Quirky, exuberant, and hilarious are probably the three words that best describe the Jewish-American comedian and actress Melissa Rauch. She is best known for the role of Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
Bio (Age and Other Background Information)
Rauch was born on June 23, 1980 in Marlboro, New Jersey, the son of Jewish parents Susan and David Rauch. Melissa Rauch attended the Frank Defino Central Elementary School, then she went to Marlboro High School.
In her early years and throughout her school years she was engaged in stand-up comedy in Manhattan. This later drove her to perform in her own one-woman show “The Miss Education of Jenna Bush”, a fictional play about the “party life” of Jenna Bush, the daughter of former US President George W. Bush. This show also helped her to work with her future husband.
Melissa also appeared in True Blood, where she played the role of an adventurous summer girl. She also starred in The Office, the American remake of the Australian television series Kath & Kim, Wright v Wrong, and the film I Love You, Man.
She appeared in the comedy stage show The Realest Real Housewives, where she worked with Danielle Schneider, Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael, and Jessica St. Clair.
The bronze medal was Melissa’s first attempt in film production, she also wrote parts of the plot and played Hope Annabelle Greggory, a bronze medal-winning gymnast.
Her most successful performance was the portrayal of the character Bernadette Rostenkowski in Big Bang Theory. Originally it was planned that Melissa would have a short performance in the third season of the series. However, the quality of her performance was so good that she convinced the audience and could be seen regularly in the fourth season of the series.
Her character Bernadette falls in love with Howard Wolowitz, a friend of Sheldon and Leonard. Bernadette, who now works as a waitress to pay for her schooling, completed her doctorate and married her lover Howard in the next seasons.
Melissa Rauch Husband
It is the dream of every woman to find someone who loves and appreciates her above all others. For some, they succeed in finding such a person, and for others, happiness is not so great. Well, it is safe to assume that Melissa Rauch got the shiny side of this lucky coin because she is married to Winston Beigel, whom she had already met during her student days.
Melissa and Winston started their romantic journey for the first time in college. Winston Beigel has written more comedy television series, sketches, and movies. He is a screenwriter, director, and producer. He attended Marymount Manhattan College in Manhattan, where he met Melissa.
Winston is a very private person. Although he is married to a very respected woman, he has managed to keep his private life away from the media and not much is known about him except that he is from Manhattan.
Winston and Melissa were married in 2007. Winston broke with conventional tradition when he took his wife’s family name – he now goes by the name of Winston Rauch.
On December 4, 2017, the couple announced through Instagram that Melissa had given birth to their daughter Sadie. The couple had gone through a painful period during which they had several miscarriages.
Melissa Rauch’s biggest breakthrough came when she got the role of Bernadette Rostenkowski in the third season of the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”. This performance will earn her a salary of at least $75,000 per episode.
Her works include contributions to “True Blood”, “I Love You Man”, “Kath and Kim” and many others.
Rauch progresses significantly in her career with high profile roles such as The Wasp in the Marvel’s Ant-Man. All of these performances and more have helped to bring her a net fortune estimated at $6 to $8 million.
Body Measurements, Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet and her body weighs about 57 kg. Her bra size is 32D, her shoe size is 6.5 US and her dress size is 8 US. Furthermore, she has body measurements of 36-27-35 inches.