Melissa Rauch

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Actress • Comedian

Birth Date: June 23, 1980

Age: 43 years old

Birth Place: Marlboro Township, New Jersey

An immensely gifted comedienne and actress, Melissa Rauch delighted fans in any project in which she appeared. Born June 23, 1980 in Marlboro, NJ, Melissa Ivy Rauch began doing stand-up comedy while studying acting in college, and developed an impressive reputation. She broke through with a one-woman show, "The Miss Education of Jenna Bush," which put her on the radar of casting directors and led to her making her screen debut in the Steve Buscemi oddity "Delirious" (2006). During this period, she also became a frequent presence on weekly pop culture wrap-up "Best Week Ever" (VH1 2004-09). She filmed a recurring role on the highly anticipated series "12 Miles of Bad Road" (HBO), but despite intense curiosity surrounding the project and a dream cast, it never actually aired. Rauch made more industry headway with a recurring role as Tina, frenemy to Selma Blair's high-strung Kim, on the American reboot of the Australian smash "Kath & Kim" (NBC, 2008-09). She shot a cameo for the Jason Segel/Paul Rudd comedy hit "I Love You, Man" (2009) before she achieved stardom as Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski, the squeaky-voiced microbiologist who wins the heart and eventually the hand of engineer Howard (Simon Helberg) on "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, 2007- ). With her killer comic timing and acting chops, Rauch proved a wonderful addition to the series, becoming a series regular and sharing a Best Ensemble Screen Actors Guild Award nomination with her cast mates. She also charmed in a recurring role as Summer, a quirky doll collector who nursed an enormous crush on Hoyt (Jim Parrack) on "True Blood" (HBO, 2008-2014).

Credits

NBC: Night Court

Executive Producer
Show
2023

Night CourtStream

Actor
Abby Stone
Series
2023
74%

Night CourtStream

Executive Producer
Series
2023
74%

Celebrity Jeopardy!Stream

Guest
Game Show
2022

The Jennifer Hudson ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2022

Access Daily With Mario & Kit

Guest
Show
2022

Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!

Voice
Gwen the Cat
Movie
2020

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2019

The Big Bang Theory: Couple Goals

Actor
Bernadette Rostenkowski
Show
2019

The Big Bang Theory: Your Takeover

Actor
Bernadette Rostenkowski
Show
2019

Ode to Joy

Actor
Bethany
Movie
2019

Today 3rd Hour

Guest
Show
2018

Marvel's Ant-Man Shorts

Actor
Wasp
Show
2017

Batman and Harley Quinn

Voice
Harley Quinn
Movie
2017

Ice Age: Collision CourseStream

Voice
Francine
Movie
2016
18%

Flock of Dudes

Actor
Jamie
Movie
2016

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

Guest
Talk
2015

Star vs. the Forces of EvilStream

Guest Voice
Baby
Series
2015

The Bronze

Actor
Hope Annabelle Greggory
Movie
2015

The Bronze

Executive Producer
Movie
2015

The Bronze

Screenwriter
Movie
2015

Extra Big Bang

Actor
Show
2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

Guest
Talk
2014

The Queen Latifah Show

Guest
Talk
2013

The Big Bang Theory: Cast and Creators Live at PALEYFEST

Guest
Show
2013

In Lieu of Flowers

Actor
Carrie
Movie
2013

Sofia the FirstStream

Guest Star
Tizzy
Series
2012

Anderson Live

Guest
Show
2012

Entertainment Studios.TV

Guest
Show
2012

Larry King NowStream

Guest
Talk
2012

Jake and the Never Land PiratesStream

Guest Star
Mollie
Series
2011

ConanStream

Guest
Talk
2010

The Talk

Guest
Talk
2010

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

Guest
Talk
2009

Kath & Kim

Guest Star
Series
2008
20%

True BloodStream

Guest Star
Summer
Series
2008
68%

The Big Bang TheoryStream

Actor
Bernadette Rostenkowski
Series
2007
81%

The Big Bang TheoryStream

Guest Star
Bernadette Rostenkowski
Series
2007
81%

The OfficeStream

Guest Star
Cathy
Series
2005
81%

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

Guest
Show
2005

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Guest
Talk
2003

Last Call With Carson Daly

Guest
Talk
2002

The ViewStream

Guest
Talk
1997

Late Show With David Letterman

Guest
Talk
1993

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Melissa Rauch

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