Michelle Trachtenberg Net Worth

Michelle Trachtenberg Net Worth is
$9 Million

Michelle Trachtenberg Biography

Michelle Trachtenberg was born on the 11th October 1985, in New York City, USA. She is an actress, mostly known for her appearances in movies and TV Shows such “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” (1994-1996), “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (2000-2003), “Six Feet Under” (2004), and “Killing Kennedy” (2013), among others. These TV series and films have earned her a considerable fortune, asshe has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1991.
Have you ever wondered how rich Michelle Trachtenberg is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, Trachtenberg’s estimated net worth is $9 million. Both movies and TV Shows have helped to increase her wealth.

Michelle Trachtenberg Net Worth $9 Million

Michelle Christine Trachtenberg was born to Lana, a bank manager, and Michael Trachtenberg, a fiber-optics engineer. She is the younger of two daughters, and she is of the Jewish religion. Michelle and her sister Irene were raised in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, where she went to the Junior High School. Later, Michelle moved to California where she attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks.

Michelle first appearance on television was at the age of three, in a Wisk detergent commercial. After that, she featured in over 100 commercials which earned her a significant amount of money. Her first credited role was in the Nickelodeon series called “The Adventures of Pete & Pete”, from 1994 to 1996. At the same time, she played Lily Montgomery in the soap opera “All My Children”.

An early success on TV landed her a film debut in “Harriet the Spy” in 1996; after several commercial and TV series, she returned to film in 1999, appearing in “Inspector Gadget”, with Matthew Broderick and Rupert Everett. Trachtenberg then starred in Richard Friedman’s comedy named “Can’t Be Heaven” in 2000, andthe role of Dawn Summers in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” brought her a lot of attention, playing the role from 2000 until the end of series in 2003. Michelle was also the host of Discovery Kids series “Truth or Scare” from 2001 to 2003. These TV shows and movies added considerably to her net worth.

Michelle was cast in the movie “Eurotrip”, with Jacob Pitts, Travis Wester, and Scott Mechlowitz, and then played a spoiled pop star named Celeste in the HBO hit series “Six Feet Under”, andafterwards she appeared in the mainstream TV series “House”, as a guest-star. Other notable appearances have been in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, and in the Fall Out Boy music video for the single “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race”.
Michelle Trachtenberg then starred in “Black Christmas”, the Glen Morgan’s remake of a 1974 slash movie with the same name. She played Georgina Sparks in the hit show “Gossip Girl”, appearing in numerous episodes which further contributed to her net worth. Trachtenberg made another guest-star appearance in the popular TV show “Weeds”, starring Mary-Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins.

Trachtenberg has won five awards in total. In 1997, she won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress for “Harriet the Spy”. A year later, she received the same award again, this time for the Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series – Supporting Young Actress for “Meego”. The Young Artist Award acknowledged her skills once again in 2001 with the Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Supporting Young Actress for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. She got the Special Jury Prize at the Sarasota Festival for Breakthrough Performer in “Beautiful Ohio” in 2006. Trachtenberg also received a WIN Award for “Killing Kennedy” in 2014.
In her personal life, Michelle Trachtenberg’s relationships are kept very private. Her hobbies are writing poems, swimming, and ice skating. She speaks Russian fluently and she is a part of both Christmas and Hanukkah traditions.

