Kaley Cuoco

Hometown: Camarillo, California

Birthday: November 30

Prior to THE BIG BANG THEORY, Kaley Cuoco was best known to television audiences for her role as Bridget Hennesy in the series “8 Simple Rules.”  Her other television credits include a recurring role on “Charmed,” and guest appearances on “Complete Savages,” “Prison Break,” “My So-Called Life,” “Northern Exposure” and “Ladies Man.”  Cuoco starred in the cable movies “Fat Like Me,” "Crimes of Fashion" and “The Hollow,” and was seen in the miniseries “10.5.”  Her other television movie credits are “Alley Cats Strike,” “Toothless,” “Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman,” “Growing Up Brady,” and the miniseries, “Dean Koontz's Mr. Murder.”  Additionally, Cuoco lent her voice to the animated series “Brandy and Mr. Whiskers” and “Loonatics Unleashed.”

Cuoco began her acting career at a young age, modeling and appearing in commercials.  Her first TV role was in 1992's “Quicksand: No Escape” opposite Donald Sutherland.  She landed her first feature film role at the age of 8 in “Virtuosity.”  Her other film credits include “Picture Perfect,” “Can't Be Heaven” and “Lucky 13.”  She also appeared on stage in community theater productions of “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Annie.”

Recently, Cuoco starred opposite Rob Lowe in the television movie “Untouchable: The Drew Peterson Story.”  On the big screen, she was seen in the 2011 family comedy “Hop” opposite James Marsden and Russell Brand.  Cuoco will soon be seen in “The Last Ride,” an independent film which has been screened at several film festivals throughout the country.

Cuoco is a gifted tennis player who also hikes, runs, rides horses, goes to the gym and spends time with her rescue dogs.  She is involved in several charities, including EBMRF, Friends of Animals, the Humane Society, the Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Animal Avengers and PETA.

Currently, Cuoco resides in Los Angeles.  Her birth date is Nov. 30.  She can be followed on Twitter @KaleyCuoco.