Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Michelle Trachtenberg TeenChoice Awards "Choice TV Villain"

Michelle Trachtenberg TeenChoice Awards "Choice TV Villain", Michelle Trachtenberg , Michelle Trachtenberg in June 2008 Born Michelle Christine Trachtenberg, (1985-10-11) October 11, 1985 (age 26), New York City, New York, U.S. Occupation Actress Years active 1988-present Michelle Christine Trachtenberg (born October 11, 1985) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Nona F. Mecklenberg in The Adventures of Pete & Pete,

 Dawn Summers in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000-03) and Georgina Sparks in Gossip Girl (2008-present). She also appeared in the films Harriet the Spy (1996), EuroTrip (2004), Ice Princess (2005), the Black Christmas (2006) remake, and 17 Again (2009). Early life: Trachtenberg was born in New York City, the younger of two daughters of Lana, a bank manager, and Michael Trachtenberg, a fiber-optics engineer. Her father is from Germany and her mother was born in Russia; Trachtenberg can speak Russian fluently. Trachtenberg is of Jewish heritage, and celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah; her grandparents live in Israel. Trachtenberg was raised, along with older sister Irene, in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, where she attended P.S. 99 Elementary School and The Bay Academy for the Arts and Sciences

. Career: Early career: Trachtenberg made her first television appearance at the age of three, in a commercial for Wisk Detergent. She went on to feature in over 100 more commercials. She appeared in her first credited role as Nona F. Mecklenberg on the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete from 1994 until 1996. During the same period she played Lily Montgomery on the soap opera All My Children, in which she first worked with future Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar. Breakthrough career: Trachtenberg's film career began in 1996 with the titular role in Harriet the Spy. During this time, she also began a recurring role in season two of the television series

The Adventures of Pete & Pete, of which she later became a regular. She then starred in the short-lived television series Meego, which garnered her a Young Artist Award. She returned to film in 1999 for Inspector Gadget, as the inspector's niece, Penny. She also starred in the film Can't Be Heaven. In the summer of 2000, Trachtenberg took on the role of Dawn Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer; she remained in the role until the show ended in 2003. Trachtenberg also hosted the Discovery Kids series Truth or Scare, from 2001 to 2003. After Buffy and Truth or Scare, she appeared in the comedy film EuroTrip, directed by Jeff Schaffer and co-starring Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, and Travis Wester. She also had a recurring role in the HBO series Six Feet Under as Celeste, a spoiled pop star for whom Keith Charles served as a bodyguard. In March 2005,

Trachtenberg played the title character in Walt Disney Pictures' family comedy-drama Ice Princess, with Kim Cattrall, Joan Cusack, and Hayden Panettiere. In the film, Trachtenberg played a science whiz named Casey Carlyle who is torn between a future in academia and her newfound dream of being a professional figure skater. Guest appearances: In April 2006 Trachtenberg guest-starred in the episode of House, M.D., "Safe". She revealed on the December 22, 2006, episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien that House is her favorite show, she is friends with one of the producers and she asked to be a guest star. In November 2006, Trachtenberg guest-starred in the sixth season of the Emmy-nominated crime drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In the episode "Weeping Willow", she played the role of Willow, a kidnapped video blogger based on lonelygirl15. Trachtenberg also made a cameo in the Fall Out Boy music video for "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" (with fellow Buffy cast member Seth Green), Joaquin Phoenix-directed video "Tired of Being Sorry" for Balthazar Getty's band Ringside, and Trapt's video Echo. In December 2006, Trachtenberg starred in Black Christmas, the remake of the 1974 slasher of the same name. In 2007, she was cast as the female lead in an ABC comedy pilot called The Hill, set in Washington, D.C. Trachtenberg provided the voice of Tika Waylan for Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, a direct-to-video animated movie based on the novel of the same name.

Trachtenberg appeared on The CW hit show Gossip Girl as Georgina Sparks, who recently left rehab and brings back the dark past Serena van der Woodsen desperately wants to leave behind. She returned to the show for a multi-episode story arc towards the end of the second season. Trachtenberg appeared in the season 3 finale and the season 4 premiere. In 2009, Trachtenberg was a cast member on the NBC drama Mercy, the series however was not renewed for a second season. On June 9, 2011, Trachtenberg guest-starred on Love Bites as Jodie, who, after being unceremoniously dumped, decides - with a vengeance - to accept her ex's offer to 'be friends'. She reprised the role on June 16, 2011, where Jodie augments her friend Annie's bust with so-called chicken cutlets - which later embarrassingly slip out. She finally reprised the role on July 21, 2011, in the series finale, where Jodie and her on-again boyfriend are tormented - to the point of homelessness - by bedbugs.

