What are some facts about Kaley Cuoco?


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Kaley Cuoco is an actress who, as of 2015, is best known for her role as Penny on the sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," as well as her past role as Bridget Hennesy on "8 Simple Rules." Cuoco is also an avid animal lover and pit bull advocate.

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As a child actress, Kaley Cuoco appeared on "Ellen," a sitcom created by Ellen DeGeneres. Cuoco's character on the show was a portrayal of a young DeGeneres. Outside of acting, Cuoco was a regionally-ranked amateur tennis player until she was 16, and she also enjoys horseback riding. Cuoco broke her leg in a horseback riding accident in September 2010, causing her to miss two tapings of "The Big Bang Theory." The show's production staff creatively hid Cuoco's injury by staging her behind furniture and counters, employing a body double for scenes where she had to walk across a room.

Kaley Cuoco's mother, Layne, is a homemaker, while her father, Gary, is a realtor. Cuoco's sister, Briana, competed on the fifth season of the live competition show, "The Voice." On Dec. 31, 2013, Cuoco married tennis pro and addiction specialist Ryan Sweeting, but the pair announced their plan to divorce in September 2015.

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