- NAME: Danica McKellar
- OCCUPATION: Television Actor
- BIRTH DATE: January 03, 1975 (Age: 38)
- EDUCATION: University of California, Los Angeles, The Diane Hill Hardin Young Actors Space, University of Chicago
- PLACE OF BIRTH: La Jolla, California
- Full Name: Danica Mae McKellar
- AKA: Danica McKellar
- ZODIAC SIGN: Capricorn
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Actress Danica McKellar played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years. She has also written a series of New York Times best-sellers, including Math Doesn't Suck.
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Picking up her education where she left off so many years ago, McKellar enrolled in graduate school. In 2005, she received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Chicago.
Her reignited enthusiasm for math spurred McKellar to start a personal website, which she used to give tween and teen girls advice about math. She enjoyed the endeavor so much that she was inspired to expand on her advice in a book: In 2007,
she published Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail. McKellar's appealing, teen-friendly style of writing took a lighthearted pop culture approach to what otherwise might be considered a dry subject. The book was so well received that McKellar was encouraged to write an entire series of New York Times best-sellers, including Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss (2008), Hot X: Algebra Exposed! (2010) and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape (2012).
In 2012, McKellar divorced from her husband of three years, composer and visual effects artist Mike Verta, identifying irreconcilable differences as the cause of their split. McKellar and Verta share custody of their son, Draco.
Aside from acting, math-related projects and motherhood, McKellar enjoys ballroom dancing and doing yoga in her spare time.
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