Who is Mayim Bialik?
Mayim Bialik is an American actress, host, and author famous as a young star of Blossom in 1990 and her neuroscientist role as Amy Farrah Fowler on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
San Diego, California, USA
Her early life and career beginnings
Bialik was born to Jewish immigrant parents Barry and Beverly Bialik, who lived in the Bronx, New York. Bialik graduated from Hollywood High School in North Hollywood, California, in 1993. She continued in the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience, with minors in Jewish Studies in 2000. Bialik also studied for a doctorate in neuroscience and earned a doctor of philosophy degree in Neuroscience from UCLA in 2007.
Her acting career started when she was a child in the late 1980s, landing her first acting role in the 1988 horror film Pumpkinhead. She also made guest appearances on The Facts of Life and Beauty and the Beast.
Her professional career life
Bialik has acted in several films and television including, her recurring role in the teen drama television series as the high school guidance counselor in The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She also starred as Maggie Goldman in a 2006 American comedy film Kalamazoo filmed in Michigan. In 2010, she was cast in The Big Bang Theory as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler from a supporting character to a starring role. Her role in The Big Bang Theory earned her Emmy Awards nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress.
In Big Bang Theory, she worked with cast members Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Melissa Rauch, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg, Kevin Sussman, John Ross Bowie, Carol Ann Susi, Laura Spencer, Wil Wheaton, Brian George, Christine Baranski, Brian Posehn, Laurie Metcalf and Aarti Mann.
She has done voiceover works for several cartoons and hosted shows. The latest series that saw her appearance is the future prime time specials & spin-offs announced on August 11, 2021.
Bialik is also a brilliant author who has written books including, Girling Up which addresses the struggles and changes experienced by young girls while growing up. She has also addressed social issues through her writings.
Bialik starred in The Flight Before Christmas, a Christmas television film released on December 5. The film was about a heartbroken Mayim Bialik who met her co-star Ryan McPartlin on her flight home. Circumstances led to the diversion of their flight due to an impending snowstorm that ended in attraction between the two.
Bialik is directing her first film titled As Sick as They Made Us, a movie she wrote about a divorce. It was supposed to premiere in late 2020, but filming was delayed because of the covid19 pandemic.
Bialik’s guest appearances
She made guest appearances on the two final season episodes of the American television sitcom The Facts of Life and Beauty and the Beast. Bialik also appeared in Michael Jackson’s music video Liberian Girl in 1990 and several other guest appearances like in Fat Actress, a comedy television series where she played a fictional character of herself, and in 1992’s Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? where she appeared as herself.
Her personal life
Bialik has two sons with Michael Stone, whom she married on August 31, 2003. They divorced in November 2012. She is a vegetarian and identifies as a feminist.
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