The majority of TV stars are well-known for being TV stars. Mayim Bialik is a television star who is a little “different.” According to Entertainment Weekly, Mayim is best known for her role as the awkward (but brilliant)Amy Farrah Fowler plays Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. She receives $200,000 per episode. We sit and listen to them complain to Ellen DeGeneres about how “tough” life is when you’re worth millions of dollars while watching the show and prying into their personal lives.
18. ARE YOU CAPTURING SHELDON’S EYE?
In a photoshoot shoot, this is the kind of smoky look we’d expect from Kardashian (although Khloe is currently drowning her sorrows following the Tristan Thompson scandal). Let’s get a thing out of the way first.
17. A Lovely FACE
It takes a lot of courage to be attractive and agree to be a frumpy mess in front of millions of people. Most celebrities demand the best hair and makeup to make them look their best, getting what they deserve.
16. BIKER Lady
The producers of BBT would never approve of something like this. Mayim doesn’t usually exude a “biker chick” vibe, but she pulls it off here, proving that even time-crunched moms can spruce things up.
15. A FILTER IS NOT REQUIRED.
Have you seen any of these famous people’s Instagrams? The never-ending editing. The skin is insanely, impossibly smooth—the Photoshop wand’s inexhaustible supply of ridiculous bunny ears.
14. SHOWN FROM HER FAVORITE PERSPECTIVE
Yup. J-Lo and Beyonce aren’t the only ones who rock the power woman look. Actresses don’t often get the chance to be themselves, especially if they’re also mothers. Mayim showed off her best angle in clothes we’d never see Amy wear in a million years for this CBS shoot.
13. NOT A DIVA ON THE BACKSTAGE
Cute shots like these make us adore the cast of BBT even more. They appear to be adorable. And, oh, no, there isn’t a celebrity trainer or a smoothie bar insight. Celebrity dressing room demands have reached new heights.
12. WOW, just WOW…
Let’s be clear about something. Amy Farrah Fowler would probably break down the microscopic details of the carpet’s atomic nature if you said “red carpet.” Mayim may appear to be an A-lister in this photo, but she has more wardrobe issues than you might think.
11. IN HER EMOTIONAL HEADQUARTERS
Mayim traveled from the United States to Israel for this shoot. Mayim was in the ancient city of Jerusalem to soak up the Middle Eastern sunshine, but she was there for personal reasons. Mayim was born in the United States, but she felt a special connection to Israel after converting to Judaism.
10. HER BEDTIME HAS PASSED
Yes, she is capable of hosting talk shows. Jennifer Aniston and Gigi Hadid aren’t the only ones who appear on The Late Show. In 2012, Mayim appeared on Craig Ferguson’s Late Show, where she oozed style all over the place.
9. GLAM OF THE TAILGATE
Isn’t it true that everyone despises tailgaters? Mayim is so far removed from Hollywood norms that we’re unsure where to begin. Mayim, for starters, takes the subway. That’s correct. There will be no Ferrari, no $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador, and no chauffeur.
8. HEY, MAYIM, IF KIM K CAN DO IT, WHY CAN’T YOU?
Selfies in the dressing room became famous overnight. Celebrities used to keep their beauty secrets until they died, but the “out and proud” selfie has swept the nation.
7. IN THE REAL WORLD, A PhD
Name one sitcom star who holds a doctorate from one of the world’s most prestigious universities. Is that Sofia Vergara? Nope. Do you know who Ellen Pompeo is? Her white coat does not fool us. Kerry Washington, is that you? Zip.
6. A CELEBRITY ON THE SUBWAY
It’s not every day that you see things like this. You’ll get the most information about Ariana Grande or Miley Cyrus planning their highly staged “I’m one of you” performances.
5. PUSHING FORWARD WITH HER BEST FOOT
Look who got all dolled up. Mayim has an incredible talent for pulling off photoshoots that aren’t inappropriate, ridiculous, or desperate. She isn’t surrounded by a thousand rappers or ill-dressed “background crowds.”
3. STYLE OF INTERVIEW
This is something Amy would never put on. Stunning blues with muted creams? Please. It looks like a pale shade of not-quite-burgundy with some sheer grey stockings and grandma shoes.
2. SHE CHECKS THE LIGHT ON HER ENGINE.
Please, don’t make me laugh. It’s the longest-running gag in the entire series of BBT. One of Sheldon’s most significant sources of rage is Penny’s casual attitude toward her car’s “check engine light.” Penny? She is unconcerned.
1. JUST A REMINISCENT…
Mayim is doing what she does best, just in case you needed a reminder of how Amy Farrah Fowler looks. She’s here in all of her glorious, frumpy, fashion-hopeless glory.