By Danielle Emig
Updated Nov 30, 2014 @ 9:15 am
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Happy birthday, Kaley Cuoco! The actress turns 29 today. Cuoco first gained popularity by playing Bridget in 8 Simple Rules, but rose to fame as Penny in The Big Bang Theory, for which she won a Critics' Choice Television Award in 2013 and a People's Choice Award in 2014.

This year has been a big one for the blonde bombshell — she rang in 2014 by saying “I do” to tennis pro Ryan Sweeting (she's known to hit up the courts too!), chopped her hair into a fun pixie cut, and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in October. Next up for the actress: a starring role in the romantic comedy film, The Wedding Ringer.