Sarah Michelle Gellar is an American actress, producer and entrepreneur. She made her acting debut in the made for television film An Invasion of Privacy. Her television breakthrough came in 1993, when she originated the role of Kendall Hart on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children, winning the 1995 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. Gellar received widespread recognition for her portrayal of Buffy Summers on the WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which earned her five Teen Choice Awards and a Golden Globe Award nomination and became recognized as one of the greatest female characters in U.S. television. Her most successful films at the box office are I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, Cruel Intentions, Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The Grudge. She headlined the television series Ringer and The Crazy Ones. In 2015, Gellar, along with Galit Laibow and Greg Fleishman, founded Foodstirs, a food crafting brand and e-commerce startup selling baking kits and in 2017, she released her cookbook Stirring Up Fun with Food.

Birth Name

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Nickname

Sassy

Profession

Actress, Producer, Entrepreneur

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on the 14th of April 1977, in New York City, New York, United States.

Age

She’s currently 42 years old.

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign

Aries

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Judaism

Education

Sarah attended Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School at Upper West Side of Manhattan with a partial scholarship. Sarah also went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, but later dropped because she had many absences in school and her teachers threatened her to fail. In 1994, she finally graduated from Professional Children’s School in New York City as a straight A student and got a 4.0-grade average.

Family Details

  • Father – Arthur Gellar (Garment Worker) (Died in 2001)
  • Mother – Rosellen (Greenfield) (Nursery School Teacher)
  • Siblings – None

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Sarah Michelle Gellar has dated –

  • Freddie Prinze Jr. (2000-Present) – She met actor Freddie Prinze, Jr. in 1997 at the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer. The actors didn’t start dating until 2000. In April 2001, the couple got engaged. On September 1, 2002, the couple tied knots in Mexico. In 2007, in honor of their fifth year of marriage, Gellar legally changed her name to Sarah Michelle Prinze. They have two children, daughter Charlotte Grace (b. 2009) and son Rocky James (b. 2012). The family lives in Los Angeles.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-34
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Green

Hair Color

Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Sarah is best known for her portrayal of Buffy Summers, the teenager who kills vampires, in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show was a critical as well as a commercial success and ran for seven seasons with 144 episodes. It made Gellar a famous face.

Film Debut

In 1984, She appeared comedy film Over the Brooklyn Bridge where she played the role as Phil’s daughter. But, her role was not given any credit.

Television Debut

In 1988, she appeared in ABC’s mystery television series Spenser: For Hire for her role as Emily.

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in numerous television commercials such as Shake ‘n Bake, Avon (1991), Lee Jeans (1999), Maybelline cosmetics (1999-2003), September 11th fundraising, Burger King (1980s), Rose Petal Place Books etc. In 1998, Sarah was also seen in print advertisements for National Dairy Producers Got milk?, Maybelline products, Gemey lipstick in 2001 etc. In 2015, she was also announced the brand advocate of Proactiv.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
1993 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress in a New Television Series Swans Crossing Nominated
Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Series Swans Crossing Nominated
1994 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Youth Actress in a Soap Opera All My Children Nominated
1995 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Won
Young Artist Awards Best Performance by a Youth Actress in a Daytime Series All My Children Nominated
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actress – Horror I Know What You Did Last Summer Won
MTV Movie Awards Best Breakthrough Performance I Know What You Did Last Summer Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
1999 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Villain Cruel Intentions Won
Choice TV Actress Buffy the Vampire Slayer Won
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Television Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
2000 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Television Friends Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Cruel Intentions Won
Best Performance – Female Cruel Intentions Won
Best Villain Cruel Intentions Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress Buffy the Vampire Slayer Won
2001 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
Extraordinary Achievement Award Buffy the Vampire Slayer Won
Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
2002 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Female Butt Kicker Buffy the Vampire Slayer Won
Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
SFX Awards Best Television Actress Buffy the Vampire Slayer Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry Scooby-Doo Nominated
Choice Movie Actress – Comedy Scooby-Doo Won
Choice TV Actress – Action/Drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer Won
Young Hollywood Awards Hottest, Coolest Young Veteran – Female Buffy the Vampire Slayer Won
2003 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Female Butt Kicker Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer Won
2004 Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
SFX Awards Best Television Actress Buffy the Vampire Slayer Won
2005 MTV Movie Awards Best Frightened Performance The Grudge Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress – Action/Adventure/Thriller The Grudge Nominated
2011 Virgin Media TV Award (UK) Best Actress Ringer Nominated
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Drama Ringer Nominated
2014 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Actress in a New Television Series The Crazy Ones Won

Sarah Michelle Gellar Favorites

  • Favorite Actors – Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Cruise
  • Favorite Actresses – Angelina JolieNicole KidmanSandra BullockUma Thurman
  • Favorite Singer – Mariah Carey
  • Favorite Film – Heathers (1988), The Princess Bride (1987
  • Favorite Books – The Princess Bride by William Goldman, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Favorite Sandwich Filling – Burrata
  • Favorite Screwball Comedy – Showgirls (1995)
  • Favorite Colors – Red, Pink
  • Favorite Food – Sea Food, Sushi

Sarah Michelle Gellar Net worth

Sarah Michelle Gellar has an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sarah Michelle Gellar

  • Sarah has been primarily raised by her single mom as her parents got divorced when she was 7.
  • She has a black belt in Korean martial art Tae Kwon Do.
  • She faced the situation of bullying in high school because her mom was not fully capable to pay her tuition fees in school.
  • Film actress Stockard Channing is her idol.
  • Ben Taylor, Macaulay Culkin, Jerry O’Connell and Tara Reid were her high school classmates.
  • She is an avid fan of English football team Arsenal.
  • Actresses Shannen Doherty and Lindsay Sloane are her close friends.
  • Sarah is allergic to cats.
  • In 1997, she starred with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr. in the slasher film, I Know What You Did Last Summer which revolved around four friends who were being stalked by a killer.
  • In 1998, Gellar hosted for the first time Saturday Night Live and provided the voice of the Gwendy Doll in Small Soldiers, a moderate commercial success.
  • In 1999, she had a cameo appearance in the sleeper hit She’s All That and took on the lead role of a struggling restaurant owner in the critically panned romantic comedy Simply Irresistible.
  • In 2007, Gellar voiced Ella in the poorly received animated film Happily N’Ever After and also April O’Neil in TMNT, which made US$95 million.
  • In March 2015, Gellar guest-starred as Cinderella in Whitney Avalon’s official YouTube channel video short Princess Rap Battle and joined the cast of Star Wars Rebels for season two, playing a recurring character known as the Seventh Sister.
  • In April 18, 2017, Gellar released a cook book titled Stirring up Fun with Food. The book was co-authored by Gia Russo and features numerous food crafting ideas.
  • In January 10, 2019, it was announced Gellar would appear in the limited series Sometimes I Lie, based on the best-selling book of the same name. The series is being produced by Gellar, as well as Ellen DeGeneres in association with Warner Bros. Television.
  • In May 16, 2019, Gellar appeared in the series finale of The Big Bang Theory.
  • In August 22, 2019, it was reported that Gellar was attached to produce and appear in a pilot for Fox titled Other People’s Houses.
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