- Horoscope: Cancer
- Net worth: $6 000 000
- Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
- Nationality: American
- Hair color: Blonde
- Eye color: Blue
Melissa Rauch: biography
Melissa Rauch in a swimsuitMelissa Rauch is a famous American comedian who became well-known for her role in the series The Big Bang Theory, which premiered in 2009. The actress played the role of Bernadette Rostenkowski brilliantly, so many viewers liked the beautiful slim lady.
The future actress was born in New Jersey, USA, in the summer of 1980. Since birth, Melissa has lived in America. Rauch is of Jewish nationality because her parents are Jews. There was nothing remarkable in Melissa’s biography during her youth. However, the beautiful young girl already showed what she was made out of at the age of 5. She organized home concerts for her relatives and attracted people’s attention in every possible way.
From an early age, Rauch was fond of the series Three's Company. She watched it day and night and even knew many of the actors' phrases by heart. Then, she said these words to adults and claimed them as own with an air of importance, which amused her parents.
When Melissa grew up, she recalled that this series made her think about an acting career. Moreover, from childhood, she knew that she would film only in comedies, as it was her favorite genre.
Upon graduation from school, Rauch went to study performing arts at Marymount Manhattan College. As a student, Melissa led an active life and attended all kinds of parties. She was the life of it and loved big, noisy companies. Quite slow paced life was not part of her plans and seeking more diversified activities, the young woman performed as a stand-up comedian in nightclubs.
The famous producers visited the clubs in New York City, where Melissa Rauch performed. Representatives of show business noticed the young woman and offered to expand and somewhat change the format of her performances. She was open to experiments and agreed with pleasure.
Thus, it was the beginning of the comedy show The Miss Education of Jenna Bush, which helped the future actress develop her acting career. Rauch toured with this show across America for quite a long time. The mockery of the daughter of the former American president was her first success.
Melissa Rauch debuted in the series The Office, which was released in 2005. She appeared only in a few episodes. For four years she agreed to any role and was happily waiting for the release of the films. Some of these movies were also broadcast on Russian television, including the series True Blood, Kath & Kim, as well as the movie I Love You, Man and Delirious.
In 2009, Rauch’s filmography included a new sitcom The Big Bang Theory. The woman got the role of slim Bernadette. She had to audition along with hundreds of other actresses and demonstrate her acting talent to the director. She coped with the task successfully and was rewarded with the role.
Throughout the first year of the shooting, Melissa's heroine appeared only in some episodes, but since the 4th season, viewers could get to know the actress better. Fans of the series liked the actress very quickly, and she gained broad popularity in America and beyond. This role was later called the most important work in her acting career.
While filming in the series, Melissa created her own project in 2009, where she proved her abilities as a director, screenwriter, and producer. Rauch played the leading role in the comedy film The Condom Killer.
The series The Big Bang Theory was filmed for many years, but the actress managed to appear in other projects, including television shows, films, she even hosted the awards ceremony. Melissa also played in the movie The Bronze, and in 2015 she made her debut as a voice artist. The same year, she starred in the show The Realest Real Housewives along with Danielle Schneider, Jessica St. Clair and Casey Wilson. Rauch also participated in a photo shoot for Maxim magazine.
There is little information about the actress's private life. She is married, and her husband is Winston Rauch (né Beigel). He is a screenwriter and producer. The young people went to college together, and later they got married and worked together on the films The Condom Killer and The Bronze.
For a long time, the couple did not even think about children, because everyone was focused on career development. However, in December 2017, the press became aware of the birth of their child. The daughter was named Sadie.
Later, the actress admitted in an interview that her first pregnancy was unsuccessful, and this time she tried to hide her state as long as possible.
However, the information about Rauch’s pregnancy leaked to the press in the summer of 2017. This time everything was well, and now the couple is raising their child.
They still have good relationships and are quite happy together. After the birth of the daughter, Melissa regained the figure quickly; she weighs 57 kg with a height of 150 cm.
Melissa Rauch now
In September 2018, the last 12th season of The Big Bang Theory premiered, and the series will end in May 2019. In 2018, the woman also played in the film Ode to Joy, which is scheduled to premiere in 2019.
The actress regularly posts new photos of filming and everyday life on the personal Instagram page. Despite the birth of a child in the family, Melissa does not plan to give up her acting career and wants to continue to appear in TV series, movies, and shows.
- 2009 – I Love You, Man
- 2009-2018 – The Big Bang Theory
- 2009 – The Condom Killer
- 2010 – The Office
- 2010 – True Blood
- 2015 – The Bronze
- 2018 – Ode to Joy