Full NameMichelle Trachtenberg
Net Worth$9 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 11, 1985
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack
EducationP.S. 99 Isaac Asimov School, The Bay Academy for the Arts and Sciences, Notre Dame High School
ParentsMichael Trachtenberg, Lana Trachtenberg
SiblingsDan Trachtenberg, Irene Trachtenberg
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Sidekick
MoviesEuroTrip, Ice Princess, Harriet the Spy, 17 Again, Mysterious Skin, Cop Out, Inspector Gadget, Black Christmas, Take Me Home Tonight, Sexy Evil Genius, The Scribbler, Beautiful Ohio, Sister Cities, Killing Kennedy, The Dive from Clausen's Pier, Can't Be Heaven, A Father's Choice, Richie Rich's Chris...
TV ShowsGossip Girl, The Super Hero Squad Show, Love Bites, Mercy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Truth or Scare, Guys Like Us, Meego, The Adventures of Pete & Pete
1Pale skin
1[on her character "Georgina Sparks" on Gossip Girl (2007)] It's super fun to play the bad girl. I love bringing out the inner nasty . . . Every woman secretly has an inner bitch deep down inside--including myself. But with the scenarios that Georgina is in and the lines from the script, the evil naturally comes out and flows really well for me . . . I don't take the nastiness off-set, but sometimes when the paparazzi get in my face, Georgina comes out.
2[the differences between the character Dawn on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and the character Chloe on Mercy (2009) and on playing young and/or naive characters] I've been drinking from the fountain of youth, so my face remains the same. Actually, one of our very first days of shooting, Gail Berman, who I have known for almost 10 years now, from [Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)], said that if we put a split screen of my face from the first episode of "Buffy" up next to the "Mercy" pilot, it's the same. I might have just gotten paler. I don't go out in the sun . . . I think there's a huge difference between the two characters, in the sense that Chloe is an adult. She's not a child, by any means. She went through nursing school. She has her masters degree. She has all of the credentials. She is a nurse and an adult, in every sense of those words. For me, I'm not shy or quiet. It's interesting for me to play someone who is such the opposite from myself because it's more challenging to keep that realistic . . . I also think that so many young women in the world are scared of the circumstances that they're in and are very insecure about different experiences that they may have, and I love being that character for women to say, "Yes, Chloe is scared. She's worried that she is literally going to kill someone, but there's optimism there. She can do it. So, I don't think of her as a child, or as annoying or whiny. I think she's just open to the world and looking to her colleagues to steer her. She has such great respect and admiration because they know what they're doing. So, between the three of us and the different personalities that we have, we're going to cater to every single woman watching the show, or that's what we hope.
3[how she deals with stress] I'm the last person to ask about dealing with stress. I'm always the biggest stress ball. But I don't stop moving and I never let my Blackberry leave my hand, so I'm getting a lot of thumb exercise. It's great.
4[how to deal with embarrassment] . . . laughter is the best thing. It's not about seeking revenge on that person. It's not letting them get away with it and not letting them get their high off of seeing you miserable. Laugh with them.
5{asked if life is like Gossip Girl (2007)] I think life is like high school. I don't necessarily know that it pertains to "Gossip Girl" because that is obviously an extreme fabrication of the most glorious life. But I do think that life, in general, is definitely like high school and you never get out of it. You just have to stay strong.
6[her favorite places in New York city] I'm a downtown girl. I would love to give you restaurants, but then you'd know about them and we couldn't go there anymore. Leighton Meester and I like to go to hole-in-the-walls that no one would ever expect us to go to, and no one cares that we're in there. We do that often.
7[asked if it's easier to be unrecognized in New York City] I think it's much harder in New York. There are paparazzi on bicycles, which is a new thing. You can't really speed away in your car. Especially with Gossip Girl (2007) being such a New York-based show, it's harder. I tried my hand at going to Bed, Bath & Beyond the other day, which I love, and that was a little bit of a catastrophe. I caused a little bit of a scene. That would be the only time that I'm a little shy.
8[asked if she had any "red-carpet" regrets] I think I did a head-to-toe leopard ensemble once, when I was 10. I think animal print should be taken in moderation. A shoe or a scarf is fine.
9[her favorite designers] I love Rag & Bone. They're pretty fantastic. Marc Jacobs has been a friend of mine for years, and I adore him. I like Chloe. I like a lot of younger designers.
10[what she does to "instantly feel sexy"] Show off my décolletage.
11I love tennis. I tried gymnastics at one point, but my tush got a whole lot of black and blue so that wasn't fun.
12I adore London and Paris, and I hope to live in London for a period of time when I'm older.
13Anything you throw at me, I'll try to tackle.
14[what her dream job would be] A fashion editor at "Vogue", that would be awesome.
15My confidence comes from me, Michelle, as a person. I don't necessarily believe that I will act and be a lead forever, but I want to continue to act for a long time. I love to do what I do.
16[on the future of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)] I'm sure that in some way, shape or form, "Buffy" will be continued or the story, through the fans, because we do have such devoted fans and that's always been very sweet.
17[on why she chose not to continue her role as Dawn Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)] I felt like every year, my character got younger as I got older. The scripts even had me speaking grammatically incorrectly. So I had to do something else. Besides, the show is over. If you miss it, get the DVDs.
18[on being involved in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) spin-off] I didn't see myself continuing as Dawn because I like to have diversity in my roles. A lot of people are like, "Oh my God! Little Dawn grew up!" And as much as I love you guys, suck it up.
1Filming the Disney movie Ice Princess (2005) in Toronto, Canada. [April 2004]
2Filming Black Christmas (2006), in Vancouver, Canada. [February 2006]
3Played the main female role in U.S. band Trapt's "Echo" music video clip in 2004.
4Michelle collects Barbies and has over 50 of them.
5Michelle was in a Kohl's commercial with Hilary Duff.
6She was the first choice of Catherine Hardwicke (director of Twilight (2008)) to play the role of "Bella Swan". However, she wasn't able to take the role due to scheduling conflicts.
7In 2012 she did a public service announcement against bullying. It was done in conjunction with the release of the film, Bully (2012).
8Was a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) long before being cast as "Dawn Summers".
9Grew up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.
10Good friends with fellow Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) star, Seth Green.
11Voted #27 on the 2011 Maxim "Hot 100" list.
12Also attended PS 188 throughout kindergarten. Was in the Gifted and Talented program where her teacher was Mrs. Gomez.
13Ranked #86 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
14Her grandparents live in Israel.
15Was submitted for Emmy consideration for her guest-starring role on House M.D. (2004).
16Has separately played the daughter of both actors who played the young married couple Laura Ingalls Wilder and Almanzo Wilder in Little House on the Prairie (1974). She played Melissa Gilbert's daughter in A Holiday for Love (1996) and played Dean Butler's daughter in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
17Spent the summer of 2005 as a non-paid apprentice at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.
18Attended Isaac Asimov Public School 99 for elementary school.
19Hobbies include swimming, ice skating, and writing poems.
20Participated in the golf tournament in Jamaica hosted by Carmen Electra.
21Is of German and Russian Jewish descent.
22Studied ballet as a child, which helped her perfect her skating abilities for Ice Princess (2005).
23Was able to sneak a souvenir--a wooden stake--from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) set when the show ended.
24Speaks Russian.
25Attended Bay Academy Junior High School in Brooklyn, New York.
26Attended Notre Dame High School. She graduated with awards in Social Studies and Religion and was also named under the California Scholarship Federation.
27She helped President Bill Clinton launch The Coalition for a Drug Free America campaign.
28Said the last line ever in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) series.
29She worked with Sarah Michelle Gellar on the long-running All My Children (1970) in the mid-'90s before Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and they were good friends. Sarah was the one who recommended Michelle for the part of "Dawn".


