Mostly Credited As: Mayim Bialik
Birth Name: Mayim Hoya Bialik
Date Of Birth: December 12, 1975 (Age 38)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: San Diego, California
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Mayim Bialik, born Mayim Hoya Bialik, on December 12, 1975. Her heritage is Jewish, descended from holocaust survivors that moved to the U.S. She grew up attending both public and religious schools while she worked on commercials, and television spots. She’s best known for her lead role as the titular character Blossom, from 1990 to 1995. Her education took a turn for the extreme when she chose UCLA over Yale and Harvard, both schools had accepted her. She obtained her B.S in Neuroscience, and Hebrew and Jewish Studies from UCLA in 2000. She stayed at UCLA to get her Ph.D, specializing in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader Willi syndrome. While in school becoming Dr. Mayim Bialik, she kept her feet wet by working seven media projects and having her first baby. Since being done with formal education she’s kept up with both her religious studies and parenting studies. She’s also joined the cast of the award winning show ‘The Big Bang Theory’, as Amy Farrah Fowler, prompting a resurgence of her international popularity.
Plays bass guitar, piano, trumpet and the harp.
Studies the texts related to her faith on a regular basis.
Was publicly criticized for breast feeding longer than the accepted norm.
Is the only cast member of 'The Big Bang Theory' who has any idea what their character is talking about.
Mayim Bialik Quotes
Auditions are hard. You should see what most of the women look like when I audition for things - they look like they should be on the catwalk.
I get maybe four hours of sleep a night. I'm a little bit crazy.
I'm technically a vegan, but I do eat egg if it's in things.
I've never had a sinus infection or been on antibiotics since cutting out dairy.
My first son didn't really take a bottle, and I didn't like giving bottles.
The most empowering feminist act is for women to be taught about the ways babies bond and then decide what they want to do.
Actors are a lot like professors on dissertation committees - it's a lot of ego, a lot of rallying for position, there is a lot at stake in every single interaction.
I basically look like a lot of modern Orthodox people you know, but I work on a TV show where I sometimes have to kiss Jim Parsons. That's why I don't take on the title of modern Orthodox, but in terms of ideology and theology I pretty much sound like a liberal modern Orthodox person.
I have a neuroscience background - that's what my doctorate is in - and I was trained to study hormones of attachment, so I definitely feel my parenting is informed by that.
I've become sort of an accidental advocate for attachment parenting, which is a style of parenting that... basically, the way mammals parent and the way people have parented for pretty much all of human history except the last 200 years or so.