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Sarah Michelle Gellar

Mostly Credited As: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sometimes Credited As: Sarah Gellar
Sarah Michelle Prinze

Birth Name: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Date Of Birth: April 14, 1977 (Age 37)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 4" (1.62 m)

Sarah Michelle Gellar


Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977 in New York, New York; to parents: Arthur and Rosellen. When Sarah was just 4 years of age, she was discovered by an agent and would soon rise to become a huge star.

At first she only got commercial ads and a few small movie roles, but her major break came in 1992 when she landed the role of Sydney Rutledge on the teen soap opera, Swans Crossing. After the show's sudden cancellation, Sarah got cast on the long-running soap opera All My Children, where she played the conniving character Kendall Hart, the long-lost daughter of character Erica Kane (played by Susan Lucci). In 1995, at the age of 18, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama Series.

When Sarah left All My Children in 1995, it was a while before she got cast in the lead role of Buffy Summers in the new WB TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This role didn't seem like much, since the show was based on the failed 1992 film of the same name, starring Kristy Swanson and because it was on a new unknown network, The WB. The show surprised everybody as it became a massive cult classic and lasted for 7 years. It even earned her a Golden Globe nomination in 2001 for Best Actress in a Drama Series. Sarah Michelle Gellar, soon a household name, started nabbing movie offers left and right as she starred in numerous films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions, The Grudge, Scream 2 and Scooby Doo. On September 1, 2002, Gellar and teen-movie actor Freddie Prinze Jr. were married in Mexico.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Crazy Ones (2013)As: Sydney Roberts
Ringer (2011)As: Bridget Kelly / Siobhan Martin
The Wonderful Maladys (2009)As: Unknown
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)As: Buffy Anne Summers
Swans Crossing (1992)As: Sydney Orion Rutledge
MTV Movie Awards (1992)As: Herself (Co-Host 2002)
A Woman Named Jackie (1991)As: Teenage Jacqueline Bouvier
All My Children (1970)As: Kendall Hart #1 (1993-1995)
Episode Cast Credits 

Conan (2010) 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nick Kroll, Ted Alexandro 04x54: (Feb/26/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on Her Face Who Was Unemployable 01x153: (Oct/13/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Sesame Street (1969) 
  Grandparents Celebration 44x14: (Jan/09/2014) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini, Grace Hightower, guest co-host Jerry O'Connell 16x176: (Jun/07/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 5, Episode 120 05x120: (Jun/17/2002) As Herself 

American Dad! (2005) 
  Adventures in Hayleysitting 08x06: (Dec/09/2012) Voiced  Jenny 
  Virtual In-Stanity 07x05: (Nov/20/2011) Voiced  Phyllis 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Moonshine River 24x01: (Sep/30/2012) Voiced  Gina, [Special Guest Stars]
  Wandering Juvie 15x16: (Mar/28/2004) Voiced  Gina 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Eli Manning, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Die Antwoord 19x85: (Feb/06/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Dan Patrick, Ringo Starr 15x48: (Jan/21/2008) As Herself 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tony Kanaan, Sparta 12x38: (Oct/20/2004) As Herself 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, John McEnroe 09x166: (Jun/11/2002) As Herself 

Robot Chicken (2005) 
  Some Like It Hitman 05x13: (Nov/13/2011) Voiced  Various Characters 
  Love, Maurice 04x07: (Jan/18/2009) Voiced  Various Characters 
  Chirlaxx 03x20: (Oct/05/2008) Voiced  Various Characters 
  Celebutard Mountain 03x09: (Oct/07/2007) Voiced  Various Characters 

All My Children (1970) 
  Ep. #10710 42x181: (Sep/21/2011) As Patient 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bret Michaels 26x103: (Jan/23/2008) As Herself 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar and Dana Delany 25x28: (Oct/11/2006) As Herself 

