Many of us recognize Mayim Bialik from her time in The Big Bang Theory
The sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’ wasn’t an instant success. Yes, it turns out the first season was met with mixed reviews. It wasn’t until the second and third seasons that people started to fall for the show. By the time the series came to an end, it had been nominated for a whopping 46 Emmy Awards and a handful of Golden Globes.
It seemed as though there was no stopping ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ Mayim Bialik was one of the many actors to join the show throughout the years as she brought the character, Amy Farrah Fowler, to life. Here, Mayim got to show off her dry comedy and perfect timing as people around the world fell for the new addition to the show.
Her popularity meant Mayim became one of the main cast in The Big Bang Theory
Mayim Bialik first joined the cast of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ in season three. She was supposed to play Sheldon Cooper’s, played by Jim Parsons, love interest but quickly became a fan favorite. The writers decided to make Amy a leading part of the show before she was finally promoted to the main cast in season four.
Mayim had to beat seven other actresses to the part. Thankfully, her talents shone through and as Mayim got her feet under the table of the show. Over the years, the actress was nominated for several Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. It appeared as though fans and the cast were all pleased to see Mayim join the team.
Every member of The Big Bang Theory cast was emotional when filming the final episode
‘The Big Bang Theory’ ran for 12 seasons over just as many years. This meant the cast grew incredibly close to one another over the years and built several lasting bonds. Mayim was a part of the cast for almost ten years and confessed to Metro that everyone was emotional when it came to filming the final episode.
The actress confessed the cast had no idea if they wanted to film it in front of a live audience or if they wanted to make it a moment for just them to remember. Mayim even said that co-star Kaley Cuoco, who played Penny on the show, was particularly open with her fans about how the end of the series made everyone feel.
Mayim is yet to see any episodes of The Big Bang Theory
Believe it or not, but Mayim Bialik is yet to see any episodes of ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ Even the parts she has seen have been by accident. Mayim opened up to Metro as she explained that she doesn’t like to watch any of the shows she has appeared in over the years.
This isn’t the strangest thing as many actors don’t like to watch themselves perform. Mayim added that the only parts she has ever seen are when the crew would air episodes to the audience. That is apart from the final. Although Mayim says that she has seen little segments of it over the months, she doesn’t feel the need to watch the entire thing as she was there.
Mayim Balik often shares throwbacks to her days in The Big Bang Theory
Being a part of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for so many years had a huge impact on the casts’ lives. Mayim Bialik is no exception. The actress often talks about her time on the show and shares various backstage snaps with her fans on social media. One of the many photos she has shared in recent months is from her on-screen wedding to Sheldon.
Mayim has also shared pictures from her time away from the set with the rest of the cast. The actress opened up about her first Comic-Con with ‘The Big Bang Theory’ after she was made a main cast member. While she had been working with the cast for several episodes, Mayim says that she was still finding her feet.
The actress has relived her days as Blossom on her social media
Fans of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ likely know Mayim from her time as Amy. However, the actress already had a successful acting career thanks to her time in the sitcom ‘Blossom’ where she played the main character. The series ran from 1991 to ‘95 and helped turn Mayim into a budding star.
It appears that Mayim still holds the show in a special place in her heart. In September 2019, a few months after ‘The Big Bang Theory’ came to an end, Mayim shared a gif of herself dancing in the opening credits of ‘Blossom.’ The actress commented that she has some great dance moves, but it was enough for many fans to reminisce about their favorite moments from the show.
Mayim took a break from acting to earn a Ph.D. in neuroscience
Several of our favorite stars have turned their attention to other careers over the years. Not many can say they have a Ph.D. in neuroscience. That is until we get to Mayim Bialik as the actress took a break from acting to focus on her studies. Mayim played Blossom throughout her teenage years.
This meant that a lot of her schoolwork was done on set, but she still remembers her days in the classroom where she fell in love with science. Mayim eventually decided to study and earn for her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated in 2007. Apparently, Mayim loves to research things and tackle challenges in life. Becoming a neuroscientist was the perfect combination.
She runs her own blog called Grok Nation, where Mayim shares aspects of her life
Many celebrities have taken to online blogs over the years. Meghan Markle, Kourtney Kardashian, and Gwenyth Paltrow have all shared aspects of their lives online for the world to see – and Mayim Bialik is no exception. The actress created her own blog, Grok Nation, in August 2015. To start, Mayim used the blog to focus on contemporary issues.
