Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus Student Government Association will present The Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik on Monday, Apr. 7, at 6:30 p.m., in the Wolfe University Center Ballrooms, 3000 NE 151 St. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Bialik’s lecture, “The Big Bang Theory – Making Science Cool and Fun,” uses her personal experience as a neuroscientist to explore her role on the show, adding humor and insight into the special relationship that exists between the actors and its audience. She also will address her research into the work of the brain, behavioral development and her life as an actress and scientist. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
Bialik is best known for her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom, as well as her portrayal of the young Bette Midler in Beaches. She currently appears on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory as Amy Farrah Fowler.
Bialik received her BS degree in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish Studies from UCLA in 2000 and earned a PhD in Neuroscience in 2007 from UCLA, specializing in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome.
In addition to her acting, she is the celebrity spokesperson for the Holistic Moms Network, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting holistic and green parenting and living. Bialik is the co-founder and chair of the youth branch of the Jewish Free Loan Association (Genesis) and enjoys speaking on a variety of topics, including her journey to embracing traditional Jewish values.
Bialik has guest starred on some of the most beloved TV shows of the 1980s and 1990s including MacGyver, The Facts of Life, Webster, and has also appeared in Woody Allen’s Don’t Drink the Water and HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Recent appearances include recurring roles on Secret Life of the American Teenager, Fox’s Til Death, and recently portrayed 1960s activist Nancy Kurshan in Chicago 8.
The event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required for entry. To get your tickets visit online at sgabbcmayimbialik.eventbrite.com. For more information about this lecture call FIU’s Student Government Association at 305-919-5680.