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Mayim Bialik          

Neuroscientist & Star of "The Big Bang Theory"

Known for her highly acclaimed role as brainy "Amy Farrah Fowler" on the CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, Mayim Bialik is remembered as the title character from NBC's Blossom, as well as for her portrayal of the young Bette Midler in Beaches. She has also appeared in Woody Allen's Don't Drink the Water and HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Bialik made a name for herself in the entertainment business while at the same time developing a fascinating career in neuroscience, very similar to her Big Bang Theory character. After receiving her PhD in neuroscience at UCLA, Bialik had originally intended to become a research professor before she and her husband turned their focus toward their children. As if it's not enough to be a mom and an actress on a popular sitcom, Bialik designed a neuroscience curriculum for the home school community that covered everything from the brain's structure to the spinal cord to how the senses work, in addition to the ideas of the "early heavy hitters" in the science of the brain like Sigmund Freud and Ivan Pavlov. She also taught biology and chemistry to three different classes.

Her science acumen has even led writers and producers on The Big Bang Theory to ask Bialik questions related to her character's neuroscience background. "I don't think I've met a smarter group of people who hang out together, possibly ever, even in graduate school, than our writers and producers," she has said.

Bialik is the author of Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way, which explores the science of hormones involved in parent-child bonding. The book is based on much of her PhD research on brain function among people with Prader-Willi syndrome.

In her unique keynotes, Mayim Bialik joins her patented sense of humor and unmatched intelligence to discuss subjects as wide-ranging as science, religion, and caregiving.

Videos


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


Mayim Bialik, Jim Parsons Talk 'Big Bang,' Dwight Howard | Variety

If the number of scenes Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik have together in the first episode of the upcoming season premiere of “The Big Bang Theory” is a spoiler,  ...

Mayim Bialik Looks Gorgeous in Emerald Green Dress Emmys 2013

See a photo of The Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik going from geek to glam in an emerald green dress by Oliver Tolentino at the 2013 Emmy Awards.

Mayim Bialik: Religion isn't 'trendy' in Hollywood

Emmy-winning actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik isn't afraid to speak out about her sometimes-unconventional social views, from writing a book about attachment parenting to criticizing hyper-sexualized celebrities in a recent essay...

JIM PARSONS AND MAYIM BIALIK HAVE AN EERIE SHARED FASHION SENSE

Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik recently made news on The Big Bang Theory when their characters Sheldon and Amy finally consummated their relationship — demonstrating in a series of scenes that the actors have genuine on-screen chemistry. But recently on-set, Jim and Mayim proved they share something more in real life: a personal aesthetic, or at least a weird ability to show up in similar attire.

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...

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