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Michelle Trachtenberg

Happy Birthday To Michelle Trachtenberg, 20 Today !

Tuesday 11 October 2005, by Webmaster

Date of birth : 11 October 1985

Location : New York, New York, USA

Birth name : Michelle Christine Trachtenberg

Nickname : Mitchie

Height : 5’ 7" (1.70 m)


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.

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.

Appeared at the Xcel Center at a Sci-fi expo alongside Kristine Sutherland (May 2002)

Said the last line ever in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) series.

Dating X-Men actor Shawn Ashmore (2004-)

She loves to play tennis.

She helped President Bill Clinton launch The Coalition for a Drug Free America campaign.

Attended Notre Dame High School. She graduated with awards in Social Studies and Religion and was also named under the California Scholarship Federation.

Shares a birthday with Joan Cusack and Luke Perry.

Attended Bay Academy Junior High School in Brooklyn, New York

Speaks Russian.

Her birthday is also the wedding anniversary of her "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) cast mate Alyson Hannigan (Willow) and "Angel" (1999/I)’s Alexis Denisof (Wesley).

Was able to sneak a souvenir from the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" set when the show ended, a wooden stake.

Studied ballet as a child, which helped her perfect her skating abilities for "The Ice Princess."

Is of Russian and German decent

Participated in the golf tournament in Jamaica hosted by Carmen Electra.

Hobbies: Swimming, ice skating, writing poems

Attended Isaac Asimov Public School 99 for elementary school

Has an older sister Irene, b. 1978

Spent the summer of 2005 as a non-paid apprentice at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.

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