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Mayim Bialik

Mayim Hoya Bialik (/ˈmaɪəm biˈɑːlɨk/; born December 12, 1975) is an American actress widely known for her roles as Blossom Russo on NBC's Blossom and as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS's The Big Bang Theory, for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Bialik was born in San Diego, California, the daughter of Barry Bialik and Beverly Winkelman. Her grandparents emigrated from Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary in the late 1930s. Bialik was raised in Reform Judaism. Her given name means "water" in Hebrew. Bialik started her career as a child actress in the late 1980s. Her early roles included the horror film Pumpkinhead (1988), her first acting job, and guest appearances on The Facts of Life and Beauty and the Beast. She appeared in three episodes of MacGyver as Lisa Woodman. She appeared in Beaches (1988), playing Bette Midler's character as a young girl. She also appeared in the video for the song "Liberian Girl" by Michael Jackson. In 1990, Bialik was tied to two television pilots, Fox's Molloy and NBC's Blossom. 

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Blossom vs. Debbie Gibson: Who'd You Rather?

Blossom vs. Debbie Gibson
Who'd You Rather?

Former "Blossom" child star Mayim Bialik, 34, and former teen pop singer Debbie Gibson, 39, showed off their adult selves at the same event in L.A. this weekend.Question is ...  READ MORE >

Mayim Bialik Blossoms Into Motherhood Again

Mayim Bialik
Blossoms Into Motherhood Again

What if you had a baby and nobody noticed?! Former child star Mayim Bialik has a three-year-old son and was due with her second child in the fall. While no one has reported if she had the baby… READ MORE >

- 2236 days ago
'Blossom': 'Memba Her?!

'Blossom'
'Memba Her?!

In the early '90s, Mayim Bialik played Joey Lawrence's floppy hat-wearing sister, Blossom Russo, on the TV series "Blossom." Guess what she looks like now! READ MORE >

- 2493 days ago

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