Danica McKellar, explains why she studied math and stopped acting
Danica McKellar, the actress who played Winnie Cooper in "The Wonder Years,
she left acting to study a career in math and now explains why.
Draco, McKellar's youngest son, recently interviewed her for ET and asked,
What do you remember most about those years?
McKellar said "What I remember most was juggling between being an actress and doing my homework,"
it was difficult to balance work and school.
Draco asked why did you decide to take a break from acting and become a mathematician?
She said "I went to UCLA, but when I got to college, wherever I went, people all over campus were screaming
Hey, Winnie!' or 'Hey, I loved you in 'The Wonder Years!' and "I couldn't get away from it.
So I needed to discover my worth away from Winnie Cooper, and math was challenging and I did it well.
McKellar became an acclaimed mathematician. she has written 11 children's books on math.