Sarah Michelle Gellar Biography
Birth name - Sarah Michelle Gellar
Date of birth - April 14, 1977
New York, New York, USA
Sometimes Credited As: Sarah Gellar
Nickname - Sassy
Height - 5' 3" (1.60 m)
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Eating in a local restaurant, she was discovered by an agent when she was 4 years old. Soon after she was making her first movie, An Invasion of Privacy (1983) (TV). Besides a long list of movies, she has also appeared in many TV commercials and on the stage. Her breakthrough came with TV-series "Swans Crossing" (1992). During 1997 she became known to the cinema audience when she appeared in two movies at the cinema I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and Scream 2 (1997). But she is arguably still most associated with her title role in the long-running TV series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997).
More Interesting Information for Sarah Michelle Gellar
Pets: Maltese terrier named Thor; Akita named Tyson.
Spouse - Freddie Prinze Jr. (September 1, 2002 - present)
Big fan of Dr. Seuss. Hobbies: collects rare books, especially editions of classic children's literature.
The Burger King commercial she did in 1982 was the first commercial to ever mention a competitor by name. Consequently, McDonald's sued her as well as Burger King. She also couldn't enter a McDonald's unless she was in disguise due to truth in advertising ("I only eat at Burger King" was one of her lines in the commercial). Ironically, McDonald's was a sponsor of the WB's hit TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997).
She studied Tae Kwon Do for five years, and now she's taking kickboxing, boxing, street fighting and gymnastics.
One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. 
Tattoos: Celtic symbol on her left hip, Chinese symbol for integrity on her lower back and a heart with a dagger hanging over it tattooed on the inside of her right ankle.
Voted by FHM (a leading UK mens magazine) readers the No 1 sexiest woman in the world (1999) and the No 3 sexiest woman in the world (2000). 
Voted by FHM (a leading UK mens magazine) readers the No 1 sexiest woman in the world. 
Collects rare editions of classic children's literature.
Won 4 online Tv Guide awards.
Was offered the role of Brittany Foster in the The In Crowd (2000) but turned it down. The role went to Susan Ward.
Her high school classmates include: Tara Reid, Jerry O'Connell, and Macaulay Culkin.
Her idol is Stockard Channing.
Attended the Professional Children's School in New York City; graduated with a 4.0 Grade Average.
Her favorite movie is Heathers (1989).
Director Raja Gosnell wanted a real life Hollywood couple to play Fred and Daphne in Scooby-Doo (2002) - Sarah and real life boyfriend Freddie Prinze Jr. were his first choice.
Dated professional tennis player Jan-Michael Gambill. 
Publicly announced that she is engaged to Freddie Prinze Jr. [14 April 2001]
Roles she turned down: was offered the role of Juliet in Romeo + Juliet (1996) but had to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts with "All My Children" (1970). Turned down a role in The Faculty (1998). Was offered the role of Brittany Foster in the The In Crowd (2000) but turned it down. The role went to Susan Ward.
Roles considered for: Rogue in X-Men (2000), Was offered Portia de Rossi's role in Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001), Was James Toback's first choice to play Cindy Bandolini in Harvard Man (2001), She beat out Rebecca Gayheart for the role of Cici in Scream 2 (1997).
Turned down a role in The Faculty (1998).
Her biological father (Arthur Gellar, 60) was found dead from unconfirmed circumstances in his Manhattan apartment. [9 October 2001]
#15 on the Maximum Hot 100 List
Her favourite food is sushi.
Has said that if she wasn't an actress she'd want to be a journalist or a writer of childrens books.
On October 17 2002, her wax model, by Madame Tussaud, was unveiled at the "Trail of Vampires" exhibition.
Voted 9th most beautiful person in the world in South Africa's People magazine (2002)
#8 on Google.com's most searched women in 2002.
Presented an award at the Glamour Awards 2003
Guests at Sarah and Freddie's wedding included actors Dulé Hill, Shannen Doherty, Eva LaRue Callahan and close friend and bridesmaid to Sarah, Lindsay Sloane.
