Sarah Michelle Gellar Profile
Name: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Birth Name: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Height: 5' 3"
Birth Date: April 14, 1977
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
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
Husband/Wife: Freddie Prinze Jr. (actor; together since 1997; engaged on April 13; 2001; married on September 1, 2002 in Mexico)
Relationship: Jerry O'Connell (actor; 1998-1999)
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)
Sarah Michelle Gellar Biography
Sarah Michelle Gellar (born April 14, 1977) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as the fictional character Buffy Summers in the acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for her role in All My Children.
She has since become known as a film actress, having starred as Daphne Blake in the family film Scooby-Doo (2002) and the sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), the romantic comedy Simply Irresistible (1999), the independent film Harvard Man (2001), the teen drama Cruel Intentions (1999) and the horror films The Return (2006), The Grudge 2 (2006), The Grudge (2004), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and Scream 2 (1997). She was in the TV movie Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1998) and provided the voice of April O'Neil in the film TMNT and Ella (better known as Cinderella) in the film Happily N'Ever After.
She has also starred in several films that have yet to be released, including Southland Tales (November 14, 2007), The Air I Breathe (January 25, 2008), Suburban Girl (DVD & Blu-ray Disc on January 15, 2008) and Addicted (which according to some reports has been renamed to Possession) (February 29, 2008) . She is currently attached to the film version of the video game American McGee's Alice.
Gellar was born in New York City, the only child of Rosellen (née Greenfield), a nursery school teacher, and Arthur Gellar, a garment worker. Both of her parents were Jewish, though Gellar's family had a Christmas tree during the holidays while she was growing up. In 1984, her parents divorced and she was brought up by her mother on the Upper East Side.
Gellar was estranged from her father from this time until his death from liver cancer on October 9, 2001. She attended New York's Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School and the Professional Children's School. Gellar held a straight-A average and became a competent figure skater. Her best friend was Melissa Joan Hart, who later was the star of the series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.