On June 28, 2011, it was announced Trachtenberg would guest star on Weeds during its seventh season. Her character Emma is a rival pot dealer who causes problems for Silas Botwin. Other work: Trachtenberg returned to film with the 2009 picture 17 Again alongside Zac Efron, Sterling Knight and Matthew Perry. She also had a small role in the comedy film Cop Out. In March 2011, she was the featured cover girl in Maxim. Filmography: Films: Year Title Role Notes 1995 Melissa Lena uncredited 1996 Harriet the Spy Harriet M. Welsch 1996 Christmas in My Hometown Noelle Murphy a.k.a. A Holiday for Love 1998 Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Gloria 1999 Inspector Gadget Penny 2000 A Father's Choice Kelly McClain 2000 Can't Be Heaven Julie 2004 EuroTrip Jenny 2004 Mysterious Skin Wendy 2005 Ice Princess Casey Carlyle 2005 The Dive From Clausen's Pier Carrie Beal 2006 Beautiful Ohio Sandra 2006 Black Christmas Melissa 2007 The Hill Maggie Rogers 2008 Dragonlance:

 Dragons of Autumn Twilight Tika voice-only 2008 The Circuit Kylie Shines 2009 17 Again Margaret "Maggie" Sarah O'Donnell 2009 Against the Current Suzanne 2010 Cop Out Ava Monroe 2010 DC Showcase: Jonah Hex Bar Girl voice-only 2011 Take Me Home Tonight Ashley 2012 My Bloody Christmas Allison Monroe 2013 Sexy Evil Genius Miranda Prague Television: Year Title Role Notes 1991 Law & Order Dinah Driscoll Episode "God Bless the Child"; Uncredited 1993 Clarissa Explains It All Elsie Soaperstein 1993-1996 All My Children Lily Benton Montgomery #1 1994-1996 The Adventures of Pete & Pete Nona F. Mecklenberg Recurring; Season 2, Regular; Season 3 1996 Dave's World Angela 1996 Space Cases Prankster #1 1997 Meego Maggie Parker Regular role 1998 Guys Like Us Katie 1998 Blues Clues Herself Episode: "Blues Birthday" 2000-2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dawn Summers Seasons 5-7; 66 episodes 2001-2003 Truth or Scare Herself Host/Narrator, 20 episodes 2004 Best Week Ever 2004 Six Feet Under Celeste 4 episodes 2006 House M.D. Melinda Bardach Episode "Safe" 2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lisa Willow Tyler Episode

"Weeping Willow" 2006-present Robot Chicken Various Roles Voice only 2008-present Gossip Girl Georgina Sparks Recurring; Seasons 1-5, Regular; Season 6 2009-2010 Mercy Chloe Payne Main Role 2009-present The Super Hero Squad Show Valkyrie Voice only 2011 Love Bites Jodie Episodes: "How To...": "Banana Bread", "Keep on Truckin'": "Cutlets", "Modern Plagues": "Bad in Bedbugs" 2011 Weeds Emma Karlin 5 episodes Awards: Year Result Award Category Recipients 1997 Won Young Artist Awards Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film Harriet the Spy 1998 Won Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actress Meego 2000 Nominated YoungStar Awards Best Young Actress/Performance in a Motion Picture Comedy Inspector Gadget 2000 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress Inspector Gadget 2001 Nominated Teen Choice Awards TV -

Choice Sidekick Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2001 Nominated Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress on Television Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2001 Won Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young Actress Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2002 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Guest Starring Young Actress Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2002 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young Actress Truth or Scare 2002 Nominated Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress on Television Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2003 Nominated Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress on Television Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2004 Nominated Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series Truth or Scare 2007 Won Sarasota Film Festival Breakthrough Performer Beautiful Ohio 2012 Nominated Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Villain Gossip Girl
Title: Michelle Trachtenberg TeenChoice Awards "Choice TV Villain"
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