Melissa Runch: TV Shows, Husband, Net Worth (Biography)

Melissa Ivy Rauch is an actress and comedian based in the United States of America. Melissa is popular for her role as  Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski, wife to Howard Wolowitz in popular CBS comedy series ‘The Big Bang Theory.’


Early Life

Rauch was born in a Jewish Family on 23rd June of 1980 in  Marlboro Township, New Jersey. She was born to parents Susan and David Rauch. Her brother’s name is Ben.



Melissa Runch went to school in Marlboro at Frank Defino Central Elementary School. She later attended Marlboro High School, where she grew an interest in acting.

Rauch also got her BFA degree from  Marymount Manhattan College in New York.

Melissa Runch


Early Career

While Rauch was in school, she performed stand-up comedy and made her name on the HYC comedy scene.

She also has her very own one women show. It was called ‘The Miss Education of Jenna Bush’ where she played the role of Jenna Bush.



As an actress

Some early work of Rauch is VH1‘s comedy series Best Week Ever.

Later in 2009, Rauch got a recurring role of Bernadette Rostenkowski in ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ Bernadette Rostenkowski is the co-worker of Penny and works at the Cheese Cake Factory with her. Later in the 3rd season of the show, she starts dating character Howard Wolowitz played by Simon Helberg.

Eventually, her character gets engaged to Howard resulting in her becoming a regular character. Her character later on in the series get married to Howard. Her portrayal of Bernadette Rostenkowski is considered to be her best work.

She and her other cast members were even nominated for a Screen Actors Guice Awards. They were nominated in the category of ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.’


In 2010, she also played a recurring role on True Blood. She played the role of a girl named Summer who liked Hoyt. Some other acting credits of the actress are in The Office, Kath, and Kim and the movie, I Love You, Man.


Rauch also is a cast in ‘The Realest Real Housewives.’ It is a stage show that started running in 2011 at  Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Other cast members of the comedic stage show are  Danielle Schneider,  June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson and,  Jessica St. Clair.


Melissa Rauch also played the lead role in the film ‘The Bronze.’ Apart from being the lead actress, Rauch also co-wrote and co-produced the film. She plays the character of ‘ Hope Annabelle Greggory’ in the movie which is a  bronze medal-winning gymnast. In 2015, the movie was also honored to open the ‘ Sundance Film Festival.’

During the festival, the actress was even labeled as one of ‘Breakout Stars.’


Personal Information

Melissa Runch is currently 36-years-old. She has a height of 5 ft and weighs 126 pounds (57 kg). She has blue eyes and body measurement of 36-27-35 in. Her bust size is 32D.

Melissa Runch tries to keep her life controversial. She tries to keep as much of gap as she can between the personal life and professional life.

Marriage Life

Actress Melissa Runch is married to Winston Rauch. The pair started dating from 2006, and in time phrase of just a year, they got married to each other and became husband and wife officially.  The duo met for the first time during their college days. Both of them studied at the same level.

As mentioned above, Mellisa Runch likes to keep her personal life confidential, likewise, up to date, no details or information about the duo’s children has been mentioned. There also no detail about the relationship of the couple if they are still together or separated.



Social Reach

Actress Melissa Runch has a total of 542 thousand followers on her Twitter page (@MelissaRauch) and 1.2 M followers on her Instagram page. The actress also has thousands of followers in Facebook page.


Net Worth

The estimated gross worth of Melissa Runch is $6 million. The majority of it is earned through her role of Bernadette in sitcom series ‘The Big Bang Theory.’


In 2016, while Raunch was still acting in Big Bang Theory, she was rumored to be pregnant. But later she slammed the rumor and said that it was not true.


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