You may know the entire speedy “Big Bang Theory” theme song by heart, but that doesn’t mean you know everything there is to know about the lovely ladies from the series. Here are some surprising facts and things you might have missed about the female stars on CBS’ hit show:
1. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting knows a thing or two about Tennis
Kaley has been playing tennis since she was just 3 years old. Before she made it as an actress, she was a nationally-ranked amateur tennis player. Oh yeah, and she is married to a professional tennis player—Ryan Sweeting—too.
2. Cuoco wasn’t the first choice for ‘Big Bang’
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting actually replaced Amanda Walsh, who filmed the show’s original pilot. That version of “The Big Bang Theory” didn’t get picked up by CBS, but the network gave the show the green light once a new pilot was made with Kaley playing Penny.
3. Mayim Bialik is super smart in real life too
Bialik, whose character is a brainiac, got accepted to both Harvard and Yale. She actually turned the Ivy League schools down and opted to go to UCLA.
4. Bialik doesn’t mess around with her hair
The starlet, who plays Amy Farrah-Fowler on the show, actually makes her own shampoo.
5. Melissa Rauch loves NPR
She explained to Sequential Tart, “My things have always been theatre related and comedy, or I'm a major NPR listener. I've always hung around nerds and felt more comfortable in that nerd domain.”
6. Rauch loved the show before she was cast
When she joined the show as Bernadette in season 3, Rauch was already a huge fan of the show, but she tried to play it cool on set.