American Idol (2002) 
  Idol Gives Back (Apr/25/2007) As Herself 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) (2003) 
  TMNT (Mar/23/2007) Voiced  April O'Neil, [Starring Roles]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bob Saget, Robert Randolph & The Family Band 14x18: (Oct/11/2006) As Herself 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Will Arnett, Rob Mies (Bat Expert) 12x32: (Oct/22/2004) As Herself 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Statham, Otis Lee Crenshaw 10x19: (Oct/10/2002) As Herself 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Larry Hagman, The Hives 09x137: (Jun/13/2002) As Herself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Barbara Windsor, Geri Hallwell, Sarah Michelle Gellar, The Killers 07x09: (Oct/29/2004) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Will Arnett, Lisa Keiffer, David Tutera 01x31: (Oct/25/2004) As Herself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar 04x35: (Oct/22/2004) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar/Olivier Martinez/Brad Paisley 01x124: (Mar/23/2004) As Herself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar/Faith Hill 28x03: (Oct/12/2002) As Herself (Host) 
  Jackie Chan/Kid Rock 25x20: (May/20/2000) As Brandi Lane, [Uncredited]
  Britney Spears 25x19: (May/13/2000) As Herself, [Uncredited]
  25th Anniversary Special (Sep/26/1999) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Matthew Lillard, Bonnie Raitt 11x15: (Jun/21/2002) As Herself 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Spiritualized 10x85: (Nov/05/2001) As Herself 
  991118 08x02: (Nov/18/1999) As Herself 
  Episode dated 23 April 1998 07x03: (Apr/23/1998) As Herself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar 03x205: (Jun/14/2002) As Herself 

Revealed with Jules Asner (2001) 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar 02x03: (Jun/12/2002) As Herself 

MTV Movie Awards (1992) 
  2002 MTV Movie Awards 11x11: (Jun/06/2002) As Herself (Host) 

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) 
  The Cast of "Scooby-Doo" 07x01: (May/15/2002) As Herself 
  Garth Brooks, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Esther Williams 04x01: (Sep/28/1999) As Herself 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Angela Lansbury, Rob Lowe 03x02: (May/17/1999) As Herself 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patti LaBelle, Jimmy Smits 02x02: (Feb/17/1998) As Herself 

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  15th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 15x01: (Apr/20/2002) As Herself 

Teen Choice Awards (1999) 
  The 3rd Annual Teen Choice Awards 03x01: (Aug/20/2001) As Herself 

Grosse Pointe (2000) 
  Passion Fish 01x16: (Feb/16/2001) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]

Sex and the City (1998) 
  Escape from New York 03x13: (Sep/10/2000) As Debbie 

Angel (1999) 
  Sanctuary 01x19: (May/02/2000) As Buffy 
  I Will Remember You 01x08: (Nov/23/1999) As Buffy 
  City Of 01x01: (Oct/05/1999) Voiced  Buffy Anne Summers, [Uncredited]

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Sarah Michelle Gellar 04x135: (Oct/27/1999) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Disney's Hercules (1998) 
  Hercules and the Falling Stars 01x30: (Nov/10/1998) Voiced  Andromeda 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  And They Call It Bobby Love 03x02: (Sep/22/1998) Voiced  Marie, [Special Guest Stars]

Spenser: For Hire (1985) 
  Company Man 03x17: (Mar/12/1988) As Emily 

God, the Devil and Bob (2000) 
  There's Too Much Sex on TV 01x10: (Unknown/Unaired) Voiced  That Actress on That Show 
Trivia

Sarah is an only child.

Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.

Hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 2002 along with Jack Black

Her high school classmates include: Tara Reid, Jerry O'Connell, and Macaulay Culkin.

One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. [1998]

In 1999, she signed a contract with Maybelline to become the company's first celebrity spokeswoman since Lynda Carter in the late 1970s.

Her favourite food is sushi.

She told Wes Craven while filming Scream 2 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

Sarah wanted to star in Freddie Prinze Jr's TV series Freddie.

She signed onto Scream 2 (1997) before even reading the script.

More Trivia
Sarah Michelle Gellar Quotes
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..

My biggest complaint is 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.

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.


Buffy has a life that I can really understand. You want to go to the prom but, at the same time, you have work obligations. Do you have a date, or do you go sit in the cemetery all night?


My biggest complaint is 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.


I've always been the nerdy, geekish outsider who still remembers how a lot of my classmates used to torture me. Buffy made me a stronger person. Growing up, I always felt different from other kids and they would always tease me about my work in commercials or TV as a way of putting me down. All the success that the series - Buffy - has enjoyed has erased a lot of self-doubts that I grew up with. I don't feel like the nerd or the loser any more.


It's important for me to go out on top. I don't want to be part of a show that runs eight years only to have people say of it, that should have ended years ago.(She's talking about BTVS)


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