Mayim Bialik grew up in San Diego and got her first acting job ("Pumpkinhead") when she was just 12 years old. A number of TV roles followed until in 1990 she was cast in "Blossom", the role which made her famous.
By 1993, while Blossom was still airing, she had already won a deferred place at Harvard and was also accepted by Yale but chose in the end to attend UCLA. She was awarded her Bachelor's degree in 2000 and began reading for a PhD in Neuroscience (studying Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome) which she eventually completed in 2007.
She continued working throughout her studies and was a regular on US TV screens, becoming a Prime Time face again in 2010 when she began her regular appearances as "Sheldon's friend who is not his girlfriend" in the hit series "The Big Bang Theory".
Name: Mayim Bialik
Known for: The Big Bang Theory
BirthDay: 12, Dec ,1975