What is Hallmark Channel’s Danica McKellar’s Net Worth and Does She Keep in Touch with ‘The Wonder Years’ Cast?

Danica McKellar – you probably remember her as adorable Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years – has changed exponentially from the 1990s coming-of-age series.

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Find out what the busy actress and author has been up to and if she keeps in touch with her former cast mates.

Danica McKellar is a math whiz

The actress has always known she was a natural with numbers and, in recent years, has striven to demystify math in a series of books designed to help girls, in particular, get over their math anxiety.

“I took the AP Calculus BC exam at the end of high school and scored a 5 which is the highest score you could get,” she told CNBC’s On The Money in 2018.

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I can hardly believe it, but my *tenth* @mckellarmath book comes out this year! This is a BIG one – I've been working on it for about 4 years now and I couldn't be more proud. Introducing… . . THE TIMES MACHINE!: Learn Multiplication and Division, Like, Yesterday! . . This book makes learning multiplication and division super fun and easy, using comics and cartoons along with time travel, of course. . . The book essentially has two parts: -Learning multiplication & division as they are taught in today's classrooms (but more fun, with time travel comics!), a *lifesaver* for students & parents confused over these new Common Core methods. -'The Core of the Times Machine' – This section is all about *memorizing* the facts, once and for all. Along with compiling every tip & trick I've learned in my life, I've also created a new way to learn the trickiest multiplication facts, using colorful stories & poems! . . . In the comics, we'll travel through time & space and encounter dinosaurs, cavemen and of course strong female characters in history. The Danica cartoon leads the way, and in addition to Mr. Mouse who you might remember from "Do Not Open This Math Book," you'll meet Ms. Squirrel, who honestly couldn't be more adorable if she tried. . . . The book comes out June 30th and is available for pre-order NOW! And if you go to mckellarmath.com (link in bio), you'll see how to get a personalized autograph for your copy when you preorder it now through the end of February! . . . P.S. See my instastories for more, and a BTS of this video – like, how could I have a copy of it so soon? Hint: I don't! . . . #mathbook #mathhelp #edchat #mathchat #giveaway #autograph #multiplication #division #commoncore #mckellarmath

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McKellar has written math books for kids of all ages, including Math Doesn’t Suck, The Times Machine, Kiss My Math, and Girls Get Curves because, as she told the outlet, math “exercises the problem-solving part of your brain, which will help you better able to pursue your dreams, whatever they might be.” 

And her numerical knowledge doesn’t end there. The mathematician testified before Congress in 2000 about how to make math and science more appealing to women. She’s also probably one of a very few actresses who can say that she has co-authored a theorem, Percolation and Gibbs States Multiplicity for Ferromagnetic Ashkin–Teller Models on Z2, at her alma mater, UCLA.

She’s been keeping busy on Hallmark Channel

Although McKellar took a brief break from acting while she was earning her degree in 1998, she’s never left her first love, appearing throughout the years in television series including The West Wing, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and How I Met Your Mother.

She has also done a broad variety of voice-over work in children’s programming and videos.

The lion’s share of work she’s done in recent years, and with great success, has been with Hallmark Channel movies, including Love and Sunshine, Christmas at Grand Valley, two movies in the Matchmaker Series, and many more.

She talked recently about how shelter in place orders have affected production on a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie she’s currently filming.

 “I’m trying to do my best to stay safe and stay sane,” she told MediaVillage in April 2020. “I’m trying to give back as I know there are a lot of people worse off than I am. I did the Hallmark messages about staying home and I’ve been giving tips about homeschooling, which I’ve been doing for a long time!”

Her net worth and keeping up with ‘The Wonder Years’ cast

McKellar has been married to attorney Scott Sveslosky since 2014 and has a ten-year-old son, Draco, from a previous marriage. Her current net worth is $6 million.

She and her The Wonder Years cast mates remain good friends and keep in touch frequently, as she noted on her website.

“Fred [who played Kevin Arnold] & Josh [who played Paul Pfeiffer] and I follow each other on Twitter,” she said, “and I have recently done a few voice-over jobs with Fred. Dan Lauria [who portrayed the father in the series] has always been like a second dad to me. . .That cast was like a family, and although you may not see all of them often, when you do see each other, it’s like no time has passed.”

The actress has also been teaming up with a The Wonder Years co-star on social media to answer fans’ questions recently while everyone is home.

“Josh Saviano from The Wonder Years and I have done some question-and-answer sessions on my social media, just for fun,” she shared. “He’s a great guy, so it was a lot of fun to catch up, and we’re doing anything we can do to put a smile on people’s faces. I’ve also been doing some readings and recorded one for Favorite Stories that benefits Save The Children and No Kid Hungry.”