Danica McKellar: A Math “Wonder”

By Karen Harris
Actress Danica McKellar on July 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/WireImage)

As a child actress, Danica McKellar rose to prominence for playing Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, the on-again/off-again girlfriend of the show’s protagonist, Kevin Arnold, played by Fred Savage. McKellar’s Winnie Cooper was the perfect girl-next-door and helped to make the show, which ran from 1988 to 1993 on ABC, so popular. But there is a side to Danica McKellar that you may not know…the brainy side! McKellar is a super-smart mathematician who has written academic papers on mathematics, has a theorem named for her, and has authored several mathematics books. Here is the story of Danica McKellar, the math “wonder”.