That was until March 2018, when the star started to talk about women’s lifestyle and her time as a Jewish parent. Now, Grok Nation contains everything from news to style and everything in between. Mayim even had a dedicated ‘The Big Bang Theory’ section while she was filming on the show where she shared what it was like to be a part of the show.
The blog Grok Nation has been on pause since June 2019
Although Grok Nation was a huge part of Mayim’s life, she hasn’t posted anything new to the site since June 2019. Apparently, Mayim was inspired to start her own site after writing for the website Kveller, a site dedicated to Jewish parenting. The actress has always been interested in writing and knew that she wanted to run a site of her own.
Creating Grok Nation was the perfect way for Mayim to have control over her own brand and everything that got uploaded to the blog. It even extended to include pieces by other writers who spoke about the messy parts of life that many people avoid. Sadly, there is no news on whether Mayim plans on restarting her blog.
Mayim Bialik walked down the aisle with Micahel Stone in 2003
Believe it or not, but Mayim Bialik got married in 2003. The actress has always kept her private life away from the cameras, as it appears she likes to keep many aspects of her life to herself. We do know that Mayim and Michael Stone shared a Victorian-themed wedding when they celebrated their marriage.
Micahel was also born and raised as a Mormon before he converted to Judaism to wed Mayim. However, no one is sure what Michael does for a living or how the pair met. Even though Mayim has been in the public’s eye for the last few decades, she has somehow managed to keep the details of her marriage away from the media – even refusing to talk about her relationship in interviews.
The marriage ended in divorce, and Mayim has been open about moving forward
Sadly, like many other good things, it seemed as though Mayim and Michael’s relationship had ridden its course and came to an end. Again, fans have no idea what caused the two to split or any details about the divorce. However, Mayim did open up about the experience on her blog and in a handful of interviews.
The actress explained that it wasn’t “something we have decided lightly.” The pair share two sons and were married for nearly a decade before they split in 2012. Mayim also revealed that she and Michael want to ensure their children have time to be kids. That means that neither of them will say a bad word about the other to either of their sons.
The actress has kept all of her marriage souvenirs safe
Several divorcees want to erase those years from their lives. It’s become quite the trend to trash wedding dresses or throw divorce parties as a way to move forward from a failed marriage. Not Mayim Bialik or Michael Scott. The pair wanted things to be as amicable as possible. Mayim admitted that the marriage was wonderful as it brought their two sons into the world.
The actress quickly decided that she wanted to remember the years together, so culled all their wedding memorabilia down to a manageable pile. Mayim’s wedding dress remains in her attic, while the photo album from the day is on the shelf with all the other family albums. The star explained her children deserve to see the love they once shared.
Mayim Bialik and Michael Stone still spend the holidays together
In another twist, it was later revealed that Mayim still spends the holidays with her ex-husband. Apparently, everyone is happy to spend the days together as they are still a family, even though Mayim and Michael are no longer married. In 2018, the actress revealed they had quite a busy household at Thanksgiving.
The table was filled by Mayim, Michael, Michael’s new girlfriend and her children, and her ex-husband. The family even invited Mayim’s best friend and mother to join the celebrations. While it seems a little unconventional to some people, the actress wants to show her sons that they can all get along even though they are no longer married to one another. Perhaps it’s a lesson many of us could learn?
No one knows who Mayim was dating for five years
It seems that Mayim Bialik is a master when it comes to keeping certain snippets of information away from the rest of the world. The actress is active on social media, but it’s not until many people stop and look that they realize the posts are all filled with Mayim’s life – and that’s it. There is no mention of any partner, and only a handful of posts mention her friends and family.
It turns out there is a good reason. The star doesn’t want to add the stress of her fame and time on TV to a personal relationship. The only reason the world learned about Mayim’s secret five-year relationship was that she opened up about their breakup after five years together.
Mayim Balik opened up about the break-up on her blog
Over the years, many fans have fallen in love with Mayim Bialik’s openness on Grok Nation. However, many people were in for a surprise in December 2018 as the actress revealed she had recently broken up with her long-term partner. Mayim explained that he was an “exceptional” addition to her life, but she wouldn’t share the intimate details with the world.
It seems that he decided to end the relationship as Miyam typed, “he has his own will,” and as much as she wished she “could control his will,” he is his own person. Thankfully, Mayim was able to find some light at the end of the tunnel as she decided to focus on the holidays and the joy of the season.
