Emma Caulfield

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Emma Caulfield
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Born Emma M. Chukker[1]
(1973-04-08) April 8, 1973 (age 41)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present

Emma Caulfield (born Emma M. Chukker; April 8, 1973) is an American actress best known for her role as ex-demon Anya Jenkins on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as Susan Keats, a love interest of Brandon Walsh's on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210. Her film roles include the 2009 film TiMER and the 2003 film Darkness Falls

Life and career[edit]

Caulfield was born in San Diego, California, the daughter of Denise and Rodney Chukker.[2] Caulfield's first notable role was as Brandon Walsh's girlfriend, Susan Keats, on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1995. She appeared for thirty episodes in the series before departing in 1996. In 1998, Emma starred in her most famous role to date, as Anya Jenkins on the WB's hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Originally, her character was only to appear for several episodes. However, audiences responded well to Anya, resulting in Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon's decision to add her to the cast.

In 2003, Caulfield landed her first lead role in the horror movie Darkness Falls, which debuted at number one in the U.S. box office. In 2004, she appeared on Monk as Meredith Preminger in the episode "Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Cried Wolf".

Caulfield also produced and starred in the satire Bandwagon, playing a fictionalized version of herself. The movie was written and directed by close friend and fellow actress Karri Bowman. It screened at various festivals, although it has not been picked up for distribution. Several members of Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast and crew have cameos in the film. In 2010, Caulfield posted the original Bandwagon to YouTube along with a 12-part webseries sequel set several years later.[3]

She passed up the opportunity to audition for the roles of Six and Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica.[citation needed]

Caulfield is also the co-author of the webcomic Contropussy,[4] which has been published by IDW Publishing.[5]

Caulfield starred in the independent feature film TiMER, released May 2009. She starred as the lead role in the FunnyOrDie short film, Don't Panic, It's Organic.

In 2012, Caulfield received critical acclaim for her guest appearance on the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time, as the Blind Witch from the fairy tale Hansel & Gretel.[6] She guest starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson scripted romantic comedy web series, Husbands.[7]

Caulfield has now garnered new following on her YouTube channel, Essnemma, on which she uploads videos on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2003 Darkness Falls Caitlin Greene
2004 Bandwagon[citation needed] Emma Caulfield
2007 ′′A Valentine Carol′′[citation needed] Ally Sims
Hollow[citation needed] Sarah Short film
2009 Why Am I Doing This?[citation needed] Amber
TiMER Oona O'Leary
2010 Confined[citation needed] Victoria Peyton
Removal[citation needed] Jennifer Alternative title: Shadow Play
awaiting release
2014 'Telling of the Shoes[citation needed] Alexandra
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Burke's Law Beth Episode: "Who Killed the Beauty Queen?"
Saved by the Bell: The New Class Nurse Brady Episode: "Bloody Money"
Renegade Cindy Moran Episode: "Teen Angel"
1995 Weird Science Phoebe Hale Episode: "What Genie?"
1995, 1997 Silk Stalkings Ray Washburn
Kate Donner
Episodes: "Champagne on Ice", "Guilt by Association"
1995–1996 Beverly Hills, 90210 Susan Keats 30 episodes
1996–1997 General Hospital Lorraine Miller
1998 Nash Bridges Reporter Episode: "Live Shot"
1998–2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Anyanka 'Anya' Jenkins Recurring seasons 3-4; Main Cast seasons 5-7
85 episodes
Golden Satellite Award (nominated)
Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award (won)
2003 The Reality of Love Charlie Norton TV Movie
2004 I Want to Marry Ryan Banks ABC Family TV-Movie
Monk Meredith Preminger Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Cried Wolf"
2006 In Her Mother's Footsteps[citation needed] Kate Nolan LMN TV-Movie
2006, 2007 Robot Chicken Nancy/Timmy's Mom
Professor McGonagal/Mother
White Witch/Wife
Voice Roles, Episode: "Massage Chair"
Episode: "Password: Swordfish"
Episode: "Robot Chicken's Half-Assed Christmas Special"
2007 A Valentine Carol[citation needed] Ally Simms Lifetime Television TV-Movie
2009 Private Practice Leanne Episode: "Wait and See"
2010–2011 Gigantic Sasha Recurring cast
Life Unexpected Emma Bradshaw Season two, recurring cast[8]
2011 Prime Suspect Montana Episode: "Gone to Pieces"[9]
Leverage Meredith Episode: "The Lonely Hearts Job"
2012 Once Upon a Time Blind Witch Episode: "True North"[6]
Royal Pains Winnie Episode: "Off Season Greetings"
Husbands Stadium Interviewer Episode: "Appropriate Is Not the Word"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Beverly Hills Film Festival

  • 2007: Won, "Best Actress in a Short Film" - Hollow

Satellite Awards

  • 2003: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series" - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Saturn Awards

  • 2003: Won, "Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award (Female)" - Darkness Falls & Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Sydney Film Festival

  • 2007: Won, "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role" - Hollow

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