Mayim Bialik is a former child star who played the title character on the TV show Blossom. Blossom was a sitcom that originally aired on NBC from 1991-1995. Blossom was the only girl in the Russo family on the show. The show centered on Blossom's whiny exploits throughout high school as she discovered boys and came of age.
I was not a fan of Blossom. I personally thought that the show sucked, although I will admit that it was fairly popular and I did watch it a few times when there was nothing else on. I personally never thought that Bialik was attractive. She had nice hair, but she was certainly not a heartthrob. However, she was presentable enough for Blossom to last on NBC for four full seasons.
Some girls are unattractive in their youths and later mature into good-looking babes. Other girls have exactly the opposite experience - morphing from good-looking youths into ugly adults. Bialik does not fall into either of these categories - she was certainly not a hot babe as a youth and her barely presentable looks have completely faded over the 12 years since Blossom went off the air. I saw Bialik on an E! True Hollywood Story last year and was shocked when I saw her. She is really bloated and appears to have gained about 50-75 pounds, making her look almost like a mirror image of a tubby Dennis Haskins. These are the best recent pictures that I could find of the obese Bialik:
Bialik's career is pretty washed-up at this point. Nobody wants to hire an obese and unattractive actress to star in a TV show or movie. The only roles being offered to Bialik are for playing fat people, such as her recent role on the TV show Fat Actress that was watched by about three people nationwide before it was cancelled. All of this makes Mayim Bialik one washed-up celebrity!
*** Update - February 27, 2008 ***
The paparazzi over at TMZ.com posted this recent picture of Bialik on their website. The ironic thing is that, as pointed out in a comment on the TMZ page, Bialik appears to be wearing dog tags!
***Update - May 30, 2012 ***
Bialik also recently published a book on parenting entitled "Beyond the Sling." In the book Bialik mentions that her sons will sleep in her bed until they are seven years old and that she no longer has sex with her husband in bed.