Interview by Paul Salfen
Danica Mae McKellar is an American actress, mathematics writer, and education advocate. She played Winnie Cooper in the television series The Wonder Years from 1988 to 1993, and from 2010 to 2022, has voiced Miss Martian in the animated superhero series Young Justice.
In 2015, McKellar was cast in the Netflix original series Project Mc2. She appears in several television films for Hallmark Channel. She is the current voice of Judy Jetson from The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! since 2017 following Janet Waldo’s death the previous year.
In addition to her acting work, McKellar later wrote six non-fiction books, all dealing with mathematics: Math Doesn’t Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed, Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, which encourage middle-school and high-school girls to have confidence and succeed in mathematics, Goodnight, Numbers, and Do Not Open This Math Book
About The Film: In A Royal Date for Christmas, Bella Sparks (McKellar), owner of Bella Sparks Couture, takes on a demanding new client “Stefan” (Runyan) to outfit for a week of high stakes meetings and events after his luggage goes missing. Stefan asks Bella to be his “official plus one” for many of the formal soirees, a request Bella accepts with good humor. Imagine Bella’s reaction when she accidentally discovers “Stefan” is Stefan William Francis Brown, the Duke of Tangford.