How tall is Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg's Height

5ft 6 (167.6 cm)

American Actress best known for playing Dawn on TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In film she can be seen in Eurotrip, 17 Again and Ice Princess.

How tall is Michelle Trachtenberg
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Average Guess (23 Votes)
5ft 6.28in (168.4cm)
khaled taban said on 20/Jun/19
5ft6 seems right ❤️
Littlelee5ft6 said on 10/May/19
5'6
Sarah said on 8/May/19
5'6.5'
Nik said on 9/Apr/19
The average vote is high!
MAD SAM said on 2/Jul/18
She looks close to 5’7” Rob, maybe 5’6.75” at 169.5 cm
Alexiosk said on 2/Apr/18
Lee, I think Sarah was a little sensitive about her height, and having her younger sister tower over her on the show wasn't something she'd be fond of displaying. Most of the show was Michelle in flats around SMG in heels. But I just checked the final episode and there were a few examples of them both in similar height footwear and I would buy 4 inches in height differential.
lee168cm said on 8/Mar/18
Rob do you think she'd have been fully grown in the final season of Buffy? She never looked more than 2 to 3 inches taller than Sarah Michelle Gellar in season 7 she was 17 in that final season is there a chance she wasn't completely grown Then? I wouldn't have guessed her 4 inches taller than sarah
Editor Rob
I'd have thought she was about done by that season.
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Dec/16
Today I saw Michelle in an 'Inspector Gadget' film from when she was a little girl! So she's been acting even longer than I thought!
I'm still surprised that she grew to 5ft6!
Brett said on 29/Dec/16
Her height isn't overrated at all, Justine. The height difference between these three is hard to tell sometimes though due to Michelle's propensity to slouch though. Michelle clearly taller than Leighton in similar heels: Click Here Michelle vs. Jessica in flats, even granting Jessica a couple inches due to the angle, Michelle is taller. Click Here
Justine said on 24/Dec/16
Jessica Szohr listed as 5 foot 5 is clearly at least 1 inch taller than Michelle Trachtenberg when both in flats. Leighton is also half an inch taller than Michelle- her height is over rated- Michelle 163cm.
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Nov/16
I only know Michelle from her part as Buffy's kid sister and also from one episode of 'House'.
I never thought she could be as tall as 5ft6! There's a possibility, though, that she wasn't fully grown yet in her Buffy days. She certainly appears a lot more grown-up in the picture here!
Alexiosk said on 4/Aug/15
Not buying it. On the set of a movie she was just shown taller than 5'6.5" Jess Weixler three times on three different days. Heel differential is a fine excuse once or maybe twice, but three times?
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Michelle does slouch sometimes, and that might be what you remember.
ax said on 19/Jul/15
I have met her a couple times, once at a restaurant in NYC once at a private party and again at a fashion week event. She is 5'4 max. Not at all 5'6".
Silent_D said on 10/Mar/15
She is quite tall in gossip girl. Very stunning actress. 168cm.
mila said on 7/Aug/14
I believe she´s 5 ft 6
Alexiosk said on 6/Apr/14
Looks like Michelle is in flats and Mila in significant heels there: contrast with a few other photos on gettyimages like this one
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mika said on 4/Apr/14
here with Mila Kunis who is listed here 5 feet 4.I don't think she is 5 feet 6
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Alexiosk said on 14/Feb/14
Yeah, I think that was the heels talking in the movie you mentioned, cartoonbynickie. 5'6" seems right.
Len said on 28/Jul/13
She definitely grew over the course of her run on Buffy (understandable, since she joined the cast at age 14-15 or so).

Season 5, she looked maybe 5'4" or so, not greatly taller than Sarah Michelle Gellar. By Season 7 and the end of the show, she towered over SMG.
Jack said on 14/Jun/13
Accurate listing, she is taller than she seems. Her curvaceous body gives the impression of a more petite woman, but in reality she is quite tall
CLC said on 3/Jan/12
At 15 she was taller then most of the women on Buffy & she wore sneakers most of the time. 5'6" sounds about right.
AG said on 29/Nov/11
I agree with gisele. These are nice pictures to give me an idea that she is max 5'5. I wouldn't be surprised if she was just 5'4.
gisele said on 20/Aug/11
I have seen the images of the last comment and my opinion is that Michelle is 5,5
Pinky said on 15/Aug/11
I think Michelle is more or less the same height as Leighton Meester, for me, both are around 5'4, maybe a little more and not surprise if both are a little under.
Michelle and Leighton with flip-flops, they're walking so it can not be perceived heights accurately, but doesn't look way taller than L: Click Here
On the GG set with Chace and Leighton. M is slightly closer to the camera than L:Click Here (click twice on the photo to make it bigger)
In the top right photo M has a shoes with a platform and a heel higher than L. In the bottom right photo I think they are wearing the same high heel: Click Here (click twice in the photo)

