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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 June 1980USA
Birth NameMelissa Ivy Rauch
Height 4' 11" (1.5 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Melissa Rauch was born in Marlboro, New Jersey. She attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, where she received a BFA degree. While going to school, Melissa performed stand-up comedy around Manhattan, and soon made a name for herself on the NYC comedy scene. Her one-woman show, "The Miss Education of Jenna Bush", in which she portrayed Jenna Bush, the former President's daughter, garnered critical acclaim and played to sold-out audiences (Outstanding Solo Show and TheaterMania's Audience Favorite Award--New York International Fringe Festival/HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival).

Melissa resides in Los Angeles, California, with Winston Rauch, her writing partner and husband.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Management

Spouse (1)

Winston Rauch (? - present)

Trade Mark (2)

Short stature
Curvaceous, buxom figure

Trivia (5)

Has stated that the voice she uses as "Bernadette" on The Big Bang Theory (2007) is based on her mother's voice.
Got her start as a stand-up comedian on stages throughout the New York City, including the same open mike in the back room of Hamburger Harry's in Times Square, where Zach Galifianakis first graced a stage.
Has a brother named Ben Rauch.
Met her future husband, Winston Rauch, in college.
Ranked #64 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.

Personal Quotes (9)

I was a theater dork in high school and did all the plays. My theater teacher in high school, Janet Spahr, was absolutely incredible and mentored me throughout school. She taught me a lot about relying on my instincts.
I was kind of like the Rhea Perlman of the bar. I was like "Carla" on Cheers (1982). People were more afraid of me. There was a point where I got a little surly. There were only so many chicken wings I could serve before losing the smile on my face.
When I was out of work when I first moved to L.A., one of the first things my husband and I did was buy season's passes to Disney, and whenever I was bummed out about work, we would go to Space Mountain, and it was like a physical injection of anti-depressants.
My fear is that, had I stayed in Jersey, I would have become Snooki because I'm just a bottle of hair dye away.
My first waitress job was at Johnny Rockets in New Jersey, and then I waited tables at a sports bar.
We must take down the carnies. I think we need to start a campaign to defeat their scamming ways. I never win the boardwalk basketball game.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to perform. I went to an arts camp called Brookdale Arts Camp, in New Jersey, from the time I was 6, and then I was a counselor there through high school.
I love an arcade. I love a boardwalk game. But I also love a rollercoaster. Though I think the rollercoaster love comes from the fact that it took a really long time for me to reach the height requirement, so I promised myself very early on that when I reach that, I will not take it for granted.
[on receiving scripts for The Big Bang Theory (2007)'s fifth season] I was waiting on my doorstep for the first script to arrive, like it was Christmas morning! Not that I celebrate, or anything - but if this little Jewish girl knew what Christmas felt like, I'm sure it would be very close.

Salary (2)

The Big Bang Theory (2007) $20,000 -$30,000 per episode (2010-2013)
The Big Bang Theory (2007) $60,000 per episode (2013-2014)

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