Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Her role as Kendall Hart on ABC's All My Children (1993-96)
Buffy the Vampire SlayerBackground: American actress Sarah Michelle Gellar initially gained notice after portraying Sydney Orion Rutledge in the short-lived television dramaSwans Crossing (1992, opposite Mira Sorvino). She received even more recognition after playing Erica Kane's long lost daughter Kendall HartLang in the 1970's long-running soap All My Children (1993-1995). Through her conniving character, Sarah netted a Daytime Emmy in 1995.In 1997, one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People (1998), Sarah became famous for her most memorable role, playing the titlecharacter on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003), in which she received a Golden Globe nomination.On the silver screen, Sarah drew the attention of the public when shehad a supporting role in the horror flick I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt). Due to her brightperformance, she was awarded a Blockbuster Entertainment award in 1998. Voted 9th in South Africa's People magazine's most beautifulperson list (2002), Sarah went on attracting the public's attention for her scorching performance in the hit Cruel Intentions (1999), forwhich she took home two MTV awards in 2000. Adding to her popularity, Sarah is well remembered for playing roles in the hit movies ScoobyDoo (2002, alongside her husband Freddie, Matt Lillard and Linda Cardellini), the American remake of the Japanese horror filmJu-On, The Grudge (2004) and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004).Off screen, the 45th of 102 Sexiest Women in the World, according toStuff magazine (2002), Sarah participated in charity work for breast cancer (2003 Tied To The Cause Campaign) and the Young SurvivalCoalition's 5th Anniversary gala.5' 3" inch tall Sarah was listed as the No 1 sexiest woman in theworld (1999) and the No 3 sexiest woman in the world (2000) by FHM (a leading UK men's magazine). As for her private life, Sarah, whosepets are a Maltese terrier named Thor and an Akita named Tyson, was previously linked to actor Jerry O'Connell (dated from 1998-1999) andprofessional tennis player Jan-Michael Gambill (dated in 1999) before marrying actor Freddie Prinze Jr. on September 1, 2002.SassyChildhood and Family: The only daughter to Arthur (salesman, died in 2001) and Rosellen (nursery school teacher), Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14,1977, in New York, New York. After the divorce of her parents in 1984, Sarah grew up under the guidance of her single mother.Sarah Michelle Gellar, whose nickname is Sassy, began entering thespotlight when she was just a little girl. At age four, Sarah appeared in commercials for Burger King after being discovered by anagent while she was eating in a local restaurant. By the time she was six, Sarah had already been seen in her first TV movie.Since acting was not her only passion, Sarah attended the Professional Children's School in New York where she graduated twoyears early with a 4.0 GPA. She then attended Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and the Performing Arts before enrolling atColumbia Grammar and Preparatory School. Not only bright, Sarah, who shared the same high school with Tara Reid, Jerry O'Connell, andMacaulay Culkin, was also a workaholic student. She was also a competitive figure skater for 3 years and ranked 3rd in the New YorkState regional competition.As for her romantic life, Sarah met actor Freddie Prinze Jr. in 1997while they were filming I Know What You Did Last Summer. After years of friendship and romance, the duo proclaimed their engagement onApril 14, 2001. In Mexico, the couple decided to tie the knot on September 1, 2002. They currently reside in Los Angeles.During her off time, the big fan of Mariah Carey and good friend ofBritney Spears, enjoys participating in such sports as roller blading, ice-skating, water skiing and cliff diving. She also practices TaeKwon Do, kickboxing, boxing, street fighting and gymnastics. Additionally, the green-eyed beauty enjoys collecting rare books,especially editions of classic children literature.Cruel IntentionCareer: Spotted by an agent while she was eating in a restaurant, Sarah Michelle Gellar, who once worked as a model for Wilhelmina, began amodeling career when she was only four. After being seen in a commercial for Burger King, she subsequently landed her first role asValerie Harper's daughter in the made-for-TV movie An Invasion of Privacy (1983, also starring JerryOrbach).By the time she had more than 100 commercials and several guest spotson shows like Spenser: For Hire under her belt, Sarah made her move to the silver screen by playing unaccredited parts in Over the BrooklynBridge (1984), Funny Farm (1988) and High Stakes (1989).Returning to TV, Sarah gained her first substantial role when she wascast as Teenage Jacqueline Bouvier in the award winning NBC mini-series A Woman Named Jackie (1991). She next was seen in thestarring role as Sydney Orion Rutledge, alongside Mira Sorvino, in the short-lived television drama Swans Crossing (1992)."I seduced my stepfather, and when he wouldn't sleep with me, I sleptwith 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." Sarah Michelle Gellar on playing Kendall Hart onAll My ChildrenIn the year 