An American actress and a comedienne Melissa Peterman is widely known for portraying the character as Barbra Jean in a TV comedy series known as Reba. At present, she is starring as Bonnie Wheeler in ABC Family series called Baby Daddy and she is also the host of the ABC Family’s Dancing Fools, CMT’s The Singing Bee and ABC’s Bet on Your Baby. Melissa is the native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. She came into this world on 1st July of the year 1971 which has now made her reach at the age of 44. She has been active in this field since 1996 and from that time onward, she has succeeded and has garnered a lot of fans following.
Although Melissa is known by the name Melissa Peterman, as a child, she was named as Melissa Margaret Peterman. She is a tall lady with the height of five feet and ten inches that is 1.78 m. Melissa went to get her education from the Minnesota State University. After completing her graduation from there, Mankato with theater as one of the majors, she was then cast in Hey City Theater’s production of Tony n’Tina’s Wedding as Madeline Monroe. After over 600 performances, she went on to write as well as perform at the Brave New Workshop, The improvisational comedy theatre in Minneapolis. That theater boasts such alumni as Louie Anderson, Al Franken, Pat proft, Cedric Yarbrough and Mo Collins.
During her time with the Brave New Workshop, Melissa also performed at Chicago Improv Festival and The Big Stink Comedy Festival held in Austin, Texas. In 1996, she made her movie debut as Hooker #2 in an Oscar winning Coen brothers’ film known as Fargo. After that, in 2001, she was cast as Barbra Jean Booker-Hart in Reba opposite to the country music singer Reba McEntire and a TV veteran Christopher Rich. Later, the show ended its run after the sex seasons. During that time, she also returned to the movie with Recipe for Disaster along with Lesley Ann Warren and John Larroquette.
In October of 2007, ABC made an announcement that Melissa had been cast in an untitled comedy pilot which starred Cedric the Entertainer. In December, the network again announced that they had secured the actors indicating they were interested in that project. Prior to that, she had also made her appearance in multiple of other TV shows, series and movies which also include Cook-Off, Rita Rocks, Baby Daddy, The Pitts, Just Shoot Me, Muffin Top, Working Class, Dancing Fools, How High, Dirty Politics, Surviving Suburbia, Retired at 35 and many more.
Melissa is happily married to her husband named John Brady. The couple exchanged their vows with each other on 5th June of 1999 and since then, they are living their happy married life. She also has one child, a son together with her husband. She gave birth to their child on 20th October 2005 at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital located in Los Angeles and they have named him as Riley David. Their baby weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz during his birth. As Melissa was born in the month of July, her birth sign is Cancer. Besides that, to know more about her bio and her weight loss, she can also get connected in Instagram and Twitter.