The Big bang actress Mayim Bialik, who played Sheldon’s Wife, well known as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, which happened to be true in real life, because Mayim Bialik the actual actress is hold a Doctorate in Neuroscience which is in the same field the role she played. I think the Showrunners just run with the same profession that Mayim has for more interesting behind the scenes.
The actress took a self-interview on Wired, which is available on Apple TV, Amazon TV, YouTube, and Roku. She answered more than dozens of questions, I picked the best 6 that will help in understanding Ms. Bialik more.
1. How did Mayim Bialik get into acting?
This one is a good one, Apparently, her parents helped Mayim to start her acting career when she was young at 11 years old, and as she explained they picked her because she looked like a famous actor named Bette Midler (she is now in her 70s) back in the 80s.
Mayim Bialik said on Wired: “When I was 11 years old, my parents typed a letter on a typewriter to different kids agents with a picture of me that my dad took in the backyard and said, ‘this kid looks like Bette Midler and Barbara Streisand. What do you think?’ And thus, I picked an agent from the ones who were interested based on that weird letter and my weird face.”
She also talked about her first addition and the fact that she was a fast talker.
“My first audition was to play DJ on a little show called Full House. And the note that the casting agent gave to my manager was, [that] she talks too fast. It’s true,” The actress said.
2. What did Mayim Bialik study?
You might had doubt about her study and this is where it end, according to Wikipedia too, She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience, with minors in Hebrew and Jewish studies, in 2000. and back in 2005, she took a break from studying to continue her acting career, then after that she earned a Doctorate in 2007.
“I have an undergraduate degree in neuroscience, a minor in Hebrew and Jewish studies and I hold a doctorate from UCLA, also in neuroscience in the field of psycho neuro endocrinology,” She told Wired.
She also claimed later in the interview that she is no longer making a living as a scientist anymore, she is focusing on acting but she earns at least some from her videos on YouTube about mental health so she isn’t totally ignoring her studies.
3. What languages does Mayim Bialik speak?
She didn’t specifically mention the level that she has in each language, she base it on beginner level on every language she knew. So, based on that she can speak about 4 language including Yiddish which is the language of Eastern European Jews, and if we add the Sign language we got in total 5 Languages.
“If I had to find a bathroom or a hospital, I could do that in English, pretty sure. I could do that in Spanish. I could do that in Hebrew. And I can read and write Yiddish,” Mayim Bialik said.
4. Why is Mayim Bialik is vegan?
The argument that she made is a popular one among vegetarians people she is not a vegetarian because she doesn’t consume any animal byproducts. According to Healthline: “A vegetarian does not eat any animal flesh such as meat, poultry, or fish. A vegan is a stricter vegetarian who also avoids consuming dairy, eggs, and any other ingredients derived from animals.” So you can say that she classifies herself as a strict vegetarian.
“Because [I love] animals…I am vegan because I love animals and the way that I show my love is by not consuming animals or any animal byproducts,” according to the Big bang theory actress.
She also added personal reasons that include the Economy, the environment, and her health issues.
She said: “I’m vegan because of the economic impact that’s storing the animals for their flesh and byproducts creates. And I’m vegan because of the environmental impact of farming. I’m also vegan because of the health implications.”
5. When did Mayim Bialik join Big Bang?
Mayim Bialik Join the big bang theory somewhere in the S3 then she was made regular in S4, along with Melissa Rauch, who previously said that she thought that she is going to be just a guest in an episode or two but it turn out that the audience loved her so she was made a regular.
Ms. Bialik also shared a true a story involved a family health related issue where she was in need of money to solve her problem.
“I had an infant and a toddler and I was trying to get back into the business because I needed health insurance. This is a true story,” Ms. Bialik said.
Mayim explained to the audience also that her Ph.D. had nothing to do with her being accepted into the show. I think What she is trying to say is that your skills in acting are what determined if you are a good fit for the job or not your academic studies.
“..On my resume it says, miscellaneous PHD neuroscience. But, that’s not why I got the job. You don’t have to be a neuroscientist to play one on TV,” She said.
6. Why Mayim Bialik is on YouTube?
The reason why Bialik decided to be on YouTube was mostly to interact with her audience and like-minded people that are interested in what she does and what she is interested in.
“Because I love talking to people about things that are hopefully interesting and important. And I love finding people like me,” Mayim Bialik Said.
She then mentioned two things that she loves, Mental health talks and showing her audience behind the scenes about her life.
She explained: “I do a lot on mental health. I do a lot on my life behind the scenes and I think it’s a really interesting way to communicate with an audience. So, that’s why Mayim Bialik YouTube.”