Melissa Rauch is an actress, writer and producer best known for her portrayal of Bernadette Rostenkowski, on THE BIG BANG THEORY. She starred in the comedy THE BRONZE, which she co-wrote, and executive produced with her husband, Winston Rauch. The film was the official opening night film selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Other notable film credits include Steven Soderbergh’s film THE LAUNDROMAT, where she starred opposite Meryl Streep, I LOVE YOU MAN, ARE YOU HERE, and ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE. Rauch’s television career spans such shows as HBO’s TRUE BLOOD and THE OFFICE. As a producer, Melissa has multiple projects in development with the goal of bringing untold stories to light and joy to people’s hearts and minds. A mother and a passionate advocate for women’s issues, Melissa’s writings on her experience with pregnancy loss, as well as a PSA she wrote and produced on the subject were both circulated worldwide. After being deeply touched by Oscar and the Keogh family, Melissa was inspired to found Oscar’s Kids alongside Yavanna and Lar Keogh and Winston Rauch to continue the legacy of Oscar’s magic.