I don't understand I've been' talented' as a child, but I've been fearless. I haven't been hammy. I couldn't steal the spotlight. But I had a peculiar sense of humor and a very keen sense of being able to work for a crowd. Mayim Bialik doesn't look like any other actress in Hollywood, from a child star to a scientist. A self-described "late bloomer" in Tinsel Town, in the early 1980s, when she appeared with Bette Midler in Beaches, Bialik received her start in show business. By the 1990s, when she starred as the lead in NBC's hit TV series, Blossom, she became a household name. But after the show wrapped up in 1995, Bialik was tired of Hollywood and concentrated on her enthusiasm for science, finally earning her Ph.D. in neuroscience from California-Los Angeles University. Bialik returned to acting with her Ph.D. in hand and has since joined as scientist Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler the cast of The Big Bang Theory. She won numerous prizes over the last seven years for her performance.