Is the actress who plays Amy on The Big Bang Theory the same actress who played lead role in Punky Brewster?

No. Mayim Bialik portrayed Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory, while Soleil Moon Frye played Penelope "Punky" Brewster in Punky Brewster.

Mayim Bialik is an actress famous for her role in the 1990 TV series Blossom. She grew up in San Diego and got her first acting job (Pumpkinhead (1988)) when she was just 12 years old.

Soleil Moon Frye began acting at the age of two, she became known worldwide as the title character in the Punky Brewster (1984) TV series on NBC.

In celebrity buzz, Mayim Bialik is again speaking out in defense of her "attachment parenting" style. “People laughed and sneered but it wasn’t wrong,” Bialik told InTouch of the critiques she received regarding her decision to breastfeed her son, Fred, until he was 4 years old and self-weaned. “Just because you do something your way doesn’t mean you can judge people who don’t. ... I don’t think I’m a better mom and my kids aren’t necessarily better off than yours.” Check out more at Huffington Post.

Updated on Thursday, May 01 2014 at 12:05PM EDT