Born 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
Sarah's 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.
And 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.
Sarah 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.
In 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.
The 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 vengeful daughter.
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.
In 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.
Currently 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 nevertheless
"Just because you donate sperm does not make you
a father. I don't have a father. I would never give him the credit
or acknowledge him as my father."
"My biggest complaint is school when it's
Send-the-roses day, somebody's always left out. I always got roses,
but I would give them to someone who hadn't gotten any."
"I'm always the one who gets killed. And
I want it to be really gory. Body parts all over the place. Mangled!
"How can women be as thin as we are? We
have personal trainers to work us out. We have specially prepared
"I got a computer and I'm learning how to
use it. I collect antique books, so I used it to get my copy of
'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' and I use it for travel, to look up
customs. I went to Fiji, and I looked up all this stuff before
I went, like 'Don't wear a hat in someone's house because it's
rude, and don't wear shoes.' You've got to think there's something
better I can do with my time than log on to the Internet and say,
'Ooo, let's find out about me!' I think that would frighten me
a little bit."
"One of the greatest gifts my job has given
me is that my mother, who gave up her entire life for me, doesn't
have to work any more. I'm now in a position to repay her for
[on Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon]:
"They're unbelievable. They're an inspiration to young love."
[on job pressures] "There's
so much pressure on all of us right now. On Katie [Holmes], on
James [Van Der Beek], and myself, to do these movies, and do as
much as you can because there is the slight feeling that one day
your phone will stop ringing. It's not about the craft, per se.
It's so easy to fall for it all because people remind you constantly
that as fast as it comes, it can go. And I think there is this
sort of paranoia, this need to keep working. And I know that I
felt it, and for the first three years of the show, I never had
more than a week off, except for Christmas. That was it."
"It makes me think of women who don't shave
their legs." - on what the word "feminist" means
[On her kissing scene with Selma Blair
in Cruel Intentions (1999)]: "It was a great kiss.
It even had a saliva trail."
"I am militant about drugs. You want to
do 'em? You're out of my life."
[on posing nude] "Right
now I can't picture posing, but I don't believe in saying never...
There might be a time when I got pregnant and felt really beautiful
and wanted to have a nude picture."
"I would go to college to be a journalist.
I always wanted to write for Time or Newsweek." (On what
she would do if she wasn't acting.)
"You'll never know what you're capable of
if you don't try."
"I don't understand why James Bond has to
be a man all the time. When Pierce Brosnan retires, why not one
[on why she was happy to get married:]
"I'm so grateful I don't have to go looking for a man on
a Saturday night. I was always terrible at chatting up men."
[December 10, 2003]
[about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
(1997):] "To me, the scariest elements of horror
films are the things that could really happen. And what is more
scary than high school? ... What I like about the show is that
it reminds you it's O.K. to be different. What people think isn't
necessarily true. If people walk away with half of that, we've
done our job." [New York Times, April 27, 1997]
[on playing Kendall Hart on "All
My Children" (1970):] "I seduced my stepfather,
and when he wouldn't sleep with me, I slept with 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." [New York Times, April 27, 1997]
[on attending the Professional Children's
High School in Manhattan:] "Everybody there had
a talent, and everyone was respected. If somebody didn't like
you--they didn't talk to you! They didn't make fun of you, punish
you. You could, you know, mess around with how you dress. You
really had that chance to find yourself, and I thank God for that
school. I went to that school feeling amazingly untalented. That
school was my lifeline. Let me tell you something--talent night
at our school? There was nothing like it."
"Horror films are where women can shine
and have a chance to lead. They always save the day in these films."
[On gay marriage] "I have
good friends, gay couples, who've been together for 18 years.
It drives me crazy that in the eyes of the law, their love isn't
acknowledged when I have girlfriends who have married four times
by the age of 25."
[On religion] "I don't
believe in organized religion and I never have."