Mayim Bialik grew up in San Diego and got her first acting job (Pumpkinhead (1988)) when she was just 12 years old. A number of TV roles followed until in 1990 she was cast in "Blossom" (1990), the role which made her famous.
By 1993, while Blossom was still airing, she had already won a deferred place at Harvard and was also accepted by Yale but chose in the end to attend UCLA. She was awarded her Bachelor's degree in 2000 and began reading for a PhD in Neuroscience (studying Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome) which she eventually completed in 2007.
She continued working throughout her studies and was a regular on US TV screens, becoming a Prime Time face again in 2010 when she began her regular appearances as "Sheldon's friend who is not his girlfriend" in the hit series "The Big Bang Theory" (2007).
|Michael Stone||(31 August 2000 - present) (filed for divorce) 2 children|
Her first name means "water" in Hebrew.
Was accepted to both Harvard and Yale, but turned them down to attend UCLA.
Plays piano, trumpet, bass guitar, as well as the harp which she learned to play for The Big Bang Theory.
Adopted a whale, a wolf, and a manatee.
Received her Ph.D in neuroscience from UCLA (2008).
Contrary to popular belief, did not do her own singing for the role of young "C.C. Bloom" in Beaches (1988). Although Mayim can sing, Bette Midler decided she wanted to feature a singer who sounded more like she herself did at age eleven, and another singer was substituted.
Played the recurring role of a lesbian on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000) in what is deemed part of her "comeback" to acting after years of college studies and motherhood.
She is not related to Wall Street Journal online columnist Carl Bialik.
Her grandparents were European refugees from the Holocaust, immigrating from Poland and Czechoslovakia/Hungary. Bialik was raised in the Reform Jewish religion.
Follows a vegan diet (no animal products of any kind).
According to a 2009 interview, her great great grandfather was the nephew of Chaim Nahman Bialik, a Russian poet, who moved to Tel Aviv in the 1920s and who is today considered the national poet of Israel.
Sustained an injury to her right hand in a car accident in Los Angeles on August 15, 2012 but later tweeted that she would "keep all my fingers" after reports that her thumb was almost severed. Nearly lost the use of her right index finger.
Gave birth to her 1st child, at age 29, son Miles Roosevelt Bialik Stone, on October 10, 2005. Child's father is her now-estranged husband, Michael Stone.
Gave birth to her 2nd child, at age 32, son Frederick Heschel Bialik Stone, on August 15, 2008. Child's father is her now-estranged husband, Michael Stone.
Separated from her husband of 9 years, Michael Stone. [November 2012]
(2001) Music director for the UCLA Jewish a capella group "Shir Bruin"
(2004) Completing her doctorate in Neuroscience and lives with her husband, bird, and cats in Los Angeles.
(July 2005) She and her husband are expecting their 1st child this fall!
(October 2005) On 11th October gave birth to a baby boy, her first child.
(August 2008) Expecting her second child, due Fall 2008.
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