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It's a big day for one of the stars of "The Big Bang Theory," as Kaley Cuoco turns 28 on Saturday (Nov. 30). In honor of the CBS sitcom star's special day, we thought we'd take a look back at five moments in Cuoco's career before she hit it big with those nerds across the hall.

In one of Cuoco's earliest TV moments, the actress appeared in the fourth episode of the cult ABC drama "My So-Called Life," guest-starring as the younger version of Angela Chase (Claire Danes) in flashbacks. Take a glance at Cuoco circa 1994.

Two years later, Cuoco would pop up in another ABC series, guest-starring in a Season 4 episode of "Ellen," doing some more flashback duty, playing Ellen DeGeneres in a look back at her character Ellen Morgan's summer camp days.

Fast forward four more years to 2000, when Cuoco appeared in the NBC made-for-tv movie "Growing Up Brady," based »

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