Bialik is an actress, neuroscientist, and author. She is best known for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory.”
Sneak Peek of Mayim Bialik Hosting ‘Jeopardy!’
She’s taking over directly after the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions which was hosted by Buzzy Cohen. The show posted an Instagram clip that previews the next two weeks with Bialik hosting.
The opening starts with Bialik happily declaring, “I’ve been a ‘Jeopardy!’ fan my whole life, but being the next ‘Jeopardy!’ guest host … Dream. Come. True.” The clip then shows Bialik in full “Jeopardy!” host mode. She’s congratulating, laughing, and leading the contestants to success.
Each guest host on the show has been selecting a charity of their choice. The earnings of all the contestants are added up during their two-week hosting period and then donated to this charity. Mayim Bialik selected the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as her charity of choice.
The clip declares that “Jeopardy!” has already donated over $85,000 to the charity. NAMI is the largest grassroots mental health organization in the nation. It works to help spread awareness for the millions of Americans that are affected by mental illness.
Bialik’s time hosting will begin this Monday, May 31. She will host for two weeks then Savannah Guthrie from the “Today” show will take over. Fans are excited to see Bialik take on the role.
Mayim Bialik and Kelly Clarkson on Mental Health
Bialik’s charity of choice seems to be something the actress and neuroscientist is passionate about.
While on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” in July 2020, Mayim Bialik opened up about some of the mental health issues that she’s been struggling with during quarantine.
“It’s definitely been a roller coaster and I’ve been very open and vocal about growing up with mental health challenges and that’s a continuing issue for many of us who struggle. Also, the notion it’s OK to not be OK. That’s some of the messaging NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, tries to really spread the word about. I’m not gonna sugarcoat it. It’s been incredibly taxing for many of us, especially those of us who struggled before. I’m an introvert by nature, which means I don’t mind being on my own and not really going out a lot,” Bialik said.
She also admitted that she feels isolated and short-tempered. She said “everything is heightened” and that a lot of her feelings are connected to stress. In the past, the actress has opened up with her struggles with mental health issues such as depression and eating disorders.