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Danica McKellar

Danica Mae McKellar (born January 3, 1975) is an American actress, academic, and education advocate. She is best known for her role as Winnie Cooper in the television show The Wonder Years, and later as the New York Times bestselling author of four popular non-fiction books: Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, which encourage middle-school and high-school girls to have confidence and succeed in mathematics. Born in La Jolla, California, McKellar moved with her family to Los Angeles when she was eight. Her mother Mahalia is a homemaker; her father Christopher is a real estate developer. Her family is "a big mix of Western Europe": Her mother's ancestry is Portuguese (via the Azores and Madeira islands); her father's ancestry is Scottish, Irish, French, German and Dutch. McKellar and her sister Crystal McKellar (who is loosely named after their dad) both maintained professional acting careers as children, but with a strong emphasis on education as a priority. As a result, Crystal became a corporate lawyer (her family nicknamed her "Legally Blonde" because of her hair color), while Danica majored in mathematics. Danica

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Danica McKellar -- One Awesome 'Wonder' ... in Fishnet Stockings

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One Awesome 'Wonder' In Fishnets & Hotpants

Danica McKellar was best known for playing Winnie Cooper on "The Wonder Years" ... until now. Now DM is that hotpants-wearing, midriff-baring chick from a music video!You lose, Kevin Arnold ...… READ MORE >

Danica McKellar -- Fishnets and Stilettos

Danica McKellar
Fishnets and Stilettos

Kevin Arnold would LOSE HIS MIND RIGHT NOW. Former "Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar flaunted her figure in a punk-rock-meets-Hollywood-streetwalker outfit yesterday ... and damn, she looks… READ MORE >

- 371 days ago
Danica Mckellar Divorce -- 'Wonder Years' Star Officially Single

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Officially Single

If you had a crush on Winnie Cooper from "The Wonder Years," now is your chance to strike ... Danica McKellar is officially divorced.As TMZ first reported, McKellar filed for divorce from hubby… READ MORE >

- 524 days ago
Danica McKellar -- Winnie Cooper Actress Files for Divorce

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Files for Divorce

Danica McKellar -- who played the beautiful Winnie Cooper on "The Wonder Years" -- has filed for divorce, TMZ has learned.Danica filed the docs in L.A. County Superior Court against her composer… READ MORE >

- 785 days ago
Winnie Cooper's 'Wonder' Belly

Winnie Cooper's 'Wonder' Belly

Former "Wonder Years" child star turned glowing 35-year-old pregnant lady Danica McKellar showed off her growing baby bump in NYC on Tuesday.Kevin Arnold is not the father. READ MORE >

- 1457 days ago
'NCIS' Star Is Winnie Cooper?

'NCIS' Star Is Winnie Cooper?

Here's "NCIS" star Cote de Pablo in Monte Carlo on Thursday (left) -- and Winnie Cooper from "The Wonder Years" aka Danica McKellar at an event last year (right).Neither wound up with Kevin… READ MORE >

- 1509 days ago
Winnie Cooper of "Wonder Years": 'Memba Her?!

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'Wonder Years' 'Memba Her?!

Danica McKellar played the quintessential childhood sweetheart Winnie Cooper on the '80s TV series "The Wonder Years." Guess what she looks like now! READ MORE >

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