What is Mayim Bialik’s Net Worth and Salary?
Mayim Bialik is a well-known neurologist in addition to being an American actress who has a net worth of $25 million. Mayim Bialik originally came to public attention for her performance in the film “Beaches” (1989), in which she portrayed a younger version of Bette Midler. Today, she is most known for her roles as Blossom Russo on NBC’s “Blossom” and Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory,” a role for which she received four nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award.
In 2017, it was reported that several actors on “The Big Bang Theory” took pay cuts so that Mayim and co-star Melissa Rauch could get raises. This brought Mayim Bialik’s salary up to $450,000 per episode, which worked out to $10 million per season. Melissa Rauch’s salary remained the same at $10 million per season.
Before making her comeback to the performing world, Mayim worked as a research professor after completing her doctoral degree in neuroscience in 2007.
Mayim Chaya Bialik was born in San Diego, California on the 12th of December, 1975. Her full name is Mayim Bialik. She is her parents Barry, who passed away in 2015, and Beverly’s only child. She comes from a line of Jewish immigrants and is the lone member of her family. Mayim was brought up in the Reform Jewish tradition by her parents; however, in 2012, she stated that she now considers herself to be a “aspiring Modern Orthodox.”
Bialik received their diploma from North Hollywood High School in 1993 after attending there. She attended UCLA, where she got her Bachelor of Science degree in 2000, concentrating in neuroscience and minoring in Hebrew and Jewish studies, after having her admittance to the university suspended because of the performing commitments she had. Mayim’s pursuit of a PhD degree was interrupted in 2005 when she decided to concentrate on her acting career instead. After another year of study at UCLA, she was awarded a doctoral degree in the field of neurology.
In the 1988 horror film “Pumpkinhead,” which she also participated in, Bialik won her first acting role. That same year, she also appeared in “Beaches.” She had guest parts on several prominent television episodes during the years 1988 and 1990, including “The Facts of Life,” “Webster,” “Empty Nest,” “MacGyver,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” and “Murphy Brown,” and she also appeared in the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Liberian Girl” in 1989. Mayim was given the part of Blossom Russo in 1990, the year that would launch her career and make her a household figure. The television series “Blossom” ended its run in 1995 after broadcasting 114 episodes. During her time as a star on “Blossom,” Mayim Bialik appeared in the 1994 television movie “Don’t Drink the Water,” which Woody Allen wrote and directed. She also had guest roles on “The John Larroquette Show” and “The Hidden Room,” both of which are part of the Lifetime anthology series.
In the ten years that followed the conclusion of “Blossom,” Mayim provided her voice for a wide variety of animated productions, including “Hey Arnold!,” “The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest,” “Extreme Ghostbusters,” and “Kim Possible.” Before winning the part of neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory” in 2010, she had guest-starred on “Fat Actress,” “Bones,” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” in 2005 before beginning a three-episode storyline on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in 2005. Bialik made her first appearance on the show as a guest star during the end of the third season. However, beginning with the fourth season, she was given a recurring role on the show. Mayim had a guest starring role in 203 episodes of “The Big Bang Theory,” which aired till 2019.
Both the 2006 film “Kalamazoo?” and the 2011 film “The Chicago 8” featured Bialik in starring roles. Her first film as a filmmaker, titled “As Sick as They Made Us,” is scheduled to be released in the year 2020. Mayim also penned the screenplay for the movie, which features Dustin Hoffman, Candice Bergen, and Simon Helberg, who also stars on “The Big Bang Theory.” Bialik launched her own production business, Sad Clown Productions, in 2019, and she is set to appear in and serve as executive producer of the Fox sitcom “Call Me Kat,” which is slated to premiere in the autumn of 2020.
Big Bang Salary
Mayim got a salary of $200,000 each episode, or around $4.5 million per season, for her work on “Big Bang” during the most of the middle seasons of the show.
In March of 2017, the five primary stars of the show came to an agreement that they would each take a $100,000 pay cut in order to ensure that Mayim and Melissa Rauch would receive a compensation increase for the final two seasons of the show. The core five saw a decrease in episode compensation from $1 million to $900,000. Mayim and Melissa’s salaries increased to $450,00 per episode as a result of the promotion, which equated to almost $10 million for each of the final two seasons.
Mayim’s first book, “Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way,” was released in 2012. She later collaborated with pediatrician Jay Gordon, who penned the book’s introduction, to write “Mayim’s Vegan Table: More Than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours,” which was published in 2014. In 2017, Bialik published “Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular,” and in 2018, she published “Boying Up: How to be Brave, Bold, and Brilliant.” “Girling Up” topped the “New York Times” Best Seller List, while “Boying Up” landed in the top ten. In addition to that, she has contributed to the Jewish parenting website Kveller.
Michael Stone, who was reared as a Mormon, converted to Judaism prior to Mayim and Michael’s wedding on August 31, 2003. They met in a chemistry class at UCLA, where Mayim was a student. On October 10, 2005, the couple became parents for the first time to son Miles, and on August 15, 2008, they welcomed son Frederick into the world. The divorce between Mayim and Michael was finalized in May of 2013. Bialik is a fervent supporter of attachment parenting, and in 2009, the Holistic Moms Network appointed her as a celebrity spokeswoman for the organization.
Mayim is a Zionist, a feminist, and a vegan. In addition, she is one of the co-founders of the Shamayim V’Aretz Institute, which is a Jewish nonprofit organization that is dedicated to veganism and animal protection. Together with her longtime friend and chef Ali Cruddas, Bialik is a co-owner of the vegan restaurant Bodhi Bowl in Los Angeles. In 2015, she established the website Grok Nation, which serves as a gathering place for people to talk about current events and topics.
Awards and Honors
Bialik was recognized as the “Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Fantasy” by the Young Artist Awards in 1988 for her performance in the film “Beaches.” She was once again considered for the award in 1990 for her role as a guest performer on the television show “Empty Nest,” as well as in 1992 and 1993 for her performance on the show “Blossom.” The television show “The Big Bang Theory” was honored with accolades presented by the Mayim Online Film Critics Society in 2012 and 2013, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2016 and 2018, and a Critics Choice Award presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in 2018. At the Jew in the City’s 6th Annual All Star Awards in 2019, she was presented with a Keter Shem Tov Award for her outstanding achievements. In 2014, Bialik was presented with an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Boston University.
Mayim Bialik purchased a property in Studio City, California, for the price of $529,000 in the year 2004. It is estimated that the current value of this residence is close to $2 million.