Born In: La Jolla, California, United States
Danica McKellar is an American actress, mathematics writer, and education advocate, who is best known for her role in the television series ‘The Wonder Years’. She had always been passionate about acting and joined acting classes at the age of 7. Danica McKellar started her acting career as a child artist in television commercials and also acted in a couple of episodes of a popular television show ‘The Twilight Zone’. She then got a significant role in a popular American television comedy drama ‘The Wonder Years’ that gave her a lot of fame and recognition. The show ran for six seasons and after it got over, Danica McKellar took a break from acting to focus on her studies and she majored in Mathematics. She has written four books on mathematics and has been able to encourage and inspire numerous teenage girls to develop interest in the subject. Danica has given guest appearances in many of the television shows and has also written and directed two short films. She has won many awards and honors for her efforts in encouraging young girls to have confidence to do well in mathematics.
Also Known As: Danica Mae McKellar
Spouse/Ex-: Scott Sveslosky (m. 2014), Mike Verta (m. 2009–2013)
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Portuguese American, Dutch American, German American, Spanish American, French American
U.S. State: California
education: University Of California, Los Angeles
Danica McKellar was born on January 3, 1975, in La Jolla, San Diego, California and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 8. Her father, Christopher, is a real estate developer and her mother, Mahalia, was a homemaker. She has a sister, Crystal McKellar, who is an actress and a corporate lawyer.
Her parents got divorced in 1982, and her dad married Molly with whom he produced two sons, Christopher and Connor.
She studied Bachelor of Science and graduated with specialization in Mathematics in 1998, at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles). She got a degree in Analytical Mathematics.
At the age of thirteen, she was signed for a major role in an American television series ‘The Wonder Years’ and worked in the same during the period 1988-1993. She played a character named Gwendolyn (Winnie) Cooper in the show.
She performed a recurring role in 2002-03 series of ‘The West Wing’ and also appeared in lingerie in the July 2005 edition of ‘Stuff’ magazine. She also made guest appearances in popular TV shows, such as ‘Babylon 5’, ‘Sirens’, ‘NCIS’, ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother’.
Danica McKellar is best known for her work in the American television comedy-drama 'The Wonder Years' that ran for that ran for six seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1993, and grabbed a spot in the list of Nielsen Top 30 during four out of its six seasons . The show made her a household name in America.
She was recognized as the Person of the Week for August 03-August 10, 2007, on World News with Charles Gibson. The recognition was for her efforts towards encouraging young girls to develop an interest in mathematics.
Danica McKellar took wedding vows with her longtime boyfriend Mike Verta on March 22, 2009. The marriage lasted for three years and they separated in 2012, and were granted a divorce in February 2013. The couple has a son named Draco.
She started dating Scott Sveslosky soon after her divorce and got married to him on November 15, 2014.
She had her first kiss at the age of twelve with Fred Savage. It was on the sets of ‘The Wonder Years’.
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