California native Kaley Cuoco rose to fame on the 2002-2005 sitcom 8 Simple Rules as Bridget Hennessy, appearing opposite the late John Ritter. The actress previously had roles on Charmed, Growing Up Brady and the 2012 Lifetime movie Drew Peterson: Untouchable, and currently stars as Penny on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory.
Cuoco, who was formerly a nationally ranked amateur tennis player, dated her Big Bang Theory costar Johnny Galecki quietly for two years, choosing only to speak out about their relationship after their 2010 split. She was briefly engaged to addiction specialist Josh Resnik in 2011. The actress has also been romantically linked to actor Henry Cavill and musician Bret Bollinger. In December 2013, Cuoco married professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting, but divorced in May 2016.