In October 2017 a serious and deeply unpleasant scandal rocked Hollywood – and the rest of the world. The famous producer Harvey Weinstein, of The Weinstein Company, was accused of multiple sexual offenses, including rape. Many women also spoke up to say that they too had interacted with Weinstein and found his conduct unacceptable. Others further complained about the sexist culture that had led to such things happening. But actress Mayim Bialik had a different take, and it made people very angry indeed.
So who is Mayim Bialik? Well, she first came to public attention as a child actress. In fact, she starred in Blossom from 1990 to 1995, and it gained her two Young Artist Award nominations. But her heart, it seemed, belonged to the field of science, and after Blossom ended, she headed to UCLA. She later achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience and began working towards her doctorate.
In 2007 Bialik gained her Ph.D. while also working as an actress, no small feat. But in 2010 she landed the job most people know her for today. Yes, she joined the cast of the smash hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory as Amy Farrah Fowler, a character who is, like her, a scientist.