Jul. 1st, 1971
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Melissa Peterman's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2001 - How High
1996 - Fargo
Guest TV Roles
Sister Mary Rose Catherine (Voiced)
Peterman is from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. After graduating from Minnesota State University with theater as one of her majors, she was cast as Madeline Monroe in Hey City Theater's production of "Tony & Tina's Wedding". After more than 600 performances, she went on to work as a writer and performer at the improvisational comedy theater The Brave New Workshop. While with the Brave New Workshop, she also performed at the Chicago Improv Festival and the Big Stink Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas. She made her film debut as Hooker #2 in the Coen brothers' Oscar-winning movie Fargo (1996). On television, she appeared in the Oxygen sketch comedy show Running With Scissors and guest-starred on Just Shoot Me. Peterman currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, fellow actor 'John Brady'.
- Baby boy named Riley David, was born Thursday, October 20th 2005, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and weighed in at 8 lbs. 5 oz.
- (2003) Appeared with her husband 'John Brady (II)' (qv), cast-mate 'Christopher Rich (I)' (qv) ("Reba") and his wife 'Eva Halina' (qv) on TLC's Trading Spaces.