Mayim Hoya Bialik is an American actress and neuroscientist best known for her leading role in the classic '90s family sitcom Blossom, for her portrayal in Beaches of a young version of Bette Midler's character, and for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory.
Bialik began acting as a child in the late 1980s. Her early roles included the horror film Pumpkinhead and guest spots on MacGyver, The Facts of Life and Beauty and the Beast. Bialik was tied to two television pilots in 1990, Fox's Molloy and NBC's Blossom, the latter of which went on to run for five seasons.
Mayim Bialik has provided her voice to cartoon series including The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, Recess, Kim Possible, and Hey Arnold. Her TV credits also include appearances on shows including 7th Heaven, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bones and 'Til Death.
In 2000, Bialik earned a BS in Neuroscience and Hebrew & Jewish Studies from UCLA. She continued her studies at the university and went on to earn a PhD in neuroscience in 2007.
Mayim Bialik first appeared as Amy Farrah Fowler in the third season finale of The Big Bang Theory. In 2011, following guest appearances during the fourth season, she was made a regular cast member on the show and has remained so ever since.
For her work as Amy Farrah Fowler, Bialik has been nominated four times for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and has won a Critic's Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
In addition to her work on TV and film, Bialik has co-written two books about parenting and her latest book, "Girling Up", which focuses on the pressures of growing up as a girl in today's world and the ways in which girls become women biologically, psychologically, and sociologically.
Mayim Bialik also launched her own lifestyle website, GrokNation, which covers topics including religion, popular culture, parenting and Hollywood for a female audience.