Danica McKellar

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Actress

Birth Date: January 3, 1975

Age: 49 years old

Birth Place: La Jolla, California

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, 2005-14) 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.

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MovieGuide Awards

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Swing Into Romance

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Christine Sims
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2023

A Royal Date for Christmas

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2023

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2022

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2022

The Good Dish

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2022

The Winter PalaceStream

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Emily Miller
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2022

The Winter PalaceStream

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2022

Christmas at the Drive-InStream

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2022

Young Justice: Phantoms

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Miss Martian
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2021

CBS Mornings

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2021

Home EconomicsStream

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Alison
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2021

Home Town: Ben's Workshop

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2021

You, Me & the Christmas TreesStream

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Olivia Arden
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2021

The Art of the Kill

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Angie Dove
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2021

GMA3: What You Need to Know

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2020

2020 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Preview Special

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2020

The Library That Dolly Built

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2020

Christmas She Wrote

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Kayleigh
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2020

Matchmaker Mysteries: A Fatal Romance

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Angie Dove
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2020

Matchmaker Mysteries: A Fatal Romance

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Matchmaker Mysteries: A Killer Engagement

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Angie Dove
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Matchmaker Mysteries

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Angie Dove
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2019

Matchmaker Mysteries

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Access Daily

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2019

GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke

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2019

Love and Sunshine

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Ally Craig
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2019

Bongee Bear and the Kingdom of Rhythm

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Brittany
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Christmas at DollywoodStream

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Rachel Davis
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2019

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Spring Fever 2018 Preview Show

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Very, Very, ValentineStream

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Love in Design

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Christmas at Grand Valley

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2018

Christmas at Grand Valley

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2018

Access Live

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Daily Blast Live

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Mommy, I Didn't Do It

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2017

Campfire Kiss

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2017

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2017

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Veronica
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Harry

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Molly Quinn
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Christina
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Killer Frost
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The 2016 Miss America Competition

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The Quail
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2015

Perfect Match

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Jessica Summers
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2015

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Allie Evans
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Where Hope Grows

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Susan Malcolm
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The Real

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The Wrong Woman

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Ellen
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2013

Diabel Tasmanski

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Tasmanian Devils

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Alex
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Home & Family

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Katie

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Steve Harvey

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Young Justice: Invasion

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2012

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2012

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2010

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2010

21 and a Wakeup

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Jenny Valentine
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2009

The Secret Life of the American TeenagerStream

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Herself
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2008

Free Radio

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2008

Heatstroke

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Caroline
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2008

The Big Bang TheoryStream

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Abby
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2007
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Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

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2007

Phineas and FerbStream

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Becky
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The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet

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Inspector Mom: Kidnapped in Ten Easy Steps

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Maddie Monroe
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Hack!

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Emily
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Maddie Monroe
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How I Met Your MotherStream

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Trudy
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2005
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Path of Destruction

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Katherine Stern
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Game Over

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Raising Genius

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Lacy Baldwin
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2004

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Erin Kendall
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Sex and the Teenage Mind

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Debbie
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Jane White Is Sick and Twisted

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Tiffany
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Sarah
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2001

The Killer Next Door

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Molly Wright
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Static Shock

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The West WingStream

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Elsie Snuffin
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Love Boat: The Next Wave

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Working

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The ViewStream

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King of the HillStream

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Misty
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1997

Access Hollywood

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Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie

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Annie Mills Carman
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Moment of Truth: Cradle of Conspiracy

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Kristin Guthrie
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1994

NYPD BlueStream

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Rosemary Wyatt
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1993
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Walker, Texas RangerStream

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SidekicksStream

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Lauren
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1993
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The Wonder YearsStream

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Gwendolyn "Winnie" Cooper
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1988

The Twilight Zone

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Entertainment Tonight

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Good Morning America

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News aboutDanica McKellar

Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, and Trevor Donovan for 'Great American Christmas'

Great American Family Announces Star-Studded Holiday Movie Lineup

‘The Wonder Years’ Turns 35! Danica McKellar Shares Her Winnie Cooper Audition Story (VIDEO)

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Danica McKellar Reacts to Neal Bledsoe Exiting Great American Family Over Candace Cameron Bure Comments

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‘Christmas at the Drive-In’: Danica McKellar Teases ‘Snarky’ Banter in Enemies-to-Lovers Holiday Tale (VIDEO)

'I'm Glad It's Christmas,' 'A Merry Christmas Wish' and 'A Christmas...Present'

All the Christmas Movies Coming to Great American Family in 2022

Greg Kinnear and Courteney Cox in 'Shining Vale,' Rebecca Wisocky in 'Ghosts,' and Danica McKellar in 'You, Me & the Christmas Trees'

Courteney Cox, Danica McKellar & More TV Stars Share Their Ghost Stories

'Domino Masters,' Fox, Teams Rocket Science & Dominators

Meet the 16 Teams of Fox’s ‘Domino Masters’ (PHOTOS)

Steve Price, Eric Stonestreet, Danica McKellar, Vernon Davis in Domino Masters
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‘Domino Masters’ Promo: Eric Stonestreet Hosts Fox’s New Competition Series (VIDEO)

Impractical Jokers guest stars

‘Impractical Jokers’ Turns 10: The Best Celeb Cameos From the Prank Show (VIDEO)

Susie Abromeit, Torrance Coombs in Much Ado About Christmas

What Is GAC Family? What to Know About the Network Recruiting Hallmark Stars

Danica McKellar in You, Me and The Christmas Trees

Danica McKellar Leaving Hallmark to Join GAC Family

Danica McKellar for You, Me and the Christmas Trees on Hallmark
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Danica McKellar on the ‘Wonder Years’ Reunion in ‘You, Me & The Christmas Trees’ (VIDEO)

The Wonder Years - Danica McKellar, Jason Hervey, Olivia d'Abo, Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, and Josh Saviano of the original Wonder Years

The Original ‘Wonder Years’ Cast Is Taking Over ABC’s Comedy Lineup in October

Danica McKellar at 2019 Winter TCA Tour

Danica McKellar Named As Judge On Eric Stonestreet Hosted ‘Domino Masters’

Danica McKellar on Why a Lot of People Die Around ‘Matchmaker Mysteries’ Angie Dove (VIDEO)

Hallmark 2020 Holiday Movies Actors

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Danica McKellar MatchMaker Mysteries Preview Comfort TV
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My Comfort TV With… ‘MatchMaker Mysteries’ Star Danica McKellar

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Danica McKellar Returns as Angie Dove in ‘A Fatal Romance’ (VIDEO)

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Danica McKellar on ‘Magical’ Dolly Parton & Love in ‘Christmas at Dollywood’ (VIDEO)

A Christmas Love Story Final Image Assets

Hallmark Kicks Off December With 5 New Heartwarming Holiday Movies

MatchMaker Mysteries A Killer Engagement Final Image Assets
Q&A

Danica McKellar on Angie’s Determination & Humor in ‘MatchMaker Mysteries’

The Wonder Years

‘Wonder Years’ Reunion! See Kevin, Winnie & Paul Together Again (PHOTO)

Switched for Christmas - Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Deklin

‘Tis the Season! The 5 Top Leading Ladies of Holiday TV (PHOTOS)

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Why Danica McKellar Accidentally Smiled During Her ‘Wonder Years’ First Kiss (VIDEO)