Danica McKellar

Actress
Blessed with a charismatic and sweet screen presence, Danica McKellar gracefully made the transition from child star to adult actress. Achieving early fame as Winnie Cooper, the girl next door for whom Kevin Arnold ... Read more »
Born: 01/03/1975 in La Jolla, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

Crown for Christmas 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Where Hope Grows 2015 (Movie)

Susan Malcolm (Actor)

Dancing With the Stars 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the New Millennium 2007 - 2008, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1997 - 1998, 2007 - 2008, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Good Neighbor 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wrong Woman 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Working 1997 - 1998, 2007 - 2008, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tasmanian Devils 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Generator Rex 2009 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Hack! 2008 (Movie)

Emily (Actor)

Heatstroke 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7th Annual Family Television Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Static Shock! 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

Voice

The West Wing 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jane White Is Sick & Twisted 2002 (Movie)

Tiffany (Actor)

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Adventures of Captain Planet 1990 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

A Busch Gardens/Sea World Summer Celebration 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Moment of Truth: Cradle of Conspiracy 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Sidekicks 1993 (Movie)

Lauren (Actor)

The Wonder Years 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Mario Bros. Super Show 1989 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

21 and a Wake-Up (Movie)

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Camp Cucamonga (TV Show)

Actor

Inspector Mom (TV Show)

Actor

Love at the Christmas Table (TV Show)

Actor

Mancation (Movie)

(Actor)

Path of Destruction (TV Show)

Actor

The Perfect Match (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Blessed with a charismatic and sweet screen presence, Danica McKellar gracefully made the transition from child star to adult actress. Achieving early fame as Winnie Cooper, the girl next door for whom Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) pines on "The Wonder Years" (ABC, 1988-1993), McKellar went on to make her film debut in the martial arts fantasy "Sidekicks" (1992). Earning her degree in mathematics from UCLA and co-authoring an important mathematical physics theorem, the Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem, McKellar became a globally acclaimed advocate for the importance of girls and women to learn and love math. Writing a string of educational bestsellers including 2007's Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail, 2009's Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss, 2011's Hot X: Algebra Exposed! and 2012's Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, she earned enormous goodwill for her efforts. Onscreen, she graduated to more grown-up roles with a recurring turn on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and guest spots on everything from "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005) to "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS, 2005- ) and "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, 2007- ). Radiating a down-to-earth glamour as well as a genuine passion for math, Danica McKellar carved out a fascinating second act to her entertainment industry career.

Relationships

Mahaila McKellar

Mother

Christopher McKellar

Father

Crystal McKellar Actor

Sister
Born Aug. 16, 1976

Mike Verta Sound Mixer

Husband
Began dating 2001 Married March 22, 2009 at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in California McKellar filed for divorce June 2012 Divorce finalized February 2013

Draco Verta

Son
Born Sept. 7, 2010; father, Mike Verta

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1998
Graduated summa cum laude; coauthored a scientific paper with her professor and a fellow student, titled the 'Chayes-McKellar-Winn theorem'

Milestones

2008

Authored second book, Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss

2008

Co-starred with D. B. Sweeney in the Sci Fi Channel original movie, "Heatstroke"

2007

Wrote the book, Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail

2006

Appeared in the Lifetime movie and web-based series titled "Inspector Mom"

2005

Played the lead in the TV-movie, "Path of Destruction" (TBS)

2002

Had a recurring role on "The West Wing" (NBC) as the sister and assistant of Will Bailey (Joshua Malina)

1999

Cast as Rizzo in the Broadway revival of "Grease"

1997

Re-teamed with Fred Savage for two episodes of "Working" (NBC)

1992

Feature debut, "Sidekicks"

1990

Cast in the NBC TV-movie, "Camp Cucamonga"

1988

Played Winnie Cooper, Fred Savage's main love interest on "The Wonder Years" (ABC)

1985

First acting role, "The Twilight Zone" (CBS)

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