Mayim Bialik has changed attractively. She’s still pretty young, but she’s already had a successful and varied career and built up a loyal fan base. Mayim Bialik is a hard-to-forget actress, whether you saw her as the title character in the 1990s Blossom or as Sheldon’s wife Amy Farrah Fowler in the hit comedy show The Big Bang Theory.
Mayim Bialik’s Reform Jewish family shaped her faith for life.
She was born in California to Jewish parents on December 12, 1975. Her non-observant parents were Reform Jews. Reform Judaism is less strict than the Orthodox. Being part of this congregation was “very positive,” Bialik told The Jerusalem Post.
Mayim Bialik appeared in Pumpkinhead as a child.
Mayim Bialik started acting young. The actress said Mayim got her start in school plays. She thought, “Oh, I should be an actress—kids do commercials,” she told Edge Magazine.
At 14, Mayim landed the lead role in Blossom.
Mayim Bialik’s breakthrough role in 1990 was in Blossom. “I laughed out loud while reading the Blossom script,” Bialik’s dream role, she told Yahoo! Entertainment. She said Blossom was a “welcome shift” from Molloy.
An interest in science may have allowed Mayim Bialik to get via the trials of being a child star.
The Guardian notes that many child stars go down a “bad” path, but Mayim Bialik and these others live lavishly. Bialik’s parents encouraged her to study. She told Edge Magazine. She didn’t start acting until she was a teenager and grew up normally.
Mayim was a weird child.
Mayim Bialik thrived in quirky roles; she was odd as a child, too. Bialik told Marie Claire about her eccentricities. She said, “I’m weird.” “I knew there was something different about me; maybe everything.”
Mayim Bialik married Michael Stone in 2003.
She chose UCLA over acting after high school. She met Michael Stone in calculus class. Stone said his Elvis Costello T-shirt sparked the initial attraction. Bialik wanted “someone who looks and thinks like Elvis Costello,” so Stone seemed ideal.
Mayim Bialik got a science doctorate before acting.
Mayim earned her doctorate in 2007 after completing her undergraduate degree at UCLA (before becoming a parent). Bialik’s dissertation was on OCD in Prader-Willi syndrome patients. She told The Guardian why she went to college. She loved teaching and research.
Mayim Bialik raised her kids with “attachment parenting.”
Mayim and Michael Stone made some odd parenting choices. They used “attachment parenting” Beyond the Sling was Bialik’s memoir. Attachment parenting is a term used to describe child-centred parents who co-sleep with their children, let them determine feeding time (which can lead to extended breast or bottle feeding), and respond to crying.
Mayim Bialik started a parenting blog and a website.
Mayim started writing after becoming a parent. “When I was a young mum, many mothers were writing about their experiences,” she told The Guardian. “I wrote for a website called Kveller that focused on Jewish parenting but covered all types. Bialik’s blog grew organically, and she started GrokNation.
The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik returned.
Bialik returned to acting after completing her PhD and having a child. She told ABC News she didn’t want Hollywood’s lights. “My health insurance ran out,” she said. She and her ex-husband struggled, so she thought a few parts would help. She didn’t expect to be a full-time actor.
Mayim Bialik was in a car accident a month after her Emmy nomination.
The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik was nominated for an Emmy in 2012. A month later, the actress was in a car accident and injured her hand. Bialik later wore a bejewelled cast to the Emmys.
Mayim Bialik went vegan.
Mayim was a young vegan. According to a Marie Claire essay, she began a vegetarian diet in her teens. Bialik became a vegetarian at 19 after reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals. Mayim’s Vegan Table is her vegan cookbook.
Mayim Bialik’s mental health has improved.
She has battled mental illness since childhood. Her feeling different from her peers, becoming a child star, and her family’s mental health history made her depressed. Bialik studied mental health after years of therapy. This gave her a new insight into her depression.
Mayim Bialik championed cats during the 2020 shelter-in-place order.
Bialik loves cats. “I have three cats, and they’re living their best lives,” she said. In 2020, she’ll promote cat owner education with Royal Canin. The initiative encourages them to care for their cats to live well. We support this initiative.
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