Emma Caulfield Ford (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 Darkness Falls (2003) and TiMER (2009).
Emma Caulfield Ford
Caulfield in 2008
Emma M. Chukker
April 8, 1973
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Cornelius Grobbelaar (m. 2006–2010) |
Mark Leslie Ford (m. 2017)
Life and careerEdit
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 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.
Caulfied was married to Cornelius Grobbelaar from 2006 to 2010.
In March 2016, Caulfield confirmed she was expecting her first child with 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.
|2003||Darkness Falls||Caitlin Greene|
|2007||A Valentine Carol||Ally Sims|
|2009||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?"|
|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
|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/Anya Emerson||Recurring seasons 3-4; Main Cast seasons 5-7 |
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||Kate Nolan||LMN TV-Movie|
|2006, 2007||Robot Chicken||Nancy/Timmy's Mom
|Voice Roles, Episode: "Massage Chair" |
Episode: "Password: Swordfish"
Episode: "Robot Chicken's Half-Assed Christmas Special"
|2007||A Valentine Carol||Ally Simms||Lifetime Television TV-Movie|
|2009||Private Practice||Leanne||Episode: "Wait and See"|
|Life Unexpected||Emma Bradshaw||Season two, recurring cast|
|2011||Prime Suspect||Montana||Episode: "Gone to Pieces"|
|Leverage||Meredith||Episode: "The Lonely Hearts Job"|
|2012||Royal Pains||Winnie||Episode: "Off Season Greetings"|
|Leap Year||Smiley||Episode: "One of Those Nights"|
|Husbands||Stadium Interviewer||Episode: "Appropriate Is Not the Word"|
|2012, 2016||Once Upon a Time||Blind Witch||6 episodes|
|2016||Supergirl||Cameron Chase||Episode: "Childish Things"|
|2017||Training Day||Lauren||Episode: "Wages of Sin"|
|Fear the Walking Dead||Tracy Otto||Season 3; Guest appearance|
Awards and nominationsEdit
- 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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- "Bandwagon The Series".
- "Contropussy". Contropussy. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
- "IDW's Contropussy Out Today!". IDW Publishing. Archived from the original on 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
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- 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.
- "Removal (2010)". Amazon. Lions Gate. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
- "LIFE UNEXPECTED Exclusive: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Actress to Join Series". Give Me My Remote. July 22, 2010. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
- "Childs, Hayden. "Prime Suspect: 'Gone to Pieces' S1/E10," A.V. Club (The Onion)". December 2, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
- "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.