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.
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.
Mayim Bialik Breaks Down Mental Health
Mayim Bialik uses her PhD in Neuroscience to break down the topic of mental health, especially the myths and misunderstandings surrounding it. Audiences love the funny, personal way she approaches this tough topic through her own experiences so everyone comes away not only a little more educated, but also a little more understanding.
Mayim Bialik demonstrates her hosting and speaking skills as a host on Jeopardy
Neuroscientist, award-winning actress, and podcast host MAYIM BIALIK had the honor of guest hosting Jeopardy for a two-week rotation, where she delighted audiences and viewers with her wit, poise, and personality. She is well-known for her role as a neuroscientist on The Big Bang Theory, but as a real-life neuroscientist as well, she impressed audiences with her knowledge, intelligence, and genuine love for the show. Following her acclaimed time as a guest host, Mayim was selected to host Jeopardy! spinoff series for broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms.
The perfect balance of confidence and humor, Bialik demonstrates the same hosting abilities she brings to any speaking or hosting event and created lots of buzz while doing it. Her success as a host was noted in Good Housekeeping, Women's Health, Today Show, Yahoo! Entertainment, Fox News, CNN, Yahoo! Life, TV Insider, Decider, Insider, and in an interview on USA Today. Guest hosting after Alex Trebek’s passing came with big shoes to fill, but viewers gave her too many rave reviews on social media to count, including “None of the previous guest hosts hold a candle to Mayim. She's the whole package. Besides being so intelligent, she has a meaningful, friendly personality. Her voice is warm, extremely clear, concise, and she has complete control and command as host. In my opinion, the final position must go to Mayim.”... “Oh my goodness!! Mayim is FANTASTIC behind the podium. Gracious. Smart. Fun. Impeccable diction & timing! I am going to really enjoy the rest of her time on Jeopardy!”.... “She is GOOD! I like her voice, her poise, and her interaction with the guests”… “Best job hosting Mayim! Excellent enunciation and brought a true joy and energy to the show!” … “Jeopardy BEG her to stay as host!!!...She wore this like a second skin. She is warm, BEAUTIFULLY spoken, engaging, moved the show like she's been doing it her entire life. I think Alex Trebek would give her EVERY blessing as do I BRAVO!!!!”
Mayim Bialik Hosts A New Podcast called Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown and Stars As the Lead On A New TV Show, Call Me Kat on Fox Comedy
MAYIM BIALIK just launched a new podcast on mental health called Mayim Bialik's Breakdown. The podcast uses her Neuroscience PhD as well as her personal experience with mental health to take a comedic lens to an important topic. She recently talked to USA Today about the new podcast. Bialik stars as the lead role in Fox Comedy’s new TV show, Call Me Kat, where she is also a co-producer of the show alongside former co-star Jim Parsons.
Audiences rave about Bialik, appreciating her commentary on the science of the human experience, mental health, and more. After hosting Mayim at an event, The University of Northern Iowa shared, “It was a very good night! Mayim was so easy to work with. I've had quite a few people reach out today to say they enjoyed the keynote. She talked about important things, but there was a lot of laughter and enjoyment as well. And that's something we can use a lot more of. Thank you!”
VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: Neuroscientist and star of The Big Bang Theory, Mayim Bialik bridges the special relationship that exist between the arts and sciences that her audience has come to love.
MAYIM BIALIK, who played a neuroscientist on The Big Bang Theory (and the star of your favorite 90s sitcom Blossom) is actually a neuroscientist in real life. Her #1 New York Times Bestseller Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular is an intimate conversation to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. It's been called "a must-have book for all teenage girls." At in-person and virtual events, in Mayim's presentations her brilliant sense of humor bridges the worlds of arts and sciences making the connection between the two palpable for people, highlighting the special relationship that exists between The Big Bang Theory and its audience.
The Big Bang Theory: Mayim Bialik makes science cool & funny
MAYIM BIALIK is an acclaimed actress who became a neuroscientist and later played a neuroscientist on TV The Big Bang Theory. Playing the role of “Amy Farrah Fowler,” Mayim Bialik used 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.
Mayim Bialik is most recently known for her award-winning role as Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit CBS comedy, The Big Bang Theory. During her 9-year run on the show, she received two Critics Choice Awards, four Emmy Award nominations and a SAG Award nomination. Following the iconic show ending, Bialik signed a multi-faceted deal with Warner Bros. TV Group which includes a 2-year production deal for her production company, Sad Clown Productions. The production company is already making serious moves as it was recently announced that Bialik will Executive Produce Hope Café for NBC with Damon Wayans Jr. This follows the companies first, big series announcement of Mayim leading the FOX Comedy Series Call Me Kat, based off the hit BBC series Miranda, which she and her former co-star Jim Parsons Executive Produce. She recently took on the role of TV show host on the TBS series Celebrity Show-Off, produced by The Masked Singer’s Craig Plestis. Outside of the realm of television, she’s written her first screenplay titled As Sick As They Made Us; which she’s set to direct in 2021, and recently launched her podcast on mental health titled Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown. From playing the young version of Bette Midler’s character in Beaches to her turn as Blossom Russo in the iconic 90’s sitcom Blossom, Bialik has appeared in numerous beloved roles throughout her dynamic acting career. After a successful guest hosting turn at Jeopardy!, Bialik hosts Jeopardy! spinoff series for broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms.
An acclaimed author, Bialik has written two #1 New York Times best sellers, Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular, and Boying Up: How to Be Brave, Bold and Brilliant. She has also written a parenting book, Beyond the Sling, and a cookbook, Mayim’s Vegan Table. Bialik is a frequent contributor to a variety of Jewish publications and is syndicated through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and 70 Faces Media, writing and recoding videos about all things Jewish.
Following the end of Blossom, Bialik left acting for twelve years to earn a BS in Neuroscience from UCLA in 2000 with a minor in Hebrew & Jewish Studies. She went on to complete her PhD in Neuroscience, also at UCLA, in the fall of 2007, which examined the role of oxytocin and vasopressin in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome. While at UCLA, Bialik was a dedicated student leader in UCLA Hillel, including conducting and writing music for UCLA’s Jewish acapella group.
Bialik lives in Los Angeles with her tween and teenage sons and three adorable cats.