Sister Cities2016Dallas
The Christmas Gift2015TV MovieMegan
SuperMansion2015TV SeriesBlood Moon / Special Guest
Guidance2015TV SeriesAnna (2015)
Sleepy Hollow2015TV SeriesAbigail Adams
The Scribbler2014/IAlice
Save the Date2014TV MovieHillary
NCIS: Los Angeles2013TV SeriesLily Lockhart
Killing Kennedy2013TV MovieMarina Oswald
Sexy Evil Genius2013VideoMiranda Prague
Criminal Minds2013TV SeriesDiane Turner
Gossip Girl2008-2012TV SeriesGeorgina Sparks
Robot Chicken2006-2012TV SeriesGummy Bear Woman Samantha Jones ...
Untitled Peter Knight Comedy Project2011TV MovieGracie
Weeds2011TV SeriesEmma Karlin
Love Bites2011TV SeriesJodie
Take Me Home Tonight2011Ashley
DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection2010VideoBar Girl (voice)
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam2010Video shortBar Girl (voice)
DC Showcase: Jonah Hex2010Video shortBar Girl (voice)
Mercy2009-2010TV SeriesNurse Chloe Payne
Cop Out2010Ava
The Super Hero Squad Show2009TV SeriesValkyrie
17 Again2009Maggie
Against the Current2009Suzanne
The Circuit2008TV MovieKylie Shines
Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight2008VideoTika (voice)
The Hill2007TV MovieMaggie Rogers
Black Christmas2006Melissa
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2006TV SeriesLisa Willow Tyler
Beautiful Ohio2006Sandra
House M.D.2006TV SeriesMelinda Bardach
The Dive from Clausen's Pier2005TV MovieCarrie Beal
Ice Princess2005Casey Carlyle
Mysterious Skin2004Wendy
Six Feet Under2004TV SeriesCeleste
Trapt: Echo2004ShortGirlfriend
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2000-2003TV SeriesDawn Summers
Can't Be Heaven2000Julie
A Father's Choice2000TV MovieKelly McClain
Bonne Nuit1999TV MovieEmma Reeves
Inspector Gadget1999Penny
Ri¢hie Ri¢h's Christmas Wish1998VideoGloria
Guys Like Us1998TV SeriesKatie
Meego1997TV SeriesMaggie Parker
A Holiday for Love1996TV MovieNoelle Murphy
Space Cases1996TV SeriesPrankster #1
Dave's World1996TV SeriesAngela
Harriet the Spy1996Harriet M. Welsch
The Adventures of Pete & Pete1994-1996TV SeriesNona Mecklenberg
Melissa1995Lena (uncredited)
Clarissa Explains It All1993TV SeriesElsie Soaperstein
Law & Order1991TV SeriesDinah Driscoll
All My Children1970TV SeriesLilly Benton Montgomery #1 (1993-1996)


