Born in New York City to Rosellen, a nursery school teacher, and Arthur, a garment worker, Sarah Michelle Gellar is an actress
An only child, her parents divorced when she was seven and she was estranged from her father.
When Sarah was four, an agent discovered her in a restaurant. She subsequently landed a role in An Invasion of Privacy, Spenser: For Hire, Crossbow, and commercials. Her big break came when she was cast on All My Children. She even won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.
But it was her role on Buffy the Vampire Slayer that made her a star. The show ran for seven seasons. Sarah Michelle Gellar told Teen, Buffys a total individual. She proves you dont have to fit in. You can be different and still find happiness. Sarah Michelle added, One of the beauties of having been on Buffy wasIm lucky that I dont feel I have the same pressure some actors doIm not chasing something. A lot of actors are (skyliving.sky.com).
Sarah segued into film roles with parts in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, Cruel Intentions, Harvard Man and The Grudge, among many others. Sarah Michelle Gellar said about horror, [Its] the field where women can really rule. Im not the girlfriend. Im not the wife. This is where women can take a hold of a movie and have a proactive job (people.com).
Sarah Michelle Gellar returned to the small screen with a role in Ringer, but the show was cancelled after one season. She spoke of returning to TV, I was very burned out after Buffy. It was exhausting. It took me from essentially 18 on the pilot to being 24 and married when we finished. That show was my life. I was going movies on the hiatuses and on weekends, but I needed to explore and live that gypsy lifestyle (collider.com).
Sarah has appeared on numerous magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan, FHM, Rolling Stone and has been ranked in many Sexists lists.
Sarah Michelle Gellar is married to Freddie Prinze, Jr, and they have two children: Charlotte Grace Prinze and a son. On their fifth wedding anniversary, she legally changed her name to Sarah Michelle Prinze.
She said about balancing career and motherhood, Being a parent was so important to me. I just couldnt be the parent who goes from country to country and leave their child, or schleps their child with them. It wasnt the life that I wanted for my family.
She is an advocate for breast cancer research, Project Angel Food, and Habitat for Humanity, among others.
Sarah has four tattoos and is a black belt in taekwondo. Sarah Michelle and her family live in Los Angeles.