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Also Known As: Michelle Christine Trachtenber Died:
Born: October 11, 1985 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA Profession: actress

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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- ).

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- ).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Scribbler, The (2014)
2.
 Sexy Evil Genius (2013)
3.
 Killing Kennedy (2013)
4.
 Odd Girl Out (2011)
5.
6.
 Cop Out (2010)
7.
8.
 17 Again (2009)
10.
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Milestones close milestones

1989:
Made debut in a TV commercial for Wisk at age three
1993:
Landed a recurring role on the Nickelodeon series "Clarissa Explains It All"
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"
1996:
Made feature film debut playing the title role in "Harriet the Spy"
1996:
Made TV-movie debut in "Christmas in My Hometown" (CBS)
1997:
Played Maggie Parker on the CBS sitcom "Meego"
1999:
Cast in a featured role in the live-action feature "Inspector Gadget"
2000:
Joined the cast of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (WB, 2000-2001; UPN, 2001-2003) in the role of Dawn Summers
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"
2005:
Played the title character in the family film "Ice Princess"
2006:
Guest-starred on NBC crime drama "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
2006:
Co-starred in the thriller "Black Christmas"
2008:
Cast in a multi-episode arc as a scheming socialite on The CW series "Gossip Girl"
2009:
Co-starred with Zac Efron and Matthew Perry in the comedy "17 Again"
2009:
Cast as nurse Chloe Payne on NBC's "Mercy"
2011:
Acted opposite Topher Grace and Anna Faris in "Take Me Home Tonight"
2011:
Joined the cast of Showtime's "Weeds"
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Education

Notre Dame High School: Sherman Oaks , California -

Notes

"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."---Michelle Trachtenberg quoted in DAILY VARIETY, May 12, 1999.

"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."---Michelle Trachtenberg quoted in Vanity Fair, August 2004.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Michael Trachtenberg. Engineer. Lives in Brooklyn, New York.
mother:
Lana Trachtenberg. Manager. Lives in California.
sister:
Irene Trachtenberg. Born c. 1979.

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