Memorizing script lines can be strenuous. But some in Hollywood surpass normal standards to broaden their mental muscles. Some Hollywood cerebral celebs are even as smart as Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, who averaged IQs of 160.
Mayim Bialik is one of them.
Sure, you may know her from The Big Bang Theory or Blossom, but the actress is also famous for her work off the screen.
In 2007, Bialik took a hiatus from acting to earn a Ph.D. from UCLA. She speaks five languages and has authored two bestsellers.
Bialik’s work off-screen got fans and critics alike wondering whether she is a genius. And if so, what is her IQ?
Who is Mayim Bialik?
Bialik was born on December 12, 1975, in San Diego. She is the daughter of Barbara Bialik, an Israeli-born former actress who converted to Reform Judaism. Her parents are both science educators who have worked at universities including UCLA, UCSD, and the California State Polytechnic University. Mayim’s parents also taught at Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education.
Mayim Bialik’s educational background
The mother of two has a BA in Neuroscience (2000) and Ph.D. in Neuroscience (2007).
She studied the neural underpinnings of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adolescents with Prader–Willi syndrome. Her research was published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Behaviour Research and Therapy.
Bialik’s research earned her several awards, including a National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression Young Investigator Award.
Bialik completed coursework in the Hebrew language at The Aleph Bet Academy, where she learned to read and write Hebrew fluently. She also speaks conversational French, Spanish, German, Italian, Hungarian, Mandarin Chinese, and Yiddish.
Mayim also studied the psychology of eating disorders for a year as part of her educational training. She later shifted her focus from medicine to acting.
In 2000, Mayim completed a one-year graduate certificate program at UCLA Extension’s Lifelong Learning College. She earned an Associate Arts degree in Liberal Arts along with courses on Judaism & spirituality, Holocaust literature & philosophy.
In 2011 Bialik was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa key.
Bialik’s acting career
Mayim Bialik’s acting career began when she was still a child.
Bialik appeared in several TV series before starring as Blossom Russo in Blossom for five seasons. The genius actress also played guest roles in numerous other television sitcoms throughout her career. Some notable examples include The Facts of Life, The Nanny, and Boy Meets World, among many others.
Mayim has since become best known for playing Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS’ hit show Big Bang Theory. Mayim gained a lot of popularity from this show!
What is Mayim Bialik’s IQ?
Between 153 and 160! When considering IQ, this is “exceptionally gifted!”
As a child, Mayim played an intelligent character in Blossom. Then as an adult, the actress played another genius role in The Big Bang Theory. In the award-winning series, Mayim plays a scene-stealing neuroscientist. However, many fans don’t know that Mayim is a genius in real life.
Mayim Bialik’s work off the screen and academically justify her high IQ. Not only is she a published author, but also a Ph.D. holder with an IQ similar to Einsteins!