Danica McKellar: Winnie Cooper Turns 40, But Still Looks Decades Younger

Danica McKellar played the quintessential girl next door as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, but as the actress turns 40 it looks as if she’s barely aged a day since the show went off the air in 1993.

McKellar celebrated her 40th birthday on Saturday, capping off what was a busy year in her life. Back in November, she got married to longtime boyfriend Scott Sveslosky in a Luau-themed wedding.

"It was absolutely magical," says McKellar. "We were married at 6:30 a.m. in a sunrise ceremony. The forecast predicted rain, but there was not a drop of water in the clear sky. The sun came peaking up over the mountains just as I was walking down the aisle, alongside both my parents."

Danica also appeared on Dancing With The Stars earlier in the year, but was voted off in the eighth week.

She even got a chance to reunite with the cast of The Wonder Years. The cast — including Fred Savage and Josh Saviano — appeared together on Good Morning America in October to promote the release of the show, and took the opportunity to reminisce about their time together.

“I think the way that families have been portrayed on TV has evolved as we have,” Savage said. He explained further.

“Ours was a very kind of nuclear, traditional family, but as families have changed, and they look different, they come together in different ways, I love that TV’s reflected that. No matter how families change, there’s still things that all families go through. Regardless of what your family looks like or how it’s been put together, I think you can find stuff to relate to in the show. Some things stay the same.”

Danica McKellar has been quite busy since the show went off the air. She earned a degree in mathematics from UCLA, and later went on to write a series of books encouraging young students, especially girls, to get into math. Some of the books include Math Doesn’t Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape.

[Images via People magazine, G4TV]