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Mayim Bialik assembles a very Jewish cast in her directorial debut

 

April 22, 2022

Shown here (l-r): Actors Simon Helberg, Candice Bergen, Dustin Hoffman, writer-director Mayim Bialik and actor Dianna Agron on the set of Bialik's feature directorial debut, "As They Made Us."

(JTA) - Mayim Bialik has become arguably the most visible Jewish face on TV, thanks to her gig hosting "Jeopardy!" and her presence on ever-present "The Big Bang Theory" reruns. But for her latest project, "As They Made Us," Bialik stepped behind the camera to write and direct a semi-autobiographical, low-key melodrama about a Jewish family encountering death and dysfunction. 

Will it have tearjerker moments? Well, it is produced by Chicken Soup for the Soul (via its film distribution arm, Screen Media).

Dianna Agron of "Glee" fame plays Abigail, a divorced mother and full-time print magaz...



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