Melissa Rauch’s net worth comes from over a decade of hard work both in front of the camera on shows like The Big Bang Theory and Night Court and as a voiceover star, as well as a writer, director and producer.
Before landing the role of Bernadette on The Big Bang Theory that made her a household name and a multi-millionaire, Rauch was actually on the unemployment line. She’s come a long way since then!
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How did Melissa Rauch become famous?
Melissa Rauch got her start in comedy, becoming a panelist on VH1’s Best Week Ever and shorts and small parts in Delirious; I Love You, Man; The Condom Killer; 12 Miles of Bad Road; Adventureland and Kath & Kim.
Her breakout role was as Bernadette Rostenkowski in The Big Bang Theory in 2009.
She previously told Parade, “I thought this was going to be a one-time guest star and I got the audition praying that I would get this job and be there for a week. I can’t wrap my brain around the fact that I’ve been there for close to a decade. There’s not a day that goes by that I haven’t been eternally grateful for that and it’s amazing. They always say that you’re one job away and it’s so true.”
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What is Melissa Rauch’s net worth in 2023?
Melissa Rauch’s net worth is estimated at $20 million for 2023. This is from her work in TV as well as movies like The Bronze, and comes not just from acting, but also writing and producing projects as well, including the Night Court reboot.
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How much does Melissa Rauch make per episode?
Rauch’s income per episode of Night Court isn’t known. However, her salary for The Big Bang Theory began around $45,000 per episode in Season 3, then upped to $175,000 and then $200,000 per episode later in the series, according to Variety. The main cast of TBBT famously took pay cuts so that Rauch and co-star Mayim Bialik could get pay increases to $500,000 per episode.
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How much did Melissa Rauch make on The Big Bang Theory?
Rauch made $500,000 per episode near the end of The Big Bang Theory‘s run. Prior to that, she started at $45,000 per episode, then upped to $175,000 per episode, then $200,000 per episode. For the final two seasons, there were 48 episodes, meaning Rauch made $24 million from that period alone.
Bialik and Rauch’s contracts for the final two seasons reportedly also included a separate development deal with Warner Bros. Television, which may have led her to Night Court.
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How much does Melissa Rauch get paid for Night Court?
It’s not known how much Rauch makes for her role in the Night Court reboot, but she isn’t just the star of the series—she’s also an executive producer on the project, which means she likely makes more than her castmates.
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