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Sarah Michelle Gellar - Biography

Best known for her role as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, the actress shares more than a little of her character's independent spirit

Sarah Michelle Gellar attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Paramount+'s  "Wolf Pack" at Harmony Gold on January 19, 2023
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Sarah Michelle Gellar, born on April 14, 1977, in New York City, is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur, widely recognized for her versatility and impact in the entertainment industry. Gellar's journey in showbiz began early; she was spotted by an agent at the age of four and subsequently appeared in her first TV movie, An Invasion of Privacy.

Sarah Michelle Gellar's Career:

Gellar's breakout role came in 1993 as Kendall Hart in the daytime soap opera "All My Children," for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. However, it was her portrayal of Buffy Summers in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997-2003) that catapulted her to international fame. Her role as a strong, complex heroine in this cult classic series not only garnered critical acclaim but also established her as a role model for young women.

While thriving in her television career, Gellar also made significant strides in films. She starred in several successful movies, including "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997), "Cruel Intentions" (1999), and "The Grudge" (2004). These roles showcased her range as an actress, from horror to drama to romance.

Despite her success, Gellar faced challenges in her career. Post-"Buffy," she attempted to find roles that would both challenge her as an actress and appeal to her growing audience. While she starred in a few notable films, she also experienced a period where she struggled to replicate the success she had enjoyed earlier in her career.

Sarah Michelle Personal Life:

In her personal life, Gellar has been notably stable and private. She met her husband, actor Freddie Prinze Jr., while filming "I Know What You Did Last Summer" in 1997. They started dating in 2000 and were married in 2002. The couple has two children, a daughter and a son, and has been known for their strong and enduring relationship, rare in Hollywood.

In addition to acting, Gellar is also an entrepreneur. She co-founded Foodstirs in 2015, a company that produces baking kits and mixes for families, reflecting her passion for cooking and family life.

Gellar has been involved in various charitable endeavors, particularly those focusing on child hunger and breast cancer research. She is an advocate for various causes, using her platform to raise awareness and support.

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