Her father's family is Sephardi Jewish, while her mother is of mostly Ashkenazi Jewish, along with Spanish and Sephardi.
She became Playmate of the Year in 1982.
She had the dream of becoming an actress from her early childhood.
As a child, she was a fan of Justin Timberlake and Usher.
Actress Melissa Ivy Rauch was born in Marlboro, New Jersey.
She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez nÃ©e Rupprecht , who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive.