SHE-LOGY: Smart Girls in Hollywood


Her IQ score is 132. Valedictorian in her French-language prep school, the Lycée Français de Los Angeles. Graduated with honors from Yale.

Her message to her mom on her Cecil B. DeMille award acceptance speech always gets me. Her eloquence, impressive. And how she remained so grounded and so protective of her privacy despite having a profession that automatically pushes one into the limelight is admirable, if you compare her to the attention-hungry celebrities these days.

“I want every version of a woman and a man to be possible. I want women and men to be able to be full-time parents or full-time working people or any combination of the two. I want both to be able to do whatever they want sexually without being called names. I want them to be allowed to be weak and strong and happy and sad — human, basically. The fallacy in Hollywood is that if you’re making a “feminist” story, the woman kicks ass and wins. That’s not feminist, that’s macho. A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with.”


An IQ score of 140. A Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard. Speaks 6 languages. Twice published in scientific journals.



Plays the extremely smart Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, who has a doctorate degree in neurobiology. I love that they added her character in the show and have a female figure whose intelligence can match that of the lead male character –theoretical physicist, child prodigy and genius Sheldon Cooper.

In real life, she studied brain chemistry and earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience. And I love how she’s inspiring girls to pursue studies in STEM.


2 thoughts on “JODIE NATALIE MAYIM

  1. I am so happy to see these women getting some well-deserved attention. I have a niece in the movie industry. She is an educated, strong woman who is now directing and producing her own works. She is refusing to ‘dumb it down’ for Hollywood. Thank you for this post.

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