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Danica McKellar

Highest Rated:   46% Where Hope Grows (2015)
Lowest Rated:   13% Sidekicks (1993)
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Birthplace:   LaJolla, CA, USA
While she is associated with one particular role -- that of Winnie Cooper, Kevin Arnold's (Fred Savage) childhood sweetheart, on the seminal late-'80s seriocomedy The Wonder Years -- American actress Danica McKellar sported an impressive resumé that ultimately encompassed a variety of more challenging parts and extended far beyond the confines of acting in film and television.Born in La Jolla, McKellar was reportedly coaxed by neighbors and family friends to do commercials at an early age, but resisted until age 11, when she finally caved and secured representation. After two appearances on the '80s version of The Twilight Zone, the 12-year-old ingenue -- then a complete unknown -- auditioned for Wonder Years creators Neal Marlens and Carol Black (in 1988). She not only landed the role of Winnie, but so convinced series producers of her suitability as Cooper that they decided to change her part from that of a passing love interest to Kevin's main squeeze. McKellar would later recall that she and Savage flirted around off-camera, but that their relationship ultimately waxed far more fraternal than romantic.After that program wrapped in 1993, McKellar trekked off to UCLA and did revolutionary work in advanced math and physics; she and a research partner had a theorem named after them -- a principle referenced in a key book on statistical mechanics -- and her senior paper graced a highly respected physics journal. The actress graduated summa cum laude in 1998, then headed back to Hollywood, diploma under her arm, and resumed film work. She appeared as Elsie Snuffin in a few 2002 episodes of the blockbuster series The West Wing, voiced Sapphire Stagg on the animated program Justice League Unlimited, and -- on a higher-profile note -- headlined a fun series of telemovies and webisodes for the Lifetime network in the mid-2000s entitled Inspector Mom. As the title suggests, those features cast McKellar as a crime-solving soccer mom.Ever the Renaissance woman, McKellar then extended her cinematic activities into directing, by helming a number of experimental short subjects. In 2006 she made her screenwriting debut with the mystery Inspector Mom. She was also active in the theater, having appeared in such productions as The Vagina Monologues, Grease, and Proof, and authored the 2007 children's book Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail.McKellar continued acting, appearing in guest spots on TV and in TV movies, and competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2014.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Campfire Kiss
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Mommy I Didn't Do It
  • Ellen Plainview
2017
No Score Yet Ma fille, accusée de meurtre
  • Ellen Plainview
2017
No Score Yet My Christmas Dream
  • Christina
2016
No Score Yet Wedding Bells
  • Molly
2016
No Score Yet Crown for Christmas
  • Allie
2015
No Score Yet A Perfect Wedding (Perfect Match)
  • Jessica
2015
46% Where Hope Grows
  • Susan Malcolm
2015
No Score Yet Love At The Christmas Table
  • Katherine
2012
No Score Yet Mancation
  • Rebecca
2012
No Score Yet Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam
  • Sally
2010
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo
  • Madelyn Dinkley
2010
No Score Yet 21 and a Wake-Up
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Naked Movie
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Hack!
  • Emily
2007
No Score Yet Heatstroke
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Bongee Bear and the Kingdom of Rhythm
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Inspector Mom
  • Maddie Monroe
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2006
No Score Yet Path of Destruction
  • Katherine Stern
2005
No Score Yet Raising Genius
  • Lacy Baldwin
2004
No Score Yet Static Shock
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Sex and the Teenage Mind
  • Debbie
2002
No Score Yet The Year That Trembled
  • Pam Hatch
1999
No Score Yet Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie
  • Annie
1996
No Score Yet Moment of Truth: Cradle of Conspiracy
  • Actor
1994
13% Sidekicks
  • Lauren
1993
No Score Yet Camp Cucamonga
  • Lindsay
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Project Mc²
2015
  • The Quail
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet King of the Nerds
2013-2015
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2008-2013
  • Herself
  • 2013
No Score Yet Young Justice
2010-2013
  • Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice
  • 2012
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Abby
  • 2010
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Trudy
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet Cyberchase
2002-2015
  • Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Erin Kendall
  • 2005
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Elsie Snuffin Elsie Sniffin
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Aria Tensus
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
  • Trudy

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