Melissa Rauch is an American actress and comedian best known for her role as Bernadette Rostenkowski on The Big Bang Theory. Rauch was born and raised in Marlboro, New Jersey, and received a BFA in acting from Marymount Manhattan College.
Her TV credits include appearances on shows such as The Office, Kath & KimTrue Blood, Best Week Ever and Dirty Sexy Money. She has also starred in features films including Delirious and I Love You Man.
Melissa first guest starred on The Big Bang Theory during the third season of the show and was promoted to a regular star during the show's fourth season.