Michelle Trachtenberg Celebrity Life
Michelle Trachtenberg, best known for her movie Euro trip made her first television appearance at the tender age of 3. She was born in the year 1985 in the city of New York.
Her first assignment was for a TV commercial for a well-known detergent brand in the year 1989 and has been active since then in the entertainment circle ranging from commercials, series, and films. She appeared in more than 100 commercial advertisements before landing on her first movie offer for ‘The Adventure of Pete & Pete’.
In 1996, she got a major break with the lead role in the movie ‘Harriet the spy’. 3 years later Trachtenberg surprised everyone with a scintillating performance in the movie Inspector Gadget.
In the Euro trip, the 2004 sex comedy movie, her performance as the vibrant Jenny was praised by both critics and audiences alike. The very next year Trachtenberg played the title role in the movie Ice princess by Walt Disney pictures.
In the movie, she played the character, Casey Carle – portraying complex emotions for being it between a professional skating career and academic interests.
Apart from the mainstream movies, she continued to play major roles in TV shows, web series, and music videos. Meego, Buffy the Vampire slayer, and Mercy were the major TV series in which she performed the main roles.
From 2001 to 2003, she hosted the Discovery Kids science show Truth or Scare. It is also rumored that she was the initial choice for playing Bella Swan in the Twilight series.
This was not materialized due to her prior commitments with the show Buffy and the role eventually went to Kristen Stewart.
Her major music video appearances were for the songs of famous rock bands including Fallout boy, Trapt, and Ringside. In recent years she has also been part of a few web series including Guidance and had lent her voice for the animated comedy series ‘Human Kind of’.
Trachtenberg won many accolades for her nuanced approach in character portrayals and has been nominated for the young artist award several times in her career. She won her first-ever young artist award in 1997 for the movie Harriet the Spy’.
Later she won the award twice in the year 1998 and 2001 for the TV series ‘Meego’ and Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ respectively. She also bagged the breakthrough performer award for her performance in the movie Beautiful Ohio during the Sarasota film festival held in 2007.
Trachtenberg's parents were Jewish immigrants from Germany and Russia. She is very fluent in her mother tongue, Russian. This helped her while acting in the TV show Killing Kennedy, where she enacted the life of Marina Oswald, wife of Lee Harvey Oswald.
With a reported net worth of more than 10 million US$, she is also a successful entrepreneur and an intelligent investor. She has investments in the food and beverage industries.
As an avid sports enthusiast, she has invested in New York Angels a football team based out of the city. She is believed to have dated various actors including Brandon Hirsch, Shawn Ashmore, Scott Sanford, and Joshua Radin.
She is not officially married but rumored to have engaged to Scott Sanford in 2009, but eventually, they never got married.
Her involvement with charitiesHer participation in philanthropic activities and charities is well appreciated. Most of her works in this direction have been in her fight against drug abuse especially in youngsters.
She was instrumental in launching the campaign ‘The coalition for a drug-free America’ championed by Bill Clinton. Trachtenberg is actively involved with organizations like DARE America and Kids Race against Drug Use as a spokesperson and ambassador.
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