Melissa Peterman Biography
Melissa Peterman is an American actress and comedian. Peterman was born on July 1, 1971. Melissa is best known for her role as Barbra Jean in the television comedy series Reba.
Melissa Peterman Age
Peterman was born on July 1st, 1971. She is 46 of age.
Melissa Peterman Husband
Peterman is married to John Brady.
Melissa Peterman Kids
Peterman has one child named Riley David Brady.
Melissa Peterman Height
She is 1.78 meters tall.
Melissa Peterman Acting Career
She went on to write and perform at Brave New Workshop, the improvisational comedy theatre in Minneapolis, after more than 600 performances. The theater boasts such alumni as Pat Proft, Louie Anderson, Cedric Yarbrough, Mo Collins, and Al Franken. In 2001, Peterman was cast as Barbra Jean Booker-Hart in Reba opposite country music singer Reba McEntire and television veteran Christopher Rich. The show was the most-watched comedy on The WB in its debut season.
The show ended its run in 2007, after six seasons. Episodes continue to air in syndication on multiple networks. While with the Brave New Workshop, she also performed at the Chicago Improv Festival and the Big Stink Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas.
Peterman appeared as the opening act on country singer and former Reba co-star Reba McEntire’s tour in 2007. Peterman returned the following year, with an almost-identical comedy routine, when McEntire toured with Kelly Clarkson. She was also the opening act for the second leg of the tour in 2008.
Peterman in 2007, hosted Comedy Stage for CMT. The series finished its run after eight episodes. The next year, she hosted a special, Redneck Dreams, for the network. Also in 2008, she was in two episodes of Wanna Bet? as a celebrity panelist. Peterman also appeared in an episode of animated comedy American Dad!. She announced she was shooting another comedy, this time for FOX, titled Living With Abandon. The pilot was not ordered to series.
She landed the hosting gig in 2009, for The Singing Bee. The show had been canceled by NBC, and CMT expressed interested in reviving the competition. The show has gone on for over four seasons. Also in 2009, Peterman appeared in Rita Rocks on Lifetime, and in Surviving Suburbia on ABC. She starred opposite Gary Valentine in Dusty Peacock, an online comedy series on Crackle.
Big Machine Records announced that they signed Peterman to a recording contract, and she was to release her debut comedy album that year in February 2010.
Peterman announced she was appearing in an upcoming ABC Family sitcom, Baby Daddy in 2012. In March, the network announced Peterman, originally only appearing in one episode, had been upgraded to series regular. The network also revealed the pilot was the highest-testing comedy pilot in network history. Baby Daddy finished its season as the highest-rated comedy in key demographics. The show has been renewed for a second season, returning Wednesday, May 29.
In January 2013, ABC ordered Bet On Your Baby and announced Peterman was the host. The competition series debuts Saturday, April 6. In February 2013, ABC Family announced Peterman was also the host of another upcoming competition, Dancing Fools. The series debuts Wednesday, May 29, immediately following Baby Daddy.
Melissa Peterman Movie and TV Shows
- 1996 Fargo
- 2001 How High
- 2003 Recipe For Disaster
- 2006 Cook-Off
- 2009 Dirty Politics
- 2012 Here Comes the Boom
- 2014 Muffin Top: A Love Story
- 2000 Just Shoot Me
- 2000 Normal, Ohio
- 2001–2007 Reba
- 2003 The Pitts
- 2003-2004 The Pyramid
- 2004 Johnny Bravo
- 2006 Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide
- 2006 Exploring Space: The Quest for Life
- 2007 CMT Comedy Stage
- 2008 American Dad!
- 2008 Living with Abandon
- 2008 Untitled Cedric the Entertainer Project
- 2009 Rita Rocks
- 2009 Surviving Suburbia
- 2009–2012 The Singing Bee
- 2010 CMT Hot 20 Countdown
- 2010–present Pretty: The Series
- 2011 Working Class
- 2012 The Pyramid
- 2012 Retired at 35
- 2012–2017 Baby Daddy
- 2013–2014 Bet on Your Baby
- 2013 Dancing Fools
- 2014 Miss USA
- 2014 Deal with It
- 2015-2016 Celebrity Name Game
- 2016 Home & Family
- 2016 The $100,000 Pyramid
- 2016 Celebs React
- 2016-2017 Valerie’s Home Cooking
- 2017 Worst Cooks in America
- 2017 Celebrity edition
- 2018 Young Sheldon