In 1999, she signed a contract with Maybelline to become the company's first celebrity spokeswoman since Lynda Carter in the late 1970s.
Was offered Portia de Rossi's role in Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Was James Toback's first choice to play Cindy Bandolini in Harvard Man (2001).
During the 2001 Teen Choice Awards (August 20, 2001), "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) co-star Michelle Trachtenberg presented her with the Extraordinary Achievement Award for being a good role model and for her charity work (especially for Habitat for Humanity).
She auditioned first for the role of Buffy on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997), but the producers thought she was better suited to play Cordelia. She auditioned as Cordelia, but pursued the role of Buffy, ultimately winning it over many other girls.
Her wedding gown was designed by Vera Wang.
She signed onto Scream 2 (1997) before even reading the script.
She told Wes Craven while filming Scream 2 (1997) that she does her own stunts all the time on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997), but she was far too scared to be thrown off a balcony for her death scene in the film.
She beat out Rebecca Gayheart for the role of Cici in Scream 2 (1997).
Daughter-in-law of Freddie Prinze and Kathy Prinze.
Was once considered for the role of Wonder Woman in a proposed film by Warner Brothers.
Is an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Knicks.
Her favorite country is Japan
Is good friends with Britney Spears.
Is an only child; coincidentally, so is the original "Buffy Summers," Kristy Swanson.
Her most frequent collaborator to date has been husband Freddie Prinze Jr., working with him six times: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997); She's All That (1999); Scooby-Doo (2002); Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004); Happily N'Ever After (2005); and Southland Tales (2006). Incidentally, she has also worked with Freddie's frequent collaborator Matthew Lillard three times: She's All That (1999); Scooby-Doo (2002); and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004).
Ever since playing the title role in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997), she has had a reputation as a "stickler" for on-the-set safety. This showed when Charles Cyphers guest-starred in an episode of BTVS: while filming, he accidentally got hit on the head with a piece of pipe. Although Cyphers was not seriously injured, Gellar "snapped to it," and angrily lectured the BTVS crew about said mishap.
Ranked #45 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Is a natural brunette. Dyed her hair blonde for her role in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997).
Her favorite singer is Mariah Carey.
Was voted #26 on Maxim's Hot 100 list (2005)
Hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 2002 along with Jack Black
Shares her birthday with Adrien Brody, and also with Brian Forster...who, like Gellar, is an only child.
Is a fan of English soccer team Arsenal.
Was rated #5 of the top 5 sexiest female TV stars of all time.
In addition to liking the Yankees, Knicks and Giants she is also a fan of the Dodgers.
Has spent a lot of time in Australia, filming, and on holiday visiting friends. Attended New Years Eve celebrations on the shores of Sydney Harbour, December 31, 1999.
Named #26 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Ranked #18 in the Top 100 TV Teen Stars
Personal quotes from Sarah Michelle Gellar
(about her father) - "Just because you donate sperm does not make you a father. I don't have a father. I would never give him the credit or acknowledge him as my father."
[On Being A Teen Idol] "This is what I've waited for my whole life."
(High school) "My biggest complaint is school when it's Send-the-roses day, somebody's always left out. I always got roses, but I would give them to someone who hadn't gotten any."
(Horror Movies) "I'm always the one who gets killed. And I want it to be really gory. Body parts all over the place. Mangled! "
[on Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon]: "They're unbelievable. They're an inspiration to young love."
[on job pressures] "There's so much pressure on all of us right now. On Katie [Holmes], on James [Van Der Beek], and myself, to do these movies, and do as much as you can because there is the slight feeling that one day your phone will stop ringing. It's not about the craft, per se. It's so easy to fall for it all because people remind you constantly that as fast as it comes, it can go. And I think there is this sort of paranoia, this need to keep working. And I know that I felt it, and for the first three years of the show, I never had more than a week off, except for Christmas. That was it."
