Melissa Rauch is an American actress and comedian, best known for her role as Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory.
Rauch was born and raised in Marlboro, New Jersey, and graduated with a BFA in acting from Marymount Manhattan College.
Her earliest TV credits include appearances on the VH1 comedy show Best Week Ever. Rauch's other TV credits include recurring roles on Kath & Kim and True Blood, along with appearances on The Office and Dirty Sexy Money.
Melissa Rauch first guest starred on The Big Bang Theory during the third season of the show and was promoted to a regular cast member during the show's fourth season.
On the big screen, Rauch has starred in features films including Delirious, I Love You Man, In Lieu of Flowers and Are You Here. She also provided the voice of Francine in the latest instalment of the Ice Age series, Ice Age: Collision Course, released in 2016 and the voice of Harley Quinn in the 2017 video release Batman and Harley Quinn.
In 2016, Melissa Rauch wrote and starred in the film The Bronze about a foul-mouthed former gymnastics medalist who reluctantly trains an aspiring Olympic talent.