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Emma Caulfield
Emma Caulfield
General Information
Gender: Female
Birthday: April 8, 1973
Age: 44
Birthplace: San Diego, California, U.S.
Nationality: Luxembourgian
German
English
Portuguese
Other Information
Height: 5'3½"
Occupation(s): Actress
Education: The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) in London
San Francisco State University
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Denise Chukker (mother)
Rodney Chukker (father)
Knightley Lake Ford (daughter)
Friends: Karri Bowman
Alyson Hannigan
Anthony Head
Seth Green
Tom Lenk
Relationships: Cornelius Grobbelaar (ex-husband)
Mark Leslie Ford (husband)
Series Information
Character: Blind Witch
First appearance: True North
Last appearance: Last Rites

Emma Caulfield Ford (born Emma M. Chukker) 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 Darkness Falls (2003) and TiMER (2009).

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Life and career

Caulfield was born in San Diego, California to Denise and Rodney Chukker, and is of Luxembourgian, German, English and Portuguese descent. 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 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 is also the co-author of the webcomic Contropussy, which has been published by IDW Publishing.

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. She guest starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson scripted romantic comedy web series, Husbands.

Personal life

Caulfied was married to Cornelius Grobbelaar from 2006 to 2010.

In March 2016, Caulfield confirmed she was expecting her first child with husband Mark Leslie Ford, which was later confirmed to be a girl. On July 10, 2016, she gave birth to a daughter, Knightley Lake Ford.

In November 2017 Caulfield changed her Twitter name to ‘Emma Caulfield Ford’ and her bio stated ‘Wife’ confirming she had married.

Filmography

Year Title Type Role
1994 Burke's Law TV Series Beth
1994 Saved by the Bell: The New Class TV Series Nurse Penny Brady
1994 Renegade TV Series Cindy Moran
1995 Weird Science TV Series Phoebe Hale
1995 - 1996 Beverly Hills, 90210 TV Series Susan Keats
1995 - 1997 Silk Stalkings TV Series Kate Donner / Ray Washburn
1996 - 1997 General Hospital TV Series Lorraine Miller
1998 Nash Bridges TV Series Reporter
1998 - 2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Series Anya
2002 Chance Heidi (scenes deleted, as Emma Caulfield)
2003 Darkness Falls Caitlin (as Emma Caulfield)
2004 I Want to Marry Ryan Banks TV Movie Charlie Norton (as Emma Caulfield)
2004 Monk TV Series Meredith Preminger
2006 In Her Mother's Footsteps TV Movie Kate Nolan (as Emma Caulfield)
2006 - 2007 Robot Chicken TV Series Jadis the White Witch / Wife / Professor McGonagall / Mother / Nancy / Timmy's Mom (voice, as Emma Caulfield)
2007 Hollow Short Sarah (as Emma Caulfield)
2007 A Valentine Carol TV Movie Ally Simms (as Emma Caulfield)
2009 Private Practice TV Series Leanne Thompson
2009 Why Am I Doing This? Amber (as Emma Caulfield)
2009 TiMER Oona O'Leary (as Emma Caulfield)
2010 Confined Victoria Peyton (as Emma Caulfield)
2010 Removal Jennifer Kershe (as Emma Caulfield)
2010 - 2011 Life Unexpected TV Series Emma Bradshaw
2010 - 2011 Gigantic TV Series Sasha
2010 - 2011 Bandwagon: The Series TV Series Emma
2011 Pretty the Series TV Series Emma
2011 Prime Suspect TV Series Montana Ride
2011 Leverage TV Series Meredith
2012 Leap Year TV Series Smiley
2012 Husbands TV Series Stadium Interviewer
2012 Royal Pains TV Series Winnie
2012 - 2016 Once Upon a Time TV Series Blind Witch
2013 Don't Panic It's Organic Short
2014 Back in the Day Molly (as Emma Caulfield)
2014 Telling of the Shoes Alexandra (as Emma Caulfield)
2015 HOARS (Home Owner Association Regency Supreme) TV Series Myal Abia
2016 Supergirl TV Series Cameron Chase
2016 Fantasy Hospital TV Series Nurse Misty Windham
2017 Training Day TV Series Lauren
2017 Fear the Walking Dead TV Series Tracy Otto
2020 Interrogation TV Series Amy Harlow
I'm Charlie Walker (post-production) Fran (as Emma Caulfield)
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