The actress focused on herself to help heal from the relationship
Mayim spent a long time debating whether she should open up about her breakup on the site. In the end, she thought it was the perfect way to help deal with the new emotions. The best bit? Mayim decided that leaving the relationship was enough to start a new lifestyle, so she decided to take up yoga again and even tried Taekwondo and kickboxing.
When she wasn’t working on keeping fit and healthy, Mayim would unwind by staying home and doing a puzzle or going to therapy. That was when the actress wasn’t going out with her friends and socializing. Mayim explained to USA Today she’s “a mixed bag” and was incredibly grateful to have her cats in her life.
She made her writing and directing debut with As Sick As They Made Us
Even though Mayim could spend the rest of her career acting in various TV shows and movies, Mayim Bialik has expanded her horizons. Recently, Mayim has been working on her writing and directing debut on the comedy-drama movie ‘As Sick As They Made Us.’ All of her time on sets means Mayim has plenty of experience when it comes to working in Hollywood.
Thankfully, the star has a great team by her side as producers Ash Christian and Anne Clements both signed up to the production. The movie debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in 2019 and gave Mayim the first chance to see what it’s like to work on the other side of the camera. Hopefully, there are more on the way.
Mayim is using her own life story as inspiration for the movie
It turns out Mayim had plenty of inspiration for the story behind ‘As Sick As They Made Us’ as the actress based it all on her own life experiences. The film’s plot follows the life of a divorced mother who suddenly has to deal with the passing of her father and the arrival of her estranged brother.
The actress spoke to Deadline, where she discussed the plot of the movie. Mayim said that growing up surrounded by mental illness isn’t “easy to write about” or “easy to live through.” Apparently, her own father passed away four years earlier, and Mayim wanted to use this as the base of the plot. In the end, Mayim delved into familial responsibility and the complexity of mental illness.
Her production company signed a major deal with Warner Bros.
Acting, writing, and directing. It seems that Mayim Bialik has achieved everything since her life in ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ Things weren’t over yet. The actress decided to set up her own production company called Sad Clown Productions. Perhaps it makes sense with all those achievements under her belt? After all, many celebrities have turned their hands to producing over the years.
Courtney Cox, George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, and Sandra Bullock all have their own production companies. Sadly for them, not every celebrity has signed a major deal with Warner Bros. That’s where Mayim steps in. In August 2019, the actress signed a deal with the company that came with plenty of perks, including a potential chance to star in her own new show.
She has teamed up with a former producer on The Big Bang Theory
Mayim Bialik has worked with Warner Bros. for almost a decade thanks to her time on ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ and it seems the actress wasn’t ready to cut all the ties just yet. It wasn’t just her production company deal with the brand that kept them together – Mayim also signed up a leading name from the show.
Mackenzie Gabriel-Vaught is now the star’s Head of Development and Production for Sad Clown Productions. The two women worked together throughout Mayim’s entire time on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and know how each other works behind the scenes. Mayim praised Mackenzie’s intelligence and humor when she announced the news. If the future is a repeat of the past, these two have a lot to bring to the table.
Mayim Bialik still acts and has several productions in the pipelines
‘The Big Band Theory’ might have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean Mayim Bialik is ready to step away from her time in front of the camera just yet. 2019 was a big year for the actress as the show came to an end, and Mayim appeared on the game show ‘Crossword Show.’
This wasn’t her only time on game shows as Mayim appeared on ‘Match Game’ the following year. As if that wasn’t enough, the actress even hosted the reality competition show ‘Celebrity Show-Off’ in 2020. It seems she has had plenty to keep her busy over the years, both in movies and on TV shows, as Mayim continued to land roles while still working on ‘The Big Bang Theory.’
Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik have teamed up again for another show
Some exciting news came in September 2019 when Mayim announced she was teaming up with Jim Parsons once again. The pair played Amy and Sheldon in ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for several years and developed a strong bond in that time. Thankfully, fans can soon look forward to them back on the screen once again.
Mayim is set to star in a comedy series based on the British sitcom ‘Miranda.’ Originally, the show was called ‘Carla’ before it was renamed ‘Call Me Kat.’ The actress will play the lead role, a 39-year-old who struggles with her mother and society as she learns she can’t have everything after all. Jim? He’s taking the role of one of the producers on the show.
The actress started a web series to give Big Bang Theory fans extra content
We’re starting to wonder how Mayim has any time away from work as the actress also started a web series for fans looking for extra content from ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ Although many fans fell in love with the show over the years, it can be tough to wait for the next season, and some wanted something to fill the time in between.