We all know that Rob is a generous guy, but this time I think 5'6 for Michelle is way too much.
Nhawk said on 24/May/09
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in that picture there is such a big height gap between the two. Michelle looks at least 3.5 inches taller, and I'm sure both are wearing heels.
jessie said on 23/May/09
5' 6 tops.
Holly said on 19/Apr/09
I saw her last september when I was in New York, I distinctively remember she was wearing short leather boots probably around 2 inches and she was the exact same height as my brother who is 5ft 8 so I'd say she is about 5ft 5 minimum.
Charlene said on 11/Apr/09
lily, leighton is actually taller than 5'3. She's like 5'4. But I would say she looks shorter than 5'6.25. Usually people lie about their height, trying to get away with that extra inch. So I'd say she's like 5'5.
lily said on 10/Mar/09
there's no way she's 5'6"!
in this picture she's standing next to 5'3" leighton meester, both in similar heels, and she's maaaybe an inch taller. here: Click Here
i'd say 5'4.5", dead on
Steph said on 2/Mar/09
I'm about 5'6" with shoes on and I met her once. She was tiny! She was definitely shorter than me. I'd guess she was 5'4" or 5'5" but very petite.
Anonymous21 said on 31/Jan/09
Her head is quite small for her supposed 5ft 6.25 in frame. She looks 5ft 5 at the most. She has thick legs. Blake doesn't look that tall on Gossip Girl, she is skinny but not 5ft 8in. More like 5ft6 barefoot.
RFS said on 22/Jan/09
I think shes 167. Doesn't look tall on Gossip Girl.
Realme2008 said on 14/Aug/08
Yeah, I was kinda shocked when Alyson Hannigan told her she didn't need heels when they were asking question at the Buffy convention. I'm like the tallest this girl can be is 5'6". She isn't tall at all. I agree also with Angelica she is nowhere close to Blake Lively's height (5'8")
angelica.b said on 3/Aug/08
she looks like a good 5"5 to me
i agree with the peson below
she is no where close to blake lively (5"8)
definately needs a downgrade
Anonymous said on 1/Aug/08
look here
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a good 3 inches shorter
andrea said on 24/Jun/08
here she is with (supposedly) 5'10" Stam.

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Bj25492008 said on 12/Apr/08
I also just wanted to add that Michelle is no way as tall as or even close to being as tall as Nicholas Brenden. She may think she's tall, because she's taller than all on the Buffy cast, but she really isn't. Anyone will tell you 5'6" definitely isn't tall. Especially considering the fact that you can shrink up to 3/4 of an inch at night guys.
Bj25492008 said on 12/Apr/08
Stephanie no it is not "More than likely." that she grew 2-3 inches after the age of 17. Girls usually stop growing at around 14, so it would very unlikely for her to have a growth spurt at the age of 17. It can happen, but it isn't likely that's for sure.
Anonymous said on 10/Apr/08
Wow, she looks like she could just squish Sarah Michelle Gellar in this photo:

