Danica Mae McKellar is an American actress, mathematics writer, and education advocate, best known for her portrayal of Kevin Arnold's on-off girlfriend Winnie Cooper in the television series The Wonder Years.
In addition, she has written six non-fiction books all dealing with mathematics: Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, which encouraged middle-school and high-school girls to have confidence and succeed in mathematics, Goodnight, Numbers, and Do Not Open This Math Book.
Early Life And Education
Danica Mckellar was born in 1975 in La Jolla in California. But she was raised in Los Angeles from the time she was seven years old. She is known as one of the popular TV Faces of Hollywood. She belongs to a good family as her father was a real estate developer whereas her mother is a housewife.
She also has a sister whose name is Crystal. Like Danica, Crystal is also an actress. From the beginning of her childhood days, she was so interested in acting. This leads her to join acting classes at a performing arts school called the Diane Hill Hardin Young Actors Space.
Danica Mckellar's Career
She started her acting career in her childhood days. When she was just nine years old in 1984 she started doing television commercials.
After that in 1987, she got a chance to appear on two episodes of the popular TV show ‘The Twilight Zone.’
Danica in the popular tv Show ABC
At the age of 13, she landed a big role in the TV series The Wonder Years which was a popular ABC television show. In this series, her sister Crystal also acted along with her side. She played the character of Becky Slater who was Kevin’s spurned and romantic interest. The show ended in 1993 after five years of running.
Because of her outstanding performance in this show, she was nominated for many award ceremonies. She earned nominations for her work as Winnie Cooper. She won a Young Artist Award in 1989 for her role in a comedy or drama series. After the end of the show The Wonder Years, she kind of took a break from the acting. This allows her to attend college.
So she joined the University of California majoring in Maths. She is so talented in maths that her professor Lincoln Hayes impressed by her performance recruited her. Along with another fellow named Winn, Hayes set up a mathematical proof named the Charles-Mckellar-Winn theorem. Finally, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of California.
Because of her love for mathematics, she also published a book named Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math without Losing your mind or Breaking a Nail. After getting a positive response from her readers she was so inspired that she published entire series of New York Times Bestsellers. This includes books like Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss, Hot X: Algebra Exposed and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape.
Net Worth And Tv Series
Danica Mckellar's net worth is $6 million at present. She has earned a decent amount of salary in her career.
She has appeared in a string of television, television movie, and film projects, including, "Camp Cucamonga", "Sidekicks", "Babylon 5", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Sirens", and "Working", and voiced the character of Freida Goren on the animated series, "Static Shock".
She has done voice work on various cartoons, including "The West Wing", "NCIS", "Jack & Bobby", "How I Met Your Mother", "Hack!", and "The Big Bang Theory".
Danica Mckellar's Personal Life
Moving onto her personal life, after having affair with a composer and visual effects artist named Mike Verta, they got married. they both have a son together whose name is Draco. Due to some irreconcilable differences between the two of them, they split in 2012. They get a divorce after three years of the marital relationship.
After discussing with each other several times, they came to a decision to share custody of their son. Currently, she is single and wants to stay single. She is a very cool type of person. Apart from acting, she enjoys math-related projects and motherhood.
Loves To Do
She is a keen lover of dancing and yoga. So when free she is engaged in dancing and doing yoga. She believes that dancing and yoga help to maintain her figure as well as help her to stay healthy.
She stands tall with a height of 1.63 m. She looks so hot and sexy with long legs and beautiful feet. She has a perfect body shape with body measurements of 34-24-34.
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by sabna, 04 Aug, 2022