Mayim Bialik

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Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik

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Mayim Bialik

Date of Birth

Birthday: December 12
Birthplace: San Diego, California

Mayim Bialik is an American actress, neuroscientist, and author.

From 1991 to 1995, she played the title character of the NBC sitcom Blossom. She later played neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2010 to 2019. Outside of her acting career, she holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience. For her role as Fowler, Bialik has been nominated four times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Mayim Bialik is an American actress, neuroscientist, and author.

From 1991 to 1995, she played the title character of the NBC sitcom Blossom. She later played neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2010 to 2019. Outside of her acting career, she holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience. For her role as Fowler, Bialik has been nominated four times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Bialik was born in San Diego, California to first generation Jewish American parents, documentary film makers and teachers. She played the young Bette Midler in Beaches, and also had guest roles on some of television's most beloved shows of the 1980s and 1990s, such as MacGuyver, Webster, Facts of Life, and Murphy Brown. She also appeared in Woody Allen's Don't Drink the Water in 1994, HBO's Fat Actress, and the HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm.

After Blossom, Bialik earned a BS from UCLA in 2000 in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and went on to the Ph.D. program in Neuroscience, also at UCLA. She completed her doctorate in the Fall of 2007, which examined Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome. She is currently the spokesperson for Texas Instruments, inspiring young women to engage in careers that involve STEM. In March 2012 Mayim released her first book on attachment parenting through Simon & Schuster titled Beyond the Sling. The book guides parents through the world of attachment parenting and includes quotes of support from Ricki Lake and Dr. William Sears who himself coined the term "attachment parenting."

Bialik is a board member of a variety of Jewish philanthropic organizations including starting ShamayimVaretz.com, a Kosher/vegan institute. She writes weekly for the Jewish parenting site Kveller.com about her life as an observant Jewish actress and mother, studies weekly independently and through Partners in Torah, is thrilled to be working again, and speaks for a variety of organizations around the United States.

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Awards & Nominations

4 Nominations
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Mayim Bialik, as Amy Farrah Fowler
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Mayim Bialik, as Amy Farrah Fowler
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Mayim Bialik, as Amy Farrah Fowler
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Mayim Bialik, as Amy Farrah Fowler
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Anthony Anderson and fellow nominees Mayim Bialik, Rachel Brosnahan, Seth Green, and Niecy Nash take a group selfie at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
Mayim Bialik and Niecy Nash admire each other's dresses on the red carpet at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
Mayim Bialik arrives at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
Niecy Nash, Mayim Bialik, and Anthony Anderson talk to the press on the red carpet at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
Sarah Paulson photobombs Beau Bridges and Mayim BIalik at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
Beau Bridges, Seth Green, and Mayim Bialik chat at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
Mayim Bialik arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.
Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
The nominees attend the Performers nominee reception.
 Mayim Bialik on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
Matt LeBlanc, Mayim Bialik, Bruce Rosenblum
Bruce Rosenblum, Morena Baccarin, Mayim Bialik, Ty Burrell
Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Bob Bergen, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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Anthony Anderson and fellow nominees Mayim Bialik, Rachel Brosnahan, Seth Green, and Niecy Nash take a group selfie at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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Anthony Anderson and fellow nominees Mayim Bialik, Rachel Brosnahan, Seth Green, and Niecy Nash take a group selfie at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

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Mayim Bialik and Niecy Nash admire each other's dresses on the red carpet at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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Mayim Bialik and Niecy Nash admire each other's dresses on the red carpet at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

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Mayim Bialik arrives at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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Mayim Bialik arrives at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

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Niecy Nash, Mayim Bialik, and Anthony Anderson talk to the press on the red carpet at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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Niecy Nash, Mayim Bialik, and Anthony Anderson talk to the press on the red carpet at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

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Sarah Paulson photobombs Beau Bridges and Mayim BIalik at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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Sarah Paulson photobombs Beau Bridges and Mayim Bialik at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

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Beau Bridges, Seth Green, and Mayim Bialik chat at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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Beau Bridges, Seth Green, and Mayim Bialik chat at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

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Mayim Bialik arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.
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Mayim Bialik arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.

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Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.

Invision/AP
The nominees attend the Performers nominee reception.
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66th Emmy Award nominees attend the Performers nominee reception.

Invision/AP
 Mayim Bialik on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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Invision/AP
Matt LeBlanc, Mayim Bialik, Bruce Rosenblum
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Invision/AP
Bruce Rosenblum, Morena Baccarin, Mayim Bialik, Ty Burrell
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Invision/AP
Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
Bob Bergen, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
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