Star, The Big Bang Theory & Neuroscientist
Mayim Hoya Bialik is currently seen starring on the CBS Chuck Lorre hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, where she plays the role of Amy Farrah Fowler (a role for which she received a 2016 Critic’s Choice Award). Additional accolades for the actress have been shown in personal nominations for both the 2014 & 2015 SAG Awards, as well as Emmy nominations in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Category and the 2014 & 2015 Critic’s Choice Television Awards. The actress launched her own website in 2015, GrokNation.com, which gives her fans insight into all things Mayim as well as a place for open discussion on topics in politics, entertainment, religion, parenting as well as Mayim themed merchandise and more. She was a Keynote Speaker at the 2016 BlogHer Conference in Los Angeles speaking on what it takes to develop a site such as GrokNation. Read More >
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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.
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.
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