In recent years, being a nerd has become almost fashionable. In many ways, smart has become the new sexy. This trend has even permeated celebrity culture, with many fans overjoyed to learn that their favourite stars are secretly super nerds. Sure, Stephen Colbert is one of the most topical voices on late night TV and one of the greatest comedians of our generation. He frequently claims that he was the first Star Wars fan ever, as he saw the original movie in a prescreening ahead of the release date. Not only does Mayim Bialik play Amy Farah Fowler, one of the greatest geeks on television, but she's also pretty darn nerdy herself. It's not just her character on The Big Bang Theory who's a scientist—Bialik herself obtained a doctorate in neuroscience. During her undergraduate years, she studied neuroscience with a minor in Hebrew and Jewish studies, going on to pursue a Ph. Studying hypothalamic activity in people with Prader-Willi syndrome, a genetic disorder causing constant feelings of starvation and often, premature death, Bialik's dissertation was entitled, "Hypothalamic regulation in relation to maladaptive, obsessive-compulsive, affiliative, and satiety behaviors in Prader—Willi syndrome.
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I have found over the years I am more attracted to what the rest of the world considers as nerds. This is my list of some of the hottest "dorks" in Hollywood. Now this is just my opinion, if you know anymore that you think are hot, feel free to comment. Actor Days of Summer. Matthew Gray Gubler is an Emmy award winning actor, director, producer, painter, and voice over actor from Las Vegas Nevada. Actor The Flash. Valdes moved to Miami at age 5 from Colombia, then moved again at age 12 to Marietta, Georgia. In , after graduating, Valdes was devoted entirely to the theater.
The breed of actor, musician, and talk-show host stealing the spotlight now is equal parts brainy, quirky, and sensitive. Enter: the Era of the Nerd. In film, we have Judd Apatow to thank for changing our perception of actors including Jason Segel and Jay Baruchel , nerds at their core, but who have emerged as in-demand leading men.
Well, a nerd is a person who is overly intellectual, obsessive and lacks social skills. While all our favorite celebrities have nothing in common with these qualities, you will be surprised to know that they were not always the same. Some of them were geeks too.