(On being 'skinny') "How can women be as thin as we are? We have personal trainers to work us out. We have specially prepared meals."
[on the Internet] "I got a computer and I'm learning how to use it. I collect antique books, so I used it to get my copy of 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' and I use it for travel, to look up customs. I went to Fiji, and I looked up all this stuff before I went, like 'Don't wear a hat in someone's house because it's rude, and don't wear shoes.' You've got to think there's something better I can do with my time than log on to the Internet and say, 'Ooo, let's find out about me!' I think that would frighten me a little bit."
"It makes me think of women who don't shave their legs." - on what the word "feminist" means
[On her kissing scene with Selma Blair in Cruel Intentions (1999)]: "It was a great kiss. It even had a saliva trail."
"One of the greatest gifts my job has given me is that my mother, who gave up her entire life for me, doesn't have to work any more. I'm now in a position to repay her for her devotion."
"I am militant about drugs. You want to do 'em? You're out of my life."
[on posing nude] "Right now I can't picture posing, but I don't believe in saying never... There might be a time when I got pregnant and felt really beautiful and wanted to have a nude picture."
"I would go to college to be a journalist. I always wanted to write for Time or Newsweek." (On what she would do if she wasn't acting.)
"You'll never know what you're capable of if you don't try."
"I don't understand why James Bond has to be a man all the time. When Pierce Brosnan retires, why not one of us?"
[on why she was happy to get married:] "I'm so grateful I don't have to go looking for a man on a Saturday night. I was always terrible at chatting up men." [December 10, 2003]
[about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997):] "To me, the scariest elements of horror films are the things that could really happen. And what is more scary than high school? ... What I like about the show is that it reminds you it's O.K. to be different. What people think isn't necessarily true. If people walk away with half of that, we've done our job." [New York Times, April 27, 1997]
[on playing Kendall Hart on "All My Children" (1970):] "I seduced my stepfather, and when he wouldn't sleep with me, I slept with the stable boy, cried rape, and my mother stabbed him with a letter opener. Then I went to jail for perjury, burned my parents' divorce papers, and locked up my little sister. I think that was all in the first week." [New York Times, April 27, 1997]
[on attending the Professional Children's High School in Manhattan:] "Everybody there had a talent, and everyone was respected. If somebody didn't like you--they didn't talk to you! They didn't make fun of you, punish you. You could, you know, mess around with how you dress. You really had that chance to find yourself, and I thank God for that school. I went to that school feeling amazingly untalented. That school was my lifeline. Let me tell you something--talent night at our school? There was nothing like it."
"Horror films are where women can shine and have a chance to lead. They always save the day in these films."
[On gay marriage] "I have good friends, gay couples, who've been together for 18 years. It drives me crazy that in the eyes of the law, their love isn't acknowledged when I have girlfriends who have married four times by the age of 25."
[On religion] "I don't believe in organized religion and I never have."
"No, that's what bothers me. That's how they think. Okay, this is a summer...I remember that it used to be you could see great movies any time. Now it's like summer is for blockbusters, fall is for the movies that they can't fit into any other time, that's like September. Then Oscar movies start, it used to be post Thanksgiving. Now the awards are earlier so it starts earlier. January is when they dump movies. And it's just so... it seems to me so obvious that wouldn't it be better for the marketplace to have these movies spread out? Not just people don't only go to the movies in summer time. If that was the truth, then in the summer time they would count the whole week's worth of the box office but it's still only a weekend. So why does it matter...sorry, I get a little upset. It's just frustrating."
"Basically I only like to choose films that I don't understand. As long as they're greater than my mental capacity, I figure I gotta be doing something artful, right? Isn't that what makes something art when you don't understand it?"
