5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco

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A Few Things You Didn’t Know About Kaley Cuoco…

Over the past few years, actress Kaley Cuoco has become a Hollywood “It Girl” but that wasn’t always the case.

While you may know a lot about Penny, most fans don’t know a lot about Kaley Cuoco.

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Kaley Cuoco | Photo Credit The Wedding Ringer

Cuoco Wasn’t The First Choice For Penny

Originally, Penny’s role was supposed to go to Canadian actress, Amanda Walsh. In fact, they even shot a pilot with Walsh playing a character named Katie, but CBS rejected this version of the show.

Cuoco Finished School At Age 16…

Kaley Cuoco | Photo Credit Ladies Man

Kaley Cuoco is a smart celebrity. She was home-schooled most of her life and this actually helped her earn a degree before many of her peers. According to sources, she actually graduated at the age of 16.

Cuoco Was A Nationally-Ranked Tennis Player

Kaley Cuoco | Photo Credit HawtCelebs

Kaley Cuoco obviously works hard to stay in killer shape, but some of this inspiration comes from her background as a tennis player. Back in 2000, Cuoco was ranked sixth during the USA National Open Championship and she still plays recreationally.

She was also previously married to Ryan Sweeting, a pro tennis player.

Cuoco Once Starred As Ellen on “Ellen”

Kaley Cuoco | Photo Credit Court TV

Back in the 1990s, on one of Ellen DeGeneres’ first sitcoms, young Kaley Cuoco played a young version of Ellen. In Season 4, Episode 6, the story follows Ellen and Paige as they were children, where Cuoco played a young Ellen.

Cuoco Can Sing And Ride Horses

Kaley Cuoco | Photo Credit Daily Mail

Since she was 15-years-old, Kaley Cuoco has been an avid horseback rider and loves to spend time with her horse, Bojangles. When she was twenty-five, she actually had a frightening fall. During the hospital, she sang “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” for the Human Society to help with animal adoption.

Did you know all of these facts about actress Kaley Cuoco?

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