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Growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, MELISSA PETERMAN first made a name for herself when she was cast in the local production of Tony and Tina’s Wedding. She went on to perform in over 600 shows and became a staple on the comedy and improv scene.
Peterman is best-known for her starring role as Barbra Jean on the hit series Reba and just completed six seasons of “Baby Daddy” as Bonnie Wheeler. She also starred and produced Working Class on CMT. She has starred in Retired at 35, Surviving Suburbia, Rita Rocks, Just Shoot Me, Cedric, Living in Abandon, The Pitts, and American Dad. Her first televised comedy special, Melissa Peterman: Am I The Only One?, aired on CMT, and she hosted CMT’s The Singing Bee for four seasons. She also starred in Dusty Peacock, the online series created for Crackle.com. She hosted ABC’s primetime game show Bet on Your Baby and ABC Family’s reality comedy clip show Dancing Fools. She is a favorite guest on many popular games shows including Celebrity Name Game and $100,000 Pyramid. Also she can be seen guest-hosting talk shows, including Home and Family. Over the summer she was on the #1 show on Food Network playing for charity, “Worse Cooks in America”.
Peterman made her feature film debut as Hooker No. 2 in the Coen Brothers’ Oscar-winning movie Fargo. Her other film credits include 40 is the New Dead, Here Comes the Boom, and Dirty Politics.
Peterman is committed to many charities, including Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night, Habitat for Humanity, The Red Cross, and the non-profit Buzzworks Theatre Company.
A long-standing guest of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Melissa has hosted the Sing-A-Long Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl since 2004. Today’s concerts marks her third consecutive year hosting the LA Phil’s annual Holiday Sing-Along at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and son. Follow Melissa Peterman on Twitter at @Followtheblonde.