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Kaley Cuoco

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Full Name: Kaley Christine Cuoco

Date of Birth: November 30, 1985

Born: Camarillo, CA

Occupation: Actress, producer

Status: Married to Karl Cook (2018)

Children: 0

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Fans of The Big Bang Theory get it. Kaley Cuoco has that magic touch that jumps off the screen onto our living room couches. She's vivacious and relatable with a girl-next-door quality that makes her our (in our minds) BFF.

With sitcom success in both longevity and lucrativeness, the beachy blonde beauty is one of today's top entertainers. She has won us over with her ease on screen and her gift of giving it her all. Award-winning with way more up her sleeve, Cuoco is one to watch and admire. Here's more about the actress/producer that makes her a fan favorite.

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TV watchers tune in to The Big Bang Theory by the millions. The show has been on the air for an impressive 12 seasons, but the final season has finally arrived and the show will conclude in May 2019. 52 Emmy nods and 10 wins is nothing to sneeze at, giving some validity to the cast's massive paychecks. But like all good things, The Big Bang Theory must come to an end. At least it'll go out with a bang…

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Comedy is Cuoco's forte but she's always up for a challenge. Comic book lovers will get a taste of Cuoco's talent when she steps into the "femme fatale" role of DC Comics' Harley Quinn. Premiering in 2019, Cuoco will have plenty of time to devote to the character as her part as "Penny" will be a thing of the past. She'll be voicing the Harley Quinn character, and as an executive producer for the show, Cuoco will lend her professionalism in more ways than one.

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Looking good is part of the program in Hollywood and Cuoco certainly got the memo. Whether she's playing it casual or looking chic on the red carpet, Cuoco's fashion is always fabulous. Here are some of her better moments…


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Welcome to the DC Universe, Kaley Cuoco!

Fans can't get enough of the bubbly blonde on television's hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, and now their fix of Kaley Cuoco won't get cut off when CBS pulls the plug on the long-running show after this final season comes to a close. News is out that the beloved actress will take on the role of DC Comics' Harley Quinn, announced in conjunction with the kick off of Comic Con in NYC.

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As per Too Fab, "Cuoco made the announcement on Wednesday night during New York Comic Con, complete with a promotional video featuring her debut as the character in the animated series slated for the DC Universe streaming service." The show will premiere in 2019.

Keep in mind, this will be an animated show, so Cuoco will be voicing the character of the villainess, as USA Today notes. And this character will be a far cry from her Big Bang role as Penny. "This has been the edgiest, darkest thing I think I've ever done in my career. I have cussed and screamed more than I think I ever have, and it has been a fricking blast. It's very freeing," Cuoco tells USA Today. After 12 seasons playing Penny, the "end of an era" may be bittersweet, but doing a complete 180 and tackling Harley Quinn will surely be a refreshing change of pace for the A-list actress.

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More to love about Cuoco? Not only will she voice this DC Universe "femme fatale," but she is an executive producer for the show too. No wonder CBS paid the star the big bucks! She's a true talent, ready to explore new TV territory, and make a name for herself in many facets of the biz. Whether it's comedy or comics, Cuoco will shine, both in front of and behind the camera.

Along with Cuoco, some other recognizable names are on board as cast members of the upcoming Harley Quinn. According to E! News, "The cast also includes Children's Hospital veteran Lake Bell, Firefly's Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches of Powerless, Curb Your Enthusiasm star JB Smoove, Jason Alexander of Seinfeld fame, black-ish's Wanda Sykes, Giancarlo Esposito from Breaking Bad, Bojack Horseman veteran Natalie Morales, Community's Jim Rash, Diedrich Bader from American Housewife, Veep's Tony Hale, and Chris Meloni from Happy! and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Star-studded and sure-to-be spectacular, 2019 can't come soon enough.

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Here's a sneak peak of what to expect from Cuoco and the rest of the cast:


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The Big Bang Theory to End in '19

After 12 seasons as one of CBS's biggest hits, The Big Bang Theory is going to say goodbye.

The show will have aired 279 episodes, and as per Esquire, "will hold the title as the longest running multi-camera sitcom in history." According to Us Weekly, "Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions announced the cancellation earlier on Wednesday."

With an impressive 52 Emmy nominations and a total of 10 wins, The Big Bang Theory has been a fan favorite – TV's #1 comedy for years (until Roseanne rebooted, but we all know how that turned out). The show is still hot, so why cancel? Perhaps going out on a high note is better than staying past its welcome.

As What Culture reports, "The production team have thanked the fans and promised 'an epic creative close'." This will only mean that fans will be glued to their television sets to see how Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Amy, Howard, Bernadette, and Raj tie up loose ends and say goodbye to what was some of viewers' longest relationships.

Kaley Cuoco, one of the show's hottest stars shared her sentiments on Instagram, "This ride has been a dream come true and as life changing as it gets. No matter when it was going to end, my heart would have always been broken in two. Drowning in tears, we promise to bring you the best season yet."

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And speaking of life changing, the stars of the show made a huge chunk of change as the seasons progressed. Cuoco, for instance, rakes in $1 million per episode. A Big Bang (for her buck), indeed…

Just like the rest of us, the stars of the show are curious as to how The Big Bang Theory will say goodbye. Cast member Johnny Galecki stated, "I hope they write something emotional, because I know we're all gonna be crying anyway. So you might as well make it appropriate! Capture that on camera, write that to be conducive to the fact that we're all gonna be blubbering messes that night." But the show is a comedy, after all, so hopefully the tears will be tamed by lots of laughter.

If you want to stay tuned or see for the first time what all the Big fuss is about, the final season of The Big Bang Theory premieres on CBS Monday, September 24, 8 PM ET. It will conclude in May, as Huffington Post reports.

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Actor Kunal Nayyar sees the series end as bitter sweet. He shared with his social media fans, "There are no words in any language that can describe what my heart wants to say. The love that I feel for all of you is boundless. Without you the fans there would be no us. Tonight I sleep with a prayer of gratitude on my lips. This isn't goodbye… yet… still 23 eps to shoot!" And we'll be watching!


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