Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Dawn Summers in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer from 2000 to 2003. As a child actress, she appeared in the television series The Adventures of Pete & Pete from 1994 to 1996 and starred in the 1996 film Harriet the Spy. She is also known for her recurring role in the television drama Gossip Girl (2007 to 2012). Her other films include 1999's Inspector Gadget, 2004's EuroTrip, 2006's Black Christmas and 2009's 17 Again.
Michelle Trachtenberg
Full Name
Michelle Trachtenberg
New York City


How old was Michelle Trachtenberg in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'?

Michelle Trachtenberg first appeared as Dawn Summers in the season five premiere of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' which aired on Sept. 26, 2000 when Trachtenberg was 14 years old. She last appeared in the series finale, which aired on May 20, 2003 when Trachtenberg was 17 years old.

How old was Michelle Trachtenberg in '17 Again'?

The movie '17 Again' was released on April 17, 2009 when star Michelle Trachtenberg was 23 years old.

What happened with Michelle Trachtenberg and Joss Whedon?

In February 2021 she revealed on Instagram that there was on-set rule during production of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' that series creator Joss Whedon was "not allowed in a room alone" with her again after a previous incident. Trachtenberg did not go into detail regarding the previous incident but called his behavior "not appropriate."

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