Danica Mae McKellar is an American actress, author, mathematician and education advocate. She is best known for her role as Winnie Cooper in the television show The Wonder Years, and later as author of the two New York Times bestsellers, Math Doesn’t Suck, and Kiss My Math, which encourage middle-school girls to have confidence and succeed in mathematics.
McKellar had a leading role in The Wonder Years, an American television comedy-drama that ran for six seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1993. McKellar played Gwendolyn “Winnie” Cooper, the main love interest of Kevin Arnold (played by Fred Savage) on the show. In an episode entitled “The Accident” and in the final episode, it is stated that every important event in Kevin’s life somehow involved Winnie