"I wish, and I wish so much for the film industry right now. I wish so much for originality and I wish so much and I think that we're caught in this difficult cycle right now because our studios are corporations now. I keep talking about the old 1940s, where one guy with a cigar and a scotch made decisions for a studio and now because there are all these computer corporations basically, technology companies and there's so much else that goes into a decision that it's very difficult to get films that are different that are off the beaten path made. It's much easier to get something unoriginal made than to get something original."
"'Simply Irresistible' was just a bad choice - and for that it was a great learning experience. I wasn't ready to make that movie. I was too young. The script was not ready. I knew in my heart before I left to make it that I should back out."
"I hope positively. One thing about the show was it was never categorized. It was drama, comedy, action, horror, all of those things combined. And I just want people to remember it as a fabulous run, a fabulous seven years." - how she would like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and her work on it to be remembered.
"In this day and age, everything is so cross-marketed that the lines have blurred in my opinion between what is an actor and what is a celebrity. What is reality? All you have to do is pick up a magazine or turn on the television and you can get ideas from places that five years ago you couldn't."
"That's so weird. It's one of those things that's like you go on location and you're there for a week getting ready. Here it's like you're walking the dog, you're paying the bills and then 10 minutes later, you have to go to work. It's a very sort of odd- - I'm grateful for it and so glad to actually film a movie in Hollywood. Although some of these locations are pretty far. I could probably fly to some of them."- Working in LA filming the movie Southland Tales (2006)
"It's funny in the sense of he'll say to me, 'You don't understand. You're doing a movie. I've been on my feet all day.' I'm like, 'For real? For real I don't understand?' So that's kind of odd. And the times are funny because I'm on nights and he's more organized in terms of...or last week he was getting out of the house at like 3:30 in the morning." On her doing movies and Freddie doing his show.
"Do a sitcom. Don't do a one hour. That was actually my advice. He was going to do a one hour. I was like, 'Are you crazy? You know what people make for sitcoms and how little they work, right? You see all of our friends on sitcoms.'" - Her advice for Freddie Prinze jnr
You know what? I only see myself doing films that interest me and that are a little bit off the beaten path. I will go wherever that takes me. I just - - I always say it just can't be generic. I can't be the girlfriend or the wife or the - - you can't play the characters that I've been blessed to play and then do that. I can't be the girl in the film.
Sarah Michelle Gellar Filmography
Actress - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s) (1980s)
The Girls' Guide to Hunting & Fishing (2006) .... Brett Eisenberg
Plot Outline: A Manhattanite book editor (Gellar) finds her take on the game of romance changed after she lures the attention of an influential older man.
Alice (2007) .... Alice
Plot Outline: Years after her first experience in Wonderland, Alice (Gellar), now a disturbed young woman mourning the death of her parents, returns to the land of talking animals and the wicked Queen of Hearts.
The Air I Breathe (2006) .... Sorrow
Plot Outline: A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love.
The Grudge 2 (2006) .... Karen
Plot Outline: In Tokyo, a young woman (Tamblyn) is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister (Gellar). The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt to unlock its secret to save their lives.
Southland Tales (2006) .... Krysta Kapowsky/Krysta Now
Plot Outline: Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and David Clark, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.
The Return (2006/I) .... Joanna Mills
Plot Outline: A succesful young business woman starts having nightmares about a young woman who was murdered 25 years ago.
