Kaley Cuoco made a name for herself starring in hit television series since age 17. Cuoco starred as Bridget Hennessey, the late John Ritter’s daughter, in the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, and currently stars in CBS’ highly rated comedy The Big Bang Theory, from producer Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men). She recently completed production on the independent feature The Last Ride.
Cuoco also starred as a recurring character on The WB’s Charmed, alongside Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs. She has made guest appearances on 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 Hollow, and was seen in NBC’s television miniseries 10.5, a seismic thriller about an earthquake that ravages the state of Washington and Northern California. Cuoco’s other made-for-television movie credits include Alley Cats Strike, Toothless, Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman and Growing Up Brady, and she appeared in and the ABC miniseries Mr. Murder. Additionally, Cuoco lent her voice to Disney Channel’s animated series Brandy & Mr. Whiskers and the Kids’ WB’s Loonatics Unleashed.
Cuoco began her acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials and modeling. Her first television 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 Killer Movie, Picture Perfect, Can’t Be Heaven and Lucky 13. She also appeared onstage in community theater productions of Fiddler on the Roof and Annie.
In her spare time, Cuoco is a gifted tennis player and enjoys hiking, running, horseback riding, going to the gym and spending time with her rescue dogs. She is also involved in charities such as the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Animal Avengers and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals