American star Danica McKellar rose to stardom with her role as Winnie Cooper in the hit series The Wonder Years, in which she appeared in 98 episodes between 1988 and 1993. So, what has Danica been doing since she left the show 20 years ago?
Well, since leaving The Wonder Years, Danica McKellar actually found it a bit of a struggle to make the transition from child star into grown up actress. Danica managed to get a lot of bit part roles and guest appearances but it was not the same as being a series regular.
While her acting career did not quite take off to the extremes that many were expecting, McKellar was fortunate enough to have another love in her life, mathematics. Danica McKellar studied mathematics at university, before going on to write the books Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape.
These books tried to encourage middle-school and high-school girls to have confidence and succeed in mathematics. Danica McKellar has mixed her acting career, with being film director, academic, book author and education advocate, proof that you can have a life away from acting.