Mayim Bialik is a well-known actress who is best known for her roles in Blossom and The Big Bang Theory. Jeopardy! National College Championship, an upcoming game show, will give her a chance to show off her hosting skills.
She had been a guest host on “Professors Tournament,” which is part of the same franchise, before. This time, she will ask the smart college students a lot of questions.
Early Life of Mayim Bialik
Mayim Chaya Bialik was born in San Diego, California, on December 12, 1975. She is the only child of Barry (who died in 2015) and Beverly, and her family is made up of people who came to the United States from Israel. Mayim’s parents brought her up as a Reform Jew, but in 2012 she said she was an “aspiring Modern Orthodox.”
Bialik graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1993. She attended UCLA, majoring in neuroscience and minoring in Hebrew and Jewish studies, and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science. In 2005, Mayim took a sabbatical from her doctoral studies to focus on acting. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA two years later.
Personal Life of Mayim Bialik
Mayim met Michael Stone in a chemistry class at UCLA. Stone was raised as a Mormon, but he became a Jew before he and Mayim got married on August 31, 2003. On October 10, 2005, they had a son named Miles. On August 15, 2008, they gave him a brother named Frederick. In May 2013, Mayim and Michael split up. Bialik is a strong supporter of attachment parenting, and in 2009, the Holistic Moms Network chose her to be one of their celebrity spokespeople.
Mayim is a Zionist, a feminist, and a vegan. She also helped start the Jewish non-profit Shamayim V’Aretz Institute, which promotes veganism and animal rights. Bialik and her longtime friend and chef Ali Cruddas own the Los Angeles vegan restaurant Bodhi Bowl together. In 2015, she made the website Grok Nation, which is a place where people can talk about current events.
Net Worth of Mayim Bialik
American actor and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik has a $25 million dollar net worth. In the 1989 film “Beaches,” Mayim Bialik played a teenage Bette Midler, and here is where she first garnered fame. She currently has the highest profile for her roles as Blossom Russo on NBC’s “Blossom” and Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS’s sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” which led to four Primetime Emmy nominations for her performances.
In order for Mayim and Melissa Rauch to receive rises in 2017, numerous “The Big Bang Theory” performers apparently underwent pay cuts. As a result, Bialik’s income increased to $450,000 per episode, or $10 million each season.
Acting Career of Mayim Bialik
In 1988, Bialik made her acting debut in the horror film “Pumpkinhead” and also starred in “Beaches.” Between 1988 and 1990, she starred in several prominent television series, including “The Facts of Life,” “Webster,” “Empty Nest,” “MacGyver,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” and “Murphy Brown,” and in 1989, she appeared in Michael Jackson’s “Liberian Girl” music video.
Mayim was cast as Blossom Russo in 1990, the role that made her a household star. “Blossom” aired through 1995, with 114 episodes. While appearing on “Blossom,” Bialik appeared in “Don’t Drink the Water,” a 1994 TV film written and produced by Woody Allen, as well as “The John Larroquette Show” and “The Hidden Room” on the Lifetime anthology series.
After “Blossom” ended ten years ago, Mayim’s voice was used in many animated shows, such as “Hey Arnold!,” “The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest,” “Extreme Ghostbusters,” and “Kim Possible.” In 2005, she started a three-episode arc on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and made guest appearances on “Fat Actress,” “Bones,” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” before landing the role of neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory” in 2010.
Bialik first appeared on the show as a guest star in the season 3 finale. In season 4, she was made a regular cast member. Mayim was in 203 episodes of “The Big Bang Theory,” which ran from 2007 to 2019.
In 2006, Bialik was in the movie “Kalamazoo?” and in 2011, she was in “The Chicago 8.” “As Sick as They Made Us,” which she wrote and will direct for the first time in 2020, stars Dustin Hoffman, Candice Bergen, and Simon Helberg, who also stars in “The Big Bang Theory.” Bialik started a production company in 2019 called Sad Clown Productions. She will be the star and executive producer of the Fox sitcom “Call Me Kat,” which will air in the fall of 2020.
Writing Career of Mayim Bialik
Mayim’s first book, “Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way,” came out in 2012. In 2014, she wrote “Mayim’s Vegan Table: More Than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours” with pediatrician Jay Gordon, who wrote the introduction to “Beyond the Sling.”
Bialik wrote “Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular” in 2017 and “Boying Up: How to be Brave, Bold, and Brilliant” in 2018. “Girling Up” was #1 on the “New York Times” Best Seller List. She has also written for Kveller, a site for Jewish parents.
Awards and Achievements
For her role in “Beaches” in 1988, Bialik won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Fantasy. She was nominated for the award again in 1990, 1992, and 1993 for her role in “Blossom.” In 2012 and 2013, “The Big Bang Theory” won awards from the Mayim Online Film Critics Society.
In 2016 and 2018, it won the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and in 2018, the Broadcast Film Critics Association also gave it a Critics’ Choice Award. She was given a Keter Shem Tov Award at the 6th Annual Jew in the City All Star Awards in 2019. In 2014, Bialik was given an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Boston University.
Real Estate of Mayim Bialik
Mayim Bialik purchased a property in Studio City, California, for the price of $529,000 in the year 2004. It is estimated that the current value of this residence is close to $2 million.
Mayim Bialik was born December 12, 1975, in San Diego, California. She starred in the 1989 film “Beaches,” where she played Bette Midler. She currently plays Blossom Russo on NBC’s “Blossom” and Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory”. Mayim Bialik played Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory” from 2007 to 2019. She made her acting debut in “Pumpkinhead” in 1988. Her Net worth is $25 million dollar.