Emma Caulfield

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Emma Caulfield Ford
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Caulfield at the Raleigh Supercon in 2017
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Cornelius Grobbelaar (m. 2006–2010)
Mark Leslie Ford (m. 2017)
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Emma Caulfield Ford is an American actress known for her role as Anya Jenkins on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998–2003), Susan Keats, a love interest of Brandon Walsh's, on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, and as Sarah Proctor / "Dottie Jones" on the Disney+ series Wandavision. Her film roles include Darkness Falls (2003) and Timer (2009).

Life and career[edit]

Caulfield was born in San Diego, California, to Denise and Rodney Chukker, and is of Luxembourgian, German, English and Portuguese descent.[1] 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, Caulfield 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 two episodes. However, audiences responded well to Anya, resulting in Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon's decision to add her to the main 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".[citation needed]

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.[2]

Caulfield is also the co-author of the webcomic Contropussy,[3] which has been published by IDW Publishing.[4]

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, she 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.[5] She guest starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson scripted romantic comedy web series, Husbands.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Caulfield was married to Cornelius Grobbelaar from 2006 to 2010.[7]

In 2016, Caulfield confirmed she was expecting a child with Mark Leslie Ford, which was later confirmed to be a girl;[8][better source needed] later that year, she gave birth to a daughter.[9]

Caulfield is a Christian.[10]



Year Film Role Notes
2003 Darkness Falls Caitlin Greene
2004 Bandwagon Emma Caulfield
2009 Timer Oona O'Leary
Why Am I Doing This? Amber
2010 Confined Victoria Peyton
Removal Jennifer Alternative title: Shadow Play[11]
2014 Back in the Day Molly
Telling of the Shoes Alexandra
2015 America Is Still the Place Fran


Year Film Role Notes
1994 Burke's Law Beth Episode: "Who Killed the Beauty Queen?"
Renegade Cindy Moran Episode: "Teen Angel"
Saved by the Bell: The New Class Nurse Brady Episode: "Bloody Money"
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 Recurring role (season 6)
1996–1997 General Hospital Lorraine Miller Recurring role
1998 Nash Bridges Reporter Episode: "Live Shot"
1998–2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Anyanka "Anya" Jenkins / Anya Emerson Recurring role (seasons 3–4); main role (seasons 5–7)
Golden Satellite Award (nominated)
Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award (won)
2004 I Want to Marry Ryan Banks Charlie Norton Television film; also known as The Reality of Love
Monk Meredith Preminger Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Cried Wolf"
2006 In Her Mother's Footsteps Kate Nolan Television film
2006, 2007 Robot Chicken Nancy / Timmy's mom
Professor McGonagall / Mother
White Witch / Wife
Voice roles; episodes: "Massage Chair", "Password: Swordfish", "Robot Chicken's Half-Assed Christmas Special"
2007 A Valentine Carol Ally Simms Television film
2009 Private Practice Leanne Episode: "Wait and See"
2010–2011 Gigantic Sasha Recurring role
Life Unexpected Emma Bradshaw Recurring role (season 2)[12]
2011 Leverage Meredith Episode: "The Lonely Hearts Job"
Prime Suspect Montana Episode: "Gone to Pieces"[13]
2012 Husbands Stadium interviewer 2 episodes
Leap Year Smiley Episode: "One of Those Nights"
Royal Pains Winnie Episode: "Off Season Greetings"
2012; 2016 Once Upon a Time Blind Witch Recurring role (seasons 1 & 5)[5][14]
2016 Supergirl Cameron Chase Episode: "Childish Things"[15]
2017 Fear the Walking Dead Tracy Otto Episode: "TEOTWAWKI"[16]
Training Day Lauren Episode: "Wages of Sin"
2020 Interrogation Amy Harlow Episode: "P.I. Charlie Shannon vs Amy Harlow 2003"
2021 WandaVision Sarah Proctor / "Dottie Jones" Recurring role; 4 episodes
2021 Good Girls Real Estate Agent Episode: "Family First"

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


  1. ^ "Emma Caulfield". TV Guide. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Bandwagon The Series".
  3. ^ "Contropussy". Contropussy. Archived from the original on July 28, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
  4. ^ "IDW's Contropussy Out Today!". IDW Publishing. Archived from the original on August 1, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "West, Kelly. "Once Upon a Time Episode 9 Preview: Emma Caulfield Smells Dinner", CinemaBlend.com". CINEMABLEND. January 9, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  6. ^ Vary, Adam B (June 28, 2012). "'Husbands': EP and star on season 2 of their gay-marriage web series". ew.com. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "Emma Caulfield, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' star, divorces husband Cornelius Grobbelaar". New York Daily News. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 14, 2018. Retrieved August 24, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ Clark, Laura (October 14, 2016). "'Emma Caulfield: The Motherhood Questionnaire'". mom.com.
  10. ^ @emmacaulfield (September 5, 2017). "When you say Christians are bad or racist you are saying that blacks and latinos are as well. As a Christian let me say there are assholes" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Removal (2010)". Amazon. Lions Gate. January 3, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  12. ^ "LIFE UNEXPECTED Exclusive: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Actress to Join Series". Give Me My Remote. July 22, 2010. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
  13. ^ "Childs, Hayden. "Prime Suspect: 'Gone to Pieces' S1/E10," A.V. Club (The Onion)". December 2, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  14. ^ "EXCLUSIVE 'Once Upon a Time' Scoop: Emma Caulfield to Return as the Blind Witch in 100th Episode!". ET Online. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  15. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Emma Caulfield Coming to CBS' Supergirl as Cameron Chase". The Mary Sue. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  16. ^ "'Buffy' alumna Emma Caulfield set to raise Hellmouth on Fear TWD". TV Line. February 3, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017.

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