Christine Baranski as Beverly Hofstadter
Christine Baranski portrayed the character of Dr. Beverly Hofstadter in The Big Bang Theory, a neuroscientist and psychiatrist who takes a clinical and detached approach to parenting. Unlike Leonard’s loving mother, Dr. Hofstadter discounts her son’s accomplishments and actually holds more respect for Sheldon. Her cold and abrasive demeanor left a lasting impact on the show during her ten-episode appearance. Despite writing several parenting books, Dr. Hofstadter is portrayed as a controversially terrible mother. However, her obnoxious praise of Sheldon only serves to inflate his already large ego, making for some humorous moments in the show.