Mayim Bialik is an American actress and neuroscientist who rose to prominence after playing a young Bette Midler in the 1989 film Beaches, but she is best known for her roles as Blossom Russo on NBC’s Blossom and Dr Amy on The Big Bang Theory, for which she received four Primetime Emmy nominations.
|Full Name||Mayim Chaya Bialik|
|Birth Date||December 12, 1975|
|Birth Place||San Diego, California, USA|
|Profession||Author / Actor / YouTuber / Neuroscientist|
|Life & Career|
Mayim Chaya Bialik was born in San Diego, on 12th of December 1975. She is the only child of Barry and Beverly, and she hails from a Jewish immigrant family. Mayim was reared in Reform Judaism by her parents, however she describes herself as a aspiring Modern Orthodox.
She attended UCLA and obtained her B.S. degree in 2000 after earning a deferred admittance owing to her performing obligations. She majored in neuroscience and minored in Hebrew and Jewish studies. Mayim began her doctoral studies but took a detour in 2005 to focus on acting however she received her PhD in neuroscience from UCLA two years later.
Bialik made her acting debut in the 1988 horror thriller Pumpkinhead, followed by Beaches the following year. She starred in Michael Jackson’s Liberian Girl music video in 1989 and had guest parts on numerous prominent television episodes between 1988 and 1990, including The Facts of Life, Webster, Empty Nest, MacGyver, Doogie Howser and Murphy Brown.
Mayim was cast in the part that would make her famous: Blossom Russo, in 1990. Blossom aired for 114 episodes till 1995. Bialik featured in Don’t Drink the Water, a 1994 TV movie written and directed by Woody Allen, as well as guest-starring on The John Larroquette Show and Lifetime anthology series, The Hidden Room, while on Blossom.
Bialik first appeared on the programme as a guest star in the season 3 finale, but in season 4 she was upgraded to a series regular. Mayim appears in 203 episodes of The Big Bang Theory, which aired till 2019. Bialik founded Sad Clown Productions in 2019, and she’ll star in and executive produce Call Me Kat, a sitcom set to premiere on Fox in autumn 2020.
Mayim’s first book, Beyond the Sling A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, was released in 2012, and she collaborated with paediatrician Jay Gordon on Mayim’s Vegan Table, in 2014.
Bialik published Girling Up and Spectacular, in 2017 and Boying Up: How to Be Brave, Bold, and Brilliant, in 2018. Girling Up, was a New York Times Best Seller. She has also contributed to the Kveller Jewish parenting website.
For her appearance in Beaches, Bialik earned a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Fantasy in 1988. She was nominated for the award again in 1990 for her guest appearance on Empty Nest, as well as in 1992 and 1993 for her role in Blossom.
Since its debut in 2007, The Big Bang Theory has been honoured with many honours from the Mayim Online Film Critics Society, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association. A Keter Shem Tov Award was given to her during the 6th Annual All Star Awards of the Jewish Community in 2019. In 2014, Boston University awarded Bialik an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Mayim is a Zionist, feminist, and vegan who co-founded the Shamayim V’Aretz Institute, a Jewish NGO committed to veganism and animal rights. Bialik and chef/longtime friend Ali Cruddas run the vegan eatery Bodhi Bowl in Los Angeles. She launched the website Grok Nation in 2015 as a venue for individuals to get together and debate current events.
Mayim met Michael Stone in a UCLA chemistry class, and Stone converted to Judaism before they married on August 31, 2003. Stone was reared Mormon. Miles was born on October 10, 2005, and Frederick, his younger brother, was born on August 15, 2008. Michael and Mayim divorced in May of 2013. In 2009, Bialik was chosen a celebrity spokeswoman for the Holistic Moms Network, which promotes attachment parenting.
Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik has a net worth of $25 million. Mayim received $200k each episode, or $4.5 million per season, throughout the majority of Big Bang’s middle seasons. In March 2017, the show’s five main characters decided to each accept a $100k pay cut for the remaining two seasons so Mayim and Melissa Rauch could earn a raise.
The core five’s episode cost reduced from $1 million to $900k. Mayim and Melissa began collecting $450,00 each episode after the rise, totaling about $10 million for the final two seasons.