Kaley Christine Cuoco is an American actress and producer. After a series of supporting film and television roles in the late 1990s, she landed her breakthrough role as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, on which she starred from 2002 to 2005. Thereafter, Cuoco appeared as Billie Jenkins on the final season of the television series Charmed, she has starred as Penny on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, for which she has received Satellite, Critics' Choice, People's Choice awards. Cuoco's film work includes roles in To Be Fat like Hop and Authors Anonymous, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014. In October 2017, Cuoco founded. Cuoco was born in Camarillo, the elder daughter of Layne Ann, a homemaker, Gary Carmine Cuoco, a realtor, her father is of Italian descent while her mother is of German ancestry. Her sister, competed on the fifth season of The Voice; as a child, Cuoco was a regionally ranked amateur tennis player, a sport she took up when she was 3 years old.
She stopped playing at the age of 16. Cuoco made her first feature film appearance as the young Karin Carter in the 1995 action thriller Virtuosity. From 2000 to 2001, Cuoco appeared on the CBS sitcom Ladies Man and in 2000 she portrayed former The Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick in the TV movie Growing Up Brady as well as starring in the Disney Channel original film Alley Cats Strike. In September 2002, Cuoco began a starring role as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. Bridget was the oldest child, despite Cuoco being six years younger than Amy Davidson, who played her younger sister; because of low ratings, ABC canceled the series on May 17, 2005. In addition to the final season of 8 Simple Rules, Cuoco had starring roles on the NBC miniseries 10.5, the ABC Family original movie Crimes of Fashion, the independent film Debating Robert Lee, in the film The Hollow at the same time. She voiced the character of Brandy Harrington, a 14-year-old anthropomorphic mixed-breed dog, on the Disney Channel animated series Brandy and Mr. Whiskers.
Cuoco voiced the character of Kirstee Smith in Bratz from 2004 to 2005. In the eighth season of the TV show Charmed, Cuoco appeared as Billie Jenkins, a powerful young witch with the powers of telekinesis and projection. Executive producer Brad Kern stated that Cuoco's character was brought in as a possible spin-off. In September 2007, Cuoco began starring in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, playing Penny, a Cheesecake Factory employee and aspiring actress who lives across the hall from physicists Dr. Leonard Hofstadter and Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Prior to the 2010–2011 season, she earned $60,000 an episode for the series, the same as her co-stars. In 2010, the cast negotiated a raise for each actor to make $200,000 per episode. On September 13, 2010, she broke her leg in a horse-riding accident and missed two episodes of the series; as of August 2014, Cuoco and her co-stars from The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons, each earned an estimated $1 million per episode. In late October 2012, Cuoco enlisted the help of her sister Briana to organize a flash mob on the set of the show, in which she and the cast and crew surprised the studio audience by lip syncing and dancing to Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe".
A video of the event became a viral success. A clip from the performance was played during Cuoco's January 8, 2013 appearance on the late night talk show Conan. Cuoco starred in the Lifetime film To Be Fat like Me, which premiered on January 8, 2007, she played a minor role in the Prison Break episodes "The Message" and "Chicago", as well as starring in the comedy horror spoof Killer Movie in 2008. She appeared in the 2010 film The Penthouse. In 2011, Cuoco appeared in Allure magazine's annual "Naked Truth" feature; that same year, she appeared in The Last Ride. She was chosen to host the Teen Choice Awards in 2011, as well as the People's Choice Awards in 2012 and 2013. Cuoco is a regular on Priceline.com commercials as the daughter of William Shatner's character. In October 2018, it was announced that Cuoco would voice Harley Quinn and executive produce the DC Universe adult animation, Harley Quinn. While working on The Big Bang Theory, Cuoco dated co-star Johnny Galecki for two years, until December 2009, while their characters on the show were dating.
She told CBS Watch in September 2010 that they have remained on good terms since ending their relationship. She became engaged to addiction specialist Josh Resnik in October 2011, but they ended their engagement by March 2012. Cuoco became engaged to professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting in September 2013, after three months of dating, they married on December 2013, in Santa Susana, California. On September 25, 2015, it was announced; the divorce was finalized on May 9, 2016. Cuoco began dating equestrian Karl Cook, son of billionaire Scott Cook, in late 2016, they became engaged on November 30, 2017, Cuoco's 32nd birthday, were married on June 30, 2018. Cuoco received significant media attention surrounding a remark she made in an interview with Redbook magazine while married to Ryan Sweeting; when asked if she considered herself a feminist, Cuoco responded: "Is it bad if I say no? I was never that feminist girl demanding equality, but maybe that's because I've never faced inequality... I cook for Ryan five nights a week: it makes me feel like a housewife.
