Melissa Ivy Rauch was born in the United States on June 23, 1980. She is known for playing Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. For this role, she was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2013.
Rauch was a regular guest on the VH1 show Best Week Ever from 2004 to 2008. Rauch has also played Tina in the American version of Kath & Kim and Summer on HBO’s fantasy horror show True Blood.
Rauch also starred in, co-wrote, and co-produced the sports comedy-drama movie The Bronze, which came out in 2015. In the animated film Batman and Harley Quinn, which came out in 2017, he the voice of the DC character Harley Quinn.
Rauch also played small parts in I Love You, Man (2009), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), Flock of Dudes (2016), Ode to Joy (2016), and The Laundromat (2016). She plays Judge Abby Stone, the daughter of Judge Harold T. Stone from the original Night Court series, on the new series of Night Court.
What Is Melissa Rauch Net Worth And Salary In 2023?
Melissa Rauch is an American writer, director, actress, and producer with a $20 million net worth. Rauch is best known for her role as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on “The Big Bang Theory,” which airs on CBS (2009–2019).
Rauch has been in more than 30 movies and TV shows. These include “I Love You, Man” (2009), “The Bronze” (2014), and “The Laundromat” (2019), as well as the TV shows “Kath & Kim” (2008–2009) and “True Blood” (2010)
She wrote, “The Bronze” and the short films “The Condom Killer” (2009) and “Partially Stalked Love” (2010). She also produced “The Bronze” and directed and created “The Condom Killer.” In April 2021, it was reported that Melissa had signed a deal with NBC to star in and make a sequel to “Night Court.”
When “The Big Bang Theory” was at its most popular, Melissa’s pay went from $75,000 per episode to $500,000. This meant that she made $11 million per season. For two seasons, she made that much.
How Did Melissa Rauch Start Her Career?
Rauch was a regular contributor to “Best Week Ever” on VH1 from 2004 to 2008, and “Delirious” was her first movie. In 2007, she appeared in three episodes of HBO’s “12 Miles of Bad Road,” From 2008 to 2009, she had a recurring role on NBC’s “Kath & Kim.”
She was in “I Love You, Man,” a comedy with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, and she had an uncredited part in “Adventureland” in 2009. Melissa’s big break came when she was cast as Bernadette Rostenkowski, Howard Wolowitz’s love interest, on “The Big Bang Theory” in 2009.
She joined the cast in the third season and went on to appear in more than 200 episodes. Rauch was a guest star on NBC’s “The Office” in 2010. She also played Summer in HBO’s “True Blood” and was in the TV movie “Wrong vs. Right.”
Rauch was in the stage show “The Realest Real Housewives” with Casey Wilson, Jessica St. Clair, June Diane Raphael, and Danielle Schneider in 2011. In 2014, she was a guest star on “The Hotwives of Orlando,” which Schneider helped create.
She was in the movies “Instead of Flowers,” “Are You Here,” and “Flock of Dudes.” In the 2015 movie “The Bronze,” she played gymnast Hope Annabelle Greggory.
In 2019, Melissa was a guest star on “Black Monday” on Showtime, was in the romantic comedy “Ode to Joy,” and was in “The Laundromat” with Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman.
Rauch has lent her voice to several projects, including “Ice Age: Collision Course” (2016), “Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!” (2020), “Sofia the First” (2015), and “Robot Chicken” (2019). She also voiced Harley Quinn/Dr. Harleen Quinzel in “Batman and Harley Quinn” (2017).
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