32 years old (Born on October 11, 1985)
American actress; She is famous from Dawn Summers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Has an older sister Irene, b. 1978 Hobbies: Swimming, ice skating, writing poems. Attended Isaac Asimov Public School 99 for elementary school. Said the last line ever in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) series. Is of Russian Jewish and German descent.
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Fun Facts About Michelle Trachtenberg
Was able to sneak a souvenir from the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) set when the show ended, a wooden stake.
Attended Bay Academy Junior High School in Brooklyn, New York
Her birthday is also the wedding anniversary of her "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) cast mate Alyson Hannigan (Willow) and "Angel" (1999)'s Alexis Denisof (Wesley).
Attended Notre Dame High School. She graduated with awards in Social Studies and Religion and was also named under the California Scholarship Federation.
Has separately played the daughter of both actors who played the young married couple Laura Ingalls Wilder and Almanzo Wilder in "Little House on the Prairie" (1974). She played Melissa Gilbert's daughter in Christmas in My Hometown (1996) (TV) and played Dean Butler's daughter in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997).
She worked with Sarah Michelle Gellar on "All My Children" (1970) before "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) and they were good friends. Sarah was the one who recommended Michelle for the part of Dawn.
Shares birthday with actress Emily Deschanel.
She loves to play tennis.
Spent the summer of 2005 as a non-paid apprentice at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.
She grew up in New York but moved to LA three years ago with her mom. Her dad still lives in New York. Her sister Irene recently graduated from college.
Her grandparents live in Israel.
Participated in the golf tournament in Jamaica hosted by Carmen Electra.
Studied ballet as a child, which helped her perfect her skating abilities for Ice Princess (2005).
Appeared at the Xcel Center at a Sci-fi expo alongside Kristine Sutherland (May 2002)
Was submitted for Emmy consideration for her guest-starring role on "House M.D." (2004).
She helped President Bill Clinton launch The Coalition for a Drug Free America campaign.
Ranked #86 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.