I love that. I know it sounds old-fashioned, but I like the idea of women taking care of their men."In later
The southern black korhaan known as the black bustard, is a species of bird in the bustard family, Otididae. This small bustard is found in southwestern South Africa, from Namaqualand, south to Cape Town and east to Makhanda, it prefers semi-arid habitats such as grasslands and savannas where it can prey on ground-dwelling arthropods and eat seeds. It will lay about one or two eggs per breeding season. Numbers have declined as much of its habitat has been converted to agricultural land and remaining tracts are fragmented. Due to this habitat destruction, the species is considered vulnerable by the IUCN Red List; the southern black korhaan was one of the many bird species described by Carl Linnaeus in the 1758 10th edition of his Systema Naturae, where it was given the binomial name of Otis afra. Known as Eupodotis afra, it is now classified as Afrotis afra, they belong to Otididae. It was thought that the southern black korhaan and the northern black korhaan were the same species, they are now classified as different species due to their disjunct ranges and habitats, differences in plumage and social systems.
They have differences in their mitochondrial DNA."Southern black korhaan" has been designated as the official common name for the species by the International Ornithologists' Union. The southern black korhaan is a ground-dwelling bird with some sexual dimorphism; the male's main body plumage is of a checkered black and white with neck. It displays some white on the underwings, on the cheeks and in stripes over the eyes; the female, in contrast, has the whole of her head and breast the same colour as her body, checkered brown and white. Both the female and the male have bright yellow legs; the male is larger than the female. The male has a wingspan of the female a wingspan of 25 cm to 26 cm; the tail is about 12 cm to 13 cm long. The male's bill is larger with a length of 3.8 cm to 3.9 cm, while the female's is about 3.5 cm long. The bill is of a reddish colour with a black tip. Lifespan averages 10 years; the southern black korhaan is endemic to southwestern South Africa, ranging from Namaqualand, south to Cape Town, east to Makhanda.
It occupies about 254,000 km2. It prefers open, semi-arid habitats such as shrub-lands and savannahs where it can prey on grass-dwelling arthropods grasslands adjoining marshland. Vocalization has been described as a "continuous cackling sound", it is the male that calls, as it vocalizes often and loudly. The call is a raucous "knock-me-down, knock-me-down"; the southern black korhaan is a polygynous species. To attract females, males will display high flying, they breed in the spring. Females covers them with strands of grass; the eggs are of an brown colour with some dark black spots. Only the females provide parental care as they take care of the eggs and raise the chicks; this is an omnivorous species. Two-thirds of its diet is made up of arthropods, it will eat termites, beetles and ants; the rest of its diet is composed of plant matter seeds. It partakes in a mutualistic relationship with a species of Acacia; the southern black korhaan will ingest grit and other small rocks to help in digestion by assisting the grinding process in the gizzard.
A study has shown that two thirds of birds have nematode parasites in their intestinal tract. Recent studies have shown that the southern black korhaan's population has been decreasing which has raised concerns about its conservation status; the species was once common but it is now becoming rarer as its habitat is being fragmented. Hence, it has been deemed vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of threatened species since October 1, 2016; the primary threat to these species is the conversion of natural vegetation to agricultural lands as well as aquaculture. This has caused a reduction in available food sources; this reduction in habitat means less suitable breeding grounds, which has not only affected breeding success, but chick and egg survival rates. Indeed, agricultural lands do not provide sufficient plant cover to protect them from predators such as the Pied Crow. Other threats include human disturbance and diseases. Southern Black Bustard - Alive: Handbook of the birds of the world Southern Black Bustard - Birdlife International Southern Black Bustard vocalization - e-Bird Southern Black Bustard vocalization and distribution - Xeno-canto Southern Black Korhaan photo gallery - VIREO Southern Black Korhaan - Oiseaux.net
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