Mayim Hoya Bialik is best known for her lead role as Blossom Russo in the early-1990s NBC television sitcom “Blossom” and now appears regularly on the #1 comedy in America, CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” playing neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler, a role for which she has received 4 consecutive Emmy nominations as well as a Critics Choice Award in 2015. She also played the young Bette Midler in “Beaches” in 1989.
Bialik earned a BS from UCLA in 2000 in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, also from UCLA in 2007. Bialik was a dedicated student leader at UCLA Hillel and is an avid student of all things Jewish, speaking all over the country for Jewish and academic institutions and organizations.
She founded a website community in 2015, GrokNation.com. GrokNation is a growing community of contributing writers, but most typically features articles by Mayim about politics, women’s issues, parenting, social justice and observations of a regular mom living a life in the Hollywood spotlight.
She gave birth to her first son in 2005, and her second son (born at home, unassisted until pushing) in 2008. She is devoted to a lifestyle of homeschooling, natural family living and vegan cooking. Her book about Attachment Parenting, Beyond the Sling, was published in March 2012 (Simon and Schuster) and Mayim’s Vegan Table, a cookbook co-authored by pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon, was published in 2014.
Bialik is a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor and lives in Los Angeles with her 2 sons and 2 cats.