Kaley Christine Cuoco was born in November of 1985 in Carmelita, California, to a homemaker and a realtor. As a child, she played tennis and competed in horseback riding. She began acting professionally in the show 8 Simple Rules and the last season of Charmed. She then moved on to star on the successful show The Big Bang Theory, where she plays one of the leads, Penny. In September of 2015, Cuoco filed for divorce from professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting, to whom she had been married for under two years.