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Crystal McKellar (born August 16, 1976) is an American attorney and former child actress.

Crystal McKellar
Crystal Dawn Scripps McKellar

(1976-08-16) August 16, 1976 (age 43)
OccupationAttorney, actress
Years active1984–1992

Early lifeEdit

Born in La Jolla, California, McKellar moved with her family to Los Angeles when she was seven. Her mother Mahaila was a homemaker; her father Christopher is a real estate developer.[1]

Her mother's ancestry is Portuguese (via the Azores and Madeira islands); her father's ancestry is Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Dutch.

Crystal and her sister Danica McKellar both maintained professional acting careers as children, but with a strong emphasis on education as a priority.

As a result, Crystal became a corporate lawyer, while Danica majored in mathematics. Danica and Crystal also have two half-brothers, Chris Junior and Connor McKellar.[citation needed]

She and her sister Danica were both students at the Diane Hill Hardin Young Actors Space school. The sisters sometimes competed against each other for roles, including Danica's role of Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years.[2] Crystal would go on to play Becky Slater, a recurring character and onetime love interest of Kevin Arnold. She was nominated for the Best Young Actress Guest Starring In A Television Series award at the eleventh annual Youth in Film Awards in 1988 and 1989.

McKellar graduated from Yale University, where she was the editor of a magazine named Portia. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003 and worked as an associate attorney at the law firms Davis Polk & Wardwell[3] and Morrison & Foerster.[4]

Acting creditsEdit


  1. ^ "Danica McKellar Biography (1975–)". Film Reference. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  2. ^ Clash, Jim (October 9, 2007). Adventurer: Danica McKellar, Part II - Video. Archived from the original on July 19, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
  3. ^ "Crystal McKellar of Davis Polk & Wardwell". Davis Polk & Wardwell. Archived from the original on March 17, 2009. Retrieved March 22, 2009.
  4. ^ "Crystal Scripps McKellar". Morrison & Foerster. Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2010.

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