Kaley Cuoco as Billie
Kaley Christine Cuoco was born on November 30, 1985, in Camarillo, California. Kaley was both an athletic and theatrical prodigy; she first appeared in front of the camera at only 8 months old and, by age 3, she was playing tennis, which was her first career aspiration. At 6, Kaley began modeling and took roles in Los Angeles-area stage productions of Annie and Fiddler on the Roof.
Cuoco began her acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials and modeling. Her first television gig was in 1992's Quicksand: No Escape, with Donald Sutherland. Cuoco's television credits include a starring role in the series Ladies Man, along with guest appearances on 7th Heaven, Northern Exposure and My So-Called Life. Strange coincidences were on Kaley?s side when she guest starred on Ellen, where she played a young Ellen in flashbacks. She later portrayed Maureen McCormick (a.k.a Maria Brady) in the television film Growing Up Brady. She then went on to appear again with DeGeneres on The Ellen Show, this time playing the daughter of actress Maureen McCormick's character.
In television movies, Cuoco's credits include Crimes of Fashion, 10.5, Alley Cats Strike, Toothless, Attack of the 50ft Woman and Dean Koontz's Mr. Murder.
Cuoco often lends her voice to animated television shows, including You Can Hear Her, Brandy and Mr. Whiskers, where she plays Brandy, the snobbish dog, and Bratz, a show based on the best-selling dolls.
Cuoco recently wrapped production on the independent film Farewell Bender, a story about a group of high school friends who reunite in their hometown for the funeral of an old buddy, Bender, and spend a weekend struggling to accept that Bender escaped what they can't - adulthood. Other independent film roles include Debating Robert Lee and The Hollow.
Landing her first feature film role at the age of 8 in Virtuosity, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, Cuoco went on to have roles in Picture Perfect, Can?t Be Heaven and Lucky 13. She also appeared onstage in community theater productions of Fiddler on the Roof and Annie.
In her spare time, Cuoco is a gifted tennis player, and is a ranked amateur in the Southern California Tennis Association. She also enjoys hiking, running, horseback riding, going to the gym and spending time with her rescued dogs Petey and Leo. Cuoco is also involved in charities such as the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Animal Avengers and PETA.
Has a younger sister named Briana
Last name, Cuoco, translates to "cook" in Italian.
She loves to bowl
She did 6 Barbie ads when she was younger
She won the Teen Choice Award for Breakthrough Actress of 2003
Her parents names are Gary and Layne Cuoco
Was home schooled on the set and earned her High School Diploma at the age of 16
Was a nationally ranked amateur tennis player until she switched to acting full time in 2002
She has a Chijuahua-dachshund mix dog named Petey
Her dad Gary is a Oxnard, California Realtor and her mom Layne is a homemaker.
Kaley Cuoco, known for her role as the late John Ritter's daughter on 8 Simple Rules, joins the cast of Charmed in its eighth season as Billie, a young witch under the guidance of the Charmed Ones.
Billie Jenkins was introduced, in the show's eighth season, as a young witch who pays more attention to demon fighting than to her education. Billie was put under the tutelage of the Charmed Ones after she asked them to teach her everything they know about witchcraft. This, at the time when the Charmed Ones were thought to be dead, proved useful for the three sisters, as Billie could carry out smaller magic-related tasks and also to cover for them.
Billie's backstory involves the abduction of her sister, Christy Jenkins, by mysterious demons with unknown intentions. This -- along with the fact that the incident was never mentioned by her parents, leaving Billie even more confused -- was the main motivation for Billie to train and become skilled in using her powers. Her main objective was to find out who kidnapped Christy and why, and to save her if she is still alive. Upon meeting with an Angel of Destiny, Billie was assured that her sister is alive and she will eventually find her. Her sister was revealed to be kidnapped by a suprisingly alive Triad because she is the key to "ultimate power".