Ever wonder where the celebrities from your favorite movies and shows from the past are today? Sometimes celebrities seem to disappear into thin air. You’d never guess which actors ended up working as lawyers, a food server, or a mathematician. In any case, having a normal job is bound to hit the majority of celebrities at some point in their lives.
McKellar played Winnie Cooper, the main love interest of Kevin Arnold on The Wonder Years. After the show ended, McKellar took a break from acting to attend college. She graduated summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from UCLA. She then enrolled in graduate school, and in 2005, she received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Chicago.
Her enthusiasm for math inspired McKellar to start a website, which she used to give tween and teen girls advice about math. In 2007, she published Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail. The book was so popular that McKellar was encouraged to write an entire series.