Actress Honors Late Dad

Actress Mayim Bialik was shocked when she won the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the Critic’s Choice Awards on Sunday evening. The 40-year-old was honored for her role as Doctor Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory.” She immediately dedicated her win to her father who died in April 2015.

Bialik said she was surprised because she had never won anything before. As a result, she did not prepare a speech and was at a loss for words when she went on stage to accept the award. When she regained her composure, Bialik thanked her co-stars along with the show’s writers. She went on to say her late father had been her toughest critic, and he had not lived long enough to see her win, so she was dedicating the award to him.

Bialik began her acting career with minor roles in several TV shows and films before landing the lead character in the NBC series “Blossom,” which ran from 1990 to 1995. She says The Big Bang Theory has had a large impact on television and pop culture, and she hopes it will stay popular in syndication to entertain another generation.

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik