The Big Bang Theory – Who doesn’t love the show, let me tell you it has been a hit for a decade. What better way to spend your weekends than to binge watch the nerd flick of the century?
From Penny’s flamboyant personality to Stuart the non-decisive comic book store owner, we pretty much love all the characters that have set foot on the sets of Big Bang Theory. That’s right, we are looking at how the stars of the infamous show, The Big Bang Theory’ look like now. Swipe next to see the characters!
Leonard Hofstadter // John Galecki
Leonard is one of the original characters of the show and he has been a part of filming since day one, like literally you cannot miss Leonard. His character is portrays him as quite the geek, who is living with his fellow scientist geek Sheldon Cooper.
Trust me there are only a few people in this world who can handle Dr Sheldon Cooper and one of them is Leonard Hofstadter. The show revolves mainly around the guys at Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment and Penny, the prettiest neighbor they could have asked for. Leonard’s has the hots for Penny and who knew nine seasons later, the two get married. Adorbs <3 This is how the star looks like now!
Howard Wolowitz // Simon Helberg
In the show Howard hangs out a lot with the guys as one of their friends, but in reality his goofy character has built up over the seasons making him a strong personality. An aerospace engineer who has managed to go to space on the show.
I mean, that is how dedicated he is. On the show, he is a mama’s boy and his mother love to baby him. We never got a chance to see Mrs Wolowitz but her voice was empowering enough to keep the character going. During the show Penny introduces him to Bernadette, a fellow waitress who he starts to date and eventually ends up marrying her.
Here is what he looks like now, check it out.
Rajesh koothrappali // Kunal Nayyar
Kunal Nayyar is the cutest member of the squad, his character of Raj has won hearts across the globe. The guy plays a stereotypical Indian character and was introduced into the show as one of Howard’s friends.
Kunal is an astrophysicist on the show and often comes off as a shy human being, awkward around women and he is seen hanging out with everyone throughout the show. But he is able to face his fears and overcome them during the seasons. See what he looks like now! 🙂
Jim Parsons // Sheldon Cooper
Viewers across the globe have grown to the love the character of Sheldon Cooper. Sheldon’s antics have grown on people and you can’t get enough.
I feel Sheldon’s character has been lovable since day 1. On the show, Sheldon is a theoretical physicist and he begins to date Amy in the fifth season.
Kaley Cuoco // Penny
Penny has been a strong character in the show ever since the pilot episode. She was just the blonde neighbor who lived across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon.
Her first job was waitressing at the cheesecake factory, while simultaneously trying her luck to become an actress. Penny and Leonard have a wave of relationship throughout the entire series until they finally get hitched.
Claire – Alessandra Torresani
Claire plays a cute bar tender on the show, and she meets Howard and Raj at Stuart’s comic book store.
She takes raj’s help to write a sci-fi movie and although Raj thinks there is chemistry between them, she doesn’t feel the same way. Claire is obviously shocked at Raj’s decision of splitting with Emily to pursue a relationship with her. In the end Raj ends up breaking up with both!
The beautiful actress has made appearances on other shows including Two and a half men, American Horror Story and Husbands. Here is what the gorgeousness looks like.
Sara Rueas // Stephanie Barnett
Stephanie’s character makes an appearance in the second season. She is a doctor on the show, a hospital Howard visits.
Howard is quick to flirt with her and offers her to drive the Mars Rover he was taking care of. Stephanie falls for Leonard, making Howard super upset. Leonard and Stephanie date for a brief period, before they decide to break up. It was a short-lived character, but we were glad to watch her on the show.
This is what the beautiful actor looks like now, she has appeared on various other shows like Rules of Engagement, Malibu Country and the new show, Mom.
Sara Gilbert // Leslie Winkle
Leslie’s character is also of someone who works in experimental physics in Leonard’s firm, Caltech. Basically, she is a female version of Leonard and if you have followed the seasons I am sure you know what I am talking about! Leonard asks her out, instead she dates Howard for a brief period.
In real life Sara is 42 years old – and she has also been known for playing the role of Darlene Conner in the show, Roseanne. See what she looks like now!
Laura Spencer // Emily Sweeney
Raj meets Emily during the 7th season of the show and she sees his profile on a dating site. Raj, on the other hand, ends up dating Emily and Lucy.
Surprising to the audience, Emily doesn’t mind Raj dating two women. Raj ends his relationship with Emily when he finds a more suitable partner in Claire. Toward the 10th season, he ends things with Claire and Emily.
