Emma Caulfield

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Emma Caulfield
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BornEmma M. Chukker[1]
(1973-04-08) April 8, 1973 (age 41)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Years active1994–present
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Emma Caulfield
Emma Caulfield.jpg
BornEmma M. Chukker[1]
(1973-04-08) April 8, 1973 (age 41)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Years active1994–present

Emma Caulfield (born Emma M. Chukker; April 8, 1973) is an American actress best known for her role as Anya Jenkins on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998–2003), 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 also garnered a new following on her YouTube channel, Essnemma, on which she uploaded videos on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She is no longer uploading videos, as of 28 March 2014, due to her contract with 'My Damn Channel' ending.


2003Darkness FallsCaitlin Greene
2004Bandwagon[citation needed]Emma Caulfield
2007′′A Valentine Carol′′[citation needed]Ally Sims
Hollow[citation needed]SarahShort film
2009Why Am I Doing This?[citation needed]Amber
TiMEROona O'Leary
2010Confined[citation needed]Victoria Peyton
Removal[citation needed]JenniferAlternative title: Shadow Play
awaiting release
2014Back in the DayMolly
2014'Telling of the Shoes[citation needed]Alexandra
(filming)'America Is Still the Place[citation needed]Fran
1994Burke's LawBethEpisode: "Who Killed the Beauty Queen?"
Saved by the Bell: The New ClassNurse BradyEpisode: "Bloody Money"
RenegadeCindy MoranEpisode: "Teen Angel"
1995Weird SciencePhoebe HaleEpisode: "What Genie?"
1995, 1997Silk StalkingsRay Washburn
Kate Donner
Episodes: "Champagne on Ice", "Guilt by Association"
1995–1996Beverly Hills, 90210Susan Keats30 episodes
1996–1997General HospitalLorraine Miller
1998Nash BridgesReporterEpisode: "Live Shot"
1998–2003Buffy the Vampire SlayerAnyanka 'Anya' JenkinsRecurring seasons 3-4; Main Cast seasons 5-7
85 episodes
Golden Satellite Award (nominated)
Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award (won)
2003The Reality of LoveCharlie NortonTV Movie
2004I Want to Marry Ryan BanksABC Family TV-Movie
MonkMeredith PremingerEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Cried Wolf"
2006In Her Mother's Footsteps[citation needed]Kate NolanLMN TV-Movie
2006, 2007Robot ChickenNancy/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"
2007A Valentine Carol[citation needed]Ally SimmsLifetime Television TV-Movie
2009Private PracticeLeanneEpisode: "Wait and See"
2010–2011GiganticSashaRecurring cast
Life UnexpectedEmma BradshawSeason two, recurring cast[8]
2011Prime SuspectMontanaEpisode: "Gone to Pieces"[9]
LeverageMeredithEpisode: "The Lonely Hearts Job"
2012Once Upon a TimeBlind WitchEpisode: "True North"[6]
Royal PainsWinnieEpisode: "Off Season Greetings"
HusbandsStadium InterviewerEpisode: "Appropriate Is Not the Word"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Beverly Hills Film Festival

Satellite Awards

Saturn Awards

Sydney Film Festival


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