Michelle Trachtenberg

Actress
Unlike many of her peers, Michelle Trachtenberg did not have to become a tabloid headliner or paparazzi favorite to secure her status as one of Hollywood's most sought after actresses. She simply rose from cute child ... Read more »
Born: 10/10/1985 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Sleepy Hollow 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight 2014 (Movie)

Tika Waylan (Voice)

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Killing Kennedy 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Odd Girl Out 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sexy Evil Genius 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Scribbler 2014 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: Los Angeles 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gossip Girl 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2006 - 2007, 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Take Me Home Tonight 2011 (Movie)

Ashley (Actor)

Weeds 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Cop Out 2010 (Movie)

Ava (Actor)

Mercy 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

17 Again 2009 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Against the Current 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Circuit 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Kickin' It Old Skool 2007 (Movie)

Indie Chick (Actor)

Black Christmas 2006 (Movie)

Melissa (Actor)

House 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

20th Independent Spirit Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Beautiful Ohio 2005 (Movie)

Sandra Sorento (Actor)

Best Year Ever 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ice Princess 2005 (Movie)

Casey Carlyle (Actor)

Mysterious Skin 2005 (Movie)

Wendy Peterson (Actor)

A Merry Mickey Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Eurotrip 2004 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

Six Feet Under 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reading Rainbow 1982 - 2003 (TV Show)

Narrator

Buffy's Back 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Lifestory: Rosie O'Donnell 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Forever Together 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Guys Like Us 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Inspector Gadget 1999 (Movie)

Penny (Actor)

Blue's Birthday 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Meego 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in My Hometown 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Richie Rich's Christmas Wish 1997 (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

The Adventures of Pete & Pete 1993 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Harriet the Spy 1996 (Movie)

Harriet (Actor)

A Father's Choice (TV Show)

Actor

Dive From Clausen's Pier (TV Show)

Actor

The Circuit (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Unlike many of her peers, Michelle Trachtenberg did not have to become a tabloid headliner or paparazzi favorite to secure her status as one of Hollywood's most sought after actresses. She simply rose from cute child star to serious performer in just a few short years, giving nice girls everywhere someone to model their careers after. She also had lots of fun along the way, playing diverse characters - from a young sleuth in the kiddie feature film "Harriet the Spy" (1996), to a butt-kicking teen in the iconic "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-03) series, to a controversial socialite on the catty "Gossip Girl" (CW, 2007- ).

Relationships

Shawn Ashmore Actor

Companion
Dated 2004 No longer together

Brandon Hirsch

Companion
Manages the New York City hot spot Butter began dating in June 2007 no longer together

Scott Sanford Actor

Companion
Reportedly began dating in summer 2008

Michael Trachtenberg

Father

Lana Trachtenberg

Mother

Irene Trachtenberg

Sister
Born in 1979

EDUCATION

Notre Dame High School

Sherman Oaks , California
Graduated with awards in Social Studies and Religion

Milestones

2011

Acted opposite Topher Grace and Anna Faris in "Take Me Home Tonight"

2011

Joined the cast of Showtime's "Weeds"

2009

Cast as nurse Chloe Payne on NBC's "Mercy"

2009

Co-starred with Zac Efron and Matthew Perry in the comedy "17 Again"

2008

Cast in a multi-episode arc as a scheming socialite on The CW series "Gossip Girl"

2006

Guest-starred on NBC crime drama "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"

2006

Co-starred in the thriller "Black Christmas"

2005

Played the title character in the family film "Ice Princess"

2004

Played a recurring role as a pop princess who hires Keith (Mathew St. Patrick) as a bodyguard on the HBO series "Six Feet Under"

2004

Starred in the comedy movie "Eurotrip"

2000

Joined the cast of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (WB, 2000-2001; UPN, 2001-2003) in the role of Dawn Summers

1999

Cast in a featured role in the live-action feature "Inspector Gadget"

1997

Played Maggie Parker on the CBS sitcom "Meego"

1996

Made TV-movie debut in "Christmas in My Hometown" (CBS)

1996

Made feature film debut playing the title role in "Harriet the Spy"

1994

Played an autistic child on the ABC daytime drama "All My Children"

1994

Acted in a recurring role on Nickelodeon's "The Adventures of Pete and Pete"

1993

Landed a recurring role on the Nickelodeon series "Clarissa Explains It All"

1989

Made debut in a TV commercial for Wisk at age three

Bonus Trivia

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"One day I'd like to win an Oscar. But, I tell my mom if I ever get to be rude and demanding to let me know and I'll stop it. I don't want to be an actor like that." – Trachtenberg quoted in the Daily Variety, May 12, 1999

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"The only tantrum I've ever thrown was when I watched an annoying girl doing a Barbie commercial on TV, and I screamed 'Mommy, I can do that better!' I was three years old at the time." – Trachtenberg quoted in Vanity Fair, Aug. 2004

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