Danica McKellar partners with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
Danica McKellar, best known as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years and Elsie Snuffin on The West Wing, is a New York Times bestselling author with her groundbreaking books, Math Doesn’t Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, McKellar wrote a theorem that has been dubbed “The Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem” and was published in Britain’s esteemed Journal of Physics. Upon the release of Math Doesn’t Suck, Danica was celebrated as “Person of the Week” on The World News with Charles Gibson for her advocacy of girls’ math education and being a positive role model for young girls.
Danica also encourages a healthy balanced lifestyle, a part of that being yoga. To that end she has a DVD Daily Dose of Dharma with Danica McKellar. Her recent acting roles include appearances on How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory, voicing the regular role of Miss Martian on Cartoon Network’s Young Justice, and starring roles in Lifetime movies Love at the Christmas Table and most recently The Wrong Woman. Recently Danica created a sensation with her risqué guest cameo in the hit Avril Lavigne video “Rock and Roll.”
Despite Danica’s busy schedule, she finds time to lend a helping hand to worthwhile organizations, especially anything relating to children and/or education. She is a spokesperson for St. Jude Children’s Hospital’s Math-a-thon, is involved with the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation which provides at risk children in Ghana with food, clothing, healthcare and education; and the California-based My Stuff Bags Foundation, which provides powerful advocacy on behalf of abused, abandoned and neglected children across the U.S. and Canada. Danica has a 3-year-old son, Draco: the love of her life.