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Mayim Bialik            

Neuroscientist & Actress, Known For "The Big Bang Theory"

Mayim Bialik is most recently known for her award-winning role as Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit CBS comedy, The Big Bang Theory. During her 9-year run on the show, she received two Critics Choice Awards, four Emmy Award nominations and a SAG Award nomination. Following the iconic show ending, Bialik signed a multi-faceted deal with Warner Bros. TV Group which includes a 2-year production deal for her production company, Sad Clown Productions. The production company is already making serious moves as it was recently announced that Mayim will star as the lead in the FOX Comedy Series Call Me Kat, based off the hit BBC series Miranda, which she and her former co-star Jim Parsons will Executive Produce. She recently took on the role of TV show host on the TBS series Celebrity Show-Off, produced by The Masked Singer’s Craig Plestis. Outside of the realm of television, she’s written her first screenplay titled As Sick As They Made Us; which she’s set to direct in 2021, and is launching her podcast on mental health this Fall titled Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown. From playing the young version of Bette Midler’s character in Beaches to her turn as Blossom Russo in the iconic 90’s sitcom Blossom, Bialik has appeared in numerous beloved roles throughout her dynamic acting career.

An acclaimed author, Bialik has written two #1 New York Times best sellers, Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular, and Boying Up: How to Be Brave, Bold and Brilliant. She has also written a parenting book, Beyond the Sling, and a cookbook, Mayim’s Vegan Table. Bialik is a frequent contributor to a variety of Jewish publications and is syndicated through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and 70 Faces Media, writing and recoding videos about all things Jewish.

Following the end of Blossom, Bialik left acting for twelve years to earn a BS in Neuroscience from UCLA in 2000 with a minor in Hebrew & Jewish Studies. She went on to complete her PhD in Neuroscience, also at UCLA, in the fall of 2007, which examined the role of oxytocin and vasopressin in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome. While at UCLA, Bialik was a dedicated student leader in UCLA Hillel, including conducting and writing music for UCLA’s Jewish acapella group.

Bialik lives in Los Angeles with her tween and teenage sons and three adorable cats.

Speech Topics

The Big Bang Theory: Making Science Cool (& Funny)

An acclaimed actress who became a neuroscientist is now an actress who on TV plays a neuroscientist. If you follow this logic, then you are probably a fan of one of the most popular comedies on television, The Big Bang Theory. Playing the role of "Amy Farrah Fowler," Mayim Bialik uses her PhD as the foundation for her unforgettable character. In her presentations, she shares her keen scientific mind and her wonderful sense of humor as she explores the work of the brain, of behavioral development, of her life as an actress and scientist, and of the special relationship that exists between The Big Bang Theory and its audience.

The Art & Science of Caregiving

Having to act as a caregiver for her aging grandparents—from her teens through college and into her graduate school years—Mayim Bialik developed personal insight alongside her academic and neurological/neuropsychiatric training, leading to a complicated but rich understanding of the biological, psychological, and personal impacts of the aging process. Covering such issues as dementia, brain injury, and managing general degenerative processes in a nursing facility, Bialik offers a fascinating journey into both the science of the brain and the emotional issues affecting caregivers.

Neuroscience and Academia

Feminism in Hollywood and Beyond

Green, Holistic, and Attachment Parenting

Being Jewish and observant in Hollywood: What are the Values That Keep Me Sane?

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Jewish Parenting

Women's Issues in Judaism

My Journey to Observant Judaism

Growing Up As A Child Actress

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Mayim Bialik shares powerful moment against hate - CNN
Mayim Bialik and her young sons had a "powerful moment of unity and understanding" recently on the New York City subway.
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FabLab is the first and only science television series aimed at bringing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) to the under-reached ’tween and teen girl demographic.
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The Forward catches up with Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman, who created the online Yiddish language sitcom “Yidlife Crisis,” which is riding high with a Canadian ...
Cast of Big Bang Theory Celebrates 200 Episodes with Memories
The Big Bang Theory marks a significant milestone this week as the long-running series airs its 200th episode. As Variety reported, the cast and crew gathered for a celebration at Vibiana in Los Angeles over the weekend. The stars looked back on how they got the parts that, for the most part, made them famous. Kaley Cuoco remembers a prescient encounter with Jim Parsons as they were both auditioning for the show.

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