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Stephanie said on 10/Apr/08
How can she be taller than him? He's like 5' 11"... no way. At first I thought he was 5' 8", Michelle could be 5' 9" now (grew about 2-3"), which is more likely since the show ended when she was 17. But I think she was just taller in heels. And Nicholas probably isn't as tall as I thought he was.
Anonymous said on 23/Mar/08
Brah, if that's the case (which is possible), it would still indicate that she's grown since the Buffy finale a few years ago, because at that time he was still taller than him even when she wore heels. If that's the case, an upgrade might be necessary.
Brah said on 22/Mar/08
Maybe she is taller than him... in her heels
Anonymous said on 22/Mar/08
She strangely claimed to now be taller than Nicholas Brendon at the Buffy Reunion this past week.
Anonymous said on 6/Nov/07
Recently, with Sarah Michelle Gellar:
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Michelle has her knees bent, is slouching, and is looking down while Sarah is trying to accentuate her height, and Michelle is still taller.
Alex said on 10/Jun/07
Actually there was a picture of her with Lacey Chalbert who is only between 5'2 and 5'3 and she didn't look more than 3 inches taller, maybe a heel difference or someone was in flats but alone Michelle looks 5'6-5'7.
Alex said on 7/Jun/07
Glenn, I think she could be 5'7 barefoot.
glenn said on 4/Mar/07
i wish id see the 2 of them together.
Anonymous said on 3/Mar/07
Hey Glenn, thanks for the response! When Amber appeared on Buffy, she was clearly wearing heels while Michelle was wearing flats. Since then I haven't been able to find any pictures where they are wearing similar sized shoes....I've always been curious who was taller. If you ever get a chance to snap a picture of them together, that'd be awesome!
glenn said on 3/Mar/07
just got amber a few weeks ago.michelle is way taller.michelle seemed 5-10ish or in heels.amber 5-6ish in heels.
Anonymous said on 3/Mar/07
Glenn, have you ever met/seen Amber Tamblyn? Who do you think is taller barefoot, Michelle or Amber?
glenn said on 3/Mar/07
she was taller than me in heels when she walked past me 5 months ago.
Anonymous said on 1/Mar/07
She looks like a solid 5'7" to me. Granted, you can't see their feet, but her height here is comparable to 5'9" Maggie Grace...
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Anonymous said on 22/Jan/07
if she was 5ft5 in 2001, at that time she was 15/16.Its unlikely she grew after that point. Girls are done growing at that age. Perhaps she grew another 1.5in but doesnt seem likely.
Glenn said on 9/Jan/07
Oh,yeah.she could even be 5-8.she walked past me recently.
Raz said on 8/Jan/07
Saw her on Conan recently and she definitely looks fairly tall these days. Maybe over 5'7" even...
venus said on 11/Nov/06
I give Michelle 5'6.5, she is taller than Lacey by an 1 and a half according to the pic under Dunken's post,and the second pic. Lacey is not that shorter than Michelle.
Dunken said on 9/Nov/06
Michelle and Lacey Chabert:

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some major slouching going there, but if they stood straight, there would be like, a 2, maybe 2.5 inch difference.

another one:

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she seems like 5'5.5, maybe 5'6.
Anonymous said on 26/Oct/06
No way. Look at more pictures. She is Wilmer Valderrama's height in heels and barely taller than Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan...all the midgets. She is 5'4" on a good day.
Anonymous said on 27/Sep/06
Editor Rob, would appreciate your opinion...
I always thought that Amber Tamblyn was a bit taller than Michelle Trachtenberg, but now I'm not so sure. Consider both of them in heels, with similar posture, against the same backdrop:
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To me, Michelle looks a lot more statuesque, and notice that her head seems to surpass the "TeenVogue" logo, whereas Amber's head seems exactly level to it. Who do you think is taller?
Glenn said on 17/Sep/06
Saw her a couple nights ago looking 5-9 in heels.at least.
ashley said on 16/Sep/06
no way she is 5'6 she is not more than 2or3 inches taller than 5'1" kristen bell here Click Here both wearing similiar shoes
Jodi said on 15/Jul/06
I'm about 5' 10, maybe 5' 11", and she was about 5 1/2 inches shorter than me when I met her briefly, but I'm really really tall for my age. I'm 12 1/2 and a girl, but my dad was about 6' 9", so...
Anonymous said on 5/Jun/06
Who would you say has a taller barefoot height, Michelle or Amber Tamblyn? It seems like all photos of them together have them in unclear footwear. Who do you think is naturally taller?
Neezzzie said on 23/May/06
mmm i'd give her about 5'6 1/4" i met her a few times and i wasn't much taller than her at all and i'm 5'7" so if anything she's 5'6"- 5'6 1/2"
Glenn said on 22/May/06
2001.5-5 is correct.
Stephanie said on 21/May/06
If Glenn is 5' 8", then Michelle looks about 5' 5"... I don't think she's any taller than 5' 6". She only seems tall in Buffy because the women are all around 5' 3".

[Editor Rob: I dunno, glenn and michelle both look kind of leaning. Remember that other buffy girl benson looked to me like a legit 5ft 4...

