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"Melissa Rauch"
Rauchmelissa
Gender Female
Birthday June 23, 1980
First Episode The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary
Role(s) Actor
Comedian
Portrays Bernadette Rostenkowski
All of the Big Bang Theory Staff

Melissa Rauch (born June 23, 1980, Marlboro, New Jersey) is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role as Bernadette Rostenkowski on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

Early life and EducationEdit

Rauch was born in a Jewish family in Marlboro, New Jersey. She has a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College

CareerEdit

While studying, Melissa performed as a stand-up comedian around Manhattan, and soon made a name for herself on the New York City comedy scene with critically acclaimed appearances like her one-woman show called "The Miss Education of Jenna Bush," in which she portrayed the former President's daughter which played to sold out audiences.

In 2009, Rauch played the recurring role of Bernadette on The Big Bang Theory, the girlfriend of Howard Wolowitz. Beginning in 2010, during the fourth season of the show, she was promoted to a series regular and at the end of the fifth season she married Howard and became the second Mrs. Wolowitz.

In July, 2014, Melissa is co-writing and starring in the movie, "The Bronze" which is filming in Ohio.

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Characters, Cast & Crew
Characters Main Leonard Hofstadter  ‧  Sheldon Cooper  ‧  Penny  ‧  Howard Wolowitz  ‧  Rajesh Koothrappali  ‧  Amy Farrah Fowler  ‧  Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz        |        Former  :   Stuart Bloom  ‧  Leslie Winkle        |        The Social Group
Recurring Mrs. Wolowitz  ‧  Barry Kripke  ‧  Priya Koothrappali  ‧  Dr. V. M. Koothrappali  ‧  Mrs. Koothrappali  ‧  Lucy  ‧  Mrs. Mary Cooper  ‧  Zack Johnson  ‧  Dr. Beverly Hofstadter  ‧  Mike Rostenkowski  ‧  Emily  ‧  Alex Jensen  ‧  Professor Proton  ‧  Althea  ‧  Cinnamon
Cast Regulars Johnny Galecki  ‧  Jim Parsons  ‧  Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting  ‧  Simon Helberg  ‧  Kunal Nayyar  ‧  Mayim Bialik  ‧  Melissa Rauch  ‧  Kevin Sussman  ‧  Sara Gilbert  ‧  Carol Ann Susi  ‧  John Ross Bowie
As Selves Wil Wheaton  ‧  Mike Massimino  ‧  Stephen Hawking  ‧  Katee Sackhoff
Crew Writers Chuck Lorre * (Creator)  ‧  Bill Prady * (Creator)  ‧  Steven Molaro *  ‧  Steve Holland *  ‧  Maria Ferrari *  ‧  Jim Reynolds *  ‧  Eric Kaplan *  ‧  Anthony Del Broccolo  ‧  Lee Aronsohn *  ‧  Dave Goetsch *  ‧  Tara Hernandez  ‧  Richard Rosenstock *
Directors Mark Cendrowski  ‧  Peter Chakos * (mainly as Editor)  ‧  Anthony Rich  ‧  James Burrows
Others
Science consultant : David Saltzberg Director of photography : Steven V. Silver
Costume designer : Mary T. Quigley * Unit production manager : Kelly-Anne Lee *
Theme composer / performer : Barenaked Ladies Chuck Lorre Productions
also as Producer The Big Bang Theory : Full cast & crew on IMDb

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