Actress Danica McKellar first rose to fame when she played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years. What many people don't know is that McKellar went to school for math, and is a legitimate math whiz. She's out with her fourth book that encourages young girls to love math. But her message goes beyond embracing numbers.
McKellar argues that many young girls start to feel pressure about their looks in middle and high school, and often this comes at the expense of their education. So McKellar is targeting girls who want to look good with the message that good looks and brains are not mutually exclusive.
The video of our interview appears on this page. Some viewers found that McKellar's attire for the interview was "distracting," so I tried to address that point. But McKellar is clear: She has a reputation as a good-looking actress, and she doesn't shy away from that, nor does she shy away from her status as an intelligent person. She's trying to demonstrate exactly what she writes about in her book, "Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape."
McKellar has been on a national media tour talking about these issues and joined us live on Rochester's CW this week.