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Sarah Michelle Gellar Biography

Birth Name:
Sarah Anne Michelle Gellar
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Discovered by a talent agent at age 4 while eating in a restaurant
  • Has appeared in more than 100 television commercials
  • Was a competitive figure skater
  • Won a 1995 Daytime Emmy (Outstanding Younger Actress in a Daytime Drama) for her work on ABC's All My Children
  • Got the lead role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer even though she had only auditioned for a supporting part of Cordelia
  • Costarred with future husband Freddie Prinze Jr
  • in I Know What You Did Last Summer, and later Scooby-Doo and its sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  • Her wedding to Freddie Prinze Jr
  • was officiated by director Adam Shankman


  • 2014People's Choice Awards-Favorite Actress in a New TV Series: winner
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated


  • Charlotte Grace Prinze -- Daughter
  • Arthur Gellar -- Father
  • Freddie Prinze -- Husband
  • Rosellen Gellar -- Mother
  • Rocky James Prinze -- Son