Sarah Michelle Gellar
Actress
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Prinze is an American actress and producer. After being found by an agent in a local restaurant in New York City, she had a role in the made-for-TV movie An Invasion of Privacy and went on to appear in shows like Spenser: For Hire. 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.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar Mixes Up Her '80s Icons In George Michael Tribute
Huffington Post - 2 months
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar made an embarrassing mixup when tweeting out a tribute to the late music icon George Michael, who died Sunday at age 53. According to Us Weekly, Gellar mistook Michael for Boy George, writing, “Do you really want to hurt me? I guess you do 2016 #ripboygeorge.” Gellar has since deleted the tweet and corrected herself after other Twitter users pointed out the mistake, promising that her “intentions were good.” Just as sad when you get the correct information- #ripGeorgeMichael thank you to everyone who corrected me- it's still so sad — Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) December 25, 2016 And for the record yes I completely know the difference between Boy George and George Michael- I heard incorrectly. My intentions were good — Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) December 26, 2016 This is usually why I don't comment on public matters, but it all seemed so sad on Christmas. Lesson learned. — Sarah Michelle (@SarahM ...
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WATCH: Worst Advice: Sarah Michelle Gellar
ABC News - 4 months
Actress turned entrepreneur, Sarah Michelle Gellar shares how she deals with bad advice, on "Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis: Worst Advice"
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WATCH: Sarah Michelle Gellar on 'Real Biz With Rebecca Jarvis'
ABC News - 5 months
Episode 111: Actress turned entrepreneur, Sarah Michelle Gellar joins Rebecca Jarvis to talk her latest venture, Foodstirs, and entering the $5 billion baking industry, on "Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis."
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Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr. Aced The 'Love Your Spouse Challenge'
Huffington Post - 5 months
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. just keep giving us more reasons to fall in love with them. This week, Gellar embarked on the popular (though somewhat polarizing) Love Your Spouse Challenge ― a social media challenge in which married couples share sweet photos, heartwarming sentiments and memories for seven days, and then nominate friends to do the same. So I keep hearing about the #loveyourspousechallenge - spread love (and the joys of marriage) by posting seven days worth of happy pictures. I realize how much sadness and tragedy fills our lives these days, and I love the idea of filling up news feeds, and timelines etc with positive stories and messages of love, so I have decided to accept the challenge and for the next seven days I will post a pic a day. Now I know I am supposed to challenge two people, but instead I #challenge all of you. Share your pics of ❤️ (although @theshando and @kurtiswarienko this one is perfect for you two) A photo posted ...
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This 'Grease' Fan Theory Is Darker Than Summer Nights
Huffington Post - 6 months
A dark “Grease” fan theory is racing across the internet, and the creepiest thing is how it goes together like ramma lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong. It all starts with the peculiar end of the movie. Danny and Sandy get in a car and fly off into the sky. Everyone acts like this is normal. But, generally, cars don’t fly. So what’s the explanation?  Well, think back to the beginning of the movie. In the song “Summer Nights,” Danny explains that when he met Sandy, “I saved her life; she nearly drowned.” According to the theory, Sandy did drown. The whole movie is just a fantasy playing in her head as she struggles for oxygen, and the car flies away when she is sent to heaven. Ugh! We got chills now. Yes, they’re multiplying. The theory isn’t new; it’s been around for years. But it’s recently made a resurgence online, and everyone is losing their shiz. Even Buffy the Vampire Slayer herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar, is getting in o ...
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Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr. Are Still Madly In Love
Huffington Post - 6 months
Be still, our teenage hearts! Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. just celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary, and they’re still as in love as ever. Happy anniversary @realfreddieprinze You stole my heart, so I got my revenge and took your last name!! A photo posted by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on Sep 1, 2016 at 3:25am PDT On Thursday, the “Cruel Intentions” actress posted a throwback pic on Instagram to mark the relationship milestone, writing, “Happy anniversary! You stole my heart, so I got my revenge and took your last name!” Shhhh.....don't tell the #kids. We snuck out for a #datenight after they were #adultsonly @realfreddieprinze A photo posted by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:30am PDT The couple first met on the set of the 1997 movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” but didn’t begin dating until three years later. Turns out, their first date happened by accident.  “ ...
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Sarah Michelle Gellar Dyes Hair Brown To Become The 'Marcia F**king Brady Of The Upper East Side' Again
Huffington Post - 12 months
Seventeen years after she first played the wonderfully conniving Kathryn Merteuil, Sarah Michelle Gellar is set to reprise her iconic role in a TV reboot of 1999's "Cruel Intentions." Yes, this is actually happening. Gellar is going all in, which means transforming herself into a brunette and becoming the "Marcia fucking Brady of the Upper East Side" once more. #brownhairdontcare (actually kind of love it!!) thank you everyone @andylecomptesalon A photo posted by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on Mar 4, 2016 at 5:44pm PST Last week, the former "Buffy" star debuted her newly dyed tresses on Instagram, writing, "#brownhairdontcare (actually I kind of love it!!)"  A pilot for the reboot was picked up in early February and Gellar signed on a few weeks later. According to Deadline, the TV reboot picks up 15 years after the movie left off and sees Gellar's character vying for control of her family's company and attempting to corrupt the son of he ...