- Operation Rich in Spirit (2005) TV Episode (voice) .... Daphne
- Joint Point (2005) TV Episode (voice)
- Nutcracker Sweet (2005) TV Episode (voice)
Happily N'Ever After (2005) (voice) .... Ella
The Grudge (2004) .... Karen Davis
... aka The Juon (Japan)
- The Wandering Juvie (2004) TV Episode (voice) .... Gina
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) .... Daphne
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" .... Buffy Summers
... aka BtVS (USA: promotional abbreviation)
... aka Buffy
... aka Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series
- Chosen (2003) TV Episode .... Buffy Summers
- End of Days (2003) TV Episode .... Buffy Summers
- Touched (2003) TV Episode .... Buffy Summers
- Empty Places (2003) TV Episode .... Buffy Summers
- Dirty Girls (2003) TV Episode .... Buffy Summers
"Saturday Night Live"
... aka NBC's Saturday Night (USA: original title)
... aka SNL
... aka SNL 25 (USA: new title)
... aka Saturday Night Live '80 (USA: new title)
- Episode #28.2 (2002) TV Episode .... Host
- Episode #25.20 (2000) TV Episode (uncredited) .... Brandi Lane
- Episode #24.19 (1999) TV Episode .... Host
- Episode #23.11 (1998) TV Episode .... Host
Scooby-Doo (2002) .... Daphne Blake
Harvard Man (2001) .... Cindy Bandolini
"Sex and the City"
- Escape from New York (2000) TV Episode .... Debbie
... aka Angel: The Series (USA)
- Sanctuary (2000) TV Episode .... Buffy Summers
- I Will Remember You (1999) TV Episode .... Buffy Summers
- The Bachelor Party (1999) TV Episode (uncredited) .... Buffy Summers
"God, the Devil and Bob"
- There's Too Much Sex on TV (2000) TV Episode (voice) .... That Actress on That Show
Cruel Intentions (1999) .... Kathryn Merteuil
Simply Irresistible (1999) .... Amanda Shelton
... aka Einfach unwiderstehlich (Germany)
She's All That (1999) (uncredited) .... Girl in Cafeteria
... aka Disney's Hercules (USA: complete title)
- Hercules and the Falling Stars (1998) TV Episode (voice) .... Andromeda
"King of the Hill"
- And They Call It Bobby Love (1998) TV Episode (voice) .... Marie
Small Soldiers (1998) (voice) .... Gwendy Doll
Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1998) (TV) .... Jane Robinson
Scream 2 (1997) .... Casey 'Cici' Cooper
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) .... Helen Shivers
"All My Children" (1970) TV Series .... Kendall Hart Lang Henry #1 (1993-1995)
... aka All My Children: The Summer of Seduction (USA: promotional title)
"Swans Crossing" (1992) TV Series .... Sydney Orion Rutledge
"A Woman Named Jackie" (1991) (mini) TV Series .... Teenage Jacqueline Bouvier
High Stakes (1989) (as Sarah Gellar) .... Karen Rose
... aka Melanie Rose
... aka Guillaume Tell (France: dubbed version)
... aka William Tell (UK)
- Actors (1988) TV Episode .... Sara Guidotti
Funny Farm (1988) (uncredited) .... Elizabeth's Student
"Spenser: For Hire"
- Company Man (1988) TV Episode .... Emily
Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984) (uncredited) .... Phil's Daughter
... aka Across the Brooklyn Bridge
... aka My Darling Shiksa
An Invasion of Privacy (1983) (TV) .... Jennifer Bianchi
Filmography as: Actress, Miscellaneous Crew, Herself, Archive Footage
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks (2004) (TV) .... Herself
- Alicia Minshew (2004) TV Episode .... Kendall Hart
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (2004) (TV) .... Herself/Various Characters
Nochnoi Dozor (2004) (uncredited) .... Buffy Summers
Daytime's Greatest Weddings (2004) (V) .... Kendall Hart Lang Larabye Cambias
- Soul Purpose (2004) TV Episode (voice) (uncredited) .... Buffy Summers
- Just Rewards (2003) TV Episode (uncredited) .... Buffy Summers
- City of... (1999) TV Episode (voice) (uncredited) .... Buffy Summers
- All My Children (2003) TV Episode .... Herself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (2002) (TV) .... Herself/Various Characters
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2002) TV Episode .... Herself/Buffy Summers
Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation (2001) (V) .... Helen Shivers (I Know What You Did Last Summer)
The 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001) (TV) (uncredited) .... Buffy Summers
All About Erica (1994) (V) .... Kendall Hart
All My Children: Daytime's Greatest Weddings (1993) (V) .... Kendall Hart