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Bialik was born in San Diego, California, the daughter of Barbara, a nursery school director, and John Bialik, a high school drama teacher. Her grandparents emigrated in the late 1930's from Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Bialik was raised in Reform Judaism.
Bialik started her career as a child actress in the late 1980s. Her early roles included the horror film Pumpkinhead, her first acting job; and guest appearances on The Facts of Life and Beauty and the Beast. In 1988, she appeared in Beaches (1988), playing Bette Midler's character as a young girl. She was also featured in the video clip of "Liberian Girl" by Michael Jackson.
Her greatest success to date came in 1991 when Blossom joined NBC's Monday night lineup following The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Both shows enjoyed popularity, especially among younger viewers, for the first couple of years of their respective runs. Blossom aired until 1995.
Between 1995 and 2005, Bialik mostly did voice work for cartoons, such as The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, and Recess.
She appeared in the feature film Kalamazoo? released in late 2005. She appeared in three episodes of the HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm as Jodi Funkhouser, the lesbian daughter of a friend of Larry David. Bialik also made guest appearances as a fictionalized version of herself in the series Fat Actress. Bialik had a guest appearance as a Hasidic Jew in an episode of Saving Grace. She will have a recurring role as the high school guidance counselor, in ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager She has optioned the Rashi's Daughters books.
At the end of Blossom, she chose to attend UCLA, despite having been accepted at both Harvard and Yale. She stated that she wanted to stay close to her parents and did not want to move to the East Coast. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2000 in neuroscience, Hebrew, and Jewish studies, and went on to the PhD. program in neuroscience. A 2002 interview stated that Bialik is now involved in Conservadox Judaism. She continues to study Judaism with the help of her Partners in Torah partner, Allison Josephs.
She took a break from studies in 2005 to return to acting. Bialik completed her PhD in 2008, but is not pursuing an academic career in the near future; her dissertation was an investigation of Prader-Willi syndrome.
She married Michael Stone on August 31, 2003, in a Victorian themed ceremony with traditional Jewish customs. They have two sons together; Miles Roosevelt Bialik Stone was born on October 10, 2005, and Frederick Heschel Bialik Stone was born August 15, 2008. She is a celebrity spokesperson for the Holistic Moms Network.
She was featured in TLC's "What Not To Wear" in an episode which aired May 29, 2009.
|Television - Live Action|
|2009||Saving Grace||Esther||Episode: Mooooooooo|
|2009||What Not To Wear||Herself||Nominated by former "Blossom" co-star, Jenna von Oy.|
|2009||Bones||Genie Gormon||Episode: "The Cinderella in the Cardboard"|
|2007||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Jodi Funkhauser||Episode: The TiVo Guy|
|2007||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Jodi Funkhauser||Episode: The Ida Funkhouser Roadside Memorial|
|2005||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Jodi Funkhauser||Episode: The Bowtie|
|2005||Fat Actress||Mayim Bialik||Episode: The Koi Effect|
|2005||Fat Actress||Mayim Bialik||Episode: Holy Lesbo Batman|
|2005||7th Heaven||Cathy||Episode: Dick|
|1998||Welcome to Paradox||Rita||Episode: Alien Jane|
|1995||The John Larroquette Show||Rachel||Episode: Rachel and Tony|
|1995||The John Larroquette Show||Rachel||Episode: Rachel Redux|
|1994||The John Larroquette Show||Rachel||Episode: The Book of Rachel|
|1994||Don't Drink the Water||Susan Hollander||Woody Allen's TV remake|
|1993||The Hidden Room||Jillie||Episode: Jillie|
|1990-1995||Blossom||Blossom Russo||114 episodes|
|1990||Empty Nest||Laurie Kincaid||Episode: Harry Knows Best|
|1989||Empty Nest||Laurie Kincaid||Episode: The R.N. Who Came to Dinner|
|1990||MacGyver||Lisa Woodman||Episode: Twenty Questions|
|1990||MacGyver||Lisa Woodman||Episode: Hearts of Steel|
|1989||MacGyver||Lisa Woodman||Episode: Cease Fire|
|1990||Doogie Howser, M.D.||Candace||Episode: Ask Dr. Doogie|
|1990||Molloy||Molloy Martin||Episode: Surpirse|
|1990||Molloy||Molloy Martin||Episode: Pilot|
|1990||Murphy Brown||Natalie||Episode: I Want My FYI|
|1988||The Facts of Life||Jennifer Cole||Episode: The Beginning of the Beginning|
|1988||The Facts of Life||Jennifer Cole||Episode: The Beginning of the End|
|1987||Beauty and the Beast||Ellie||Episode: No Way Down|
|Television - voice|
|2004||Kim Possible||Justine Flanner||Episode: Partners|
|2003||Kim Possible||Justine Flanner||Episode: The Secret Files|
|2003||X2: Wolverine's Revenge||Bush Pilot, May Deuce||video game|
|2000||Recess||Kirsten Kurst||Episode: The Ratings Game|
|1998||Recess||Kirsten Kurst||Episode: The Girl Was Trouble|
|1997||Recess||Kirsten Kurst||Episode: The Break-In|
|1999||Hey Arnold!||Maria||Episode: Dinner for Four/Phoebe Skips|
|1996||Hey Arnold!||Maria||Episode: 6th Grade Girls/The Baseball|
|1997||Johnny Bravo||Tour Guide||Episode: Going Batty/Berry the Butler/Red Faced in the White House|
|1997||Extreme Ghostbusters||Girl in Future||Episode: Ghost Apocalyptic Future|
|1996||The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Lucy||Episode: The Alchemist|
|1996||The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Julia/French Woman||Episode: Assault on Questworld|
|1996||The Adventures of Hyperman||Brittany Bright||Episode: Oceans a Leavin'|
|1995||The Adventures of Hyperman||Brittany Bright||Episode: #1.1|
|1992||The Kingdom Chums: Original Top Ten||Petey|
|1988||Beaches||Cecilia 'CC' Carol Bloom|
- ↑ http://www.filmreference.com/film/39/Mayim-Bialik.html
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Goldman, Michele (2002-10-11). "Religion Blossoms for Bialik". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=9409. Retrieved 2006-12-13.
- ↑ Pierce, Leonard (2009-01-28). "Mayim Bialik: Random Roles". The A.V. Club. http://www.avclub.com/articles/mayim-bialik,23149/. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
- ↑ 'Mayim Bialik's Kosher Comeback!',The Chosen Blog, May 26, 2009
- ↑ 'Mayim Bialik Learns What Not to Wear', Celebrity Baby Blog
- ↑ http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118005333.html?categoryId=28&cs=1
- ↑ 'Mayim Bialik: From 'Blossom' to Brachot', Matthue Roth, May 6, 2009
- ↑ Blossom Flowers: Mayim Bialik Grows into Adult Roles
- ↑ Mayim Bialik; Playing the Role Of an American in Paris Michael E. Hill; The Washington Post; Sep 19, 1993; Y.07;
- ↑ 'Mayim Bialik to Guest Star on a Very Special Jew in the City!', Jew in the City, May 20, 2009
- ↑ Alumni Stories - Notable Alumni
- ↑ http://celebrity-babies.com/2009/06/04/mayim-bialik-talks-attachment-parenting-with-cbb/
- ↑ Life After Child Stardom - Not by the Numbers
- ↑ Mayim Bialik's Jewish Wedding, Jewish Wedding Network
- ↑ Mayim Bialik Welcomes Second Son, Frederick Heschel, CBB, November 11, 2008
- ↑ Meet Mayim Bialik: Actress and Holistic Mom
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