Mayim Hoya Bialik, who is best know for her lead role as Blossom Russo on the early-1990s NBC sitcom “Blossom,” will be answering readers’ questions as the Forward’s guest Bintel Brief advice columnist during the month of September.
After “Blossom,” Bialik went on to study neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish studies at UCLA, where she ultimately earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience. While at the university, she was an active student leader at the campus Hillel — starting a women’s Rosh Chodesh group and serving as a lay chazzanut.
More recently, she has appeared in the HBO comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and, beginning this fall, she will have a recurring role on the ABC Family drama “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”
Bialik, who was brought up in a Yiddish-speaking home and describes herself as an “avid student of all things Jewish,” is a board member, co-founder and chairwoman of the Jewish Free Loan Association’s Genesis branch. She also studies weekly with a mentor from Partners in Torah.
A married mother of two young sons, she is the celebrity spokeswoman for the Holistic Moms Network. Her Web site is www.mayimbialik.net.
If you have a question for the Bintel Brief, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected letters will be published anonymously. New installments of the Bintel Brief, featuring Mayim Bialik, will be published Mondays in September at www.forward.com.