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Sarah Michelle Gellar

Title:

Actress

Character Name:

Buffy Summers

Birth Date:

4/14/77

Birth Place:

New York City

Marital Status:

Dating Freddie Prinze Jr

Fan Club:

Sarah Michelle Gellar
C/O Buffy the Vampire Slayer
C/O The Warner Brothers Television Network
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522

 

  

Biography
Sarah Michelle Gellar was born and raised in New York City by her mother, Rosselan. Her father was never really in her life and in an interview she stated that she never really sees him or thinks of him as her father "she wants to believe she was an immaculate conception, but her mom says no" she old Detour magazine. Sarah was not born into acting, rather, she was discovered by a talent agent while dining at a local restaurant when she was the mere age of 4.

She began her career as many child stars do, by doing small child modeling sessions. The modeling soon led to acting where she landed very small extra parts in shows and so on.

By the time she was five years old she was signed to do a long chain of Burger King commercials. These commercials where the first to actually use another businesses name in comparison. McDonalds was not very happy - they launched a lawsuit on not only the company but also a 5 year old little girl we now know and love as Buffy. This very famous lawsuit (dubbed "The Battle of the Burgers") was dropped after a short time.

By the age of 6 Sarah had her film debut in a movie entitled "An Invasion of Privacy". She played Valerie Harper`s daughter and the role is often forgotten because of how different she looks now. Sarah has been seen in numerous guest appearances on various shows that soon led to bigger and better things.

In 1989 she wooed New York on the pre-teen show Girl Talk, which was canceled after only five episodes. She also had a small part in the movie "High Stakes" that year. Her

first big achievement came in 1991, when she landed a part as young Jackie Kennedy in the critically acclaimed miniseries "A Woman Named Jackie".

Casting agents got a look at this talented actress and she was soon cast in "Swans Crossing", a teenage soap opera. The show was canceled after 65 episodes due to a poor time slot and poorratings. Sarah also on top of her acting excelled in schoolwork and graduated two years early with a 4.0 average at the age of 16.

Sarah got her next really big break in 1993 when she got to be the daytime diva, Erica Kane`s daughter in "All My Children". She played the evil Kendall Hart and critics loved her. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy twice for her portrayal of the role, but didn`t win until 1995. Unfortunately, the announcement that Sarah was

leaving the show was made the very next day, even though she had made the decision months earlier. Rumors filtered that she was leaving because Susan Lucci despised her for her win or her ego was blown up.

The truth was, Sarah was looking for more challenging roles. It took her a while to find the perfect role until 1996. Interestingly enough, Sarah was first cast as the character of Cordelia Chase in Buffy The Vampire Slayer because she had her soapy vixen look. After a shortage of actress that could carry the role, Sarah was finally cast as Buffy, the role that was meant for her. She then adapted her new blonde slayerish look.

Buffy the Vampire slayer wasn`t a hit at first because of the WB`s previous misses with shows. But, towards the end of the first season a large fan base started to develop. By the second season Buffy was one of the most watched shows on television.

 

After the first season Sarah`s Buffy fame landed her two parts of the same genre - "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Scream 2". She soon became one of the biggest teen queens in Hollywood. During the second season of Buffy her popularity skyrocketed and she was seen on the cover of almost every magazine. She was even invited to host "Saturday Night Live".

The summer of 1998 she filmed two more movies. "Simply Irresistible", - a box office flop; and "Cruel Intentions". She then went on to film the most successful season of Buffy yet.

She now lives in Los Angeles with her fur ball, a maltese terrier name Thor and films Buffy. She is a very selfless actress that cares for others more than her career.

Filmography

Television Series

 

1997- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as Buffy Summers
1993 "All My Children" as Kendall Hart
1992 "Swans Crossing as Sydney Orion Rutledge
1989 "Girl Talk" as Herself

Feature Films

2003 "2004: A Light Knight's Odyssey" (voice)as (voice)
2003 "Happily N'Ever After" (voice) as Ella
2002 "Scooby-Doo" as Daphne Blake
2001 "Harvard Man" as Cindy Bandolini
1999 "Cruel Intentions as Katherine Merteuil
1999 "Simply Irresistable as Amanda Shelton
1997 "Scream 2" as Casey `CiCi` Cooper
1997 "I Know What You Did Last Summer" as Helen Shivers

Film Cameos (Uncredited)

1999 "She`s All That" as Girl in Cafeteria
1998 "Small Soldiers" as Gwendy Doll
1988 "Funny Farm" as Marylin Smiths Student
1984 "Over the Brooklyn Bridge as Phils Daughter

TV Movies/Miniseries

 

1997 "Beverly Hills Famliy Robinson" as Jane Robinson
1991 "A Woman Named Jackie" as Teenage Jacqueline Bouvier
1983 "An Invasion of Privacy as Jennifer Bianchi

Guest Appearances

2000 "2000 MTV Movie Awards" as Presenter
2000 "Celebrity Profile: Jennifer Love Hewitt" as Herself
2000 "Christmas in Washington" as Herself/Host
1999 "51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards", as Presenter: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series/Presenter: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
1999 "Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary" as Herself
1999 "Angel" as Buffy Summers
1998 "King of the Hill" as Marie
1988 "Spencer for Hire" as Emily
1986 "The Guiding Light" as Flower Girl
1986 "Crossbow" as Sara Guidotti
1981 "Love, Sidney" as Gail Hunnicut

Theatre

"Jakes Woman" as Molly
"The Widow Claire as Molly

 

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