Before a motion picture is brought to life by the talented actors and actresses you see on the screen, some other talented individuals have already given it their best shot behind the camera but don’t really get to share much of the spotlight with the thespians. Winston Beigel is one of the guys who work hard to ensure that viewers get the best out of every storyline but his work begins and ends behind the camera.
His wife, on the other hand, is an actress known for her appearances and voice roles in films and TV shows, including the acclaimed The Big Bang Theory. The couple has worked together on several occasions and seems to be a perfect match for each other. Here’s everything you need to know about Winston Beigel’s career and personal life.
What Is Winston Beigel Known For?
Winston Beigel is mostly known for his exploits as a screenwriter but has added producer and director to his resume.
His career took off in 2005 and most of the works he has come to be known for were collaborative efforts with his wife Melissa Rauch. His first collaboration with her was a one-woman show titled The Miss Education of Jenna Bush. At this time, they were still dating and were motivated to write the monologue show following Jenna Bush’s (then-President George Bush’s daughter) private dialogue with her sister that leaked to the public. Winston and his girlfriend co-wrote and directed the show while the latter starred on it. The collaborative effort was a huge critical success as audiences loved it, garnering recognition from prestigious gatherings like the New York International Fringe Festival held in Aspen, Colorado.
The couple didn’t end up as a one-show wonder as they soon co-wrote and co-directed The Condom Killer, a short comedy movie released in 2009. Once again, Melissa played a role in the piece, as well as in their next collaborative effort titled The Bronze. Winston co-wrote the latter with Melissa and also served as the producer.
Warner Bros. later recruited the duo to write the script for If We’re Not Married by 30 which is based on a novel by Anna Bell. Winston and Melissa will also work together as executive producers of the comedy show, side by side with Jay and Mark Duplass.
The amazing duo of Winston and Melissa are now represented by WME and Brillstein Entertainment.
How Rich Is He?
Winston may not be a household name in the very competitive Hollywood sphere but he truely knows his onions. His works have been commended by industry experts and his efforts have not gone unrewarded. For now, he is enjoying a net worth of an estimated $2 million which is fair, considering he doesn’t have much projects to his credit.
On the other hand, his wife, Melissa Rauch, has acquired an estimated net worth of around $8 million. This huge gap in income doesn’t seem to pose any problem between the two.
The Woman After Winston’s Heart
Melissa Ivy Rauch is not just the wife of Winston Beigel, she is also his partner in career and has contributed positively to his successes so far. She is an American actress known for her role in The Big Bang Theory which she landed as a result of the success of the first collaboration she did with Winston. On The Big Bang Theory, Melissa depicted the character of Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz and her performance on the CBS American sitcom remains the most renowned role in her career thus far. The role earned her a nomination at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2013.
Melissa Rauch was born on June 23, 1980, in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, where she also grew up. There, she attended Marlboro High School and studied further at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, graduating in 2002. Her interest in acting was born while she was still in high school.
Aside from her collaborations with Winston, Melissa has also played roles in other projects like True Blood, The Office, I Love You, Man and The Realest Real Housewives. She also voiced the character of Harley Quinn in the animated film Batman and Harley Quinn, among others.
Winston Beigel and Melissa Rauch got married in 2007. She shared news of her pregnancy with fans on July 11, 2017, and also revealed that they suffered a miscarriage before that. The baby arrived safely in December 2017, a cute princess named Sadie.