Who is Melissa Rauch?
Melissa is an American actress, model, and comedienne best known for playing Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowite on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
Marlboro Township, New Jersey, USA
Her early life and career beginnings
Melissa was born in America to Jewish parents Susan and David Rauch. She has an older brother, Ben. Melissa attended Marlboro High School in Marlboro Township and graduated in 2002 from Marymount Manhattan College, New York City. She developed an interest in acting and comedy from a young age.
Her first works include her role as a regular contributor to VH1 Best Week Ever television show, an American comedy series that first aired on VH1 from January 2004 to June 2009. In 2006, she debuted in a comedy-drama film Delirious as Megan and landed another short role in 2009 titled I Love You, Man appearing as a woman jogger yelling at Sidney.
Melissa was Bethany in three episodes of the 2007 television show 12 Miles of Bad Road. They discontinued the show because of the 2007 to 2008 Writers Guild of America Strike, and it ended in six episodes. In 2009, she played Audra in The Condom Killer. A short comedy film she co-wrote with her husband, Winston.
Melissa also appeared shortly in the 2009 American comedy-drama Adventureland as Ryan Reynolds’ friend in the diner scene. She went ahead to join the NBC sitcom Kath and Kim as Tina after it premiered in Australia on the Seven Network. They canceled it after the second episode, and NBC picked it up until the series finale on March 12, 2009.
Her professional career life
Melissa started as a supporting character in The Big Bang Theory in 2009 and was, promoted to a starring role afterward. Her recurring character Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz thrust her into the limelight, from a waitress and coworker of Penny’s at the Cheesecake Factory to Howard Wolowitz’s fiance.
In Big Bang Theory, she worked with cast members Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg, Kevin Sussman, John Ross Bowie, Carol Ann Susi, Laura Spencer, Wil Wheaton, Brian George, Christine Baranski, Brian Posehn, Laurie Metcalf and Aarti Mann.
In 2015, Melissa starred in a comedy-drama film, The Bronze that she co-wrote with Winston Rauch. She played Hope Annabelle Gregory, a gymnastics Bronze medalist who lived off her celebrity status. The film received mixed reviews.
Melissa Rauch voiced Harley Quinn/Dr. Marlene Quinzel in Batman and Harley Quinn, an animated superhero film. It premiered on July 21, 2017, at San Diego Comic-Con. In 2019, she portrayed Bethany in Ode to Joy and Melanie Martin in The Laundromat.
Melissa voiced Gwen the Cat in Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite! A 2020 spy action-comedy film that was not well-received by critics.
Melissa will star in the upcoming series called Night Court as judge Abby Stone. The sequel to the 1984 to 1992 American sitcom with the same name. She will be playing the daughter of Judge Harry Stone from the original series.
She has made cameos and starred brilliantly in several films and television. Apart from her career as an actress, Melissa is a talented writer and producer.
Melissa’s personal life
Melissa is married to Winston Rauch, and they both have two children, a girl named Sadie and a boy, Brooks.
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