Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah began her acting career at age 4 when she was discovered by an agent while eating in a local restaurant. Three weeks later she was on the set of her first film, An Invasion of Privacy. This chance discovery was to lead to a professional career which has lasted 24 of her 28 years of life. In addition to having been one of the two regular hostesses of the TV talk show, "Girl Talk," Sarah is a veteran of TV, film, and stage. She has appeared with Matthew Broderick and Eric Stoltz in "The Widow Claire" at the Circle in the Square theater, and had a feature film open in which she co-starred with Sally Kirkland and Robert Lupone. She has appeared on Spenser: For Hire, Love, Sidney, The David Letterman Show and The Regis Philbin Show. She has done over 100 commercials and is a Wilhelmina Model. She has also appeared in Crossbow which she filmed in France and Switzerland. Sarah played Molly in the original cast of Neil Simon's Jake's Women and young Jacqueline Bouvier in theSarah began her acting career at age 4 when she was discovered by an agent while eating in a local restaurant. Three weeks later she was on the set of her first film, An Invasion of Privacy. This chance discovery was to lead to a professional career which has lasted 24 of her 28 years of life. In addition to having been one of the two regular hostesses of the TV talk show, "Girl Talk," Sarah is a veteran of TV, film, and stage. She has appeared with Matthew Broderick and Eric Stoltz in "The Widow Claire" at the Circle in the Square theater, and had a feature film open in which she co-starred with Sally Kirkland and Robert Lupone. She has appeared on Spenser: For Hire, Love, Sidney, The David Letterman Show and The Regis Philbin Show. She has done over 100 commercials and is a Wilhelmina Model. She has also appeared in Crossbow which she filmed in France and Switzerland. Sarah played Molly in the original cast of Neil Simon's Jake's Women and young Jacqueline Bouvier in the award winning NBC mini-series A Woman Named Jackie. Sarah started to gain a small, but loyal, fanbase when she played the lead role of Sydney Rutledge in the teen soap opera, Swan's Crossing.
On February 24th 1993, Sarah Michelle began work on the set of All My Children. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 1994 and, although she lost, she was nominated again in 1995 and won in the Younger Leading Actress category. Although she had given the producers 6 months notice of her decision to leave the show, she made her decision public the day after the Emmy win. After 2 ½ years, Sarah left the set of AMC and moved to California to seek new fame in films or TV.
In 1996, Sarah was picked as the lead of a new series called Buffy the Vampire Slayer based on the movie by the same name. Warner Brothers bought 13 episodes of the show, and although ratings of the pilot were the highest ever of any of the WB lineup, it ranked 100th out of 107 programs in the Nielson ratings. Warner Brothers renewed the show for another 22 episodes which began airing September 15th, 1997.
In June of 1997, Sarah finished shooting I Know What You Did Last Summer which stars her and Jenniffer Love Hewitt as teens who try to cover up a hit and run. It was released on October 17th and became number one that weekend, earning a profit in just two days. Shortly after filming IKWYDLS, Sarah flew down to Atlanta, GA to film Scream 2, which had the largest December opening of a film and made more money in it's first weekend than the other top 9 films combined.
Sarah next took a break from the horror genre to film Cruel Intentions, Simply Irresistible and Harvard Man.
On March 10, 1998, Sarah won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award in the Best Supporting Actress - Horror category for her role in I Know What You Did Last Summer.
On August 12th, 1999, Sarah signed a contract with Maybelline to become the first celebrity spokeswoman since Lynda Carter in the late 70's, and can be seen in television and print advertising for the makeup company.
The new millennium has been very favorable to Sarah so far. In 2000, she won a few awards given out by the Teen Choice Awards and the MTV Movie awards.
2001 proved to be a great year for her personal and professional lives. First, she earned a nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama category in the Golden Globe Awards. Then she became engaged to Freddie Prinze Jr. on her birthday in April. The Teen Choice Awards also honored Sarah that summer with an Extraordinary Achievement Award.
