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The actress was born and raised in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, as reported by the New York Daily News. She spent her youth haunting the Brighton Beach boardwalk and the rollercoasters of Coney Island — when she wasn't being bullied in school. Though many know Trachtenberg simply as Dawn from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she's played a child spy, an ice skater, a vacationing high schooler, and a gossiping queen bee. For all interested parties, here's what happened to Michelle Trachtenberg.