Danica McKellar is an American actress, author, mathematician, and education advocate.

Danica McKellar Bio / Age

Danica McKellar was born January =3, 1975 in La Jolla, California to her father Christopher, a real estate developer and her mother Mahalia who was a homemaker, before moving to Los Angeles with her family at the age of eight. She is of Scottish, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Dutch ancestry. She has two half-brothers and a sister, Crystal.

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Danica started acting professionally as a kid – together with her sister but their parents made sure they were not distracted from a solid educational pursuit. As a result, Crystal became a corporate lawyer, while Danica majored in mathematics.

McKellar earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the UCLA. she graduated in 1998 with the highest honors. As an undergraduate, she co-authored a scientific paper with fellow student Brandy Winn and Professor Lincoln Chayes.


Danica McKeller is an aspiring young American actress who has shown prominence in Hollywood movies as well as television shows. Danica Mae McKellar started her acting career from a very early age and is still going strong in the field. She has made a name not only as an actress but also as an academic advocate, a renowned mathematician, and a best-selling author.

Danica climbed to fame as an actress when she landed the role of Winnie Cooper in the television series, “The Wonder Years”. After taking some time to excel in academia, Danica returned to an acting career in the early 2000s and has since been prominent in this area.

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Danica was always a good student and despite her early acting career, she never compromised her studies. Danica and her sister, Crystal who were both child actors went on to achieve something bigger in their academic lives. While Crystal became a corporate lawyer, Danica left acting between 1993 and 1998 and went on to get a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Surprisingly, she has a mathematical theorem named after her and her associates which is recognized as the Charles-McKellar-Winn Theorem. Later, she authored a New York Times best-selling book, “Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail” and a string of other books. Since then, she has managed to get a hold of both her careers and has excelled in both of them.

The best-selling author as well as a recognized actress, Danica amassed most of her wealth from her acting career but again, her non-fiction books like, “Maths Doesn’t Suck”, “Kiss My Math” and much more also helped Danica add to her pile of money. Other than the six years long-running series “The Wonder Years” which earned Danica a Young Artist Award, she has been involved in a string of TV shows such as “Working”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Game Over”, “Static Shock” and so on. The Hollywood movies that she has been a part of include “Sidekicks”, “Good Neighbor”, “Raising Genius”, “Mancation” etc. Apart from being an actress, Danica has also proven herself as a good mathematician and a recognized author.

Danica McKellar Married Life / Divorce

Peeking into her personal life, Danica McKellar has been married twice and is a mother to a son. Previously married to composer Mike Verta, Danica divorced him in 2013 and got married to her then-boyfriend Scott Sveslosky in 2014. As of now, the over forty-year-old actress lives her fabulous life with her husband and son in Los Angeles, California.


Danica McKellar is an acclaimed success in the American movie industry, with so many films under her belt. Below is a list of her filmography.


Sidekicks (1992), Good Neighbour (2001), XCU: Extreme Close Up (2001), Speechless (2001), Black Hole (2002), Reality School (2002), The Year That Trembled (2002), Raising Genius (2004), Intermission (2004), Hack! (2007), Heatstroke (2008), 21 and a Wake-Up (2009), Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010), Flatland 2: Sphereland (2012), Mancation (2012), Where Hope Grows (2014), My Christmas Dream (2016), The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! (2017), among many others.

Danica McKellar Income and Earnings

Danica has accumulated a net worth of $3 million as of 2015, which renders to her every little requirement so that she could live a lavishing and celebrated life. This actress for whom academia and knowledge come first and then other things, has been noted for making time to enjoy little things in life, which includes her hobbies of ballroom dancing and yoga.

Quick Facts about Danica McKellar

Full Name: Danica Mae McKellar

Profession: Actress, mathematician, author, screenwriter

Height: 5ft 3 in

Ethnicity: American

Nationality: American

Date of Birth: January 3, 1975

Place of Birth: La Jolla, California, USA

Education: University of California

Marital status: Married to Scott Sveslosky

Astrological sign: Capricorn

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