Sarah Michelle Gellar
Occupation : Actress
Birth Date : 14 April 1977
Birth Place : New York, New York, USA
Birth Name : Sarah Michelle Gellar
Nationality : American
Sex : F
Height : 5' 3"
Education: Professional Children's School in New York (graduated two years early with a 4.0 GPA)
Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and the Performing Arts in New York
Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York
Relationship: Jerry O'Connell (actor; 1998-1999) , Freddie Prinze Jr. (actor; together since 1997; engaged on April 13; 2001; married on September 1, 2002 in Mexico)
Father: Arthur Gellar (salesman; married in 1972; divorced in 1984; died in October 2001)
Mother: Rosellen (nursery school teacher)
Claim to fame: as Buffy Anne Summers on TV Series Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997)
Fan Mail :
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Los Angeles, CA 90035
On April 14th, 1977, in a New York City hospital, a woman by the name of Rosellen Gellar gave birth to a child that would one day become one of Hollywood's most amazing and beautiful actresses. Her name is Sarah Michelle Gellar, a person no one had expected to become so successful at such a young age.
Sarah's career began at the age of 4, in a local restaurant in her hometown, when an agent spotted her. Within a month, Sarah was given a part in a Burger King commercial and had started filming her first movie, Invasion of Privacy. More and more agents began to see potential in Sarah and they got in contact with her. Soon, Sarah started a career in theatre. She appeared in the many onstage performances including "The Widow Claire". She then went on to appear in numerous commercials and made guest appearances on many TV shows such as "Spenser: For Hire", "Love, Sidney", "The David Letterman Show" and "The Regis Philbin Show".
Then, she was given the chance to play Sydney Rutledge in "Swans Crossing", a soap opera that is highly watched by teenagers in the late 80's. Sarah's popularity continued to grow, but was still not at high as it could be. Sarah soon goes on to get a permanent part on a show, when she was asked to be in the award winning soap opera, "All My Children".
Everyone was impressed with Sarah's acting on the show. She later won an Emmy award for her role on "All My Children". After all the hard work, Sarah finally gets her big break in 1996, when she chosen to star in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". The show became a hit! Sarah's popularity skyrocketed. In late 1996, Sarah began filming her first big movie "I Know What You Did Last Summer". Soon afterwards she was given a part in "Scream 2", and instantly became a big name in the horror genre.
1997 was Sarah's big year. She began taping the 2nd season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". She was proclaimed one of TV's 40 Most Fascinating Stars. "A talented, promising young new star" says Entertainment Weekly.
She is named as one of the top ten in People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" and was considered one of the best new actresses of the year by Time Magazine, US Magazine, and Celebrity Online. She appears in over 50 different magazines, and makes the covers of publications such as Rolling Stone, YM, Seventeen, and TV Guide. She also wins a Blockbuster Award in the category "Best Supporting Actress in a Horror Film" for her role in "I Know What You Did Last Summer".
In May 1998 she's been nominated for a MTV Movie Award in category "Breakthrough Performance". She has begun taping a new season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and is currently filming several new movies including "Cruel Inventions" and "Vanilla Fog".
Today, on top of all the work and stress she goes through, she still has time to go ice skating, scuba diving, shopping, and spending time with friends. She is a very nice, caring person, with many special talents like kickboxing and tae kwon doe. She is an amazing actress, and deserves all the respect she gets.