Michelle Trachtenberg
American actress
Michelle Trachtenberg
Michelle Christine Trachtenberg 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 (2008–2012). She also appeared in the films Harriet the Spy (1996), EuroTrip (2004), Ice Princess (2005), Black Christmas (2006), and 17 Again (2009).
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It’s Official: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is Dogs’ Best Friend
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It Was A Fulll Throttle Celeb Fest at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic In Los Angeles This Weekend
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(Stylist Rachel Zoe (L) and actress Selma Blair attends the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot) Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachel Zoe, January Jones, Selma Blair, and a sea of other celebs came out to watch Nacho Figueras take his team to victory at the 6th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park. Finally L.A. got a break from the 90+ degree heat with a perfect day for polo and a sold-out crowd of over 5,000 guests in attendance. (Actresses Camilla Belle, Selma Blair and January Jones attend the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot) (Nacho Figueras and Susan Michals on the field at the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Histor ...
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Michelle Trachtenberg Heads To 'NCIS: LA' For Action-Packed Holiday Episode
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Michelle Trachtenberg is visiting the gang at "NCIS: LA." EW has learned that the "Gossip Girl" alum, who recently appeared in "Killing Kennedy," will guest star in an action-packed holiday episode set to air Dec. 17 on CBS.
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National Geographic Channel's KILLING KENNEDY Scores Highest Total Viewership In NGC History; Sets Record Ratings With 2.8 HH, 1.1 P25-54
Yahoo News - over 3 years
3.4 Million People Tune in to Critically Acclaimed NGC Original Dramafrom Scott Free Productions, Starring Rob Lowe as JFK;Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald;with Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald;and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie KennedySpecial Encore scheduled for this Friday, November 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PTWASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel's Sunday night premiere of KILLING KENNEDY set record ratings for the network, averaging a whopping 2.8 HH rating –the second highest HH in network history – and a 1.1 P25–54 on Sunday, November 10, at 8 p.m. ...
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Bad Hair Color Happens To Beautiful People In This Week's Best & Worst Beauty (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
We may be on the fence about reuniting with hair dye after finding out how damaging it ca be, but the celebs on this week's Worst Beauty list went over the top with hair color. Jada Pinkett Smith continued her rocker mom reign with a bleached undercut 'do, and Lil Mama sported a seafoam green bob. Meanwhile, Anna Faris is still holding on to her unnatural-looking blonde hair. It's time to let go, ladies! Check out these outrageous hair colors (and less extreme shades) below and tell us what you think. BEST: Salma Hayek The 47-year-old actress, director and producer looks as though she hasn't aged since her "Desperado" days. Her caramel highlights and raisin lip gloss enhance her radiant complexion, and the shimmering gold eyeshadow makes her brown eyes pop. BEST: Michelle Trachtenberg We can't call her Harriet the Spy any longer. Trachtenberg is all grown up with sexy, side-swept curls, smoldering eye makeup and a classic nude lip. Well-placed blush draws attention to he ...
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Michelle Trachtenberg Talks Futuristic Technology For HuffPost's #nofilter
Huffington Post - over 3 years
These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new #nofilter quick-fire question-and-answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures? Michelle Trachtenberg got her start as a '90s Nickelodeon wunderkind as Nona F. Mecklenberg on "The Adventures of Pete & Pete." The actress segued to the silver screen with "Harriet The Spy" and later with more adult roles in "Eurotrip" and "17 Again." But if the image of a wee Trachtenberg scribbling in her notebook still persists, you haven't seen her lately. The actress wowed on the red carpet of her upcoming National Geographic Channel TV movie, "Killing Kennedy," in which she stars as Marina Oswald. The 28-year-old appeared on HuffPost Live yesterday (Nov. 7) to discuss her weighty role in the d ...
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Relearning Russian: Michelle Trachtenberg talks challenging role in ‘Killing Kennedy’
Fox News - over 3 years
Michelle Trachtenberg’s Russian background came in handy when she took on the role of Marina Oswald, the wife of John F. Kennedy’s killer, in the upcoming TV movie “Killing Kennedy.”
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There Were Some Scary Looks On This Week's Worst-Dressed List
Huffington Post - over 3 years
On this week's worst-dressed list, there were some scary looks. Maybe stars got carried away because it's Halloween, but unfortunately, none of these frightful ensembles were costumes. Jessica Paré picked a bad material, Kelly Ripa went with an unflattering silhouette and Krysten Ritter needed some serious help with her color palette. All we can say is, we're happy October 31 is now behind us. Check out our picks for worst-dressed of the week and let us know if you agree. Coco Rocha This dress could have been nice, had she fixed the sleeves. The extra material around her arms is bizarre and looks like it needs to be tailored. Queen Latifah Color blocking can be instantly slimming, if done properly. However, Queen Latifah didn't follow the rules here. Had the talk show host switched the colors around, making the accents bronze and the main body of the dress black, she would have walked away a winner. Krysten Ritter We know she had good intentions, but the execution ...
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Michelle Trachtenberg Covers 'Regard' Mag October 2013
Just Jared - over 3 years
Michelle Trachtenberg graces the cover of Regard magazine‘s October 2013, available online now. Here is what the 28-year-old Killing Kennedy actress had to share with the mag: On what drew her to the film: “I was very intrigued that Marina, who is still alive, was a little-known person in the famous JFK story. Having a Russian background, I also was interested in the challenge of bringing that authentic accent/Russian-speaking part of her character to the screen. She’s a complex, multi-dimensional woman who had no idea that she married a man who would change history. Plus, I’ve always been a fan of the JFK story and all of the mystery surrounding it.” On her iconic characters on Buffy and Gossip Girl: “I’m sure people still hold onto those characters, but to me, that just says I’ve made a solid impression, I’ve done my job and I’m grateful for their support. However, I’m an actress, and the definition of being an actress to me is being a mysterious chameleon. Before Gossip ...
