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Also Known As: Mayim H Bialik, Mayim Hoya Bialik Died:
Born: December 12, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA Profession: actor

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A highly intelligent and striking actress, Mayim Bialik broke out as a child when she perfectly essayed the talented, vain, star-to-be young version of Bette Midler in the hit tearjerker "Beaches" (1988). Subsequently given the opportunity to star as the quirky, socially conscious teen "Blossom" (NBC, 1990-95), Bialik led a talented ensemble cast and rapidly became a favorite with teen audiences thanks to her character's unique fashion sense, most memorably her floppy flower hats. The series was most notable for its sensitive portrayal of young women's growing pains and for Bialik's turn as its offbeat lead, an excellent feminist role model. After the series ended, she stepped away from acting to earn her Ph.D. in Neuroscience before finally returning to Hollywood, marking her comeback with recurring guest spots on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ) and "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" (ABC Family, 2008- ). Back in the fold once more, Bialik returned full-time to the delight of critics and fans alike as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, the romantic and intellectual equal of Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) on "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, 2007- ). Blessed with a maturity and intelligence few could...

A highly intelligent and striking actress, Mayim Bialik broke out as a child when she perfectly essayed the talented, vain, star-to-be young version of Bette Midler in the hit tearjerker "Beaches" (1988). Subsequently given the opportunity to star as the quirky, socially conscious teen "Blossom" (NBC, 1990-95), Bialik led a talented ensemble cast and rapidly became a favorite with teen audiences thanks to her character's unique fashion sense, most memorably her floppy flower hats. The series was most notable for its sensitive portrayal of young women's growing pains and for Bialik's turn as its offbeat lead, an excellent feminist role model. After the series ended, she stepped away from acting to earn her Ph.D. in Neuroscience before finally returning to Hollywood, marking her comeback with recurring guest spots on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ) and "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" (ABC Family, 2008- ). Back in the fold once more, Bialik returned full-time to the delight of critics and fans alike as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, the romantic and intellectual equal of Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) on "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, 2007- ). Blessed with a maturity and intelligence few could equal in Hollywood, Bialik built an impressive career and exemplary balance of personal, professional and academic accomplishments.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Don't Drink the Water (1994) Susan Hollander
3.
 Blossom in Paris (1993) Blossom Russo
4.
 Beaches (1988) C C--Age 11
5.
 Pumpkinhead (1988) Wallace Kid
6.
 Bill Bixby: Chasing Perfection (2001) Interviewee
7.
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Milestones close milestones

1987:
Made TV debut on an episode of "Beauty and the Beast" (CBS)
1988:
Feature debut, "Pumpkinhead"
1988:
Cast in first significant role as a young Bette Midler in "Beaches"
1988:
Played recurring role on "Webster" (ABC)
1990:
Landed the title role on the short-lived sitcom "Molloy" (Fox)
1990:
Played breakthrough lead role as the quirky titular teen on NBC's "Blossom"
1994:
Appeared in recurring role on "The John Larroquette Show" (NBC) as his illegitimate daughter
1994:
Made TV movie debut in Woody Allen's "Don't Drink the Water" (ABC)
1996:
Lent her voice to the Cartoon Network's "The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest"
1997:
Voiced Kirsten Kurst on the ABC animated series "Recess"
2001:
Acted on stage in the Chicago production of "The Vagina Monologues"
2005:
Played a fictionalized version of herself on the Showtime series "Fat Actress," starring Kirstie Alley
2005:
Guest starred on three episodes of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as Jodi Funkhouser, the lesbian daughter of Larry's friend
2010:
Played herself on Fox sitcom "'Til Death"
2010:
Appeared in recurring role of a high school guidance counselor on ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
2010:
Joined cast of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" as a love interest for socially awkward physicist Sheldon (Jim Parsons)
2012:
Wrote the controversial book <i>Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way</i>
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Education

University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California - 2000
University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California - 2008

Notes

"At the 'Beaches' wrap party, Bette Midler said I had a very bright future in acting. That would be fun, too." -- Mayim Bialik to PEOPLE, 1988, after the release of "Beaches"

Family close complete family listing

mother:
Barbara Bialik. Former nursery school teacher.
father:
John Bialik. High school drama teacher.
brother:
Isaac Bialik.

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