience, recognition at the Hollywood Hall of fame and a net worth of several million dollars.
Kaley Cuoco’s Biography
Kaley Cuoco was born on November 30, 1985, and raised in California. Her parents are Gary Carmine Cuoco and Layne Ann Wingate. She has a younger sister, Briana, who is also a singer and actress. Kaley has a mix of Italian, English and German ancestry. While building an important amateur career by playing regional tennis, the star actress took home lessons. She started at the age of 3 and stopped at the age of 16. The beautiful green-eyed blonde currently lives with her family in San Fernando Valley, California.
Kaley Christine Cuoco who started as a child actor and model has played in several Barbie commercials. She has played in many television and film roles and is one of the greatest successes in the history of television production. Her first movie appearance took place at the age of six in the film Quicksand: No Escape. At the age of nine, she played alongside Denzel Washington in the film Virtuosity, playing the role of Karin Carter.
Professional Acting Career
While playing in several small support roles in the 1990s, Kaley’s major breakthrough in her acting career came with ABC 8 Simple Rules (2002) where she played the role of Bridget Hennessy. Kaley played in several other television roles before the Big Bang Theory, a show that will boost her acting career like no other. Her role as Penny in the comedy series is considered one of the show’s most beloved characters. Most fans particularly like the show because of the way it is performed. Penny’s character is that of a charming and cheerful Cheesecake Factory employee seeking a career in the theatre world.
Cuoco has starred in movies such as To Be Fat like Me, Prison Break, Killer Movie, The Penthouse, Picture Perfect, Growing Up Brady among others. She has also worked as a voice-over artist for some animations. In 2014, Kaley was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California. In 2011, the fashion and style enthusiast made the front page of an issue of Allure magazine. Kaley Cuoco won the Television Critics’ Award and the Audience Award in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
The vegetarian and dog lover has a Chihuahua-dachshund dog (Petey), a German shepherd named (Duke) and a Jack Russell Terrier (Raquel). In her spare time, Kaley will ride horses, kickboxing, bowling, and drums. No wonder she’s still in good shape. Like her sister Briana, Kaley also loves music. Her favorites are Britney Spears, Josh Groban, and Kelly Clarkson.
Expanding her horizons in the industry, Kaley Cuoco launched her own television and film production company, Yes, Norman Productions, in 2017. The company is currently working in partnership with Warner Bros Kaley on the film adaptation of The Flight Attendant, written by Chris Bohjalian. It will be a television series in which Cuoco will play the lead role and also serve as executive producer.
Kaley Cuoco’s Net Worth
Kaley Cuoco’s net worth is between $51 million and $55 million, the great green-eyed beauty is one of the highest-paid television actors today. According to Forbes, She is paid $1 million for each episode of the Big Bang theory.
Before the 2010-2011 season, all the actors in the show earned $60,000. Kaley led negotiations to increase their salary to $200,000 per episode. By 2014, she had started receiving a six-figure salary.
It is estimated that the Kaley Cuoco earned about $30 million from the show between 2014-2017. In 2016, she earned $24.5 million, making her the second-highest-paid television actress in Forbes. She also makes millions with sponsorship contracts. Kaley has worked with Ala Pilar, Avon, Ban.do and Priceline.com.
She is animal rights and humanitarian advocate and has donated to several charities. She is committed to supporting research on Alzheimer’s disease. Kaley is also passionate about fighting the stigmatization of children with disabilities.
Weight, Height, Feet, Measurements
Height: 5 ft 8
Weight: 120 lbs (54 kg)
Shoe Size/Feet: 6