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Here's Your First Look At Natalie Portman As Jackie Kennedy
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Based on the first photo of Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy, we are in for something good. Portman will portray the former first lady in "Jackie," a biopic that chronicles the four days after President John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination. Currently shooting in Paris and slated for a 2017 release, "Jackie" is directed by Pablo Larraín ("No") and produced by Darren Aronofsky, reuniting Portman with the "Black Swan" maestro. Peter Sarsgaard is playing Robert Kennedy and Greta Gerwig is on board as one of Kennedy's aides. Portman follows in a long line of actresses who have played Mrs. Kennedy, including Katie Holmes, Jacqueline Bisset, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Sarah Michelle Gellar. See the first photo of Portman in the role below.  Compare it to this photo of Kennedy herself:   Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distribute ...
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Here's Your First Look At Natalie Portman As Jackie Kennedy
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Based on the first photo of Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy, we are in for something good. Portman will portray the former first lady in "Jackie," a biopic that chronicles the four days after President John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination. Currently shooting in Paris and slated for a 2017 release, "Jackie" is directed by Pablo Larraín ("No") and produced by Darren Aronofsky, reuniting Portman with the "Black Swan" maestro. Peter Sarsgaard is playing Robert Kennedy and Greta Gerwig is on board as one of Kennedy's aides. Portman follows in a long line of actresses who have played Mrs. Kennedy, including Katie Holmes, Jacqueline Bisset, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Sarah Michelle Gellar. See the first photo of Portman in the role below.  Compare it to this photo of Kennedy herself:   Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distribute ...
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Is Sarah Michelle Gellar Really Banned for Life From McDonald's?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
It is often fascinating to see some of the things that celebrities got up to while they were children. For example, Heroes and Hawaii Five-O star Masi Oka was on the cover of Time Magazine as a child and Wings star Crystal Bernard was part of a singing act that denounced evolution. Sarah Michelle Gellar, though, might take the cake, as she ended up getting caught up in a major lawsuit between McDonald's and Burger King when she was a child! In fact, Gellar is supposedly banned for life from McDonald's after the company allegedly sued her when she was just a little girl. Is that true, though? The story gained wide acceptance a while back when TMZ ran a story on the topic, with Gellar seemingly confirming the story (on the way to her car after leaving a restaurant). The story consists of basically three parts: 1. Gellar was involved with Burger King commercials that, for the first time ever, showed a company calling out a competitor by name 2. Burger King and Gellar were then su ...
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I Know What You Did (With Your Money) Last Summer
Huffington Post - over 1 year
I saw a rerun of the classic slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer. The low-budget slasher film starring Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Ryan Phillippe was about four friends who are being stalked by a killer, one year after covering up a car accident in which they were involved. They thought they had killed him and then hid the body. The killer starts leaving messages...I know what you did. So, in my annual Halloween article, I thought I would write about how we all cover up what we do with our money every summer! I know you overspent on your vacation. I'm guilty of this one too. There have been times where I got caught up in the "magic" of a nice vacation and said, "What the hell, I'm creating a memory, right?" Unfortunately, the credit card bill arrives or you just see the depleted savings after all that magic wears off. One way to stop the expensive vacation stalker is to create a savings account and a budget for your vacation. That ...
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Tracy Morgan Brings Brian Fellow Back For Hilarious 'SNL' Sketch
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Not only did Tracy Morgan give us a "30 Rock" reunion on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, he also brought back one of his most beloved characters: Brian Fellow.  For the sketch, Fellow, "an enthusiastic young man with a sixth-grade education and an abiding love for all God’s creatures," spoke to both a live beaver and a live camel. As per usual, Fellow showed little interest in the actual animals on his "Safari Planet" show and tried to keep the attention on himself by repeating his signature line, "I'm Brian Fellow!" The camel did try to steal the spotlight, but Fellow wasn't having it.  "I can't see, camel!" he said as he led the desert animal out of the frame.  Brian Fellow was first introduced to the "SNL" audience back in 1999, and through the years, the sketch has included appearances by celebrities like Jason Sudeikis, Matt Damon and Sarah Michelle Gellar.  Also on HuffPost:  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, a ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sarah Michelle Gellar
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 38
    On February 24, 2016, Gellar announced via Instagram that she had signed on for the project along with the film's director, Roger Kumble, who has co-written and will direct the pilot.
