(Local CBS) – Mayim Bialik has been in acting since she was a teenager and North Hollywood High School alumni have been featured in a number of notable shows in her career. The UCLA alumnus made a big break in the 1990s in the NBC sitcom “Blossom” and was later nominated for four Emmy Awards for her work on CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory”, where she plays the role of neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler.
CBS Local DJ Sixsmith chatted with Bialik to discuss the work she was doing to raise awareness about cat allergen sensitivity, becoming famous as a teenager, earning her degree. PhD and the way “Big Bang Theory” changed her life.
“I navigate things with a lot of good therapy and support systems,” Bialik said. “I have many perspectives. I had kids and left the industry and got a PhD. There’s nothing like the prospect of being assigned the hardest job and the best job you’ll ever have as a parent. It is a long life. “
Bialik has had a few moments that changed her career path. One was when she starred in her first movie “Beaches” in 1988, another was Blossom Russo and most recently starred in “The Big Bang Theory”. The actor and doctor didn’t know all about the show before she became Amy Farrah Fowler.
Bialik said: “I’ve never seen The Big Bang Theory, I think it’s a game. “I don’t know what it is and I’ve been really into this industry and it completely changed my life, that’s how I started my career. I am in middle school and I want to try this. After that, I was chosen at the Beach and my life changed forever. I seem to have moments that decide my life will change forever and I guess we’ll see what happens next. I’m 45 years old and finished with excitement, but we’ll see. “
While “Big Bang Theory” has always been a successful program, Bialik says getting it distributed is a real game changer.
“When we collaborate, you can’t help but watch the show,” Bialik said. “Even if you don’t want to, it keeps happening. You will be in a taxi and it will be right there. You couldn’t avoid us and that definitely brought a level of popularity to the show. “