Lights, Camera, Action!
In a world full of craziness, it is nice to have an outlet through entertainment. Movies and television have been a form of pleasure for citizens since as early as the 1890s, helping people escape their reality in times of war, disease outbreaks, and much more. Speaker Hillary Blair and renowned actress Mayim Bialik have provided us forms of entertainment and laughter, while also handling other full-time jobs.
Hillary Blair, best known for being a well-regarded speaking, communication, and voice expert and coach for companies such as American Express, Maersk, Liberty Global and Hunter Douglas, has also created a career out of stage, film and voice-over acting. With over 30 years of experience, Blair is a professional voice-over artist for Commercial and Industrial Narration and has shared her knowledge through teaching and coaching people how to publicly speak. The voice actor holds an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory and a BA from Yale University.
In addition to Blair, one of Hollywood’s beloved actresses, Mayim Bialik is not only known for her roles as Blossom Russo on Blossom, Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, and becoming one of Jeopardy’s newest hosts, she is also a neuroscientist and author. Bialik studied at UCLA in 2000 to pursue a degree in neuroscience and has once stated that science did not come easy to her. Mayim worked hard for seven years, crediting her love for neuroscience to her biology tutor and her first semester at UCLA, and finally received her doctorate.
The actress shared her wonderful experiences of being able to play a role on The Big Bang Theory that incorporated her real-life job, and how Amy’s character portrayed neuroscience so well: “Being part of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for gosh, almost a decade of my life, was a thrill, it was a real thrill as an actor to be employed for that long and to be employed at something that I enjoyed so much with people that I enjoyed working with so much. As a neuroscientist in real life, I really enjoyed going to a job where our intellect is appreciated and our characters’ intellects were appreciated.” Bialik has also written over five books, ranging from talks about healthy diets to raising confident children.
The entertainment business can attract all different types of people, which is what makes the industry so unique. Both Blair and Bialik can appeal to all different types of audiences, with Blair’s ability to publicly speak to a variety of groups and Bialik’s creativeness in science, on stage and in her books. Due to their wide range of skills, anyone can appreciate their hard work ethic and dedication to the entertainment industry.