Michelle Trachtenberg Biography (1985-)

Full name, Michelle Christine Trachtenberg; born October 11, 1985, in New York, NY; daughter of Michael (an engineer) and Lana (a manager) Trachtenberg. Addresses: Office: c/o Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The WB Network, 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91522.; Agent: Nikki Pfeffer Joel, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (some sourcescite United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA90212).; Manager: Framework Entertainment, 9057 Nemo St., Suite C, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Birth Details
October 11, 1985
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lily Benton Montgomery, All My Children, ABC, 1994-1996
  • Nona Mecklenberg, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Nickelodeon,1994-1996
  • Elsie Soaperstein, a recurring role, Clarissa Explains It All, Nickelodeon, between 1994 and 1996
  • Maggie Parker, Meego, CBS, 1997
  • Panelist, Figure It Out (also known as Billy the Answer Head and What Do You Do?), Nickelodeon, 1997-1999
  • Dawn Summers (The Key), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series), The WB, 2000-2001, UPN, 2001-
  • Host and narrator, Truth or Scare, 2001-
  • Movies
  • Noelle Murphy, A Holiday for Love (also known as Christmas in My Hometown), CBS, 1996
  • Kelly McClain, A Father's Choice, CBS, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Elsie Soaperstein, "Babysitting," Clarissa Explains It All, Nickelodeon, 1993
  • First prankster, "All You Can Eaty," Space Cases, Nickelodeon, 1996
  • Angela, "Solitaire," Dave's World, CBS, 1996
  • Herself, "Blue's Birthday," Blue's Clues, Nickelodeon, 1998
  • Katie, "Maestro's First Crush," Guys Like Us, UPN, 1998
  • Mad TV, Fox, 2000 and 2001
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 2001
  • Also appeared in episodes of Law & Order, NBC, and SaturdayNight Live, NBC.
  • Other
  • The Enforcers (miniseries), 2001
  • Presenter for Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
  • Film Appearances
  • Harriet M. Welsch, Harriet the Spy, Paramount, 1996
  • Gloria, Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (also known as Richie Rich: A Christmas Story), Warner Bros. Home Video, 1998
  • Penny, John's niece, Inspector Gadget, Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 1999
  • Julie, Can't Be Heaven, Unapix/World International Network, 1999
  • Snow Day, 2000

Further Reference


    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, spring, 2001, pp. 24-31
    • Daily Variety, May 12, 1999
    • SFX, January, 2002, pp. 46-47
    • Michelle Trachtenberg Fan Site, http://www.michelle-trachtenberg.com, April 28, 2002

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