Bialik rose to prominence after portraying a teenage Bette Midler in the 1989 film “Beaches.” However, Bialik is best known for her roles as Blossom Russo on NBC’s “Blossom” and Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory.” For these roles, she received four nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Musical.
There are rumors that some of the actors on “The Big Bang Theory” made pay cuts in 2017 so that Mayim and her co-star Melissa Rauch could get rises. Consequently, Bialik’s salary per episode rose to $450,000. This was reportedly done to make financial room for the promotions.
She first worked as a research professor after completing her doctoral studies in neuroscience in 2007, and she moved on to seek a career in acting.
Mayim Bialik Early Life
December 12, 1975, in San Diego, California, saw the birth of Mayim Chaya Bialik. As the only child of Barry and Beverly, she hails from a Jewish immigrant background. She was reared in Reform Judaism by her parents, but in 2012, Mayim declared herself an “aspiring Modern Orthodox Jew.”
In 1993, Bialik graduated from North Hollywood High School in the Los Angeles suburbs. A postponed admittance due to her acting obligations, she entered UCLA in 2000 and got her B.S. degree in neuroscience and Jewish studies, both of which she had previously studied at the University of Southern California (USC).
She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA two years later. Mayim began her doctoral studies in 2005 but took a hiatus to focus on her acting career.
Mayim Bialik’s Net Worth
According to celebritynetworth Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik have a fortune of $25 million. She is best known for her roles in “Blossom” and “The Big Bang Theory,” for which she received four Primetime Emmy nominations each. For her role as a teenage Bette Midler in the 1989 film “Beaches,” Mayim Bialik first received attention.
Mayim Bialik’s compensation on The Big Bang Theory rose to $450,000 per episode in 2017, which worked out to $10 million each season, according to a source in 2017.
Before returning to acting, Mayim got a Ph.D. in neuroscience and worked as a research professor.
Mayim Bialik Acting Career
Her debut acting job was in the 1988 horror film “Pumpkinhead,” which she also appeared in the following year. She appeared in the music video for Michael Jackson’s 1989 single, “Liberian Girl,” as well as several other well-known series around that period, including “The Facts of Life,” “Webster,” “Empty Nest,” “MacGyver,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “Murphy Brown.”
Blossom Russo, the role that would make Mayim a household name, was cast in 1990. One hundred fourteen episodes of “Blossom” were aired over the show’s run. Aside from “Blood” and “The John Larroquette Show,” Bialik appeared in Woody Allen’s 1994 TV movie “Don’t Drink the Water,” as well as the Lifetime anthology “The Hidden Room.”
It’s been ten years since the end of “Blossom,” and Mayim has been lending her voice to various animated projects like Hey Arnold! Before winning the part of Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory” in 2010, she appeared on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Fat Actress,” “Bones,” and “Secret Life of the American Teenager.”
On “The Big Bang Theory,” Mayim appears in 203 episodes, which aired from 2009 to 2019. Guest star Bialik made her first appearance on the show during season 3, then was elevated to a series regular in season 4 when the show returned.
To be released in 2020, Mayim’s directorial debut, “As Sick As They Made Us,” stars Dustin Hoffman, Candice Bergen, and Simon Helberg; she also wrote the picture. Both “Kalamazoo?” (2006) and 2011’s “The Chicago 8” included Bialik. This fall, “Call Me Kat,” a sitcom starring Bialik and executive produced by her production firm, Sad Clown Productions, will broadcast on Fox.
The first book she created alongside pediatrician Jay Gordon (who wrote the preface for “Beyond the Sling”) was “Mayim’s Vegan Table: More Than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours,” which was released in 2014.
She released “Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular,” which topped the “New York Times” best-seller list in 2017, and “Boying Up: How to be Brave, Bold, and Brilliant,” which debuted at No. 1 in 2018. Kveller, a Jewish parenting website, has published her work as well.
On August 31, 2003, Mayim married Michael Stone, a Mormon who had converted to Judaism after meeting him in a chemistry class at UCLA. Miles was born on October 10, 2005, while his brother, Frederick, was born in August of the same year. May 2013 saw the end of Mayim and Michael’s marriage. In 2009, Bialik was chosen as a celebrity spokeswoman for the Holistic Moms Network, which promotes attachment parenting.
An animal rights activist and zealot who hails from the Jewish community, Mayim formed the Shamayim V’Aretz Institute, an animal rights non-profit, with fellow Zionist feminism.
Bialik and chef/longtime friend Ali Cruddas operate the vegan restaurant Bodhi Bowl in Los Angeles. People can get together and discuss current concerns on her website Grok Nation, which she launched in 2015.
Awards and Honors
Bialik got a Young Artist Award for “Beaches” in 1988. In 1990, 1992, and 1993, she was nominated for “Blossom” and “Empty Nest.” “The Big Bang Theory” won Mayim Online Film Critics Society honors in 2012 and 2013 and Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2016 and 2018. She received a Keter Shem Tov Award at the 2019 Jew in the City All-Star Awards. Bialik received an honorary doctorate from Boston University in 2014.
Mayim Bialik purchased a property in Studio City, California, for the price of $529,000 in the year 2004. It is estimated that the current value of this residence is close to $2 million.