Kaley Cuoco has become a TV staple, from her TV shows 8 Simple Rules to The Big Bang Theory to Flight Attendant and more. She has been a big part of Americans’ TV viewing, bringing several credits, honors, and even millions to her name.
That said, take a glimpse at Cuoco’s career and how much net worth she has amassed. Surely, you’ll be surprised by the figures.
A Glimpse of Kaley Cuoco’s Career
The now-36-year-old started her career in the early ‘90s. She played several supporting film and TV roles before finally landing her breakthrough role as Bridget Hennessy on the hit ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules.
She then became the voice of Brandy Harrington on Brand & Mr. Whisker. At the same time, her biggest character came as Penny on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, earning her a Satellite Award, a Critics' Choice Award, and two People's Choice Awards.
From there, she starred in HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant, receiving widespread critical acclaim and several nominations from the major award-giving bodies.
Movie-wise, Cuoco debuted in the film Quicksand: No Escape. It was followed by several other movies, like Virtuosity, Toothless, Can’t Be Heaven, The Penthouse, and more.
In 2014, she already had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and founded Yes, Norman Productions in 2017.
Kaley Cuoco’s The Big Bang Theory Salary and Net Worth
Cuoco’s first paycheck from The Big Bang Theory Season 1 was $45,000 per episode. It then grew to $200,000 per episode from Seasons 2 to 4.
It then went to $350,000 per episode for Seasons 5 and 7 and $850,000 per episode for Seasons 8 to 10. For the last two seasons, Cuoco and other main stars received a whopping $1 million per episode.
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Aside from her on-screen performance, she also got one percent of the show’s backend equity.
In addition, as part of the Screen Actors Guild show, Cuoco and her co-stars are entitled to 80 percent of their original paychecks in the series’ first year of reruns.
However, they’re the last show to receive the said deal after SAG and AFRTRA merged and adapted the latter’s residual standard, only paying actors at a guest-starring rate when it re-airs.
No wonder Cuoco is now worth $100 million.
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