Kaley Cuoco Honored with Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Cuoco’s Star Unveiled near the Star of Friend and Co-star the Late John Ritter
Watch Kaley Cuoco Walk of Fame star ceremony below.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce dedicated the 2,532nd Hollywood Walk of Fame to actress Kaley Cuoco on Wednesday, October 29, at 11:30 a.m. PDT at 6621 Hollywood Boulevard. Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO, Leron Gubler to unveil the star in the category of Television were Chuck Lorre and cast members Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar from The Big Bang Theory:
“We are thrilled to honor popular actress Kaley Cuoco as we add her name to our famous sidewalk. She asked to have her star close to the star of friend and co-star the late John Ritter,” stated Leron Gubler, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “What a great tribute this is from one Walk of Famer to another Walk of Famer – forever immortalized on Hollywood’s most beloved landmark!”
Event was live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com
Kaley Cuoco has been a fixture on the small and silver screen for over a decade and has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.
Best known for her portrayal of Penny on the Warner Bros. Television comedy The Big Bang Theory, Cuoco was awarded “Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” at the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards and “Favorite Comedic TV Actress” at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards for her role. Now in its eighth season, the hit sitcom, co-created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and executive produced by Lorre, Prady and showrunner Steven Molaro, has received numerous Emmy®, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for the past several years and continues to bring in record breaking ratings. The Big Bang Theory returns to Thursday nights tomorrow night at 8:00 pm on CBS.
Cuoco’s first prominent television role came as Bridget Hennessey, playing the late John Ritter’s daughter in the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules. She later starred as a recurring character on The WB’s Charmed alongside Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs. Additional television credits include Ladies Man, Complete Savages, My So-Called Life andNorthern Exposure. Cuoco was the lead in the ABC Family telefilms Crimes of Fashion andThe Hallow. She was also seen in NBC’s television miniseries 10.5, a seismic thriller about an earthquake that ravages the state of Washington and northern California. Other made-for-television movie credits include Alley Cats Strike, Toothless, Attack of the 50 Ft Woman, Growing Up Brady, and Dean Koontz’s ABC miniseries Mr. Murder. Additionally, Cuoco lent her voice to Disney Channel’s animated series Brandy and Mr. Whiskers, and The WB Kids’ Loonatics Unleashed.
On the silver screen,Cuoco will next be seen in The Wedding Ringer, a comedy about a groom-to-be who employs Jimmy Callahan, owner of Best Man Inc, a company that provides best men for guys in need. Directed by Jeremy Garelick, the film also stars Kevin Hart and Josh Gad and will hit theaters on January 16, 2015.
She recently starred opposite Chris Klein in Authors Anonymous, an indie film about a group of aspiring novelists. In 2012, Cuoco starred in the Lifetime movie Untouchable: The Drew Peterson Story with Rob Lowe and was also seen in The Last Ride, an independent film which tells the story of country music pioneer Hank Williams’ final days. In 2011, she co-starred in the Universal family comedy HOP alongside James Marsden and Russell Brand.
Cuoco began her acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials and modeling. Her first TV role was 1992’s Quicksand: No Escape with Donald Sutherland. She landed her first feature film role at the age of eight in Virtuosity, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Her other film credits include Picture Perfect, The Killer Movie, Can’t Be Heaven and Lucky 13. She also appeared onstage in community theatre productions of Fiddler on the Roof andAnnie.
In her spare time, Cuoco is involved in charities such as EBMRF, Friends of Animals, the Humane Society, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Animal Avengers and PETA.
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