Melissa Margaret Peterman is an actress and comedian born on 1st July 1971, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, probably best known for her role in the TV series “Reba”, in which she portrayed the character of Barbra Jean. Apart from this, she is known as Bonnie Wheeler from the TV series “Baby Daddy” and as the host of ABC’s “Family’s Dancing Fools”, “Bet on Your Baby” and CMT’s “The Singing Bee”.
Have you ever wondered how rich Melissa Peterman is? According to sources it has been estimated that Melissa Peterman’s overall net worth as of early 2017 is $6 million, acquired through a successful acting career, which she started in the mid 1990s. Since then, she has appeared in numerous television productions, both as an actress and a host. Apart from this, Melissa has also has a couple of notable film roles, which additionally increased her net worth. Since she is still active in the entertainment industry, her net worth continues to grow.
Melissa Peterman Net Worth $6 Million
Melissa graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato, majoring in theater. Soon after she was cast in “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding”, a Hey City Theater production, and after more than 600 performances she wrote and performed at an improvisational comedy theatre based in Minneapolis called “Brave New Workshop”. Although she made a film debut with a cameo appearance in the Coen brothers’ film “Fargo”(1996), Melissa’s career really started to blossom in 2001, when she was cast as Barbra Jean Booker-Hart in the American TV sitcom “Reba”. The show turned out to be the most watched comedy on The WB network in the season, and Peterman stayed a part of its cast for six seasons until the show’s end. During this time, Melissa made other notable appearances in movies like “How High” and “Recipe for Disaster”, but also in TV shows such as “Oxygen”, “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” and “The Sound of Music”. Her net worth was well set.
Peterman has also had some experience as a host, of “Comedy Stage” and at the “CMT Music Awards” red carpet. In 2010, she revealed that she was to star in the family sitcom called “Working Class”, the series whose debut was the highest-rated and most-watched in network history. Two years later, Melissa announced that she would start appearing in ABC Family’s sitcom “Baby Daddy”. Although it was originally planned that Peterman would only appear in one episode, her character was upgraded to a series regular, and the show’s first season finished as the highest-rated comedy. In 2013, Melissa was chosen to host the “Bet On Your Baby” competition series, and soon after the “Dancing Fools”, indicating her popularity and significantly boosting her net worth.
When it comes to her more recent activity, in 2016 Peterman appeared in the first season of the TV game show “Pyramid” as a celebrity guest.
Privately, Melissa married John Brady in 1999, and the two have a son. She is a good friend with her “Reba” co-star JoAnna Garcia Swisher, and was her bridesmaid at the wedding.