American actress Michelle Trachtenberg is the guest of Rad Virals Today. Read on to find out all about her life including her net worth, career and private life and check out her pics at the end of the post.
Michelle Trachtenberg – Family, Education and Early Years
Michelle Christine Trachtenberg was born on October 11, 1985, in New York City. She is the younger of the two children of Lana and Michael Trachtenberg.
Lana, a bank manager, and Michael, a fiber-optics engineer, are Jewish immigrants from Russia and Germany. Michelle grew up in a religious household. Her grandparents live in Israel.
The family lived in Sheepshead, Brooklyn. There, she attended The Bay Academy for the Arts and Sciences for junior high school. She later enrolled in Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California.
Michelle made her first TV appearance in a Wisk detergent commercial when she was only three years old. She made over a hundred commercials before performing in films and TV shows.
Michelle Trachtenberg’s Career Summary
Michelle’s first credited role was on the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete, which aired from 1991 to 1996. She joined the cast in 1994 and became a regular cast in 1996. Around that time, she also appeared in the soap opera All My Children.
In 1996, she got the titular role in Harriett the Spy. In 1997, she starred in the SciFi sitcom Meego, for which she got a Young Artist Award.
In 2000, she got the role of Dawn Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Michelle also hosted Truth or Scare on Discovery Kids from 2001 to 2003.
She then continued to appear in various films and TV shows. Among the films she starred in include EuroTrip (2004), Ice Princess (2005). Black Christmas (2006), Against the Current (2009), 17 Again (2009), Take Me Home Tonight (2011), and The Scribbler (2014), among others.
Meanwhile, on TV, she joined the cast of a number of TV series, such as Six Feet Under, Robot Chicken, Gossip Girl, The Circuit, and the Mercy, among several others.
For Michelle Trachtenberg’s complete filmography, see the list below.
Michelle Trachtenberg – Net Worth in 2019
American actress Michelle Trachtenberg has an estimated net worth of $9 million as of the year 2019.
Michelle Trachtenberg’s Dating Life and Relationships
American actress Michelle Trachtenberg has been romantically linked to various actors and personalities. From 2001 to 2003, she dated singer Joshua Radin. From 2004 to 2006, Michelle dated Candian actor Shawn Ashmore.
Michelle also dated musician Peter Wentz for a short time in 2006. The following year, she had a fling with American model Jason Lewis.
In 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012, Michelle has been romantically linked with Scott Sanford, Jason Segel, Brandon Prust, and Josh Groban, respectively.
In 2014, Michelle dated rapper Scott Mescudi AKA Kid Cudi.
In 2015, Michelle began to be linked with actor Matt McGorry, whom she met in the 2015 Coachella Music Festival.
Michelle Trachtenberg – Filmography
Melissa – 1995
Harriet the Spy – 1996
Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish – 1998
Inspector Gadget – 1999
Can’t Be Heaven – 2000
EuroTrip – 2004
Mysterious Skin – 2004
Ice Princess – 2005
Beautiful Ohio – 2006
Black Christmas – 2006
Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight – 2008
Against the Current – 2009
17 Again – 2009
Cop Out – 2010
DC Showcase: Jonah Hex – 2010
Take Me Home Tonight – 2011
Sexy Evil Genius – 2013
The Scribbler – 2014
Law & Order – 1991
Clarissa Explains It All – 1993
All My Children – 1993–1996
The Adventures of Pete & Pete – 1994–1996
Dave’s World – 1996
Space Cases – 1996
A Holiday for Love – 1996
Meego – 1997
Blue’s Clues – 1998
Reading Rainbow – 1998
Guys Like Us – 1998
Figure It Out – 1998–1999
A Father’s Choice – 2000
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – 2000–2003
Truth or Scare – 2001–2003
Six Feet Under – 2004
The Dive from Clausen’s Pier – 2005
House – 2006
Robot Chicken – 2006-2007/2011-2012/2018
Law & Order: Criminal Intent – 2006
Gossip Girl – 2008–2012
The Circuit – 2008
Mercy – 2009–2010
The Super Hero Squad Show – 2009
Love Bites – 2011
Weeds – 2011
Criminal Minds – 2013
Killing Kennedy – 2013
NCIS: Los Angeles – 2013
Sleepy Hollow – 2015
SuperMansion – 2015
The Christmas Gift – 2015
Chopped Junior – 2016
Sister Cities – 2016
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – 2016
Guidance – 2015
Human Kind Of – 2018
Michelle Trachtenberg – Body Measurements and Other Info
Height – 5 feet 7 inches
Weight – Approximately 59 Kg or 130 lbs
Body measurements – 34-27-35
Age – 34 years
Ethnicity – Caucasian
Nationality – American
Religion – Judaism
Shoe size – 8 US (38.5 EU)
Dress size – 8 US (38 EU)
Hair color – Dark blonde
Eye color – Blue
F.A.Q. About and Related to Michelle Trachtenberg
How old is Dawn in Buffy?
One of the most common criticisms surrounding the character of Dawn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is that she seemed to be much more immature than the other main characters, despite all of them being within the same age range. Dawn was played by Michelle Trachtenberg.
Who plays Georgina Sparks?
Georgina Sparks, one of the recurring characters in Gossip Girl, was portrayed by Michelle Trachtenberg.
Is Georgina really pregnant with Dan’s baby?
At the end of Gossip Girl season 3, Georgina Sparks (played by Michelle Trachtenberg) showed up in Dan’s loft, claiming that he’s the father of the baby inside her. Later on, in season 4, Georgina admitted that Dan was not the father of the child.