Guidance2015TV Series executive producer


Buffy the Vampire Slayer2001TV Series performer - 1 episode


Gossip Girl: XO XO2012TV Movie documentary special thanks
Kickin' It Old Skool2007very special thanks


Chopped Junior2016TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2016TV Series
Hollywood Game Night2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Kathy2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Gossip Girl: Series Retrospective2012TV MovieHerself
Gossip Girl: XO XO2012TV Movie documentaryHerself / Georgina Sparks
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Global Citizen Festival2012TV MovieHerself
Rick Santorum Aborts Presidential Campaign2012ShortHerself
The City2010TV SeriesHerself
Teenage Paparazzo2010DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rachael Ray2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Zac Goes Back2009Video documentary shortHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2009TV MovieHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Going Back to 172009Video documentary shortHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
The Hills2008TV SeriesHerself
Hotel Gramercy Park2008DocumentaryHerself
May All Your Christmases Be Black2007Video documentary shortHerself
Space Top 10 Countdown2007TV SeriesHerself
Fuse Celebrity Playlist2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
What Have You Done?: The Remaking of 'Black Christmas'2006TV Short documentaryHerself / 'Melissa'
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Punk'd2006TV SeriesHerself
Biography2003-2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Total Request Live2005TV SeriesHerself
The View2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards2005TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer (segment "Primer")
'Buffy': Season 7 Overview2004Video documentary shortHerself
2004 Much Music Video Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Eurotrip: Nude Beach Exposed2004Video documentary shortHerself
Eurotrip: The Making of 'Eurotrip'2004Video documentary shortHerself
'Buffy': Season 6 Overview2004Video documentary shortHerself
Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins2004TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
MTV Hits2004TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Truth or Scare2003TV SeriesHerself - Host / Narrator
HypaSpace2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
MADtv2000-2001TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest / Dawn / Herself
The Teen Choice Awards 20012001TV SpecialHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '991999TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Reading Rainbow1998TV SeriesHerself
The 1998 Annual Kid's Choice Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Blue's Clues1998TV SeriesHerself
Figure It Out1997TV SeriesHerself / panelist (1998-1999)

Won Awards

2014WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActress MFT Movie / Mini-SeriesKilling Kennedy (2013)
2007Special Jury PrizeSarasota Film FestivalBreakthrough PerformerBeautiful Ohio (2006)
2001Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young ActressBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
1998Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young ActressMeego (1997)
1997Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActressHarriet the Spy (1996)

Nominated Awards

2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV VillainGossip Girl (2007)
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesTruth or Scare (2001)
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2002Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2002Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Leading Young ActressTruth or Scare (2001)
2002Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Guest Starring Young ActressMADtv (1995)
2001Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2001Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice SidekickBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2000Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young ActressInspector Gadget (1999)
2000YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Young Actress/Performance in a Motion Picture ComedyInspector Gadget (1999)

Known for movies

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