She’s got the looks, she’s got the smarts, and that’s just the basic formula for a successful career. After over 20 years of versatile roles, it’s safe to say that our cover girl, Mayim Bialik, has some serious staying power in the acting world. This Hollywood veteran has no shortage of titles under her belt. What’s even more impressive, however, is that her talents go beyond the big screen. In addition to being a brilliant actress, Bialik is also a critically acclaimed author, a campaign spokesperson, an accomplished neuroscientist and—her “most important role to date”—a proud mother of two.
Bialik’s acting career didn’t start as most others do; nonetheless, it progressed as most others don’t. After deciding on becoming an actress, she immediately began landing both movie and television roles—most notably a young CC Bloom (Bette Midler) in the comedy-drama film Beaches. Her “big break” came in the form of a starring role as Blossom Russo in the hit 90’s sitcom Blossom. The wacky, unconventional series lasted five seasons and really paved the way for Bialik’s already blooming career.
These days, we praise Bialik for her awesome comedic timing as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. Unsurprisingly, Bialik’s hilariously brilliant performance on the show allowed her to be nominated for three consecutive Emmys. Perhaps what’s more surprising is how similar she is to her character on screen. Okay, so maybe she isn’t as socially awkward, but she is certainly equally intelligent. Both our cover girl and the character we adore have a Ph.D. in neuroscience. In fact, all throughout her lengthy career, Bialik has been very conscious of her studies. Her dedication to both her craft as well as her education is not only impressive, but admirable—particularly in a world where vanity and materialism prevail over all. As long as she’s been in the business, she has yet to succumb to Hollywood’s demands, and we think that has made all the difference!
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