Every now and then, Hollywood is known to bless humanity by giving us characters so iconic that people begin to base their entire lives on them and begin to shape their personalities based on them. It’s not based on how popular the actor or actress is that played the role or how much of an impact the character had in the movie or TV show. The Big Bang theory was known to produce such characters throughout its 12-year run. And the character of Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski, played by Melissa Rauch, was one of those that received immense love from the audience. So who is Melissa Rauch, who played the character? Melissa Rauch is an American actress, comedian, and model by profession. She is best known for portraying the roles of a waitress and doctor on PBS Networks’ super hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
When was Melissa Rauch born? and her physical characteristics:
Melissa Ivy Rauch, or simply known as Melissa Rauch, was born on June 23rd, 1980 in Marlboro, New Jersey, USA. She is currently 42 years old. She was born to Susan and David Rauch. Melissa isn’t the only born; she is the elder sister to a brother named Ben, who is an actor by profession too.
Her father is originally from the Czech Republic, and no information is available about her mother, but her family comes from Ukraine. Melissa is of Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity, but data on her heritage and descent is still unknown. Talking about Melissa’s height, she is a little shorter than average at 4 feet 11 inches. She weighs approximately 60 kilograms (132 lbs).
Melissa Rauch’s childhood and her education:
Melissa’s father, David Rauch, was an executive film producer, and his projects mostly consisted of films from foreign countries, especially his native country, the Czech Republic. Melissa Rauch mostly credits her father for what she is today. The reason being that when Melissa was younger, her father used to take her to different countries where his project was scheduled and also bring her to the sets of movies.
Melissa said that after the visit, all the lighting, beautiful costumes, colorful props, the directors’ seat, and the clapboard were inscribed in her memory and that was all she dreamed about all day and this is where her love for acting started.
She studied at Frank Defino Central Elementary School in her hometown of New Jersey and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) degree from Marymount Manhattan College, also in New Jersey.
Melissa Rauch’s professional career after coming into the spotlight:
After Melissa was in awe of the things she saw on set, she decided to become an actress and chose acting as a profession. The decision was supported by the whole family, especially her dad, because he was proud of her after the decision, she said in a podcast.
With the help of her With the help of her father, she gave auditions for movies, series, and commercials; anything that could help her get started. And she didn’t have to wait long to come into the spotlight as she was selected to star in VH1’s Best Week Ever TV Show, and this debut made Melissa the hottest prospect in the industry at that time.
Soon, Melissa caught the eyes of every single creator and casting head in the industry, and her plate became full with proposals in no time.
The offer that interested her the most was CBS’s proposal for a small role in the already-hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory. She accepted it, and after her bit was telecast on national TV, she received a lot of praise and adoration, after which the creators, Chuck Lorre, and Bill Prady, made her a regular on the show.
Melissa Rauch’s love life:
Melissa’s love life is not a topic of discussion or headlines as compared to her career. She started dating a man named Winston Beigel, whom she met while creating comedy skits and routines for her stand-up show, and after falling in love with him, they got married in 2007 and have been together since. And now the couple are blessed with two children, Sadie and Brook Rauch, who were born in 2017 and 2018 respectively. When asked why there was a delay in starting a family, she said that both of them were busy with their careers and couldn’t get time.
How much is the TBBT star valued at?
Melissa Rauch has a net worth of $20 million as of 2022. Melissa’s earnings are primarily from her time on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and her solo comedy show, although when the series and her show ended, she worked on a number of short and feature-length projects and made money from modeling.
Melissa Rauch’s active social media life:
Melissa is a frequent user of social media. She has Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram profiles. Melissa is the most active of the three on Instagram (@melissarauch), where she has 2.3 million followers. Melissa shares the same Instagram content on Twitter (@MelissaRauch), where she has 530.2K followers. Her Facebook profile is largely used to share information about her charity, Oscar’s Kids, and she has 1.3 million Facebook followers.
Melissa Rauch is an American actress, comedian, and model by profession.
Melissa Rauch has a net worth of $20 million as of 2022.
Winston Beigel is Melissa Rauch’s husband.
Melissa Rauch has 2.3 million followers on Instagram.
Oscar’s Kids is the name of Melissa Rauch’s charity.