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9+ Things We Honestly Didn't Know About Kaley Cuoco

Sarah Kester 14 Aug 2019

While she may be most known for playing Penny on The Big Bang Theory there's still sooo much we don't know about this talented actress.

Like how she played Barbie when she was five or how she was once was a highly-ranked tennis player!

Keep reading to learn about all 9+ juicy things we didn't know about Kaley Cuoco.

She played a young Ellen DeGeneres on the sitcom "Ellen".

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If you watched the show back then, you might not have recognized her, but Cuoco played the role of a young Ellen during a 1996 episode of the sitcom!

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She played Barbie when she was just five years old.

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Like her character Penny, Kaley always wanted to be an actress.

To get her there, she began doing commercials at a young age for Barbie and Oscar Mayer.

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She was homeschooled!

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Not only that, but she was able to pull a Sheldon and graduate early at the age of 16.

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It's been reported that she was home-schooled after becoming so well-known for her Barbie commercial!

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After playing Barbe, she was too cool for school.

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In addition to on-screen acting, she's done a lot of voiceover work.

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She's the voice of Kirstee Tweevil in Bratz and plays Brandy the dog in Disney Channel's Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, among others.

Her newest voice acting role is playing an animated Harley Quinn!

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She dated her "Big Bang Theory" co-star, Johnny Galecki.

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Penny and Leonard did date in real life for two years before they split in 2009.

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"It was a mutual breakup, and you can rarely say that," she said in an interview with "Haute Living".

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"Johnny and I were friends first, then obviously we dated," she revealed.

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All of their hot bedroom scenes kept messing with their actual breakup.

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Working with an ex is never easy, but for actors, it's downright difficult.

That was the case for Kaley and Johnny because although they were broken up in real life, their characters were crazy in love.

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"We were a little like, ‘We were trying to end the relationship and it kept falling back in.’

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Thankfully, it all turned out for the best.

"We got over it really fast, and we’re closer than ever now. It could have gone either way, and I was really proud of us.”

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Before becoming an actress, she was ranked nationally as an amateur tennis player.

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Before switching over to acting, the actress had been playing tennis since she was three!

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It even led her to making the 54th spot on the Girls' 14 Singles tennis ranking in Southern California.

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Fun fact: she's also really good at ping pong.

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On top of that, you may have forgotten that she was once married to a famous tennis player, Ryan Sweeting.

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After dating for just three months, Kaley and Ryan got engaged.

Months later, they tied the knot during a New Year's Eve ceremony.

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Their relationship did not end well as Kaley filed for divorce 21 months later.

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She later said that she thought she would never get married again because he "ruined" marriage for her.

Luckily, that wasn't the case as she's since remarried to Karl Cook!

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She's had plastic surgery on her nose and breasts — and she's not afraid to admit it.

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"Years ago, I had my nose done. And my boobs — best thing I ever did,” she told Women's Health.

“Recently I had a filler in a line in my neck I’ve had since I was 12.”

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Aww! Kaley and her husband, Karl Cook, adopted a dwarf mini horse together.

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Welcome to the fam, Shmooshy!

The mini horse even has its own Instagram account with over 25,000 followers.

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