The Series You Probably Forgot Danica McKellar Appeared In Before Her Hallmark Days

Danica McKellar has been acting for decades, making a name for herself with movies for the Hallmark Channel. During her time working for the network, McKellar starred in projects such as "Perfect Match," "Crown For Christmas," "Wedding Bells," "Campfire Kiss," "Love in Design," "Christmas She Wrote," and others.

However, in 2022 McKellar decided to leave the Hallmark Channel in favor of a move to a competitor network, Great American Family. "Part of it was because I had the opportunity to do a multi-picture deal, which I hadn't done at Hallmark, and also not just multi-picture, but also really being a producer, really helping to develop these stories from the beginning," she told Us Weekly of the career move.

McKellar has been focusing on her film career in recent years, but the actor has also been seen in many television shows such as "Babylon 5," "Walker, Texas Ranger," "Even Stevens," "NCIS," "How I Met Your Mother," "The Big Bang Theory," and many more. While she's a recognizable face on TV, there is one fan-favorite TV show that viewers may not remember the actor starring in.

Danica McKellar once held a role on The West Wing

Danica McKellar might be known for her heartfelt TV movies, but some fans of the actor may be surprised to learn that she actually had a part in the hit television series "The West Wing." The series follows some of the key players at the White House who work side-by-side with the president. The cast of the show included Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney, Dule Hill, Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Elizabeth Moss, Jimmy Smits, and many more big-name stars. 

McKellar played the role of Elsie Snuffin, a writer with a talent for speech writing. During her time on the show, Elsie was seen working with many White House interns in hopes of whipping them into shape and turning them into productive members of the oval office staff. 

As many fans may remember, McKellar is a seasoned TV veteran who has been working on television since childhood, notably starring in the coming-of-age TV series "The Wonder Years."

Danica McKellar's best known role is as Winnie Cooper

Although some fans may have forgotten about Danica McKellar's role in "The West Wing," they likely remember her well as Winnie Cooper in "The Wonder Years," a character that has been cemented in pop culture history. Winnie was the girl with a heart of gold who caught the eye of the show's lead character Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage). As the series went on, Kevin and Winnie grew up together and faced many of the same issues that most high school sweethearts deal with while navigating their first love. In the years following the end of the show, McKellar has acknowledged the importance of the series and her memorable character, revealing that she never wants to take it for granted.

In January 2023, McKellar celebrated the 35th anniversary of "The Wonder Years," and even thanked her fans for the popular show. "I'm so grateful for the incredible memories, but even more grateful for all of you who have followed my career from that heartwarming, family tv show to the heartwarming movies I feel so fortunate to make today on @gactv," she wrote on Instagram.

Whether you loved Danica McKellar on "The Wonder Years," "The West Wing," or The Hallmark Channel and Great American Family, it's clear that the actor loves her former roles and the fans who have helped her achieve her success.