10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik
If you ask any fan of The Big Bang Theory they will agree that the addition of Mayim Bialik’s character Amy Farrah Fowler as a series regular was one of the best decisions the show could have made. Although she has been a wonderful and talented actress almost her entire life, there is so much more to the star and her abilities than many ever knew. From teenage star to neuroscientist to author and so much more, here are 10 things not widely known about Mayim Bialik:
10. First Kiss
Although TV fans now know actor Johnny Galecki and Mayim Bialik best as their characters on The Big Bang Theory, Leonard Hofstadter and Amy Farrah Fowler, the history between the two stars goes way back. From 1990-1995, Bialik starred in the hit NBC sitcom Blossom as the lead character, and in 1991, Galecki guest starred in the episode “Sex, Lies and Teenagers” where their characters shared a kiss. In an interview years later, Bialik also revealed that it was her first real kiss ever! “We were both 14. We kissed. It twas our first stage kiss for both,” Galecki told Conan in the 2016 interview with his fellow Big Bang Theory stars. That’s when Bialik added, “It might have been my first real life kiss also.” The two then proceeded to reenact the Blossom moment at the urging of their co-star Kunal Nayyar.
9. Really Smart
Bialik may portray Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler who is a neuroscientist on The Big Bang Theory, but it is far from just an act. In real life, the actress is super intelligent and actually earned her Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience from UCLA and minored in Hebrew and Jewish studies. After acting for a few years, she returned to school and earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007.