Here Are 10 Actresses Who Could Play Penny's Mom on 'The Big Bang Theory'
This TV mama is often mentioned, but when will she be introduced?
Holy crap on a cracker!
If The Big Bang Theory waits until the very last minute to introduce Penny's mom, then she'll inevitably steal all the thunder during Leonard and Penny's vow-renewal ceremony. After nine seasons, fans have certainly mustered up an avid curiosity about this highly-talked about TV mama who is yet to be seen. Seriously, we're dying to lay our eyes on Wyatt's other half.
Of course, we also have some suggestions on the important matter. In fact, we created a list of 10 actresses who could play Penny's mom on The Big Bang Theory. Check it out below and tell us what you think in the comments.
1. Lisa Kudrow
After playing the hilarious, out-of-the-box weirdo, Phoebe Buffay, on Friends, Lisa Kudrow starred on the critically-lauded HBO series The Comeback. Kudrow was also featured in popular films like Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Analyze This, and Easy A.
In fact, Kaley Cuoco has publicly expressed how much she wants the Friends alum to play her on-screen mother. “I have always thought — and I hope this doesn’t offend her because I know she’s super young, though we know Penny’s mom got knocked up very early – that Lisa Kudrow would be so perfect. I’ve said that for years. I think it would be hilarious, plus I’m a huge fan of hers, so it’s a selfish wish,” Cuoco stated.
2. Olivia Newton-John
She knows the importance of getting physical and she can carry a tune! Olivia Newton-John's most recognizable role was in Grease and she's mainly found success through her music. Undoubtedly, it would be fun to watch her burst into a musical dance number with Kaley Cuoco who, by the way, seems like she's pretty much game for anything.
3. Dana Delany
As a seasoned and highly accomplished actress, Dana Delany has proved time and again that she can tackle both drama and comedy. Delany has starred on numerous TV shows, including China Beach, Desperate Housewives, Body of Proof, Hand of God, and The Comedians. She also received recognition for her performances in films like Light Sleeper, Exit to Eden, Fly Away Home, and Wide Awake.
4. Gail O'Grady
Gail O'Grady starred on popular TV shows like China Beach, NYPD Blue, American Dreams, and Revenge. She was also featured in several Lifetime TV movies.
5. Jane Seymour
As the physical embodiment of elegance, Jane Seymour seems much more refined and put-together than Penny, but surely Seymour can transform into the role with relative ease. The lovely actress was a Bond Girl in Live and Let Die and starred in other popular movies like East of Eden and Wedding Crashers. She also has two Golden Globes, an Emmy, and star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2000, Seymour was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Talk about a total badass!
6. Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver's got some serious acting chops having starred in major films like Annie Hall, Aliens, Ghostbusters, Gorillas in the Mist, Working Girl, The Ice Storm, The Year of Living Dangerously, Heartbreakers, and Avatar. With such a dynamic performer, the writers of The Big Bang Theory can explore many narratives for Penny's mama. Plus, Weaver's got killer comedic timing.
7. Deidre Hall
Best known for portraying Dr. Marlena Evans on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives, Deidre Hall knows a thing or two about melodrama. This could be her opportunity to shine in a different light.
8. Kim Cattrall
Although she's widely recognized for her role as Samantha Jones on the hit HBO series Sex and the City, Kim Cattrall is also an accomplished stage actress. She was featured in plays like Antony & Cleopatra and Sweet Bird of Youth. Plus, her physical resemblance to Kaley Cuoco doesn't hurt either.
9. Mary Steenburgen
After winning an Oscar for her role in Melvin and Howard, Mary Steenburgen starred in other successful films such as Ragtime, Parenthood, Philadelphia, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Elf, Step Brothers, and The Help.
10. Michelle Pfeiffer
Since Penny's good looks have been made into such a big deal on The Big Bang Theory, having a mother who looks like Michelle Pfeiffer would certainly fit the narrative. Apart from being drop dead gorgeous, Pfeiffer has had a very successful acting career thanks to films like Scarface, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Love Field, Frankie and Johnny, The Age of Innocence, Dangerous Minds, Batman Returns, What Lies Beneath, and White Oleander.