Penny's beauty is usually considered her standout quality but in the case of her portrayer, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, being beautiful is just one of many star-worthy qualities. Check out eight things you might not have known about Cuoco-Sweeting that set her apart from the crowd.
1. She is an animal-lover and activist and has rescued several dogs.
2. Her last name, Cuoco, translates to "cook" in Italian.
3. Before becoming a full-time actress, she was a nationally-ranked amatuer tennis player.
4. She is a vegetarian.
6. She was home-schooled and earned her high school diploma at age 16.
7. The first time her name was credited as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting was in Season 7, Episode 14 of The Big Bang Theory, called "The Convention Conundrum."