Michelle Trachtenberg is an American actress born on October 11, 1985, in New York City. She began her career as a child actress, appearing in popular tv shows like “Clarissa Explains It All” and “The Adventures of Pete & Pete”. Trachtenberg later achieved mainstream success with her portrayal of Dawn Summers in the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. She has also appeared in various films and television shows, including “EuroTrip” and “Gossip Girl”. She has been recognized for her performances, winning the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Leading Young Actress and the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series for her work on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. Michelle Trachtenberg continues to work in the entertainment industry, showcasing her talent and versatility as an actress.