The Big Bang Theory is an American television sitcom. It was written by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and the both became the executive producers of the show. The Big Bang Theory aired in September 2017 and concluded in May 2019. The series had a total of 12 seasons which was broadcast over 279 episodes.
The Big Bang Theory’s theme revolved around five main characters who lived in Pasadena, California. Two physicists, one waitress, one aerospace engineer, and an astrophysicist. The Big Bang Theory got mixed reviews in the first season, but as the series progressed, it became widely popular especially after the initial 2 seasons. The Big Bang Theory has received a number of accolades and the cast of the series became infamous for their portrayal in the show.
Let’s take a look at the star cast of The Big Bang Theory in real life:
Kaley Cuoco (Penny)
Kaley Christine Cuoco, born on November 30, 1985, is an American actress and producer. She started her acting career in late ’90s and got her breakthrough role in a sitcom titled 8 Simple Rules, which aired from 2002 to 2005. She later appeared in many popular television shows for minor roles such as Charmed but then got another major role in The Big Bang Theory and became a main cast member. She received awards and accolades for her performance in The Big Bang Theory. She married American tennis player Ryan Sweeting in 2013 but got divorced in 2016. She is now married to Karl Cook and is an animal activist.
Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper)
Jim Parsons, born on March 24, 1973, is an American actor and producer. He is known for playing the role of Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory. He has received many awards for his performance in The Big Bang Theory over the years and is estimated to be one of the highest-paid television actors in the world. He made his Broadway debut in 2011. He attained his degree in Theater from the University of Housten and worked in many theater plays. He is married to art director Todd Spiewak and he was in a relationship with his now-husband for 10 years before tying the knot.
Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter)
John Mark Galecki, born on April 30, 1975, is an American actor. He is known for playing the role of Leonard Hofstadter in The Big Bang Theory. He has also appeared in other famous sitcoms such as Roseanne and has worked in Hollywood movies such as I Know What You Did Last Summer, Suicide Kinds, and Rings. He was also one of the highest-paid television actors in the entire world and made it to the list in Forbes. Johnny also dated his co-star Kaley Cuoco for two years and the two also played a couple on the show. However, they split but remained on good terms with each other. He is now dating Alaina Meyer and had a child in December 2019.
Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler)
Mayim Chaya Bialik, born on December 12, 1975, is an American actress, neuroscientist, and author. She played a role in ABC sitcom Blossom from 1991 to 1995. She then got a breakthrough role in The Big Bang Theory. Outside of her acting career, she holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience. She has been nominated four times for Supporting Actress and has also won a critics choice award for her role in The Big Bang Theory. She married Michael Stone in 2003 in a traditional Jewish wedding. The couple had two children but parted ways in 2012. She later dated for 5 years and broke up with her boyfriend in 2018. She is vegan and identifies herself as a feminist.
Kunal Nayyar (Raj Koothrappali)
Kunal Nayyar, born on April 30, 1981, is an English actor. He is best known for portraying the role of Raj Koothrappali in The Big Bang Theory. In 2015 he was listed as one of the world’s highest-paid television actors by Forbes. He was born in West London but at the age of 4, his family returned to India. He spent his childhood there but in 1999 he moved to United Stated to pursue his education. He then received a Master of Fine Arts in acting and began his acting career. He has also performed on stage. He is married to Neha Kapur and the couple tied the knot in 2011.
Melissa Rauch (Bernadette Rostenkowski)
Melissa Ivy Rauch, born on June 23, 1980, is an American actress. She is known for playing the role of Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz in The Big Bang Theory. She also received nominations for her performance in the series. She developed an interest in acting during high school and started her acting career in 2006. She is married to writer Winston Rauch. She has two children.
Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz)
Simon Maxwell Helberg, born on December 9, 1980, is an American actor, comedian, and musician. He is known for playing the role of Howard Wolowitz in The Big Bang Theory, he has also won awards for his portrayal in the show. He has further performed in the films such as Old School, Good Night, and Good Luck, and A Serious Man. He began his acting career in 1990 and worked as a comedian in different television series. He is married to actress Jocelyn Towne and has a son who was born in 2014.
Kevin Sussman (Stuart Bloom)
Kevin Sussman, born on December 4, 1970, is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in sitcoms like Ugly Betty and The Big Bang Theory. He started working in the series in the sixth season but then was promoted to the regular cast member. He was born to Jewish parents and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He started his acting career in 1996. He was married to Alessandra Young but then the couple split up in 2017.
John Ross Bowie (Barry Kripke)
John Ross Bowie, born on May 30, 1971, is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing the role of Barry Kripke in The Big Bang Theory. He has appeared in many television series and commercials. He has also authored books and written for The New York Press. He is married to comedian Jamie Denbo and the couple has two children.
Wil Wheaton (Wil Wheaton)
Richard Willian Wheaton, born on July 29, 1972, is an American actor, blogger, and writer. He has played roles in television series like Star Trek and movies such as Stand By Me, Toy Soldiers. He appeared as a fictionalized version of himself on The Big Bang Theory and played his own role. He started his acting career in 1980 and has been active ever since. He has ventured into web series, game shows, animations, and video gaming as well. He is married to Anne Prince and the couple has two children.
This completes the list of the cast of The Big Bang Theory. They all have achieved a lot of fame in their careers but live a meaningful and fruitful life, pursuing their passions after the series has concluded.