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Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie: Casamigos Halloween Party 2013!
Just Jared - over 3 years
Hilary Duff dons a mouse costume while attending the 2013 Casamigos Halloween Party at the home of Mike Meldman on Friday (October 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 26-year-old actress was joined by her husband Mike Comrie, who dressed up as a doctor. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Hilary Duff Michelle Trachtenberg was also seen arriving at the “Dia De Los Muertos – A Frightful Fiesta” themed party, which was hosted by Mike Meldman and Rachel Zalis. The day before, Hilary was chic while decorating a pumpkin at the 2013 Just Jared Halloween Party in Hollywood. 10+ pictures inside of Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie attending the Casamigos Halloween Party…
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'Killing Kennedy' Preview: Rob Lowe Is John F. Kennedy (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Killing Kennedy" starring Rob Lowe, Michelle Trachtenberg and Ginnifer Goodwin has a new teaser. The National Geographic Channel movie based on Bill O'Reilly's book will debut on Sunday, November 10. Lowe plays President John F. Kennedy, "Once Upon a Time" star Goodwin plays Jackie Kennedy, "Buffy's" Trachtenberg is Marina Oswald and Will Rothhaar is Lee Harvey Oswald. "We are thrilled to be working with Rob Lowe, Ginnifer Goodwin and Michelle Trachtenberg, three gifted artists whom have responded to this timely, authentic and entertaining material," Howard T. Owens, president of the National Geographic Channels, said in a statement in May when the film was announced. "With 'Killing Kennedy,' timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, National Geographic Channel continues to bring daring, culturally significant television events to our growing global audience." "Killing Kennedy" premieres Sunday, November 10.
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Killing Kennedy Transforms Michelle Trachtenberg in First Pics
Boom Tron - over 3 years
Do you remember how adorable Michelle Trachtenberg was when she made her first appearance on Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Even years later, when she was doing more serious work on Gossip Girl, she still had that charming adorability. It was like she was incapable of ever truly growing up and becoming an adult. It didn’t help that she seemed to always be playing characters 10 years younger than she is, so perhaps all she needs is to play someone closer to her age. It seemed like an odd choice to cast her in the Nat Geo film Killing Kennedy. Again, that image I’ve had of her, as an eternal teenager, made it hard for me to see her in a film about President Kennedy’s assassination. It turns out I’m just a big fool. At the first glimpse of Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald, I didn’t realize who I was looking at. I literally had to go back and look again to be sure of what I was seeing. Everything about her was fundamentally not Trachtenberg. They had completely transformed her into someone els ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michelle Trachtenberg
    TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 26
    In June 2012, Trachtenberg was cast in the film The Scribbler, produced by Gabriel Cowan.
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  • 2011
    Age 25
    She reprised the role on June 16, 2011, and in the series finale on July 21, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details On June 28, 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.
    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".
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    In March 2011, she was the featured cover girl in Maxim.
    More Details Hide Details Trachtenberg speaks Russian. She celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah.
  • 2009
    Age 23
    In 2009, Trachtenberg was a cast member on the NBC drama Mercy; the series lasted one season.
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  • 2007
    Age 21
    In 2007, she was cast as the female lead in an ABC comedy pilot called The Hill, based on the newspaper of the same name in Washington, DC.
    More Details Hide Details She provided the voice of Tika Waylan for Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, a direct-to-video animated film 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 multiple-episode story arc towards the end of season two. Trachtenberg appeared in the season-three finale and in season four. She also appeared several times in season five, and in almost every episode of season six, the show's final season.
  • 2006
    Age 20
    In 2006, Trachtenberg starred in Black Christmas, the remake of the 1974 slasher of the same name.
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    In November 2006, Trachtenberg guest starred in season six of the crime drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
    More Details Hide Details In the episode "Weeping Willow", she played the role of Willow, a kidnapped video blogger, likely based on lonelygirl15. Trachtenberg also appeared in the Fall Out Boy music video for "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race", the Joaquin Phoenix-directed music video for "Tired of Being Sorry" by Ringside, and the video for the Trapt song "Echo".
    She revealed on the December 22, 2006, episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien that House was her favorite show, and that she was friends with one of the producers and had asked to be a guest star.
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    In April 2006, Trachtenberg guest-starred in the episode of House, "Safe".
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2005
    Age 19
    In March 2005, she played the title character in Walt Disney Pictures' comedy drama Ice Princess.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2001
    Age 15
    She also hosted the Discovery Kids series Truth or Scare from 2001 to 2003.
    More Details Hide Details After Buffy and Truth or Scare, Trachtenberg appeared in the comedy film EuroTrip. 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.
  • 2000
    Age 14
    In the summer of 2000, she took on the role of Dawn Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, remaining in the role until the show ended in 2003.
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  • 1999
    Age 13
    She returned to film in 1999 for Inspector Gadget.
    More Details Hide Details She also starred in the film Can't Be Heaven.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1996
    Age 10
    Trachtenberg's film career began in 1996 with the title role in Harriet the Spy.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1994
    Age 8
    She appeared in her first credited role as Nona F. Mecklenberg on the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete from 1994 until 1996.
    More Details Hide Details During the same period she played Lily Montgomery on the soap opera All My Children.
  • 1985
    Born
    Born on October 11, 1985.
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