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Melissa Rauch

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"Melissa Rauch"
Gender Female
Birthday June 23, 1980
First Episode The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary
Role(s) Actor


Portrays Bernadette Rostenkowski
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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


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.


External linksEdit

Melissa Rauchon IMDb

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