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Birthday: October 11, 1985
Hometown: New York

How You Know Her: This actress' career was born and bred by Nickelodeon with roles on The Adventures of Pete and Pete and Clarissa Explains it All, and the title role in the movie Harriet the Spy. She has moved up through the primetime TV ranks with roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, House, and Gossip Girl, but you can catch her back on the big screen in the upcoming turn-back-the-clock comedy, 17 Again. Going from child actor to budding starlet, we salute Michelle's shorts for boldly doing what not many Nick kids have done before: Being relevant past the teen years.

A wannabe House wife: "My favorite show hands down is House...So I'm begging for ages, 'Please, please let me do a guest spot and my one thing is I really need a love scene with Hugh Laurie,' because I fell in love with him. But they wouldn't give me a love scene with Hugh Laurie. Instead, my ailment, which was classic...Well, I had a tick up my special area...[Hugh Laurie] was great, but he was really scared to like, touch me anywhere. He was like, 'Can I touch you here?' and I'm like, 'Honey, you can touch me anywhere.' And so I ripped off a little piece of paper and I put a message so when he unfolded my legs it said, 'Hi. I heart you.'" -The Late Show with Conan O'Brien

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Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg