Mayim Bialik Says Hosting Jeopardy! is an Exceptional Opportunity

Published May 31st, 2021 - 07:53 GMT
Bialik is set to host from Monday thru June 11.
Bialik is set to host from Monday thru June 11.
Mayim Bialik says 'it’s an immense honor' as she prepares to host Jeopardy! for two weeks.

The 45-year-old actress posted a clip on Instagram Sunday from the set of the famed game show, which has had a rotating slate of guests hosts since the death of Alex Trebek last year.

'This is such an iconic and unbelievable piece of our collective culture, to be considered to be part of it really in any way, it’s an immense honor,' said the actress, who earned a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007.

The Big Bang Theory alum said that hosting is an exceptional opportunity, 'especially for someone who’s dedicated so much of my life to academia, to knowing things and to being able to communicate things.

'Being a woman of science, as I am, is something that I’m obviously very passionate about presenting myself as.'

The Blossom star explained that she hoped to be an example for young people interested in science.

'I really didn’t grow up with a lot of female role models and I think especially for young people - not just young girls, but for young girls and boys - to see that women can be scientists and can do these types of intellectual things, that feels very important to me,' she said.


Bialik added that 'as a second generation American whose grandparents on one side never fully mastered the English language, it’s just an unbelievable opportunity to see what in two generations my family has been able to see.'

She noted how Alex Trebek had once made an appearance on Blossom, and that she's been an answer on the show before.  

On her Instagram page, she captioned the clip, 'In case you missed it, I spoke with @Jeopardy to talk about this unbelievable experience, and what it means to be part of it.

'Not only as a woman in science, but as a second generation American. It is truly an honor. And yes, I really would’ve swept the floors! I mean it IS Jeopardy after all! My two week guest host takeover starts TOMORROW NIGHT on @ABC!!!!! I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!!'

Bialik is set to host from Monday thru June 11.



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