October 11, 1985
35 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
34-27-35 in | 86-68.5-89 cm
59 kg | 130 pounds
8 US | 38.5 EU
Michelle Christine Trachtenberg was born in New York City, New York, United States, on October 11, 1985, is an American actress.
Young Michelle Trachtenberg first started her career in a Wisk detergent commercial, at the age of three.
She made her big screen debut in coming-of-age comedy movie Harriet the Spy (1996) in role as Harriet M. Welsch.
She got her television acting debut in NBC police procedural and legal drama series Law & Order (1991) in episode "God Bless the Child", in role as Dinah Driscoll.
Her breakthrough performance came as Dawn Summers in supernatural drama television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000-2003).
Sister Cities (2016) drama in role as Dallas Baxter, opposite Jacki Weaver, Jess Weixler and Stana Katic
She won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actress for her role as Harriet M. Welsch in coming-of-age comedy movie Harriet the Spy (1996).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film: Supporting Young Actress for her role as Penny Brown in spy comedy film Inspector Gadget (1999).
She won the Sarasota Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Performer for her role as Sandra in coming-of-age drama movie Beautiful Ohio (2006).
Mysterious Skin (2004) coming-of-age drama opposite Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Elisabeth Shue
EuroTrip (2004) comedy with Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts and Travis Wester
17 Again (2009) fantasy comedy opposite Zac Efron, Leslie Mann and Thomas Lennon
Black Christmas (2006) slasher with Katie Cassidy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Lacey Chabert
Ice Princess (2005) teen sports comedy drama opposite Joan Cusack, Kim Cattrall and Hayden Panettiere
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998) family comedy with David Gallagher and Eugene Levy
S*xy Evil Genius (2013) black comedy opposite Katee Sackhoff, Seth Green and William Baldwin
Against the Current (2009) drama with Elizabeth Reaser and Joseph Fiennes
The Circuit (2008) drama auto racing opposite Drew Fuller and Paul Rae
Cop Out (2010) buddy cop action comedy with Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan and Kevin Pollak
The Scribbler (2014) thriller opposite Katie Cassidy, Garret Dillahunt and Eliza Dushku
She was nominated for three Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Television Actress and she won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series for her performance as Dawn Summers in supernatural drama television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000-2003).
She won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series: Supporting Young Actress for her role as Maggie Parker in CBS science fiction sitcom television series Meego (1997).
She hosted and narrated Discovery Kids television series Truth or Scare (2001-2003) for which she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series: Leading Young Actress.
She was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain for her role as Georgina Sparks in The CW teen drama television series Gossip Girl (2008-2012).
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1994-1996) comedy series in role as Nona F. Mecklenberg
She guest starred as Celeste in HBO drama television series Six Feet Under (2004)
Mercy (2009-2010) NBC medical drama series in role as Chloe Payne
Love Bites (2011) NBC anthology comedy drama series in role as Jodie
She voiced Judy Reilly in Facebook Watch animated comedy series Human Kind Of (2018).
Attended the P.S. 99 Elementary School.
Studied at the The Bay Academy for the Arts and Sciences in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York.
Graduated from Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles.
Studied ballet as a child.
Has older sister, Irene.
Has German and Russian Jewish ancestry.
Speaks English and Russian fluently.
Good friends with actor Seth Green.
Her hobbies are swimming, ice skating and playing tennis.
Featured in music videos for:
Trapt "Echo" (2004)
Ringside "Tired of Being Sorry" (2005)
Fall Out Boy "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" (2007)
She voiced Bar girl in short animated western superhero film DC Showcase: Jonah Hex (2010).
She dated Kid Cudi (2014), Josh Groban (2012), Scott Sanford (2008-2010), Pete Wentz (2006), Shawn Ashmore (2004-2006) and Joshua Radin (2000-2003).
She started dating talent agent Jay Cohen in 2019.