Melissa Peterman Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 07 Sep, 2017
Facts of Melissa Peterman
Date of Birth: 1971 , July-1
Age: 50 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Melissa Peterman
Birth Name Melissa Margaret Peterman
Nick Name Melissa
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Ethnicity white
Profession Actress, television host, comedian
Net Worth $6 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Body Measurements 36-30-37 in
Breast Size 36
Waist size 30
Hip Size 37
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Weight in KG 67 kg
Married Yes
Married to John Brady (m. 1999)
Children Riley David Brady
Education Minnesota State University
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Melissa Peterman is a stunning actor, comedian, and a notable personality. She is widely recognized for her significant role as Barbara Jean in the comedy television series, Reba. She has also appeared as Bonnie Wheeler in the ABC Family/Freeform series Baby Daddy.

Early Life and Education

Peterman was born as Melissa Margaret Peterman on July 1, 1971, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. She belongs to the American nationality and is of White-American ethnicity.

Peterman grew up in Minnesota and spent most of her childhood days there. She attended Minnesota State University graduating with theater as one of the majors.


Peterman started her career playing a role as Madeline Monroe in Hey City Theater’s production, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. She made more than 600 performances during that time.

Peterman went on to write and perform at Brave New Workshop after performing more than 600 theatrical acts. She also performed at the Chicago Improv Festival and the Big Stink Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas, while working with the Brave New Workshop.

Peter made her film debut as “Hooker #2” in the Oscar-winning movie, Fargo. She was cast alongside Steve Buscemi, Francis McDormand, William H. Macy, Peter Stormare and Allison Tolman.

Peterman was cast as Barbra Jean Booker-Hart in Reba opposite country music singer, Reba McEntire and television veteran Christopher Rich in 2001. The show became the most-watched comedy on The WB in its debut season.

Peterman returned to the movie career appearing in Recipe for Disaster alongside Lesley Ann Warren and John Larroquette. She has also appeared in the movie named How High and the unreleased independent film, Cook-Off.

Peterman has served as a host of ABC Family's Dancing Fools, ABC's Bet on Your Baby, and CMT's The Singing Bee. She currently plays Bonnie Wheeler on ABC Family's sitcom Baby Daddy. 

Personal Life and Affairs

Peterman, age 45, is married and has a child. Her birth sign is Cancer. She has served as an actress, television host, and comedian for several of years.

Peterman married John Brady on June 5, 1999, after an affair for several of years. She gave birth to a son named Riley David on October 20, 2005. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband and son.

John Brady is a well-known actor, widely recognized for Operation Warzone, Coach and Reba. She has appeared with her husband in several films. She has successfully won the heart of many viewers across the world.

Peterman is living a happily married life with her husband and family. She has posted several pictures with her family on her Instagram account.

Height, Net Worth and Salary

Peterman stands a wonderful height of 1.7 meters (5 feet 10 inches). She has earned a huge amount of salary from her work and has maintained an impressive net worth of $6 million.

Social Media

Peterman is active on social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has huge fan followers on her social accounts.


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