Look at the before and after picture of Laura.
Kevin Sussman // Stuart Bloom
You guys must already know this, the show is incomplete without Stuart’s comic book store. Stuart’s character makes an appearance during season 2 as the boys start visiting his store often.
His character does bond a lot with Raj and although he doesn’t belong in the group, he constantly meets them for reassurance. Stuart also seems to be struggling with money issues and in general you can’t help but feel bad for the character.
As opposed to his character Stuart Bloom, Kevin does not have any financial qualms in real life as he is making $50,000 per episode.
Carol Ann Susi // Debbie Wolowitz
Debbie’s character just like that of Mrs Wolowitz never made a long-term onscreen appearance. But her voice was recognizable during the show.
She would treat her brother as if he were a child and we see glimpses where Debbie appeared in the background. Even though she had very short part to play, the audience loved her character.
Aarti Mann // Priya Koothrappali
Priya played the character of Raj’s younger sister and she was studying in a law school while she appeared on the show. Leonard and Priya started dating but kept it a secret.
The secret however didn’t last very long, and Raj discovers it. Priya on the other hand, gives Leonard an ultimatum that for their relationship to work, he has to cut ties with Penny. Priya returns to India when her parents find out about their relationship and little did they know, long distance is not going to work for them. Aarti has also appeared on sitcoms like Suits, Scandal and Grey’s anatomy.
Margo Harshman // Alex Jensen
Alex plays the role of Sheldon’s assistant on the show. She is a physics doctoral student and Sheldon gives her all the tasks he doesn’t want to do himself.
Alex is introduced to the other guys and she develops feeling for Leonard. Even though Leonard did not pick the hints, Penny knew what she was up to. Alex is disappointed when Leonard says no to her.
See the image below to find out what the actor looks like now.
Brian Patrick // Kurt
I am sure ya all remember Brian Patrick as Kurt, Penny’s ex-boyfriend. Penny used to live with her boyfriend Kurt before she moved from Nebraska to California to pursue a career in acting.
Kurt’s character however is the opposite of how Leonard is portrayed. Penny does end up admitting that she does not love him anymore and she has feelings for LEONARD.
Charlotte Newhouse // Joy
Howard and Bernadette are on a double date when Joy is introduced to Leonard, clearly, he doesn’t have a great time with her and she seems too uptight for him. Joy had a brief history with Leonard on the show and invited him as her wedding date!
Charlotte Newhouse has been acting for a while, even before she played Joy on Big Bang Theory – she played Jules Hayes on the show Brainstorm.
Valerie Azlynn //Alicia
Then Alicia is a new neighbor in the building, her character is very similar to Penny’s as she is trying to make it as an actress. Sheldon approves of her after subjecting her to a series of questions. The guys obviously fall for the newbie and Penny is left jealous and unattended.
Valerie has acted in various movies and series before she made it on The Big Bang Theory. Check out what she looks like now
Brooke D’Orsay // Christy Vanderbel
Penny introduces Christy’s character after she was involved in a relationship with Penny’s cousin. Christy stays in Penny’s apartment for a while before she starts to date Howard.
Howard and Christy break up post Howard’s mother threatening him of the will. In real life, Brooke says Big Bang was a huge stepping stone for success in the industry, she has been recognized and received many roles on shows. here’s what she looks like now.
Steven Yeun // Sebastian
Sebastian’s character makes an appearance in a flashback where Leonard tells Penny about how he met Sheldon. Sebastian and Sheldon were roommates and Leonard bumps into him while finding Sheldon’s apartment!
Steven Yeun just started his career with TBBT and now that he has made a debut, he has made out as a strong personality in Hollywood!
Melissa Rauch // Bernadette Wolowitz
How can we forget Bernadette Wolowitz. She made her first appearance in the third season and was introduced to Howard through Penny. Howard and Bernadette hit it off quickly and although they had nothing in common at first, they made it work! Howard builds the courage to ask her out and ends up marrying her in the 5th season!
Post BBT she had many popular TV and movie appearances!
Mayim Bialik // Amy Fowler
The character of Amy is introduced in the third season and Sheldon meets her on a date! This was completely Raj and Howard’s idea to set Sheldon up and they found a perfect match on the internet.
Amy is a neurobiologist on the show, and even though it takes time to get on the same page as Sheldon, she sticks on. The two get engaged by season 10.
For Mayim BBT was the first role, although she has been taking part in roles since she was 12. The show primarily got her into the limelight and she currently earns half a million per episode! Wow