Emma Chukker, professionally known as Emma Caulfield, was born on April 8, 1973 in San Diego, California to professional singer mother Denise and father Rodney Chukker. She has one sister, Samantha.
She began studying drama in high school at the La Jolla Playhouse and the Old Globe Theatre, which is where she won the distinguished honor of Excellence in Theatre Arts. After college, she picked up her drama studies once again at The American School in Switzerland in London. Although Emma has only worked in the business for a little over nine years, the actress has already accumulated a long and impressive list of credits. After guest-starring on such television series as Burke’s Law, Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Renegade, the actress was cast as Brandon’s journalist girlfriend Susan Keats during the 1995-1996 season of Beverly Hills, 90210. She went on to portray Lorraine Miller for a year on the popular ABC television daytime drama General Hospital.
After General Hospital, Emma decided to take a respite from acting to focus on her education in psychology at San Francisco State University and the University of California at Los Angeles. It was not long after, though, that she was lured back in front of the cameras for a television spot on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The actress made her debut on Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the third-season episode The Wish as demon Anyanka turned human Anya Emerson. It was originally a minor role, but the character of Anya became so popular that show creator Joss Whedon promoted her to a series regular for five seasons.
Other television work includes a guest spot on Monk and recurring voice work on Seth Green’s animated cult hit Robot Chicken. In 2003, she starred as Caitlin Green in the Revolution Studios thriller, Darkness Falls, which opened as the number one film at the box office. In 2009, she appeared as female lead in the independent romantic film TiMER. Through 2010 to 2011, Emma was part of the recurring cast for both Gigantic and Life Unexpected. Since then, her television guest roles have continued onto Prime Suspect, Leverage and Royal Pains. She is an accomplished writer as producer of satricial mock-documentary web series Bandwagon: The Series alongside creators Camilla Rantsen and Karri Bowman. In it, Emma portrays a fictionalized version of herself. The idea for the web series was shot as a film in 2004, but though well received in the film circuit, it was not picked up for distribution. While Emma was working Life Unexpected, she and other producers gathered together to discuss bringing the series to the web. In casting, several of Emma's former co-stars and crew members from Buffy the Vampire Slayer made cameos in Bandwagon: The Series. The original Bandwagon film is viewable on YouTube as well as the twelve part webseries. To add to her writing credits, Emma co-produced a comic book entitled Contropussy about a mild-mannered cat whose adventurism leads her to explore the city by night.
- Her stage name is a reference to J.D. Salinger's book The Catcher in the Rye character Holden Caulfield.
- Regrets that she turned down the opportunity to audition for the roles of Six and Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica.
|2002||Chance||Movie (Deleted scenes)|
|2003||Darkness Falls||Caitlin Greene||Movie|
|2009||Why Am I Doing This?||Amber||Movie|
|2013||Back in the Day||Molly||Movie|
|2013||Telling of the Shoes||Alexandra||Movie|
|1994||Burke's Law||Beth||1 episode|
|1994||Saved by the Bell: The New Class||Nurse Brady||1 episode|
|1994||Renegade||Cindy Moran||1 episode|
|1995||Weird Science||Phoebe Hale||1 episode|
|1995-1997||Silk Stalkings||Ray Washburn / Kate Donner||2 episodes|
|1995–1996||Beverly Hills, 90210||Susan Keats||30 episodes|
|1996–1997||General Hospital||Lorraine Miller||39 episodes|
|1998||Nash Bridges||Reporter||1 episode|
|1998–2003||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Anyanka "Anya" Jenkins|| 85 episodes
Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award
|2003||The Reality of Love||Charlie Norton||TV movie|
|2004||I Want to Marry Ryan Banks||Charlie Norton||TV movie|
|2004||Monk||Meredith Preminger||1 episode|
|2006||In Her Mother's Footsteps||Kate Nolan||TV movie|
|2007||A Valentine Carol||Ally Simms||TV movie|
|2009||Private Practice||Leanne||1 episode|
|2010–2011||Life Unexpected||Emma Bradshaw||11 episodes|
|2011||Pretty the Series||Emma||1 episode|
|2011||Prime Suspect||Montana||1 episode|
|2012–Present||Once Upon a Time||The Blind Witch||7 episodes|
|2012||Leap Year||Smiley||1 episode|
|2012||Husbands||Stadium Interviewer||2 episodes|
|2012||Royal Pains||Winnie||2 episodes|
|2006-2007||Robot Chicken|| Nancy / Timmy's Mom|
Professor McGonagal / Mother
White Witch / Wife
|3 episodes (Voice credit)|
|2010-2011||Bandwagon: The Series||Emma Caulfield||Web series - 12 episodes|
|Once Upon a Time: Season One|
|"Pilot":||"The Thing You Love Most":||"Snow Falls":||"The Price of Gold":||"That Still Small Voice":||"The Shepherd":||"The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter":||"Desperate Souls":||"True North":||"7:15 A.M.":||"Fruit of the Poisonous Tree":|
|"Skin Deep":||"What Happened to Frederick":||"Dreamy":||"Red-Handed":||"Heart of Darkness":||"Hat Trick":||"The Stable Boy":||"The Return":||"The Stranger":||"An Apple Red as Blood":||"A Land Without Magic":|
|Once Upon a Time: Season Five|
|"The Dark Swan":||"The Price":||"Siege Perilous":||"The Broken Kingdom":||"Dreamcatcher":||"The Bear and the Bow":||"Nimue":||"Birth":||"The Bear King":||"Broken Heart":||"Swan Song":|
|"Souls of the Departed":||"Labor of Love":||"Devil's Due":||"The Brothers Jones":||"Our Decay":||"Her Handsome Hero":||"Ruby Slippers":||"Sisters":||"Firebird":||"Last Rites":||"Only You":||"An Untold Story":|
|Once Upon a Time: Specials|
|"Magic is Coming":||"The Price of Magic":||"Journey to Neverland":||"Wicked is Coming":||"Storybrooke Has Frozen Over":|
|"Secrets of Storybrooke":||"Dark Swan Rises":||"Evil Reigns Once More":||"The Final Battle Begins":|
Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.filmreference.com/film/36/Emma-Caulfield.html
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/emma-caulfield/bio/149283
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 http://www.timerthemovie.com/cast.html
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 http://scifiandtvtalk.typepad.com/scifiandtvtalk/2011/05/sci-fi-blast-from-the-past-emma-caulfield-buffy-the-vampire-slayer.html
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 http://veryaware.com/2011/10/interview-buffy-alum-and-bandwagon-star-emma-caulfield/
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/user/bandwagonification
- ↑ http://www.idwpublishing.com/news/article/2441/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/emmacaulfield/status/713069919093579776
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/BHz25CRAs8i/