That’s when Mayim came up with the idea to launch a self-titled channel in September 2015. While it didn’t solely focus on the show, it did give people a chance to learn all about the actress behind Amy Farrah Fowler. Not only did it give fans what they were after, but it also helped to cement Mayim as a Hollywood treasure.
Mayim Bialik uses her web series to document her life in Hollywood
If you want to get to know Mayin Bialik on a more personal level, it might be time to check out her web series as the star shares several aspects of her life with the world. In 2015, Mayim grabbed attention by documenting what it was like to go to the Emmys as one of the stars. That was before the channel evolved to include all sorts of content.
Now, Mayim shares her views on subjects, gets involved with quirky challenges, offers up yoga tips, tells the world how to talk to divorced women, and even has some house hacks for her fans. All of her hard work has paid off as Mayim now has almost 1 million subscribers to her channel.
She has released several successful books and novels over the years
It appears that Mayim Bialik is a woman of many talents as she has even found some time to work on her own books and novels over the years. Apparently, the actress has always had an interest in writing. Some of her many books so far include ‘Beyond the Sling’ and ‘Mayim’s Vegan Table’ that includes over 100 recipes. That’s not all.
Mayim has also penned ‘Girling Up’ and ‘Boying Up’ – books aimed at helping young people deal with challenges and changes that come with life. Thankfully, the actress was able to tap into her degree in neuroscience as she tries to explain things that usually come everyone’s way. Fun fact: Mayim’s eldest son has helped edit some of the books.
The actress has also helped other stars work on their books
All of her experience writing books means that Mayim has been able to help other stars put pen to paper over the years. Her influence means the actress has even been able to promote work by her fellow stars. Actress Laura Silverman helped edit a book titled ‘It’s a Whole Spiel’ that includes several short stories about Jewish teens that have all been written by some up-and-coming authors.
Mayim was asked to write a foreword for the book, meaning she helped showcase why people should pick it up and read the stories. In September 2019, the actress took to social media to share her thoughts about the project, where she congratulated Laura on publication day and encouraged fans to buy the new book.
Mayim Bialik has been living as a vegan since 2009
Many stars have been open about their diets over the years. Mayim Bialik is no exception as the actress became a vegetarian at just 19 years old. That was until 2009. The actress read the book ‘Eating Animals’ by Jonathan Safran and suddenly realized that she wanted to live a vegan lifestyle instead. This helped pave the way for a new career as Mayim has since released a vegan recipe book.
To top it off, Mayim has even opened her own vegan restaurant with none other than close friend chef Alison Cruddas. Bodhi Bowl first opened its doors in 2017. However, it wasn’t until Mayim finished working on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ that she started to focus more of her attention on the establishment.
She often shares her recipes and culinary creations on social media
If there is one thing that many of us love, it’s looking at our favorite stars’ culinary creations on social media. Thankfully, Mayim Bialik’s fans are often greeted by photos of her delicious vegan meals and have learned several of her recipes over the years. Mayim has spoken about several aspects of her lifestyle on Grok Nation and shared a handful of recipes.
That’s not all. The actress has even used her web series to talk about how her children are both vegan – and how they have coped with the lifestyle. Mayim says that birthday parties were a little tough to start with, but they have since learned how to make sweet treats, meaning the boys can still join the fun.
Acting was a way for Mayim Bialik to spend more time with her children
Many parents have to juggle to find a balanced way to work and provide for the family while still spending time with their children. It turns out that Mayim found the perfect way to do just this: she returned to acting. Yes, while several stars leave Hollywood to spend time with their children, Mayim actually put her studies and degree behind her to make her way back to the screen.
The actress admits she is proud that she completed her Ph.D. However, working as a research professor would have meant she had to sacrifice a lot of time with her children. On the other hand, Mayim knew that an actress could be a little more flexible with family time.
She wanted to make sure her family has health insurance
It turns out that Mayim’s return to acting wasn’t all so she could spend more time with her family. Some of the decision was also made because the actress wanted to make sure she had health insurance for her family. That’s right; ‘The Big Bang Theory’ couldn’t have been very different if Mayim’s former career came with a few extra bonuses.
Apparently, Mayim initially planned on getting a few acting gigs to get Screen Actors Guild Aftra health insurance. While her then-husband was working on his master’s degree, Mayim was teaching neuroscience, but it wasn’t enough to pay all the bills. It wasn’t until ‘The Big Bang Theory’ came along and offered Mayim a full-time part that she fully focused on acting.
