Melissa Rauch Net Worth

Melissa Rauch Net Worth

Melissa Rauch Net Worth: $20 Million

What is Melissa Rauch’s net worth?

Melissa Rauch is an American actress, writer, director, producer, and comedienne worth $20 million.

She is best known for her role as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the CBS series The Big Bang Theory which aired from 2009 to 2019. 


  • Net worth: $20 Million
  • Full Name: Melissa Ivy Rauch
  • Date of birth: June 23, 1980, 41 years
  • Gender: Female
  • Birth Place: Marlboro Township, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Height: 4 ft 11 in (1.5m)
  • Profession: Actress, Model, Comedienne
  • Nationality: United States of America

What is Melissa Rauch’s net worth?

Melissa Rauch has an estimated net worth of $20 million. The actress got her break when she landed the role of Bernadette Rostenkowski, Howard Wolowitz’s love interest, on The Big Bang Theory in 2009. She has played several other roles, some as a director and producer. All these helped to increase her net worth to $20 million. 


  • Made $500,000 per episode at the peak of The Big Bang Theory
  • Made $11 million per season at the peak of The Big Bang Theory
  • Did stand-up comedy in college
  • Her character’s voice on the Big Bang Theory is based on her mother’s

Early Life

Melissa Ivy Rauch was born on June 23, 1980 in Marlboro Township, New Jersey. Her parents are Susan and David Rauch, a Jewish family from New Jersey. Rauch has an older brother, Ben. She developed an interest in acting and comedy while attending Marlboro High School. Her Bat Mitzvah had a ‘Melissa’s Comedy Club’ theme. Melissa attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where she graduated in 2002. 


Melissa Rauch is an American actress, voice actor, model, and comedienne. She is best known for playing the role of Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. For her role in The Big Bang Theory, Rauch was nominated for the Critic’s Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2013. 

Early Works

From 2004 to 2008, Melissa Rauch was a regular contributor on the series Best Week Ever, aired on VH1. In 2010, she had a recurring role on the HBO fantasy horror drama True Blood, where she played the role of Summer, a girl who likes Hoyt. She also played the role of Tina in the American remake of the Australian TV series Kath & Kim.

The Big Bang Theory

In 2009, Melissa Rauch landed a role in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. She played the recurring role of Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, a friend and co-worker of Penny’s at The Cheesecake Factory. She began dating Howard Wolowiz in the third season of The Big Bang Theory. In the fourth season, her character got engaged to Howard and was promoted to a regular in the show. Howard and Bernadette married in the finale of season five. 

In December 2011, the cast of The Big Bang Theory, including Rauch, received the first of four nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Other Works

In 2011, Melissa Rauch was part of the comedic stage show The Realest Real Housewives. Rach co-starred with Jessica St. Clair, Casey Wilson, Danielle Schneider, and June Diane Raphael. The show began running at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Rauch also guest-starred on The Hotwives of Orlando, a show which was co-created by Schneider in 2014. 

Rauch also had supporting roles in I Love You, Man in 2009. In 2013, she appeared in the film ‘In Lieu of Flowers.’ She also had a role in ‘Are You Here’ in 2014. 2016, she voiced a character in Ice Age: Collision Course and played a role in Flock of Dudes. In 2019, she had supporting roles in Ode to Joy, and The Laundromat. 

2017, Rauch voiced the character of the DC character Harley Quinn in the animated film Batman and Harley Quinn. She also voiced the character Light Thief in “Light Riders” from Blaze and the Monster Machines.

Melissa Rauch’s other acting credits include co-writing, co-producing, and starring in the sports comedy-drama film The Bronze.In the film, she starred as Hope Annabelle Greggory, a bronze medal-winning gymnast clinging to her glory days of 12 years earlier. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film and got positive reviews. Variety, for instance, said, “Rauch, who co-wrote the screenplay with her husband Winston, has never carried a film before. But she delivers the best breakthrough comedic performance by an actress since Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids.” The film was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics later that year.  

In 2021, Rauch will star in the sequel series of Night Court of the same name as Abby Stone. She also serves as executive producer of the show.

Awards and Nominations

The Big Bang Theory, a sitcom where she was one of the regulars, won a Merit-Honorary Award at the 2020 CinEuphoria Awards. The series was also nominated for six Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

The show also earned Melissa Rauch nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series from the Critics Choice Television Awards in 2013. She was also nominated for an award at the Online Film & Television Association in 2016. In 2014, Melissa Rauch and co-stars Kaley Cuoco and Mayim Bialik received a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite TV Gal Pals.

In 2018, for her role in Batman and Harley Quinn, Melissa Rauch and the rest of the cast earned a Behind the Voice Actors Award nomination for Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short.  

Personal Life

Melissa Rauch met Winston Beigel in college. They began writing together and collaborating on the stage show “The Miss Education of Jenna Bush” among other projects. They began dating and got married on October 10, 2009. 

On July 11, 2017, Rauch announced that she was pregnant. She also disclosed that she had previously miscarried.

On December 4, 2017, Rauch made an announcement on Instagram that she had given birth to a girl who they named Sadie. On May 4, 2020, Rauch announced the birth of their son, Brooks.

Melissa Rauch’s distinctive voice as she played Bernadette on The Big Bang Theory was modeled after her parents. The sweet, high-pitched purr voice of her character is modeled after her mother. The eerie, haranguing imitation of Mrs. Wolowitz is modeled after her father. Both voices are very different from Melissa Rauch’s actual voice. 

Earning Highlights

Melissa Rauch earned $75,000 per episode for her role on The Big Bang Theory. At the peak of the sitcom’s success, her salary was boosted to $500,000 per episode. This meant that she earned $11 million per season for two seasons. 

Real Estate

Melissa Rauch and her husband have a home in Los Angeles California. 


Melissa Rauch has a net worth of $20 million. Most of her net worth comes from Bernadette who she played in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

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