Kaley Cuoco was photographed arriving and leaving the The Today Show in New York, NY on November 8, 2019.
Kaley Cuoco was photographed leaving the studio of The View in New York, NY on November 8, 2019.
Kaley Cuoco attended the Ellen Show with her fellow cast members of Big Bang Theory in Los Angeles, CA on January 31, 2019.
On walking down the aisle for the second time (to fiancée Karl Cook): “I honestly thought I wouldn’t get married again. My ex ruined that word for me. I married someone the first time who completely changed. The person I ended up with was not the person I originally met. And that wasn’t my fault—that was his. I knew how much I had to give and how much I wanted to receive. I knew I just had to be patient…I had to go through a lot of things, but it brought me to Karl.”
On The Big Bang Theory — and being the second-highest-paid TV actress (behind Sophia Vergara): “I spent my entire 20s on this show. I didn’t have to fight for pay … Knowing what it feels like [to be paid as an equal], I will always take that stand for myself.”
On being a girl boss and running her own production company, Yes, Norman Productions: “I want to be a full-on girl boss. I’ve been in the business so long, and I’ve worked with the best. I don’t let people mess with me. I want to show girls out there that you can be cool, wear yoga clothes, and run your own fucking company. You don’t have to be a guy in a suit. I want this to be a big company. I want to be sitting down a few years from now and have so many projects going. That’s what I’m excited about.” [Source]
When Kaley Cuoco commits to something, she goes all in.
“I am black or white,” admits the “Big Bang Theory” actress, 31. “There is no gray area.” Everything she likes, she’s obsessed with; everything she wants, she wants it now. Like, for instance, her cocktail.
After sliding into a banquette in the lobby bar of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the server takes her order (a bourbon-based Sazerac), then races off, apparently in response to one of Cuoco’s delightfully deadpan comments. “I said, ‘I always start drinking at 4, and it’s already, like, 4:30, so I’m getting jittery.’ I think she thought I was serious!”
But then, Cuoco — dressed in a “casual” black St. Laurent T-shirt, vintage army pants and pink spike-studded Valentino slides — has a pretty commanding presence. How else would she have ended up on one of the highest-rated shows ever on TV?
Her irresistible mix of sunniness and sass was apparent from her childhood in Camarillo, Calif. Her father (a longtime firefighter who now works in real estate) and stay-at-home mom supported her interests early and often. Cuoco started playing tennis at age 3 (“I was basically born on a tennis court,” she says) and nailing acting auditions by 5. On TV, she ate Kentucky Fried Chicken, sang the Oscar Mayer song (“with a fake hot dog dancing next to me”) and starred in roughly 20 Barbie commercials.
“There was no lightbulb moment where I moved to California and wanted to be an actress,” she says. “It happened as if I was born to do it. Which is so funny, because to this day, that’s how I feel.”
By high school, Cuoco had to decide whether she’d devote herself to acting or tennis full time. By her teens she was crisscrossing the country for tournaments; college tryouts loomed. “I was like, ‘I’m not just gonna play tennis for f – – king fun,’” she says, and then it turned into, “I need to demolish you and travel the world, or I’m not doing it!”
She eventually opted to retire her racket, and within a year she’d landed a starring role on the ABC sitcom “8 Simple Rules,” which ran for three seasons, until 2005. “The Big Bang Theory” debuted two years later. Continue reading “Kaley Cuoco’s got a hot tech scion boyfriend and one of the highest salaries in TV”