Glenn, you remember how tall you thought Eurotrip and Ice Princess actress Trachtenberg was? When did you meet her, 2003?]


anonymous said on 19/Mar/06
I would say she is around 5'5 maybe 5.6 at the most. She looks to be at least average height but she probably isn't as tall as 5'7.
Becky said on 27/Feb/06
at first i thought she was about my height but i knew she might be 5'7".
Anshelm said on 2/Feb/06
I wonder... just saw the very last Buffy episode on TV, and in the end scene, where she was standing beside SMG, and you could see them head to toe, I thought she looked no more than 3" taller, and she was sporting massive heels. Couldn't tell what kind of footwear SMG was wearing, though.

I remember her being originally listed at 5'5"/165 cm in the IMDb, but that was later changed to 5'7"/170 cm. But then again, she was maybe 14 or 15 when I first checked it out.
Anonymous said on 1/Feb/06
She has a heels on this pics.
MeLiSsA said on 20/Jan/06
I read somewhere that she likes Marc Jacobs shoes (I think that's the brand it was) and they have her quoted as saying "When I got too tall to wear the heels I wore flats". Thats kinda sad for me cuz im the same height as she is and i like high heels but i feel too tall for them
Mika said on 15/Jan/06
SMG is 5' 3" and Michelle is 5' 6.5"
anonymous said on 18/Dec/05
she always looked at least 3 inches taller than sMG on Buffy if not more. She has to be at least 5'5.
jonny5 said on 17/Dec/05
shes a good 3 inch shorter than kim and kimis about 2 inch shorter than 5ft9 javine i think she is 5ft5 most Sarah is 5ft2
Ice Princess said on 2/Nov/05
Here is a picture Michelle and hat, standing with Kim Cattrall, without the hat at least 2 inch shorter than Kim. So, definitely under 5'7" even Kim was more than celebheight 5'7,5".
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[Editor Rob: I tried to find out if that kim quote was mis-printed and either 7.5 or 8.5...In any case, 5ft 9 Javine (well that's what the mags give her) and Cattrall, another shot, 5ft 11.75 whatshisface and kim.

Is trachtenberg shrinking or has she got bad posture in many photos?

Michelle, Alanis Morrisette and Venus, Carla Gugino and Michelle

5ft 4.5ish Hannigan and another Untilted shot of hannigan and alyson. Seacrest.

I dunno if it's her posture...]
Anonymous said on 8/Oct/05
Here is a picture of a barefoot Michelle standing face to face with Sarah Michelle Gellar, who is wearing tall heels (probably the usual 4 inches), and the two are more or less eye to eye. This was also the end of the 5th season, and Michelle definitely grew since then (notice the change of height distance between her and Alyson Hannigan):
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With that in mind, I would say that Michelle is easily 5 inches taller than Sarah Michelle Gellar. I'd definitely say she's a solid 5'7".
Anonymous said on 17/Sep/05
I agree with Rue....I find no reason why she should be downgraded to 5'6.5"

In Buffy, she was easily 4 inches taller than Sarah Michelle Gellar, probably more. I remember in season six, when SMG would wear tall heels and Michelle only wear regular sneakers, and Michelle was STILL very noticably taller.

Same thing with Alyson Hannigan. Michelle was taller in regular shoes, when Alyson was wearing heeled boots. 5'7" seems right.

[Editor Rob: one thing is sure, you can't have both her and seacrest as 5ft 7]
Rue said on 17/Sep/05
5'7" seemed right to me! 5'6.5" isn't right!
Kat said on 2/Aug/05
5 foot 7 looks about right. If she's less than that than she's no shorter than 5 foot 6. On Buffy she was as tall or taller than all the other regular female cast members.
Danny said on 17/Jul/05
5'7 seems about right. She was almost 1/2 foot taller than smg by the final season of Buffy, and SMG looks slightly over 5'
glitter-orchid said on 1/Jun/05
I just thought I'd add this little bit. . .In Alternative Press Magazine April 2005 she said, while discussing her days on BTVS "I started the show 5'1" and when I finished I think I was 5'6." She was around 17 then, but she dosen't look as if she has grown at all AFTER she left the show. But, she does sound a little unsure of her height herself so 5'7" might be all together accurate.
I sure don't know, just thought I'd post this anyway. . .

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