Danica McKellar

Highest Rated: 46% Where Hope Grows (2015)
Lowest Rated: 10% Sidekicks (1993)
Birthday: Jan 3, 1975
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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Love and Sunshine Jake Terry 2019
No Score Yet Love in Design Actor 2018
No Score Yet Very, Very Valentine Helen 2018
No Score Yet Campfire Kiss Dana Henderson 2017
No Score Yet Mommy I Didn't Do It Ellen Plainview 2017
No Score Yet Coming Home for Christmas Lizzie Richfield 2017
No Score Yet Ma fille, accusée de meurtre Ellen Plainview 2017
No Score Yet My Christmas Dream Christina 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 The Wrong Woman Ellen Plainview 2013
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 Producer Maddie Monroe Screenwriter 2006
No Score Yet Path of Destruction Katherine Stern 2005
No Score Yet Wedding Bells Molly 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
10% Sidekicks Lauren 1993
No Score Yet Camp Cucamonga Lindsay 1990

TV

CREDIT
94% Young Justice
2010
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Project Mc²
2015-2017
The Quail
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Milo Murphy's Law
2016
Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet King of the Nerds
2013-2015
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member
  • 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 Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice
  • 2012
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Abby
  • 2010
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Trudy
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Cyberchase
2002-2018
Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2010
Trudy
  • 2005
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Erin Kendall
  • 2005
No Score Yet Strong Medicine
2000-2006
Natalie Pascal
  • 2005
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice Misty
  • 2004
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Elsie Snuffin Elsie Sniffin
  • 2003
  • 2002
95% Justice League
2004
Voice
  • 2002
30% Working
1997-1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Aria Tensus
  • 1994
22% Sirens
1993-1994
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Wonder Years
1988-1993
Gwendolyn `Winnie' Cooper
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
Trudy

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