on April 14, 1977, In New York City, New York, Sarah Michelle
Gellar was an only child and was raised by her mother
Rosellen. Her mom, who is a teacher, divorced Sarah's
father in 1984.
career in show business began in 1981, when she was only
four years old. As a little tyke, Sarah was discovered
by an agent while dining at a local eatery. Only three
weeks after the initial chance meeting, Sarah was cast
in her first film entitled An Invasion of Privacy.
acting wasn't Sarah's only passion; she attended the Children's
Professional School in New York and graduated two years
early with a 4.0 GPA.
quickly became a veteran in the entertainment industry,
having done over 100 television commercials and starring
in many made-for-TV and big screen films. Although she
began her career as a regular hostess on the talk show,
Girl Talk, Sarah quickly began turning up in movies.
the 1980s, Sarah appeared in the films The Widow Claire
at the Circle in the Square with co-stars Matthew Broderick
and Eric Stolz, and Crossbow. Soon after that, she began
making appearances on television shows such as Spenser:
For Hire, Love, Sidney, The David Letterman Show and Regis
and Kathie Lee.
role that really cast Sarah into the limelight was her
portrayal of a young Jackie Kennedy in the NBC miniseries
A Woman Named Jackie. But it was when she assumed the
role of the teenage brat Kendall Hart, daughter of Erica
Kane in the hit soap opera All My Children, that Sarah
began building a loyal fan base. In 1994, Sarah was graced
with an Emmy Award for her convincing portrayal of Erica's
for her, in 1996, Sarah was picked to be the star of a
new series called Buffy the Vampire Slayer, based on the
movie by the same name. Needless to say, the show was
an instant hit and Sarah began receiving boatloads of
movie scripts. The following season, the show was picked
up for another 22 episodes, which cemented Sarah's success
as an actress, albeit in an unbelievable role.
the midst of her hit television show, Sarah took the time
to make such hit movies as I Know What You Did Last Summer,
Scream 2 and Cruel Intentions.
living in Los Angeles and dating fellow teen sensation
Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah is living the high life and
it's quite evident that we will be seeing more of this
beauty for years to come. This 5'3" actress may not
reach the height of a supermodel, but she's standing tall