The rise of the geeks! In the recent years with the civilization being more and more tech-oriented and geeks or nerds have become a commodity.
We all have that friend who helps us with our computers, phones and other technical devices.
These 12 geeks are celebrities. I mean… these 12 celebrities are geeks.
This fabulous actress is well qualified to play the geeky Amy Farrah Fowler in the popular The Big Bang Theory (among other things of course). She’s not only an accomplished actress but also a real life geek who got no less than a Ph.D. at UCLA in neuroscience, and you don’t get much geekier than that.
Bialik’s interest in science stems from her school science classes, where her science teacher taught the students about cells as thought they were Picasso paintings. She thought – wow, science can be taught and studied in a very passionate manner, like art or literature can – which made her fall in love with it.
Her original plan was to become a research professor, but she was drawn to teaching, and focused on promoting science among children. Today she continues to develop curricula and teach young children about science.
After enrolling in UCLA, she fell in love with neurons during the first semester, especially with electro-physiology. When asked about her life as both a scientist and an actor, she replied, “being a scientist is like being in love with every aspect of the universe.”
She first became famous in Blossom (1990) and was nominated consecutively in 1992 and 1993 for Outstanding Young Comedienne in a Television Series. Also, in 2012 and 2013, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in The Big Bang Theory (2007) for playing Amy Fowler.
The uber-smart Bialik finished her Ph.D. in neuroscience in 2007, specializing in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome. She’s also written a book on parenting that talks about how hormones can affect parent-child bonding. The book was published in 2012. This highly dedicated and caring mother of two, with superior knowledge, contribution to science, a successful acting carrier, and the lack of scandalous affairs, is a candidate for becoming a top Hollywood role model.