Amy Farrah Fowler

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Amy Farrah Fowler, PH.D. is a neurobiologist who is dating Sheldon Cooper. After Amy's online dating profile was matched to one Howard and Raj set up for Sheldon without his permission, Sheldon was blackmailed by Howard into meeting her. When Amy admitted she only met up with him because she has an agreement with her mother to date once a year, and informed him that all forms of physical contact, up to and including coitus, were off the table, Sheldon offered to buy her a beverage.

After their first date, Amy and Sheldon texted each other for a few months. At the insistence of Penny, Sheldon and Amy went out on a proper date. Throughout this early stage of their relationship, Sheldon categorized her as a "a girl who is my friend but is not my girlfriend". Soon after, Amy began to hang out with the group and come to value her friendship with Penny, who she considers her "bestie". Amy is close to Bernadette, though not as close as she is to Penny.

Though Amy and Sheldon are very similar, they do have some notable differences. Amy is much more open to socializing and is very appreciative of her new found social life. Amy also does not share Sheldon's interest in science fiction or comic books. Much more so than Sheldon, Amy wants to make their relationship more intimate, though she is understanding of Sheldon's discomfort around that and is willing to wait for him to grow more open to a physical relationship. Amy has admitted to Leonard that she is sometimes jealous of how comfortable Sheldon is around Penny, wondering when he'll be that comfortable around her.

Sheldon and Amy's relationship progressed after Sheldon discovered feelings of jealousy when Stuart and Amy went out on date. When Sheldon drew up a relationship agreement, he and Amy officially become boyfriend and girlfriend. Sheldon and Amy's relationship grew closer when he cuddled Amy, comforting her after Bernadette and Penny left her out of wedding dress shopping.

When Amy was sick with the flu, Sheldon took care of her - as is stipulated in their relationship agreement. Amy enjoyed this side of Sheldon and pretended to be sick when she had recovered so he would continue looking after her. When Sheldon figured out Amy's deception, he decided he had to punish her - by spanking her, which she seemed to enjoy.

As the gang played Dungeons and Dragons one evening, Amy got upset when they were mocking her and Sheldon's relationship. Amy asked Sheldon if he thought their relationship will ever get intimate. Sheldon told Amy he doesn't consider their relationship a joke and that he would not rule intimacy out. Sheldon then played out the love potion scenario of the game with Amy, much to her delight.

Amy's relationship with Sheldon took a big step forward when Amy arranged a romantic weekend trip to Napa Valley aboard a vintage train. Sheldon spent the initial part of the journey with a fellow train enthusiast, leading an upset Amy to confront him about his behavior. Sheldon made Amy admit she had manipulated him with the perfect trip in pursuit of romance. Then, Sheldon sarcastically gave her the romance she wanted: he drank wine, stared into her eyes and then kissed her. Though he intended the kiss to be short and sarcastic, Sheldon lingered and seemed like he may have enjoyed it. Another kiss followed on a date night where Sheldon spent the night obsessing about games consoles, suggesting kissing is now a normal part of Sheldon and Amy's relationship.

When the girls decided to recreate their highschool proms with a party on the roof, Sheldon was surprised to learn that many people have sex after their proms. Sheldon was eager for his first prom to go well so he chose to embrace all traditions associated with prom. When Sheldon picked Amy up to accompany her to the party, he was overwhelmed and told her he couldn't go through with prom. When Amy went to check on Sheldon, he admitted he was worried that she would be expecting them to get intimate after the party. Amy told him that she is always hopeful for something to happen, but that she just wanted to have a nice time. As Amy tried to tell Sheldon something, telling him he shouldn't feel pressured into saying it back, Sheldon jumped in and said "I love you, too." Sheldon told Amy there is no denying he has feelings for her that can not be explained in any other way.


  • Amy plays the harp. Songs she has played include the Diff'rent Strokes theme song, "The Girl from Ipanema", "Everybody Hurts" and "Wanted Dead or Alive".
  • Amy made her own secret language, Op. The word for Elephant is Tweepadoc.
  • Amy is allergic to avocados.
  • Amy and Howard share a love of Neil Diamond's music.
  • Amy's apartment number is 314, very similar to the number of pi, which is roughly 3.14.

Amy Quotes

Sheldon: Thank you for understanding.
Amy: Of course I understand. Sheldon, there's something else I've been wanting to say, but before I do, I just. I want you to know you don't have to say it back. I know you're not ready and I don't want you to say it just because social convention dictates -
Sheldon: I love you, too.
Amy: You said it.

Sheldon: I really did think you looked pretty.
Amy: You did?
Sheldon: Yes. So much so that I started to panic.
Amy: Well you can relax. Just because you think I look pretty doesn't mean we have to spend the night together.
Sheldon: Were you hoping we would because it's prom?
Amy: I'm always hoping. But tonight, I just wanted to have a nice time with you. Maybe dance with someone who has arms.

Amy: Sheldon, that was beautiful.
Sheldon: If you didn't press record-
Amy: I pressed it!

Penny: Do I really force you to do things you don't want to?
Amy: Yeah, but it's okay.
Penny: How is it okay?
Amy: I promised myself if I ever got friends I'd do whatever they said. Really, I'm lucky you found me before a cult did.

Amy: As my mom used to say, "When you're doing a puzzle, it's like you've got a thousand friends." She was full of fun lies like that.