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Biography #2 (for Ice Princess)Michelle Trachtenberg, an actress with talent and poise well beyond her years, is one of Hollywood's brightest young actresses. Trachtenberg is best known for her role as Dawn on the hit television series, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her work on the show garnered her a Young Artist, of Hollywood Award" for Best Supporting Actress.
On the big screen, Trachtenberg impressed audiences at the age of 10, starring as Harriet in Harriet the Spy. For this performance, she won the Best Lead Actress in a Feature Film Award from Young Artists of Hollywood: Rosie O'Donnell also co-starred in this film.
Trachtenberg will next star in Disney's ICE PRINCESS, opposite Kim Cattrall and Joan Cusack. She will star as abrainy girl who realizes her dream of becoming a champion figure skater with the help of physics, a disgraced coach, three snooty lee Princesses, a thorns of stage parents and the honky boy who drives the Zamboni machine. ICE PRINCESS is being produced by Budget Johnson and will be released on March 18, 2005.
Trachtenberg will also star in Gregg Araki's independent drama, Mysterious Skin, opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Based on the novel by Scott Heiuy Mysterious Skin is the story of two boys who meet when they are 18 and discover a common past that has shaped both of them in different ways. The story takes place in New York City and Kansas. Trachtenberg plays Wendy, the best friend of Gordon-Levitt's character. Mysterious Skin premiered at the 2004Toronto Film Festival and screened atthe2005 Sundance Film Festival. The film won the Jury Award at the BIFF Film Festival on October 19, 2004. Mysterious Skin will be released by Tartan Films in May 2005.
Trachtenberg starred in DreamWorks' ensemble film ElrroMp, released on Febmary 20, 2004. Produced by the team behind Old School and Road Trip, ElrroMp is a comingof-age comedy about a group of young Americans traveling throughout Europe.
Additionally, Trachtenberg starred on a four-episode arc on HBO's critically acclaimed series, Six Feet Under. Trachtenberg starred as Celeste, a pop star, who hires Keith (Matthew St. Patrick) as her bodyguard. Six Feet Under began airing in June 2004.
Trachtenberg was also featured in Trapt's music video, Echo, in March 2004. Directed by MeiertAvis (U2, Bruce Springsteen), the story portrays the lead singer (Chris Brown) who is still in love with his ex-girlfriend (played by Trachtenberg). Brown is featured going to aparly with a new girl, only to have his relationship with his ex-girlfriend (Trachtenberg) act as an Echo, overshadowing all of his current attempts at new relationships.
Trachtenberg began acting at the age of 3 when she appeared in her fist television commercial. In 1999, Trachtenberg starred opposite Matthew Broderick in the live-action feature film Inspector Gadget: Her other feature credit, include roles in the independent films ForeverTogether and The Cage.
Daytime television fans will remember Trachtenberg from her role as the autistic Lily Montgomery on All My Children, at which time the drama also staged Sarah Michelle Gellar. She was a series regular on the Nickelodeon seriesThe Adventures of Pete & Pete as well as the CBS comedy Meego. Trachtenberg's other television credits include guest starring roles on Guys Like Us, Figure It Out, Dave's World, Law & Order, Saturday Night Live, Clarissa Ekplains HAIL and Space Cases, as well as the television movies A Father's Choice opposite Peter Strauss and Mary McDonnell, and Christmas in Our Home Town with Melissa Gilbert. Trachtenberg was also the host/narrator for Discovery's 'Truth or Scare," which garnered her a 2004 Daytime Emmy° Award nomination.
Recently named by Teen People magazine as one of 20 Teens Who Will Change the World, Trachtenberg has been an active spokesperson for R.A.D.D., DARE America, The Starlight Foundation and many other charities. Her contributions to the fight against dings earned her the prestigious responsibility of representing the youth of America at CNN's headquarters in Atlanta, where she helped President Clinton launch 'The Coalition for Drug Free America" campaign.
Biography #3 (for Eurotrip)Michelle Trachtenberg is best known for her role as Buffy's sister Dawn on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for which she won a Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actress. On the big screen, Trachtenberg made an auspicious feature film debut at the age of 10, starring in the title role of Harriet the Spy, opposite Rosie O'Donnell. Trachtenberg won the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film for her work in that film. She later earned another Young Artist Award nomination for her role in the family hit Inspector Gadget, opposite Matthew Broderick.
Following Eurotrip, Trachtenberg stars with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the independent film drama Mysterious Skin, based on the novel by Scott Helm and directed by Gregg Araki. She is next set to star as a brainy girl who realizes her dream of becoming a champion figure skater in Ice Princess. On television, Trachtenberg is currently filming a four-episode arc on HBO's award-winning series Six Feet Under. She is also featured in Trapt's new music video for the single Echo.
A native New Yorker, Trachtenberg began acting at the age of three when she appeared in her first television commercial. Her early credits include the television series The Adventures of Pete & Pete and Meego, the daytime drama All My Children, and the telefilms Christmas in My Hometown and A Father's Choice. She also appeared in such independent features as Can't Be Heaven, The Cage and Melissa.
Trachtenberg was recently named by Teen People as one of the 20 Teens Who Will Change the World for her active participation in a number of charities, including many anti-drug campaigns.
Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Eurotrip" (02-Mar-2004)
Biography #4Michelle Trachtenberg is anything but an ordinary 13 year old. Best known for her starring role in Harriet The Spy opposite Rosie O'Donnell, for which she received the Young Artists Award of Hollywood as Best Leading Actress in a feature film, the native New Yorker began her acting career at age 4, when she appeared in her first television commercial. Since then she has appeared in over 100 national spots and has gone on to work on various television series. Most recently she starred as Julie in the independent film Can't Be Heaven. Michelle's other film credits include, Richie Rich's A Christmas Wish, and Melissa.
Soap fans will remember Michelle from her challenging role as the autistic Lily Montgomery on the ABC daytime drama All My Children. She was also a series regular on the popular Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete and Pete. Trachtenberg's other small screen credits include Guys Like Us, Figure it Out, Dave's World, Law & Order, Saturday Night Live, Clarissa Explains it All, Space Cases, the CBS movie-of-the-week Christmas in Our Home Town, with Melissa Gilbert, and the CBS sitcom Meego with Bronson Pinchot.
Michelle immerses herself in numerous charities. For the past 2 years, she has been an active spokesperson for Kmart Kids Race Against Drugs, R.A.D.D., D.A.R.E. America, The Starlight Foundation, and many others. Michelle's selfless contributions to the fight against drugs earned her the prestigious responsibility of representing the youth of America at CNN's headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, where she helped President Clinton launch The Coalition for a Drug-Free America campaign.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys swimming, rollerblading, ice-skating, bicycling, and writing short stories.
Bio courtesy Disney (01-Jan-2000)
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