Melissa Peterman Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Husband, and Career

Melissa Peterman is a Multi-talented American Actress, Comedian, Writer and Producer. Her birth name is Melissa Margaret Peterman. She is known for her roles as Hooker in 1996, in the Film Fargo, in 2001 How High (film) as Mrs. Shella Cain, in the tv series Reba as Barbra Jean Booker Hart in 2001-2007.

Her upcoming project is a horror and thriller movie titled “Deadlocked: Dad of the Dead,” which is currently in production. In this movie, she plays the role of Carla.

Melissa Peterman Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Husband, and Career

Personal Details

Full Name Melissa Margaret Peterman
Nick Name Melissa
Date Of Birth July 1, 1971
Age 52 Years Old as of October 2023
Birth Place Edina, Minnesota, United States
Current Address Los Angeles, California, United States
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Occupations Actress, Comedian, Writer and Producer
School Burnsville High School
University/ College Minnesota State University
Education Qualification Graduate
Net Worth USD $ 10 Million as of 2023
Marital Status Married
Debut Film: Fargo (1996)

Physical Appearances

Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Body Measurement 36-30-37
Height 5 Feet 10 Inches/ 1.78  m/ 178 cm
Weight 67 Kg/ 148 lbs

Personal Life ( Family, Friends, Girlfriends, Wife, Children)

Father Allan Peterman
Mother Pamela Diane
Sibling 1 sister
Boyfriend/ Husband John Brady (Married in 1999- Present)
Children Son: Riley David Brady

Early Life:

Melissa Peterman was born on 1st of July 1971 and her place of birth is Edina, Minnesota, US. The current age of Melissa is 52 years and her zodiac sign is Cancer. The names of her parents are Pamela Diane and Allan Peterman. This actress mostly grew up in Burnsville.

Melissa Peterman with her father
Melissa Petermanwith her mom


Melissa Peterman did her schooling from Burnsville High School. After that, she went to Minnesota State University, where she focused on theater as her main subject. Melissa has a lot of experience in the theater world.

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Boyfriend, Husaband, Marriage:

Melissa Peterman got married to John Brady on June 5, 1999. They have a son named Riley David Brady, who was born in 2005. Melissa’s husband, John Brady, is also an actor, and they worked together on a show called  Trading Spaces.

Careers and success:

In 1996, Melissa started her acting career with the crime and thriller movie “Fargo,” in which she played the role of a Hooker. From her very first performance, she received a lot of appreciation.

Apart from being an actress, Melissa Peterman is a producer and a writer. She is the producer of Working Class and the associate producer of Exploring Space: The Quest for Life. Her writing talent can be seen in 54th Annual CMA Awards and 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

She has worked as a performer and writer at The Brave New Workshop (Improvisational Comedy Theater). She has also performed at Big Stink Comedy Festival and Chicago Improv Festival.

Melissa Peterman did a TV commercial for Kia Automobiles in the year 2002. Her role as Barbra Jean in Reba brought her a lot of fame. Melissa is an excellent TV host and she has hosted various TV shows and programs.

Melissa Peterman Movies and Television Shows List:


Year TV Shows Worked As
2023 Reba McEntire’s The Hammer (TV Movie) Kris
2022 Person, Place, or Thing Host
2019–2020 Last Man Standing Celia “CeCe” Powers
2019–2020 Sydney to the Max Mrs. Harris
2019 A Gingerbread Romance (TV Movie) Linda
2018–present Young Sheldon Brenda Sparks
2017 Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition Herself
2016–2017 Valerie’s Home Cooking Herself
2016 Celebs React Herself
2016 The $100,000 Pyramid Herself/Celebrity Guest
2016 Home & Family Guest Host
2015–2016 Celebrity Name Game Herself
2014 Deal with It Herself
2014 Miss USA Herself
2013 Dancing Fools Host
2013–2014 Bet on Your Baby Host
2012–2017 Baby Daddy Bonnie Wheeler
2012 Retired at 35 Julia
2012 The Pyramid Herself
2011 Working Class Carli Mitchell
2010–2012, 2015 Pretty the Series Candy
2010 CMT Hot 20 Countdown Herself
2009–2012 The Singing Bee Host
2009 Surviving Suburbia Mrs. Munice
2009 Rita Rocks Jennifer
2008 Untitled Cedric the Entertainer Project (TV Movie) Marci Wittman
2008 Living with Abandon (TV Movie) Rachelle
2008 American Dad! Sister Mary
2007 CMT Comedy Stage Host
2006 Exploring Space: The Quest for Life
2006 Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide Mrs. Splitz
2004 Johnny Bravo Becky
2003–2004 Pyramid Herself
2003 The Pitts Shirley/Shelly
2003 Recipe For Disaster (TV Movie) Gigi Grant
2001–2007 Reba Barbra Jean Hart
2000 Normal, Ohio Pamela
2000 Just Shoot Me Claire


Year Title Worked As
Upcoming Deadlocked: Dad of the Dead Carla
2014 Muffin Top: A Love Story Kim
2012 Here Comes the Boom Lauren Voss
2009 Dirty Politics Rita Breaux
2006 Cook-Off Nancy Shmaedeke
2001 How High Shelia Cain
1996 Fargo Hooker #2


Year Title
2020 54th Annual CMA Awards (TV Special)
2019 54th Anuual Academy of  Country Music Awards (TV Special)


Year Title
2011 Working Class (TV Series)
2006 Exploring Space: The Quest For Life (TV Movie)

Interesting Facts:

  •  Melissa is popular by the name Cast of Baby Daddy. Melissa Peterman’s height is 5’10”, she has blue eyes and blonde hair, and she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.
  • Melissa is good friends with JoAnna Garcia, Christopher Rich and Reba McEntire.
  • Melissa is active on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and she has a massive fan following on social media platforms. Her Facebook account states that she is an Actress and a Comedian.
  • This actress works with a non-profit entity named The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company that helps at-risk youth in LA.

Melissa Peterman Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Husband, and Career


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