Birth Name: Michelle Trachtenberg
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Michelle Christine Trachtenberg was born in Brooklyn, NY on Oct. 11, 1985 to mother Lana, an actress and puppeteer, and father Michael, a fiber optics engineer. Of Russian Jewish and German descent, the youngster began modeling in newspaper advertisements in her home state, landing her first job at the age of three for an advertising campaign for the Kids 'R' Us chain of stores. After she watched a friend appear on a television commercial, the young actress declared to her mother that she, too, wanted to be on television. One of her first onscreen jobs was a commercial for Wisk Detergent, where she had to say the line "Wisk, wisk, wisk or tsk, tsk, tsk!" after spilling cranberry juice on her...
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