Danica McKellar is an American actress, education advocate, and mathematics writer. She has gained huge popularity as “Winnie Cooper” through the famous TV series “The Wonder Years”.
Danica McKellar’s birth name is Danica Mae McKellar. But she is mostly recognized as Danica McKellar. She was born on 3 January 1975. She is now 47 years old (as of 2022). Her birthplace is in La Jolla, California, United States. In 1988, McKellar earned a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She achieved her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Danica McKellar spent her childhood with her family in La Jolla. But at the age of 8, she moved to Los Angeles with her family. Her mother’s name is Mahaila McKellar. She is a homemaker. Her father’s name is Christopher McKellar and he is a real estate developer. McKellar’s younger sister is a lawyer. She is very dear to her family.
Danica McKellar started her acting career in 1992 through the movie “Sidekicks”. Subsequently, she appeared in numerous movies such as Speechless, Black Hole, Raising Genius, Quite Kill, Mancation, and so on. McKellar also gained huge fame through her popular television series. In 1985, she started her acting career in the TV series “The Twilight Zone”. Then she appeared in several series like Babylon 5, Sirens, Working, Random Play, Eve, Love in Design, The Winter Palace, and so on.
McKellar performed in music videos as well. In 2013, she played the role of Winnie Cooperre in the music video titled “Rock n Roll”. She appeared in several video games such as X-Men Legends, EverQuest II, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, and Young Justice: Legacy. McKellar also authored mathematics-related books. Her primary target is adolescent readers who are interested in succeeding in the study of mathematics. The name of her books are Math Doesn’t Suck (2008), Kiss My Math (2009), Hot X: Algebra Exposed (2010), and Girls Get Curves (2012).
Movies & TV Shows
- SideKicks as Lauren (1992)
- Good Neighbor as Molly Wright (2001)
- XCU: Extreme Close Up as Sarah (2001)
- Speechless as Dana Woodman (2001)
- Sex and the Teenage Mind as Debbie (2002)
- Black Hole as Rachael (2002)
- Reality School as Sexy Sally (2002)
- Jane White Is Sick & Twisted as Tiffany (2002)
- The Year that Trembled as Pam Hatch (2002)
- Hip, Edgy, Sexy, Cool as Sissie (2002)
- Raising Genius as Lacy Baldwin (2004)
- Intermission as Sleepwalker (2004)
- Quite Kill as Pet Shop Girl (2004)
- Hack! as Emily (2007)
- Heatstroke as Caroline (2008)
- 21 and a Wake-Up as Jenny Valentine (2009)
- Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo as Madelyn Dinkley (2010)
- Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam as Sally (2010)
- Flatland 2: Sphereland as Aero (2012)
- Mancation as Rebecca (2012)
- Where Hope Grows as Susan Malcolm (2014)
- The Jetsons & WWE: Robo WrestleMania! As Judy Jetson (2017)
- The Fiddling Horse as Leslie Heart (2018)
- Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High as Frost (2018)
- The Twilight Zone as Nola (1985)
- The Wonders Years as Winnie Cooper (1988-1993)
- The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! as Patty (1989)
- Camp Cucamonga as Lindsey Scott (1990)
- Captain Planet and the Planeteers as Lisa (1992)
- Babylon 5 as Aria Tensus (1994)
- Moment of Truth: Cardle of Conspiracy as Kristin Guthrie (1994)
- Walker, Texas Ranger as Laurie Maston (1994)
- Sirens as Alison Trent (1994)
- Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth as Annie Mills Carmon (1996)
- Love Boat: The Next Wave as Mary Dutton (1998)
- Working as Jolie (1998)
- Random Play as daughter (1999)
- Static Shock as Freida Goren (2000-2004)
- The Divison as Wendy (2001)
- Even Stevens as Sandrine (2001)
- The Weakest Link as herself (2001)
- Justice League as Sapphire Stagg (2002)
- The West Wing as Elsie Snuffin (2002-2003)
- King of the Hill as Sharona (2004)
- Game Over as Elsa (2004)
- Century City as Sally (2004)
- Eve as Claudia (2004)
- NCIS as Erin Kendall (2005)
- Jack & Bobby as Keirsten (2005)
- NYPD Blue as Rosemary (2005)
- Strong Medicine as Natalie Pascal (2005)
- Path of Destruction as Katherine Stern (2005)
- How I Met Your Mother as Trudy (2005)
- Inspector Mom as Maddie Monroe (2006-2007)
- Cyberchase as Wanda (2006)
- Random! Cartoons as Katerina “Kat” Metropoulos (2007)
- The Big Bang Theory as Abby (2010)
- Young Justice as Miss Martian (2019-Present)
- Generator Rex as Claire (2010-2013)
- G.I. Joe: Renegades as Sister Leila (2010)
- The Nerdist: Tribute to Science as herself (2013)
- Love at the Christmas Table as Katherine (2012)
- Tasmanian Devils as Alex (2013)
- The Secret Life of the American Teenager as herself (2013)
- Nerdist: Course of the Force as Bounty Hunter (2013)
- The Wrong Woman as Ellen Plainview (2013)
- Transformers: Rescue Bots as Hayley (2014)
- Dancing with the Stars as herself (2014)
- King of the Nerds as herself (2015)
- Impractical Jokers as herself (2015, 2017-2018)
- Perfect Match as Jessica Summers (2015)
- Miss America 2016 as herself (2015)
- Crown for Christmas as Allie Evans (2015)
- DC Super Hero Girls as Frost (2015-2018)
- My Christmas Dream as Christina (2016)
- Wedding Bells as Molly (2016)
- Shimmer and Shine as Layla (2016-2018)
- Mommy, I Didn’t Do It as Ellen Plainview (2017)
- Campfire Kiss as Dana (2017)
- Coming Home for Christmas as Lizzie (2017)
- Very, Very, Valentine as Helen (2018)
- Love in Design as Hannah (2018)
- Christmas at Dollywood as Rachel (2019)
- Matchmaker Mysteries: A Fatal Romance as Angie Dove (2020)
- Christmas She Wrote as Kayleigh King (2020)
- Home Economics as Allison (2021-2022)
- You, Me & the Christmas Trees as Olivia Arden (2021)
- The Winter Palace as Emily Miller (2022)
- The Wonder Years as Winnie Cooper (2022)
Danica McKellar is married. She tied the knot with Scott Sveslosky in 2014. The couple is blessed with a child. Before that, she married Michael “Mike” Vetra in 2009. Unfortunately, they got divorced in 2012.
Danica McKellar is a talented actress and writer. She has kept herself away from all kinds of controversies.
Danica McKellar has no political background and she is not involved in politics.
Award & Nominations
- On 10 August 2007, McKellar was named Person of the Week on “World News with Charles Gibson” for her book “Math Doesn’t Suck”.
- In January 2014, she received the “Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communication Award”.
Some Unknown Facts about Danica McKellar
- Danica McKellar started her acting with her younger sister in her mother’s dance studio.
- She made her breakthrough at the age of 12.
- Her first film as a filmmaker was “Speechless”.
Danica McKellar’s Net Worth
Danica McKellar earns most of her living through her acting career and as an author. Her estimated net worth is approximately $6 million USD.