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Remember “The Big Bang” Cast? This is How They Look in Real Life

Written by Kalvi Bhoomi

“The Big Bang Theory” lasted for eleven seasons but it will undoubtedly remain evergreen for the audience. After all, nobody can forget the nerdy-comedy, twisty storylines and the lovable chemistry between the characters.

But those characters aren’t just lovable on the screen. Off the screen, the cast of Big Bang Theory looks even better!  Here is a complete list of characters in the super hit TV show Big Bang theory and how the actors look in real life.

Character: Sheldon Cooper

You can’t love ‘The Big Bang Theory’ without loving the ultra-genius with an unbelievably high IQ but way poorer social skills. That is right; we are talking about our very own Shelder cooper who was an ‘almost’ theoretical physicist, struggling to become less robotic throughout the series.

Played By: Jim Parsons

The famous character of Sheldon Cooper is played by Jim Parson. The character made him a star overnight but he stayed humble for all these years. Besides “The Big Bang Theory” Jim has also done other projects like “Hidden Figures” and “The Muppets.” In 2017, Jim tied the knot with her loving girlfriend, Todd Spiewak.

Character: Leonard Hofstadter

How can we ever miss Leonard Hofstadter, the not-so-iconic Experimental physicist who was Sheldon’s roommate until he starting living in with his girlfriend, Amy. Finally, in the season seven of the show, Leonard finally managed to get engaged with his love interest – Penny.

Played By: Johnny Galecki

Jhonny Galecki may have got his fame from his role as David on “Roseanne,”, but Big Bang Theory completely changed his audience’s perception as a quirky scientist in the show. Jim Parison is also a part of a duet band and performs music when he is not busy in shootings.

Character: Mrs Koothrappali

Although she never appeared ‘out of the screen’ as Raj’s mother also video chatted with Raj and her sister, Mrs Koothrappli had her own place in the show.

Played By: Alice Amter

Alice Amter, who played Mrs Koothrapli had Britsh rots; she lived more than half of her life in America. Alice’s role was just for a guest appearance on the show first, but the audience loved it so much that the producers brought her back time to time.

Character: Priya Koothrappali

Raj sister, Priya Koothrapli, unlike his brother, was lucky to have a love interest in the show. The character made an entry as of course, Raj’s sister who has come to live with her brother in the US for some time. Priya is an accomplished lawyer who went to the U.S. and stayed with Raj for a period of time.

Played By: Aarti Mann

Same as the artists that played a role of her parents, Aarti Mann’s in “The Big Bang Theory” was also arranged for a guest appearance but was expanded due to her increasing popularity on the show.  Arti Man is a theatre artist at NYU and also acted in the film “The Memsab” which was directed by her sister, Kruti Majmudar.

Character: Rajesh Koothrappali

Rajesh Koothrappali or Raj as he was called on the show was undoubtedly handsome, unfortunately not very lucky when it came to love. He was a shy guy who needed lot of courage to even talk to women.  

Played By: Kunal Nayyar

Rajesh Koothrappali was played by Kunal Nayyar who studied business from the University of Portland. But his passion was acting, which ultimately paid off.

Character: PennyAn 

PennyAn was one the dumb blonde of the show but stole almost everyone’s heart with her cuteness. Her professional career was interesting as she was an aspiring actress, former Cheesecake Factory waitress and current pharmaceuticals sales rep who’s the last name was never found out.

Played By: Kaley Cuoco

The amazing character of PanneyAn was aced by Kaley Cuoco who became one of TV’s top-paid actresses. Like her fellow co-stars, Parsons and Galecki she charged 1 million per episode of Big Bang Theory.

Character: Howard Wolowitz

Often underestimated by Sheldon for being “only an engineer,”, Howard Wolowitz proved to be more than that in the series. He becomes an astronaut as the series progressed got married to Bernadette, who was not less than a challenge for him. They had two children as well.

Played By: Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg is not as dorky in real life as he is in the series. Having a much better haircut, he is even better looking in off-screen. He is married to the gorgeous actress Jocelyn Towne.

Character: Amy Farrah Fowler

Amy Farrah Fowler was perceived by the audience just as an online date for Sheldon in the begging. But gradually she becomes a more significant part of the “The Big Bang Theory” as in the last season; she finally gets married to Sheldon.

Played By: Mayim Bialik

Amr Farrah is not her only known character. Mayim Bialik was also famous for her role in “Blossom” during the ’90s. Mayim Bialik can be considered to be like her character in real life as was a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA.
Her intellectuality is reflected by the issues she speaks on, such as parenting, depression, modesty in Hollywood and her Jewish faith. Sheis, the author of several books about topics like attachment parenting and vegan recipes.

