20 Facts About Mayim Bialik | The Big Bang Theory Cast

Jamie Ward
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Did you know that both of Mayim Bialik's grandparents were European refugees during the Holocaust?

    If you watch The Big Bang Theory and have seen Mayim Bialik in the credits, then you’ll probably know who she is, well now it’s time to learn the facts about her!

    Mayim’s full name is Mayim Hoya Bialik.

    Mayim is well-known for her character Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory.

    Mayim Bialik was born on December 12, 1975, in San Diego, California.

    She is a Sagittarius.

    Bialik is 5′ 4″ tall.

    She was raised in Reformed Judaism.

    Her first name, Mayim, means “Water” in Hebrew.

    She has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA, which makes her the only cast member of The Big Bang Theory to have a Ph.D.!

    Mayim follows a vegan diet, meaning that she doesn’t consume any animal products at all.

    She began her career as a child actress in the late 1980s in the film Pumpkinhead.

    Mayim spent 10 years doing voiceovers for cartoons such as Recess and Hey Arnold!

    She appeared on the video for Michael Jackson‘s “Liberian Girl”.

    Mayim has said that she loves to watch World War 2 documentaries, especially if they discuss the events of the Holocaust.

    Mayim has stated that she loves hairless animals, especially the naked mole-rat. She owns a charcoal gray hairless cat named Esau.

    She has recently written her own parenting book called “Beyond the Sling”.

    As Mayim is a practicing Jew, she follows the tradition of only wearing skirts and modest clothing.

    Mayim’s grandparents were European refugees from the Holocaust. They emigrated from Poland and Czechoslovakia.

    Mayim can play the piano, bass guitar, and trumpet.

    She has two children, Miles – born in 2005, and Fredrick – born in 2008.

    Her official site can be found at MayimBialik.net, and her Twitter profile is @MissMayim

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Jam Ward
Jamie Ward

Jamie Ward is a web developer and part-time blogger. He enjoys the world of tech and the religions of the world. You'll often find him at a local coffee shop reading and enjoying a latte.

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