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Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, is something of a math wunderkind. As an undergrad at UCLA, Danica coauthored a physics-based hybrid theorem, which was honored in the British Journal of Physics.

After graduating with summa cum laude honors in mathematics, she went on to star in a variety of TV shows, including The West Wing and How I Met Your Mother, and became a bestselling author of books that encourage young girls to have confidence and enjoy math. Her nonfiction titles include Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed, and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape.

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