Melanie Truhett is an American film producer, manager, and actress who gained media attention after marrying a popular comic actor, Brian Posehn. Among her numerous productions, Melanie is popular for Mystery Men (1999), Drew Carey‘s Improv-A-Ganza (2011), and We Think Nate Torrence Is Dead (2012). Her husband, on the other hand, is best known for his role as Brian Spukowski on Comedy Central’s sitcom, The Sarah Silverman Program (2007–2010). In addition to being an actor and comedian, Brian Posehn is also a writer, musician, and podcast host.
Melanie’s marriage to Posehn has endured for almost 16 years which is a great feat in the entertainment industry. Thus, one cannot help but wonder the special touch they added to their union to distinguish it from the rest.
She Got Her Start As an Assistant On ‘Mystery Men’
As a child, Melanie Truhett dreamt of becoming an actress. She, however, could not pursue her dreams at the time as a result of her family’s financial incapability. Nevertheless, Truhett later broke through and realized her entertainment career ambition.
The American movie producer began her film production career in 1999. For her first job, Melanie joined the crew of the comedy movie Mystery Men in her capacity as an assistant. The superhero fantasy movie starred Hollywood greats such as Geoffrey Rush, William H. Macy, Janeane Garofalo, Eddie Izzard, and Ben Stiller.
She Started Working As A Producer But Was Inactive For Five Years After She Began
After working on Mystery Men, the Californian native was not part of any film for five years until 2005 when she worked on a documentary movie. Melanie co-produced the documentary film, Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie. The year 2005 seemed to be a productive one for Melanie as she also produced an episode of One Night Stand, a comedy series.
Still, in 2005, Truhett featured alongside her husband on the humor documentary, Comedians of Comedy. Four years later in 2009, she produced an episode of The Quest for the Golden Hot Dog, an eating contest documentary television series. She also had a hand in the production of an episode of Burning Hollywood.
The American Producer Got Her Big Break In 2011
After trying for many years, Melanie Truhett hit her career breakthrough in 2011 when she served as a major producer of Drew Carey’s comedy series entitled Improv-A-Ganza, working on a total of forty episodes. The following year, she worked with the crew of We Think Nate Torrence is Dead as a co-producer. A couple of years later in 2014, the American actress respectively produced two short sequels – Night Night with Ron Funches and Night Night with Ron Funches Ep 2.
The Californian born movie producer did several other minor works until 2018 when she appeared on the television comedy show, Coming to the Stage. Truhett later served as an executive producer of Ron Funches: Giggle Fit in 2019 which is her latest project.
Melanie Truhett Met Brian Posehn In 2000
Melanie Truhett first met her husband in 2000, and they began dating shortly after they met. The couple didn’t seem to be a hurry to take the walk down the aisle as they steadily built up their love life for more than five years; perhaps, that is the secret behind their successful marriage.
After half a decade, the celeb duo decided to take their relationship to the ultimate stage by tying the knot. Their wedding was a private affair held in the presence of family and close friends on the 4th of September 2004. From what is obvious, the couple values their privacy and would go to any length to protect it.
The two share a son – Pal Posehn – whom they do their best to shed from the limelight, thus his date of birth and other major details were never made public, but it is known that he shares a strong bond with his dog. However, like most parents, Melanie and Brian have shared some of their photos of their young son on social media.
Melanie Truhett’s Husband, Brian Posehn, Is A Well Known Comedian
Melanie Truhett’s husband, Brian Posehn, is a celebrated actor who also functions as a comedian, writer, musician, and podcast host. The actor, whose date of birth is listed as the 6th of July 1966, was born in Sacramento, California. Brian Posehn graduated from Sonoma Valley High School, following which he went on to attend California State University, Sacramento for his Bachelor’s Degree.
As an actor, Melanie’s husband is known for his roles in various hits films such as The Devil’s Rejects, The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic. He was also played Bert Kibbler on The Big Bang Theory.
His career as a writer is equally flourishing; the entertainer has written for several television shows which include Metalocalypse, Human Giant, and Friends.
She Couldn’t Be More Different From Her Husband
Melanie Truhett stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches. While her height is considered average, she often looks way smaller when standing next to her husband, whose height is listed as 6 feet 6 inches.
Melanie Truhett has been considered to be very tolerable when it comes to her husband’s nerdy interests, x-rated jokes, and ultimately, the actor’s use of cannabis. Brian was a frequent smoker for an unspecified length of time; however, he voluntarily gave up the use of marijuana after the birth of their son.
Their union has survived and thrived over the years. In fact, they may end up being counted as one of the strongest marriages in Hollywood as there seems to be no sign of friction between them. Perhaps, it is their differences that have made them stronger.
The Producer Has Earned A $2 Million Net Worth
As of 2019, Melanie Truhett’s net worth was estimated between $1.5 and $2 million which she amassed primarily from her work as a film producer. She also makes a decent sum from her occasional acting roles.
On the other hand, Melanie’s husband earns a higher income and has accumulated an estimated net worth of $3 million. The duo is living a comfortable lifestyle with their son in Los Angeles, California.