In 2002, Scooby Doo, the movie Sarah co-starred in with Freddie, Matt Lillard and Linda Cardellini, became a summer blockbuster earning a whopping $250 million worldwide. In June she co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards, which became the highest rated in the show's history. This year also marked the most memorable occasion in her personal life. On September 1, 2002, Sarah and Freddie exchanged their marriage vows in a private ceremony in Mexico. In October, Sarah was honored with a Woman of The Year Award by Glamour Magazine during their Annual Women of The Year Awards.
In 2003, after 7 successful seasons of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", Sarah Michelle Gellar called it quits. She then focused on several projects, including Scooby Doo 2 and The Grudge, both of which were realeased in 2004. Sarah has decided to move on to movies but still looks back fondly on her years on Buffy. She had hoped to guest star on the spin-off "Angel" when her schedule cleared up, but the cancellation of that show in 2004 prevented it.
Birthplace New York City
Birthdate April 14th, 1977
Height 5'2" (Maybe 5'3")
Hair Blonde (Real color is dark brown)
Best Friend Alyson Hannigan
Food Sushi, Pasta
Least Favorite Food Meatloaf and liver
Movie Heathers, The Princess Bride
TV Show Fear Factor, 24
Actor Tom Cruise
Actress Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Julianne Moore, Stockard Channing
Vacation Spot Hawaii
Book The Princess Bride, Gone With the Wind
Sports Team New York Knicks
Pets Maltese Terrier named Thor, Akita named Tyson
Hobbies Walking the dogs, Playing board games, Reading
Sports Ice Skating
Tattoos Chinese Symbol For Integrity (back), Heart & Dagger (ankle), Celtic symbol (left hip), 2 Dragonflies (lower back)
Sarah also enjoys rollerblading, ice skating, water skiing, and occasionally goes cliff diving. She was a competitive figure skater for 3 years and was ranked 3rd in the New York Sate regional competition. She has taken 5 years of Tae Kwon Do and is active in physical fitness. Sarah is an only child and considers herself a workaholic. She attended high school at Professional Children's School in New York and graduated two years early with a 4.0… Expand
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|The Crazy Ones: Season 1||Sep 26, 2013||Sydney Roberts||6.6|
|Ringer: Season 1||Sep 13, 2011||Bridget Kelly/Siobhan Martin||6.6|
|Robot Chicken: Season 1||Feb 20, 2005||Girl, Princess Allura, Lioness||7.6|
|All My Children: Season 36||Jan 5, 2005||Kendall Hart||tbd|
|All My Children: Season 35||Jan 5, 2004||Kendall Hart (#1) (1993-1995)||tbd|
|All My Children: Season 34||Jan 6, 2003||Kendall Hart||tbd|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 28||Oct 5, 2002||Herself||6.3|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7||Sep 24, 2002||Buffy Anne Summers||4.3|
|All My Children: Season 33||Jan 7, 2002||Kendall Hart||tbd|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6||Oct 2, 2001||Buffy Anne Summers||4.4|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 27||Sep 29, 2001||Herself||tbd|
|All My Children: Season 32||Jan 5, 2001||Kendall Hart||tbd|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5||Sep 26, 2000||Buffy Anne Summers||5.1|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4||Oct 5, 1999||Buffy Anne Summers||7.2|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 25||Sep 26, 1999||Herself||tbd|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3||Sep 29, 1998||Buffy Anne Summers||7.3|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 24||Sep 26, 1998||Herself||tbd|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 23||Sep 27, 1997||Herself||tbd|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2||Sep 15, 1997||Buffy Anne Summers||8.1|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1||Mar 10, 1997||Buffy Anne Summers||8.2|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 22||Sep 28, 1996||Herself||tbd|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 1||Oct 11, 1975||Herself / Karen||8.2|
|Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Season 3||Sep 13, 1969||Daphne Blake||10|
|Late Show with David Letterman: Season 19||Aug 30, 1993||Guest||tbd|