Emma Caulfield Ford
|Born||April 8, 1973|
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Cornelius Grobbelaar (m. 2006–2010) |
Mark Leslie Ford (m. 2017)
Emma Caulfield Ford (born April 8, 1973) is an American actress. She is best known for her starring role as former demon Anya Jenkins on the supernatural drama television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998–2003), which earned her a nomination for the Satellite Award for Best Cast. She had recurring roles as Susan Keats on the Fox teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1995–1996), as Emma Bradshaw on the CW teen drama series Life Unexpected (2010–2011), and as Sarah Proctor on the Disney+ miniseries WandaVision (2021), a role she will reprise in its spin-off Agatha: Coven of Chaos (2023). She starred in the supernatural horror film Darkness Falls (2003) and in the romantic comedy film Timer (2009), and had a supporting role in the comedy film Back in the Day (2014).
Life and career
Caulfield was born on April 8, 1973, in San Diego, California, to Denise and Rodney Chukker. 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".
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.
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 fairytale Hansel and Gretel. She guest starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson scripted romantic comedy web series, Husbands.
Caulfield was married to Cornelius Grobbelaar from 2006 to 2010.
|2003||Darkness Falls||Caitlin Greene|
|Why Am I Doing This?||Amber|
|Removal||Jennifer||Alternative title: Shadow Play|
|2014||Back in the Day||Molly|
|Telling of the Shoes||Alexandra|
|2015||America Is Still the Place||Fran|
|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); 81 episodes |
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"|
|Life Unexpected||Emma Bradshaw||Recurring role (season 2)|
|2011||Leverage||Meredith||Episode: "The Lonely Hearts Job"|
|Prime Suspect||Montana||Episode: "Gone to Pieces"|
|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)|
|2016||Supergirl||Cameron Chase||Episode: "Childish Things"|
|2017||Fear the Walking Dead||Tracy Otto||Episode: "TEOTWAWKI"|
|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|
|Good Girls||Real Estate Agent||Episode: "Family First"|
|2023||Agatha: Coven of Chaos||Sarah Proctor||Filming|
Awards and nominations
- 2007: Won, "Best Actress in a Short Film" – Hollow
- 2003: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series" – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- 2003: Won, "Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award (Female)" – Darkness Falls & Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- 2007: Won, "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role" – Hollow
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- "Removal (2010)". Amazon. Lions Gate. January 3, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
- "LIFE UNEXPECTED Exclusive: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Actress to Join Series". Give Me My Remote. July 22, 2010. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
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- "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.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Emma Caulfield Coming to CBS' Supergirl as Cameron Chase". The Mary Sue. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
- "'Buffy' alumna Emma Caulfield set to raise Hellmouth on Fear TWD". TV Line. February 3, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017.