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Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle TrachtenbergAKA Michelle Christine Trachtenberg

Born: 11-Oct-1985
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Dawn Summers on Buffy

Michelle Trachtenberg played Buffy's mystically-created little sister on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She had worked with Sarah Michelle Gellar several years earlier on All My Children, and Gellar recommended Trachtenberg for the Buffy role.

Trachtenberg has been acting since she was three, spilling fake cranberry juice for a Wisk detergent commercial. As a TV kid, she played Iggy Pop's daughter on Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Pete & Pete, and was nannied by space alien Bronson Pinchot in Meego. As an adult, she has a recurring role as the pop star Celeste on HBO's Six Feet Under. In movies, young Trachtenberg played the title role in Harriet the Spy and Penny in Matthew Broderick's Inspector Gadget. More recently, Trachtenberg made out with her own fictitious brother in Eurotrip, did double toe loops in Ice Princess, and helped Joseph Gordon-Levitt figure himself out in Mysterious Skin.

She graduated with honors from high school, with nothing but straight A's. Trachtenberg has long been active with Recording Artists, Athletes, and Actors Against Drunk Driving (RADD) and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE).

Father: Michael Trachtenberg
Mother: Lana Trachtenberg
Sister: Irene Trachtenberg
Boyfriend: Shawn Ashmore (actor, dated 2004-06)
Boyfriend: Jason Lewis (actor, dated 2007-)

    High School: Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA (2002)


    Weeds Emma Karlin (2011)
    Mercy Nurse Chloe Payne (2009-10)
    Gossip Girl Georgina Sparks (2008-)
    Six Feet Under Celeste (2004)
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dawn Summers (2000-03)
    Meego Maggie Parker (1997)
    The Adventures of Pete & Pete Nona Mecklenberg (1994-96)
    All My Children Lily Benton Montgomery (1993-96)

    Sexy Evil Genius (9-Apr-2013)
    Take Me Home Tonight (4-Mar-2011) · Ashley
    Cop Out (25-Feb-2010) · Ava
    17 Again (11-Mar-2009)
    Against the Current (18-Jan-2009) · Suzanne
    The Circuit (8-Jun-2008)
    Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (15-Jan-2008) [VOICE]
    Black Christmas (15-Dec-2006)
    Beautiful Ohio (10-Nov-2006) · Sandra
    The Dive from Clausen's Pier (25-Jul-2005)
    Ice Princess (18-Mar-2005)
    Mysterious Skin (3-Sep-2004)
    Eurotrip (20-Feb-2004) · Jenny
    Can't Be Heaven (5-Dec-2000) · Julie
    Inspector Gadget (18-Jul-1999)
    Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (3-Nov-1998)
    Christmas in My Hometown (10-Dec-1996)
    Harriet the Spy (10-Jul-1996) · Harriet

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