Mayim Bialik uses social media to share stories about her family
Although Mayim keeps her relationships away from the rest of the world, the actress has been pretty open about how she raises her children and what she gets up to as a parent. Many people have been quick to question and criticize Mayim’s decision to raise her children as vegans. Mayim? She says the boys get all the protein they need and take vitamins for the extra bits.
The actress has made videos about how to raise vegan children as well as advice videos about how she disciplines her kids without shaming them. Mayim has been open about her journey to parenthood, claiming she knew nothing and has learned a lot along the way. Now, she can share her knowledge with everyone else.
Members of The Big Bang Theory took a pay cut to boost Mayim’s pay
Not all Hollywood stars live in lavish mansions and head off on the most luxurious vacations. Sure, Mayim gets to enjoy some of the luxuries that come with a life in the limelight, but it almost wasn’t that way. The actress didn’t become a part of the main cast on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ until season four.
Even then, Mayim wasn’t one of the original five. She received substantially less than the rest of the cast as Mayim took home $175,000 an episode. It wasn’t until the final seasons of the show the actress started to earn $450,000 per episode. The reason? The leading five took a pay cut of $100,000 from their $1 million an episode to cover the difference.
It’s estimated that Mayim Bialik is worth approximately $25 million
All of her work on the show meant that Mayim Bialik was left with quite the bank balance at the end of it all. The actress spoke to HuffPost, where she confessed she knew she was “making so much money.” However, most good things have to come to an end – something Mayim already knew. The actress added how she knew she’d “never make this money again.”
That didn’t mean she was only in it for the money. Although Mayim believed she would never make that kind of money again, being a part of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was all about the experience she got from working alongside the other stars. Even so, Celebrity Net Worth estimates the actress is worth $25 million.
Fans once thought Mayim Bialik was engaged to a musician
The question on many people’s lips is: who is Mayim Bialik currently dating? That’s a question that will probably get no answer as the actress has earned a reputation for herself as one of Hollywood’s most private stars. Many people were on the edge of their seats as news of a wedding was on the horizon.
That was until they learned that people were really talking about Mayim’s character in ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ The reality? We will probably never know if the actress gets into another relationship or walks down the aisle. There was once a rumor that Mayim was dating and engaged to a member of an American Orthodox Jewish acapella group named The Maccabeats, but the news was never confirmed.
Mayim Bialik tried online dating, but it didn’t work for her
One of the many things that have kept fans entertained in the months since Mayim Bialik’s time in ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is her web series. The actress uploaded a video titled ‘Why Online Dating Is Bad For Us,’ where she opened up about her time trying it out. Just because she isn’t open about her relationships doesn’t mean that she is out of the dating game.
Mayim spoke about her limited experience on the sites as she said that many people didn’t believe it was really her. This has been a problem for many celebrities over the years. They sometimes don’t get the chance to meet the public without being mobbed, while online dating can see many catfishes pretend to be celebrities.
The actress has decided that she doesn’t personally like online dating
While she doesn’t want to judge anyone that falls in love through online dating, Mayim does believe that it could be contributing to “the fall of Western civilization as we know it.” They’re quite strong words, but Mayim has some stories to back up her thoughts. One of the main reasons the actress doesn’t like online dating is because she feels like it’s shopping for humans.
The more we think about it, the more we think we see what she means. Mayim likens looking through photos of people to decide if you like them or not to browsing items on a website as you decide which one you want to buy. Thankfully, plenty of people have had luck with online dating.
Mayim could never find a person she liked while online dating
It appears that Mayim has plenty of opinions when it comes to online dating, even though the actress only used it for a little while before she decided that it wasn’t for her. Mayim explains that she feels people put what they think other people want to hear on their dating profile.
Rather than explaining what they’re really into, they post things about going for walks on the beach or wanting a romantic dinner. That wasn’t for Mayim. She wants someone who likes neuroscience, poets, dreamers, and superheroes rather than the people she was finding online. Thankfully, the actress tells her fans there are plenty of people online who like to get up to things that just don’t interest her.
She believes that people often think there’s someone better on a dating app
Mayim points out that online dating means we often have too many options. Many of us worry about whether we have made the right decision in all aspects of life – especially when it comes to dating at the beginning. How can we know if we are meant to be with someone if we spend the entire time thinking about everyone else on the market?
That’s how Mayim feels. The actress believes that online dating encourages people to think there is always someone better out there, and they should never give up the dream of finding the perfect one. Having everyone in one place can stop people from offering second chances and quickly lead people to move on to someone else in the world.