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Biography


Michelle was born on the 11th October, 1985, in New York.
When she was 3 years old she told her mom, Lana, that she wanted to be on TV.

Her first appearance on television was at the age of 3,
for a Wisk soap-powder advert. Since then Michelle has appeared
in over a hundred commercials and many TV shows, including
"The Adventures of Pete and Pete", "Meego", and "All My Children".
She made her first and most notable movie, "Harriet the Spy", at the age of 11.

She has also starred in "Inspector Gadget" as Penny and then went on to become a major part of the 5th series of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", in which she plays Dawn, Buffy's younger sister. Michelle can currently be seen in both the 6th season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and in a documentary series titled "Truth or Scare"

Michelle loves to eat tomato sandwiches and also likes to eat alot of fruit. She enjoys reading, writing short stories and one of her ambitions is to write her own movie, direct it AND star in it. Michelle is a very mature and intelligent individual. She believes education is very important and definitly wants to go to college when she graduates. When Michelle isn't filming she attends a normal high school. When she is filming, she gets tutored on-set. Michelle currently resides in LA with her mother, while her father, Michael, and her older sister Irene, 21, live in New York, where Michelle originally grew up.

Awards for Michelle Trachtenberg

During her relitivly short career to date Michelle has been nominated or won the following awards...

Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
2002 Nominated Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series for: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
2001 Nominated Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress on Television for: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Young Artist Awards
2002 Nominated Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Guest Starring Young Actress for: "Mad TV"
2002 Nominated Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young Actress for: "Truth or Scare"
2001 Won Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young Actress for: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
2000 Nominated Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress for: Inspector Gadget
1998 Won Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series: Supporting Young Actress for: "Meego"
1997 Won Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actress for: Harriet the Spy
YoungStar Awards
2000 Nominated YoungStar Award Best Young Actress/Performance in a Motion Picture Comedy for: Inspector Gadget