1993, Sarah's breakthrough eventually came when she portrayed Erica Kane's long lost daughter Kendall Hart Lang in thelong-running soap All My Children. Through her scheming character, which Sarah played from 1993-1995, Sarah won a Daytime Emmy forOutstanding Young Actress in a Daytime Drama in 1995. The same year she took home the award, Sarah decided to leave the show to try herchance in Hollywood television and movies.Sarah gained worldwide fame after winning the title character ofBuffy in the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003). During her stay in the show, Sarah enjoyed fans, phrasefrom critics and even a nomination at the Golden Globes (2000). She was also seen on the covers of such successful magazines as RollingStone."At first glance, I almost thought, this isn't a role for me. Idon't want to play the quintessential dumb blonde, the babe in the woods character." Sarah Michelle Gellar on her character in I KnowWhat You Did Last SummerWhile she was in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sarah also captured theattention of the public for her bright performance in the teen horror flick I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997, starring Jennifer LoveHewitt), for which she was garnered with a Blockbuster Entertainment award for Best Supporting Actress - Horror category in 1998. She wasalso seen in another horror film, Scream 2 (1997, also starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courteney Cox ), before playing JaneRobinson in the television movie Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1998). Sarah also provided the voice for Gwendy Doll in Small Soldiers(1998).In 1999, Sarah's popularity as Buffy also led her to a contract withMaybelline to be the company's first celebrity spokeswoman since Linda Carter in the late '70s. Additionally, she added three more silverscreen movies to her resume like an unaccredited part as a girl in the cafeteria in She's All That (1999, along with her husband) and astarring role in Simply Irresistible (1999, portrayed Amanda Shelton) and the sticky hit Cruel Intentions (1999, played KathrynMerteuil) opposite Ryan Phillippe. Sarah's sizzling performance in Cruel Intentions gained two MTV awards: Best Female Performance and BestKiss (award shared with Selma Blair) in 2000. Commenting about her kissing scene with Selma Blair, she said, "It was a great kiss. Iteven had a saliva trail."In the new millennium, Sarah starred as Cindy Bandolini in HarvardMan (2001) before playing roles in the made-for-TV-movies Lord of the Piercing (2002, portrayed Arwen) and Jack Black: Spider-Man (2002, asMary Jane Watson).Sarah eventually found blockbuster success when she costarred withher husband Freddie, and actors Matt Lillard and Linda Cardellini, in the long-awaited action movie, adapted from the television cartoon,Scooby Doo (2002, played Daphne Blake). The same year, she also achieved success after co-hosting the MTV Movie Awards, which becamethe top rated show in the award's history.In 2004, Sarah experienced her next box office film when she playedthe starring role of Karen Davis in The Grudge (2004), the English-language remake of the Japanese horror film Ju-On. To promotethe film, she toured from Europe, to Asia, to the Middle East, to the enchantment of her fans. In 2004's Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,both Sarah and her husband reprised their characters.Sarah will be seen as Joanna Mills in the untitled Supernaturalthriller (2005) before joining director Richard Kelly in Southland Tales (2006, plays Krysta Now). She is also scheduled to portray acharacter in the untitled Marc Klein Project (2006).Awards: Teen Choice: Choice TV Drama Actress, 2003 Woman of The Year: 2002 Young Hollywood: Hottest, Coolest Young Veteran - Female, 2002 MTV Movie: Best Female Performance, Cruel Intentions, 2000 MTV Movie: Best Kiss, Cruel Intentions, award shared with Selma Blair, 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment: Best Supporting Actress - Horror category, I Know What You Did Last Summer, 1998 Daytime Emmy: Outstanding Younger Actress in a Daytime Drama, All My Children, 1995 
But there are still only certain film genres where a woman can stand out, be heroic, be the centerpiece.More Sarah Michelle Gellar quotes [08/17/2011 05:08:54]
I don't smoke, don't drink much, and go to the gym five times a week. I live a healthy lifestyle and feel great. I can run a marathon, you know.More Sarah Michelle Gellar quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think that this industry in particular is so fast-paced that you keep saying, 'I'll take vacation later.' Sometimes later never comes. I'm definitely leading a much slower life now that I'm not working every single day on a television series.More Sarah Michelle Gellar quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's a part of me that will always believe that Angel is Buffy's true love. That there will be a piece of her heart that will always be with him for the rest of her life.More Sarah Michelle Gellar quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't smoke, don't drink much, and go to the gym five times a week. I live a healthy lifestyle and feel great. I can run a marathon, you know.More Sarah Michelle Gellar quotes [08/17/2011 05:08:19]

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