Mayim Bialik

Actor
A highly intelligent and striking actress, Mayim Bialik broke out as a child when she perfectly essayed the talented, vain, star-to-be young version of Bette Midler in the hit tearjerker "Beaches" (1988). Subsequently ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1975 in San Diego, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

Blossom 1990 - 1995, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Doogie Howser, M.D. 1990 - 1996, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1990 - 1996, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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King of the Nerds 1990 - 1995, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Big Bang Theory 1991 - 1994, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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The John Larroquette Show 1990 - 1996, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Candid Camera 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

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Kalamazoo? 2014 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Real Time with Bill Maher 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

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'Til Death 2010 (Tv Show)

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Bones 2009 (Tv Show)

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Saving Grace 2009 (Tv Show)

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Curb Your Enthusiasm 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

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Fat Actress 2005 (Tv Show)

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7th Heaven 2003 (Tv Show)

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Bill Bixby: Chasing Perfection 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Johnny Bravo 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Bill Bixby: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Welcome to Paradox 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? 1991 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Don't Drink the Water 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Blossom in Paris 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Hidden Room 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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I Hate the Way I Look 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Surviving a Break-Up 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Kingdom Chums: Original Top Ten 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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NBC All-Star Stay in School Jam 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Sea World Mother Earth Celebration 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Blossom 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Molloy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 14th Annual Circus of the Stars 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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At Rona's 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Golden Globe Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Beaches 1988 (Movie)

C C--Age 11 (Actor)

Pumpkinhead 1988 (Movie)

Wallace Kid (Actor)

Riot (Tv Show)

Guest

Biography

A highly intelligent and striking actress, Mayim Bialik broke out as a child when she perfectly essayed the talented, vain, star-to-be young version of Bette Midler in the hit tearjerker "Beaches" (1988). Subsequently given the opportunity to star as the quirky, socially conscious teen "Blossom" (NBC, 1990-95), Bialik led a talented ensemble cast and rapidly became a favorite with teen audiences thanks to her character's unique fashion sense, most memorably her floppy flower hats. The series was most notable for its sensitive portrayal of young women's growing pains and for Bialik's turn as its offbeat lead, an excellent feminist role model. After the series ended, she stepped away from acting to earn her Ph.D. in Neuroscience before finally returning to Hollywood, marking her comeback with recurring guest spots on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ) and "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" (ABC Family, 2008- ). Back in the fold once more, Bialik returned full-time to the delight of critics and fans alike as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, the romantic and intellectual equal of Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) on "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, 2007- ). Blessed with a maturity and intelligence few could equal in Hollywood, Bialik built an impressive career and exemplary balance of personal, professional and academic accomplishments.

Relationships

John Bialik

Father

Barbara Bialik

Mother

Isaac Bialik

Brother

Michael Stone

Husband
Married Aug. 31, 2003 Bialik filed for divorce Nov. 21, 2012

Miles Stone

Son
Born Oct. 10, 2005; father, Michael Stone

Frederick Stone

Son
Born Aug. 15, 2008; father, Michael Stone

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 2008
Graduated with a degree in neuroscience and her dissertation was an investigation of Prader-Willi syndrome

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 2000
Majored in neuroscience, Hebrew, and Jewish studies

Milestones

2012

Wrote the controversial book Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way

2010

Joined cast of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" as a love interest for socially awkward physicist Sheldon (Jim Parsons)

2010

Played herself on Fox sitcom "'Til Death"

2010

Appeared in recurring role of a high school guidance counselor on ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"

2005

Played a fictionalized version of herself on the Showtime series "Fat Actress," starring Kirstie Alley

2005

Guest starred on three episodes of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as Jodi Funkhouser, the lesbian daughter of Larry's friend

2001

Acted on stage in the Chicago production of "The Vagina Monologues"

1997

Voiced Kirsten Kurst on the ABC animated series "Recess"

1996

Lent her voice to the Cartoon Network's "The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest"

1994

Made TV movie debut in Woody Allen's "Don't Drink the Water" (ABC)

1994

Appeared in recurring role on "The John Larroquette Show" (NBC) as his illegitimate daughter

1990

Landed the title role on the short-lived sitcom "Molloy" (Fox)

1990

Played breakthrough lead role as the quirky titular teen on NBC's "Blossom"

1988

Feature debut, "Pumpkinhead"

1988

Played recurring role on "Webster" (ABC)

1988

Cast in first significant role as a young Bette Midler in "Beaches"

1987

Made TV debut on an episode of "Beauty and the Beast" (CBS)

Bonus Trivia

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Hayim Nahman Bialik, Israel's national poet, was Bialik's great-great-grandfather's uncle.

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Her first name Mayim means "water" in Hebrew.

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