Former ‘Wonder Years’ Star Danica McKellar Explains How She Went From Acting to Math

In the latest episode of NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, a grown up Danica McKellar, who’s most widely known as Winnie Cooper from the classic television show The Wonder Years, spoke about how she went from a promising career in acting to an even more promising career in math, how she became known as the girl who scored very high on her exams rather than for her role on television and how she discovered how she could be “smart, capable and valuable for something that had nothing to do with Hollywood.”

What happens when you’re no longer the girl next door from The Wonder Years? Former television heartthrob Danica McKellar told us how math helped her to discover that she is so much more than the child actress who played Winnie Cooper.