Mayim Bialik is hilarious as the ultra-stiff intellectual, Amy Farrah Fowler, on THE BIG BANG THEORY. But in real life, she’s just that intellectual. She holds a real PhD. in Neuroscience, taking some time away from acting to get that degree.

The former star of the teen comedy BLOSSOM has found a new life in comedy once again, this time portraying a character just as intelligent as she really is. It gives her an opportunity to be real brainy just for laughs.

Bialik is also very religious as well, having received degrees in Hebrew and Jewish studies as well. She continues to study the Torah. Her religious nature sets her apart from many of the more secular actors in Hollywood these days.