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Mayim Bialik      

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

Mayim Bialik currently stars on the hit CBS comedy, The Big Bang Theory as Amy Farrah Fowler, for which she has received two Critics Choice Awards, four Emmy Award nominations and a SAG Award nomination. 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 has recently dedicated her skills as a writer, actress, neuroscientist and mother to driving the lifestyle website GrokNation.com, which she started in 2015.

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, and then completed her doctorate 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 four cats.

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Speech Topics


Growing Up As A Child Actress

My Journey to Observant Judaism

Women's Issues in Judaism

Jewish Parenting

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

Green, Holistic, and Attachment Parenting

Feminism in Hollywood and Beyond

Neuroscience and Academia

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.

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.

News


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.

'Yidlife Crisis' Takes Off — With Assist From Mayim Bialik - Yiddish ...

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 ...

Stars Support FabLab, The First Science TV Series Aimed At Tween And Teen Girls

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.

Mayim Bialik Features In StigmaFree PSA

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in partnership with the Hope & Grace Initiative, has launched “StigmaFree,” a new public service announcement (PSA) for television featuring actress and mental health advocate Mayim Bialik...

Mayim Bialik To Write And Direct 'As Sick As They Made Us' In ...

EXCLUSIVE: The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik will write and direct As Sick As They Made Us, a comedy drama feature film based on her own experiences ...

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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