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Melissa Rauch        

Actress, Writer & Stand-Up Comic, Best known for "The Big Bang Theory"

Melissa Ivy Rauch is an actress, writer and comedian. She is best-known for playing Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" for which she garnered a nomination for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2013.

Other acting credits include True Blood (on which she had a recurring role in 2010 as Summer, a girl who likes Hoyt), The Office, the American remake of the Australian TV series Kath & Kim, Wright v Wrong, and the film I Love You, Man.

Rauch is also part of the cast of the comedic stage show The Realest Real Housewives with Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael, Jessica St. Clair and Danielle Schneider. The show began running at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2011.

Rauch co-wrote and co-produced the film The Bronze, in which she starred as Hope Annabelle Greggory, a bronze medal-winning gymnast clinging to her glory days of 12 years earlier. It opened the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Variety said, "Rauch, who co-wrote the screenplay with her husband Winston, has never carried a film before. But she delivers the best breakthrough comedic performance by an actress since Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids." Sony Pictures Classics acquired the film in September 2015.

In 2017, Rauch voiced Harley Quinn in the animated film Batman and Harley Quinn and she voiced Light Thief in Light Riders from Blaze and the Monster Machines.

She is a part of the 2021 Forbes Power Women's Summit.


‘The Bronze’ Review: Melissa Rauch Sticks It With Sharp Olympics Has-Been Satire
Although 2016 is still young we already have our third Olympics-themed movie. But unlike Race or Eddie The Eagle, the subversively funny new comedy The Bronze is not based on real events — thank God. Picked up at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival by Relativity (but now, due to that company’s financial woes, it is being released by Sony Pictures Classics) this satirical story focuses not on gold-medal triumphs but rather on coming in third — and never letting anyone forget it.
Cast of Big Bang Theory Celebrates 200 Episodes with Memories
The Big Bang Theory marks a significant milestone this week as the long-running series airs its 200th episode. As Variety reported, the cast and crew gathered for a celebration at Vibiana in Los Angeles over the weekend. The stars looked back on how they got the parts that, for the most part, made them famous. Kaley Cuoco remembers a prescient encounter with Jim Parsons as they were both auditioning for the show.

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