Michelle Trachtenberg

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Michelle Trachtenberg in 2008

Michelle Christine Trachtenberg (born October 11, 1985) is an American television and movie actress. She is best known for her role as Dawn Summers from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Trachtenberg was born in New York City, New York. She is of Russian Jewish descent on her mother's side of the family.

Career[change | change source]

Trachtenberg has been acting since 1988 at the age of four. She has acted in several television shows and many movies.

Movies[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Black Christmas Melissa Kitt
Kicking It Old Skool Kim
Beautiful Ohio Sandra
2005 Mysterious Skin Wendy limited release
Ice Princess Casey Carlyle
2004 EuroTrip Jenny
1999 Inspector Gadget Penny
1998 Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Gloria direct-to-video
1996 Harriet the Spy Harriet M. Welsch

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lisa Willow Tyler television series
2005 House Melinda (in Safe) television series
2004 The Dive From Clausen's Pier Carrie Beal made-for-television
2003 A&E Biography: Buffy the Vampire Slayer television special
Echo by Trapt music video
2002 Can't Be Heaven Julie television series
2001 Truth or Scare Host/narrator television series
2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dawn Summers television series (2000-2003)
A Father's Choice Kelly McClain made-for-television
1997 Meego Maggie Parker television series
Figure It Out Panelist television series
1995 Melissa Lena television series
Christmas in My Hometown Noelle Murphy made-for-television
1994 The Adventures of Pete & Pete Nona Mecklenberg television series
1993 All My Children Lilly Benton Montgomery #1 television series
Clarissa Explains It All Elsie Soaperstein television series
1991 Law & Order Dinah Driscoll television series

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