30 Mind-Blowing Facts We Bet You Never Knew About The Fan-Favorite Melissa Rauch


Melissa Rauch, who gained recognition for her role as the Melissa Rauch in the sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," is one of the most pretty distinctive and hottest stars on TV. She is known for her natural talent and passion for making people laugh and performing that led her to becoming the fan-favorite feisty but sweet microbiologist Bernadette. Here are some really interesting facts about the American actress:

  1.  She was listed at number 64 in the list of "Hot 100," by the Maxim magazine, in the year 2014. A year earlier, she even did a raunchy S&M inspired shoot for the Maxim magazine, in which she wore a black corset and had a snake draped over her.
  2.  She was first cast as a minor recurring character in "Big Bang Theory" Season 3, but became a member of the main cast, and has been appearing till the final season.
  3.  She once said in an interview that she had always had a things for making other laugh and that it's Laughter that makes her come alive, be it making other laugh or she herself laughing.
  4.  She first started as a stand-up comedian on stages throughout the New York City, including the same open mike in the back room of Hamburger Harry's in Times Square.
  5.  In the initial days of her career in the industry, she worked as a regular contributor to VH1's Best Week Ever television show.
  6.  In the 2017 movie "Batman and Harley Quinn," Rauch took over the role of Harley Quinn because Arleen Sorkin retired from voice acting entirely.
  7.  Melissa Ivy Rauch was born on June 23, 1980 to David Rauch and Susan Rauch, a Jewish family, in the Marlboro Township, New Jersey. She also has a brother named Ben Rauch.
  8.  She went to attend Marlboro High School, where she reportedly developed an interest in acting.
  9.  After Marlboro High School, she graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City in the year 2002.
  10.  She lent her voice to the character of Francine in the 2016 American computer-animated comedy film "Ice Age: Collision Course."
  11.  She once in an interview stated that just like her character of Bernadette, she waited tables at a couple of restaurants and bars during her studies.
  12.  Before hitting it big, her first job was as a waitress at a place called Johnny Rockets in New Jersey. She even waited on tables at a sports bar.
  13.  Even before applying for the character of Bernadette, she was a huge "Big Bang Theory" fan and becoming a one-time guest star would be like a kind of dream come true. Now that it had turned into something more regular, she still pinches herself on a daily basis.
  14.  She has once stated in an interview that the voice she uses for her character of Bernadette, in "The Big Bang Theory," is actually based on her mother's voice.
  15.  However, when she first appeared in the series, she had a normal pitched voice, but as her character took shape, she reportedly took the quirky high pitched voice.
  16.  In "The Big Bang Theory" series, she claims that the "eerie, haranguing imitation" of Mrs. Wolowitz, is actually modeled after her father, which is "very different" from her real voice.
  17.  Her real-life's pregnancies were written into "The Big Bang Theory" show. She got pregnant the second time, not long after her first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. This is the reason, Bernadette got pregnant again so soon after having Halley.
  18.  Her brother Ben Rauch reportedly appeared alongside his sister in "The Big Bang Theory," in the 2019 episode titled "The Conference Valuation," playing the role of Darren.
  19.  She was once featured in a one-woman show called "The Miss Education of Jenna Bush," in which she collaborated with her husband Winston.
  20.  She was part of the cast of the comedic stage show "The Realest Real Housewives," alongside Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael, Jessica St. Clair and Danielle Schneider, which began running at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2011.
  21.  Her salary on "The Big Bang Theory" series was first just $20 thousand, when she was cast in the recurring role, which has now become a humongous $450 thousand per episode.
  22.  It was reported that, visiting the Disneyland, was her method of calming down and remembering to enjoy her life when she was feeling down, following her move to California.
  23.  She met her husband Winston Rauch, a writer, while she was still in college and married him on October 10, 2009. She has a daughter Sadie Rauch who was born on December 4, 2017.
  24.  She has admitted that she was a theater nerd with theater being an important aspect of her life and that she had no hesitation when it came to theater.
  25.  Rauch, in her spare time, loves to play boardwalk games and to visit arcades, which she reportedly enjoyed since her childhood.
  26.  She claims rollercoaster to be her biggest passion, though it took her many years to reach the height restrictions. She swore in an interview that she would never waste any opportunities to ride a rollercoaster.
  27.  She says that she loves meeting her fans and that she enjoys Comic-Con events so much and that she loves to shake hands with her fans of "The Big Bang Theory."
  28.  She was featured as the character of Summer, a girl who had a fling with Hoyt, in the HBO vampire TV series "True Blood," appearing in six episodes.
  29.  For the nude sex scene the 2015 movie "The Bronze," which she co-wrote with her husband Winston Rauch, she used a body double, while her co-star did the scene himself.
  30.  Her performance as Bernadette in "The Big Bang Theory" series, earned her a nomination for the Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in the year 2013.
  31.  Melissa Rauch Net Worth: $8 Million

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