Character: Stuart Bloom

Stuart Bloom, a cute, vulnerable guy owes his business fame to Neil Gaiman for a Twitter bump. He is a comic book shop owner who tries his luck with multiple women but fails most of the time.

Played By: Kevin Sussman

Kevin Sussman was loved for his role on “Ugly Betty,”, but his best performance is definitely in “The Big Bang Theory”. His character was a minor one at the start but gradually grew into a much prominent one.

Character: Mary Cooper

Mary Cooper’s bittersweet character as an orthodox religious person who wants her kid to be displayed can be difficult to grasp in the start, but her lovable side also pops up in the series now and then.

Played By: Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf is an excellent actress with many epic roles in her credit including her role in Greta Gerwig’s film “Lady Bird.” and Aunt Jackie on “Roseanne,”. Her character in Big Bang Theory was really fun to watch.

Character: Dr Beverly Hofstadter

A difficult mother but a great neuroscientist and psychiatrist, Leonards mother, Dr Beverly Hofstader was a cold parent who never expressed love to her child in the series.

Played By: Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski is an old theatre and screen actress who had played multiple significant roles in “The Good Fight,” and “The Good Wife.”

Character: Dr V. M. Koothrappali

Dr V. M. Koothrappali is often seen only on skype in “The Big Bang Theory”, having sessions with his son, Raj. He is a persuasive father who nags his son Raj to achieve something in life and get married.

Played By: Brian George

Brian George is an Israeli-Indian actor who is considered a veteran of Hollywood. Besides the series, he has done some amazing roles such as Babu Bhatt, on “Seinfeld” who is a chef and hates Jerry.

Character: Barry Kripke

Barry Kripke is a string theorist and works with the team of “The Big Bang Theory” at Caltech. He has a strange rivalry with Sheldon and always tries to put him down.

Played By: John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie became successful with his role in the hit  TV show “Speechless”.He has done some other comedy shows such as the  “Episodes” and “Children’s Hospital.” John Ross Bowie is also currently working on another project as well.

Character: Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton has the most interesting character as he plays himself in the series, the Real-life “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor Wil Wheaton.  Her role is filled with sassy sarcasm, but in the recent seasons, his character evolves and soften ups a bit. Played

Played By: Wil Wheaton

As mentioned before, Wil Wheaton grew up as a child artist playing the role of Wesley Crusher on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. He is also famous for his iconic role in the 1986 film “Stand By Me.” He’s a huge gaming enthusiast and is the husband of author Anne Wheaton.

Character: Bert Kibbler

Bert Kibbler is a Caltech geologist with a sweet nature who has a deep crush on Amy Bert has also won a noble MacArthur Fellowship.

Played By: Brian Posehn

Brian Posehn is a well-known actor who had made multiple appearances on shows like the “New Girl” and “The Sarah Silverman Program,”. He is also a great stand-up comedian.

Character: Leslie Winkle

Although Caltech experimental physicist, Leslie Winkle seldom appears in ‘The Big Bang Theory’, but the fact that he dates Leonard is enough for him to be important. She also had a famous gag trend naming Sheldon a “dummy” and “dumb a**.”

Played By: Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert came back with his “Roseanne,” co-star Johnny Galecki, in the Big Bang Theory as his girlfriend in the starting seasons of “The Big Bang Theory”‘s run. The couple also dated for some time in real life as well.

Character: Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz

Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz was a cute packet with so many diversity in character. He who was a bully with a squeaky high-pitched voice and a short height. She was the mother of two children and managed a microbiologist, struggling with an unstable marriage.

Played By: Melissa Rauch

Melissa Rauch was especially given a part of a pregnant mother to cover her real-life pregnancy into “The Big Bang Theory”. She’s a vocal person who has shared her struggles about her miscarriage. Rauch is also a writer and acted in “The Bronze,” a comedy about an ex-Olympic gymnast.

Character: Debbie Wolowitz

Debbie Wolowitz, Howard’s mom, was never seen, only heard but she made her impact on the show. However,  Debbie exited in recent seasons as she passed and Howard and Bernadette shifted into her house.

Played By: Carol Ann Susi

Due to the death of Actress Carol Ann Susi, who passed away, at the age of 62, due to cancer in 2014; “The Big Bang Theory” also showed her character dead to make a sensible exit.

Character: Zack Johnson

Zack Johnson often knows nothing (like John Snow) on the show. He is also Penny’s former love interest as these two get married in Las Vegas, realizing it finally after many years of the incident.

Played By: Brian Thomas Smith

Actor Brian Thomas Smith first appeared as the participant on “The Amazing Race”. He also did many commercials, including famous brands like Carl’s Jr, Taco Bell, Pop Chips, Bud Light, Honda, Buick, Burger King, etc.

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Kalvi Bhoomi