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Mayim Bialik

  • Birthplace: San Diego, CA
  • Birthday: December 12

Mayim Hoya Bialik is currently seen starring on the CBS Chuck Lorre hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, where she plays the role of Amy Farrah Fowler (a role for which she received an Emmy nomination for in 2012). The show was nominated in 2012 for an Emmy, SAG Award, and Golden Globe for Best Comedy.

Mayim Hoya Bialik is currently seen starring on the CBS Chuck Lorre hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, where she plays the role of Amy Farrah Fowler (a role for which she received an Emmy nomination for in 2012). The show was nominated in 2012 for an Emmy, SAG Award, and Golden Globe for Best Comedy.

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, played the quirky Blossom Russo for 5 years on the NBC television sitcom Blossom, 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. Recent appearances include recurring roles on Secret Life of the American Teenager and Fox’s ’Til Death.

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." She will release her second book titled Mayim’s Vegan Table, a Vegan family cookbook, February 2014 by Da Capo Press.

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

0 Wins3 Nominations

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

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