The Big Bang Theory(Part 1)
The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom from Chuck Lorre Productions. It is distributed by Warner Bros. Television and airs in the United States on the CBS network. It premiered in September 2007, was renewed for a second season in February 2008 and got a 2 season pick-up in March 2009, taking it through to its fourth season in 2010/11. In early 2011 the show was renewed for a further three seasons, taking it through to its seventh season in 2013/14.
Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, the kind of "beautiful minds" that understand how the universe works. But none of that genius helps them interact with people, especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny moves in next door. Sheldon, Leonard's roommate, is quite content spending his nights playing Klingon Boggle with their socially dysfunctional friends, fellow CalTech scientists Wolowitz and Koothrappali. However, Leonard sees in Penny a whole new universe of possibilities... including love.
The show was created by Chuck Lorre ("Two and a Half Men" ) and Bill Prady ("The Gilmore Girls" ).
The Big Bang Theory stars Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg. Sara Gilbert joined the cast for the second season. Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch joined the cast of The Big Bang Theory during its fourth season.
Johnny Galecki is best known to television audiences for his role as David in the long-running comedy series "Roseanne," for which he won a Young Artist Award.
His television series credits also include a recurring role in "My Boys" and guest appearances in "Hope and Faith" and "My Name is Earl."
Galecki's feature film credits include "Crystal," "Bookies," "Vanilla Sky," "Bounce," "Playing Mona Lisa," "The Opposite of Sex," "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "Suicide Kings" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation."
He recently closed the Tony Award-nominated Broadway play "The Little Dog Laughed," for which he received a 2007 Theatre World Award for outstanding Broadway debut. His other theater credits include "The Drawer Boy" and "Pot Mom," at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, "The Member of the Wedding," for which he was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award and "Galileo."
Galecki was born in Belgium where his father was stationed while serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was raised in Chicago, Ill., and currently lives in Los Angeles. His birth date is April 30.
Jim Parsons' television credits include a recurring role in the series "Judging Amy," on CBS, and a guest starring appearance in "Ed."
His feature film credits include "Garden State," "Heights," "On the Road With Judas," "Gardener of Eden," "10 Items or Less" and "School for Scoundrels."
Parsons graduated with a BA in theater from the University of Houston, during which time he helped create a not-for-profit theatre company. He acted in productions there including "Endgame," "Guys and Dolls" and "The Balcony."
Parsons loves to play the piano and also enjoys watching sports, especially tennis, baseball and basketball.
He was born and raised in Houston and currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. His birth date is March 24.
Kaley Cuoco is best known to television audiences for her role as Bridget Hennesy in the series "8 Simple Rules," for which she won a Teen Choice Award. She most recently starred in the television movie "Fat Like Me," in which she portrayed a student who goes undercover to expose the misconceptions about weight issues in young people.
She was featured on the TV Guide "Generation Now" list and Vanity Fair's "Teenage It" list.
Cuoco's other television credits include the series "Ladies Man," on the Network, "Charmed" and guest appearances in "Prison Break," "7th Heaven," "My So-Called Life" and "Ellen," in which she played a young Ellen DeGeneres in flashbacks.
Her television movie credits include "Growing Up Brady" and "Crimes of Fashion." In addition, she appeared in the miniseries "Dean Koontz's Mr. Murder."
Cuoco's feature film credits include "Debating Robert Lee," "Farewell Bender," "The Hollow," "Picture Perfect," "Can't Be Heaven," "Lucky 13" and "Virtuosity."
She often lends her voice to animated television shows including "Brandy and Mr. Whiskers" and "Bratz."
She is a gifted tennis player who is a ranked amateur in the Southern California Tennis Association, as well as an avid horseback rider. She also enjoys hiking, running, going to the gym and spending time with her rescue dogs, Petey, Leo and Zeus. She is involved in charities including the Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, The EBMRF, Animal Avengers and PETA.
Cuoco was born in Camarillo, Calif. She currently lives in Los Angeles. Her birth date is Nov. 30.
Simon Helberg's television credits include guest starring appearances in "MAD TV," "Reno 911," "Joey" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."
His feature film credits include "Van Wilder," "Old School," "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "For Your Consideration." He will soon appear in the feature films "Mama's Boy" and Judd Apatow's "Walk Hard."
Herberg attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he trained at The Atlantic Theater Company. He is an accomplished pianist.
Son of actor Sandy Helberg and casting director Harriet Helberg, he was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he currently resides. His bith date is Dec. 9.
Kunal Nayyar's role in The Big Bang Theory is his first as a regular on a television series. He had a guest starring role on NCIS. Nayyar is currently writing his first feature film, and his critically acclaimed play, "Cotton Candy," continues to run in New Delhi. His theater acting credits include "Huck and Holden" at the Dahlia Theater in Los Angeles, for which Kunal was awarded best male lead in a play on the West Coast by the Garland Awards, and "Loves Labors Lost" at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon, England. Always a performer, Nayyar began acting in musicals and plays at a young age. After high school, he left India for the United States where he majored in business and took many acting classes at the University of Portland (Portland, Oregon). In his senior year, he was nominated as the best actor in his play, "The Rose Tattoo," and was given an invitation to the American College Theater Festival (ACTF) to compete in an acting competition where he eventually won the Mark Twain Award for comic brilliance as well as a fellowship to the prestigious Sundance Theater Lab. He went on to receive his Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) from Temple University in Philadelphia. Nayyar played badminton for his school team and competed at state level in the region of North India. He is also a fanatical fan of cricket. He is said to have a killer shoulder shimmy. According to Nayyar, wikipedia says his name means "one who sees beauty in everything" and it comes from a Himalayan bird known as the Painted Snipe. He was born in London, England, and spent most of his younger years growing up in New Delhi, India. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Nayyar's birth date is April 30.
Mayim Hoya Bialik is an American actress best known for her lead role in the classic '90s family sitcom Blossom and for her portrayal of a young Bette Middler in Beaches. Born in San Diego, California, Bialik is the daughter of Barbara and John Bialik. Bialik's grandparents emigrated in the late 1930s from Poland and Czechoslovakia/Hungary. She was raised in Reform Judaism and her given name means 'water' in Hebrew. Bialik began acting as a child in the late 1980s. Her early roles included the horror film Pumpkinhead and guest spots on MacFyver, The Facts of Life and Beauty and the Beast. Bialik was tied to two television pilots in 1990, Fox's Molloy and NBC's Blossom, the latter of which went on to run for five seasons. In 2000, Bialik earned a BS in Neuroscience and Hebrew & Jewish Studies from UCLA. She continued her studies at the university and went on to earn a PhD in Neuroscience in 2007. Mayim first appeared as Amy Farrah Fowler in the third season finale of The Big Bang Theory. She appeared throughout the show's fourth season as Sheldon's "girl who is a friend, but not a girlfriend" and joined the cast for the fifth season. Mayim is now involved with Conservadox Judaism and continues to study Judaism. She is devoted to a lifestyle of attachment parenting, home-schooling, natural family living and even makes her own shampoo.
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