Rauch at ComicCon, July 2012
|Born||Melissa Ivy Rauch
June 23, 1980
Marlboro, New Jersey, U.S.
Early life 
While studying, Rauch did stand-up comedy around Manhattan and soon made a name for herself on the New York City comedy scene. Her critically acclaimed one-woman show The Miss Education of Jenna Bush, in which she portrayed the former President's daughter, played to sold-out audiences.
In 2009 Rauch began playing the recurring role of Bernadette, the girlfriend of Howard Wolowitz, in the third season of TV's The Big Bang Theory. The following season her character became Howard's fiancée and Rauch was promoted to a series regular. The characters married in the season five finale. In December 2011, Rauch was nominated as part of The Big Bang Theory cast for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Rauch has been a participant in VH1's Best Week Ever television show. Other acting credits include True Blood, on which she had a recurring role in 2010 as Summer, a girl who likes Hoyt, and The Office. Rauch also appeared on the American remake of the Australian TV series Kath & Kim. She also appeared in Wright v Wrong, Dirty Sexy Money, and in the film I Love You, Man.
In 2011, Rauch starred in the comedy stage show The Realest Real Housewives alongside Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael, Jessica St. Clair and Danielle Schneider. The show ran monthly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater throughout 2011.
Personal life 
Rauch is married to writer Winston Beigel, who collaborated with her on The Miss Education of Jenna Bush and other projects.
|2009||I Love You, Man||Woman Jogger Yelling at Sidney|
|The Condom Killer||Audra||Short|
|2010||Wright vs. Wrong||Daisy Cake||TV movie|
|2013||You Are Here||Unknown||Post-Production|
|In Lieu of Flowers||Carrie|
|2007||12 Miles of Bad Road||Bethany||3 episodes:
"The Dirty White Girl" (season 1: episode 2)
"Collateral Verbiage" (season 1: episode 4)
"Moonshadow" (season 1: episode 6)
|2008-09||Kath & Kim||Tina||Recurring role, 6 episodes:
"Respect" (season 1: episode 2)
"Dating" (season 1: episode 5)
"Friends" (season 1: episode 9)
"Idols" (season 1: episode 12)
"Bachelorette" (season 1: episode 16)
"Home" (season 1: episode 17)
|2009–present||The Big Bang Theory||Bernadette Rostenkowski||Season 3 (recurring; 5 episodes)
Season 4–present (series regular)
|2010||The Office||Cathy Duke||1 episode|
|True Blood||Summer||Recurring role, 6 episodes:
"Trouble" (season 3: episode 5)
"Hitting the Ground" (season 3: episode 7)
"Everything Is Broken" (season 3: episode 9)
"I Smell a Rat" (season 3: episode 10)
"Fresh Blood" (season 3: episode 11)
"Evil Is Going On" (season 3: episode 12)
- "Melissa Rauch: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
- "Winston Beigel". broadwayworld.com Retrieved March 24, 2012.
- Wieselman, Jaret. (September 22, 2011). "A 'Big Bang Theory' Wedding?". E!.
- "Profiles in Panelism: Melissa Rauch". Bestweekever.tv. May 29, 2008.
- The Realest Real Housewives at UCB: A Celebration of the Best Show Ever
- Larry Getlen, New York Post, Screaming Success: A Loud Family Helped Melissa Rauch do a ‘Bang’-up Job, March 24, 2013