    More Details Hide Details The television series will take place 15 years after the events of the film, with Gellar's character vying for control of her wealthy family's company and dealing with the emergence of her late step-brother's son. Gellar has appeared on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Glamour, FHM, Rolling Stone, and other magazines. She was featured in the annual Maxim "Hot 100" list in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2008 and in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women" of 2005. In 1999, she was voted number 1 in the magazine's edition, and signed on to be the face of Maybelline – becoming the company's first celebrity spokeswoman since Lynda Carter in the late 1970s. She was also featured in Google's Top 10 Women Searches of 2002 and 2003, coming in at No. 8, and was included in UK Channel 4's 100 Greatest Sex Symbols in 2007, ranking at No. 16. Roles like Buffy and Cruel Intentions made her a sex symbol across the globe, status Gellar cemented with being a feature in FHMs German, Dutch, South African, Danish and Romanian editions 100 Sexiest Women lists every year from 1998 onwards. Topsocialite.com listed her as the 8th Sexiest woman of the 90s along with Alicia Silverstone, Gillian Anderson and Shannen Doherty. In October 2002, Gellar was honored with a Woman of The Year Award by Glamour magazine during their Annual Women of The Year Awards. She has appeared in "Got Milk?
  • 2015
    Age 37
    In October 2015, Gellar co-founded Foodstirs, a foodcrafting brand and e-commerce startup selling baking kits for kids.
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    In October 2015, Gellar co-founded Foodstirs, a food crafting brand and e-commerce startup selling baking kits for children.
    More Details Hide Details Gellar was born in New York City. She is the only child of Rosellen (Greenfield), a nursery school teacher, and Arthur Gellar, a garment worker. Both of her parents were Jewish, though Gellar's family had a Christmas tree during her childhood holidays.
    In March 2015, she guest-starred as Cinderella in Whitney Avalons official YouTube channel video short Princess Rap Battle, and joined the cast of Star Wars Rebels for season two, playing a character known as the Seventh Sister.
    More Details Hide Details In early February 2016, it was announced that NBC had ordered a pilot presentation for a potential television series based on the cult-classic film, Cruel Intentions, and that Gellar had also been approached about reprising her role as the beautiful and conniving Kathryn Merteuil.
    It was given an U.S. release in selected theaters and simultaneously on video on demand on January 20, 2015.
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    In 2015, she joined the cast of the animated series Star Wars Rebels for season two.
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  • 2014
    Age 36
    In 2014 and 2015, Gellar hosted two fundraisers for Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.
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  • 2013
    Age 35
    It debuted on September 26, 2013, garnering 15.52 million viewers, which was the highest rated premiere that fall.
    More Details Hide Details But as with Ringer, the ratings slipped over the season and its finale was watched by only 5.23 million viewers. On May 10, 2014, CBS announced the show's cancellation. The Crazy Ones earned Gellar the People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New Television Series.
    On February 15, 2013, it was reported that Gellar would appear again in television with a pilot for CBS entitled The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams.
    More Details Hide Details A fan of Williams for years, once Gellar learned that he was making a television project, she contacted her friend Sarah de Sa Rego, the wife of Williams' best friend, Bobcat Goldthwait, in order to lobby for a co-starring role. The show was a single-camera comedy, about an advertising agency run by a father (Williams) and his daughter.
  • 2012
    Age 34
    On September 30, 2012, she reprised her role of Gina Vendetti in the premiere episode of The Simpsons season 24.
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    Gellar provided her voice again for the December 6, 2012 episode of the show ("Adventures in Hayleysitting").
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  • 2011
    Age 33
    The show debuted on September 13, 2011, to a mixed critical reception, with Gellar earning mostly acclaim from writers; E!
    More Details Hide Details Online found her "awesome" and "fantastic", while TV Line felt she "does a fine job" as both characters. The first episode was watched by 2.84 million viewers, described as "solid" by Entertainment Weekly, but after the three-month hiatus over the holiday break, viewership decreased significantly. Ringer had a large fan base, but despite fans' efforts, The CW canceled the series after the first season. For her portrayal of two characters, she received several award nominations, including one for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Television Actress – Drama.
    She played Phyllis in the American Dad! episode "Virtual In-Stanity", which aired on November 20, 2011, and brought in 4.82 million viewers.
    More Details Hide Details Her former Buffy co-star Alyson Hannigan also made a voice-over role in the episode, receiving positive reviews. The AV Club called Gellar and Hannigan "effective guest stars" and that "both have voices with enough personality to fit their characters".
    Her airdate was September 21, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details She portrayed a patient at Pine Valley Hospital. She tells Maria Santos that Pine Valley is familiar to her, and, that she is "Erica Kane's daughter". She also states that she saw vampires before they became trendy—a reference to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    On August 4, 2011, Gellar confirmed she would be returning as a guest star on the ABC soap opera All My Children before the show's ending in September but not as Kendall Hart.
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  • 2009
    Age 31
    Gellar took a two-year hiatus from acting following the birth of her daughter in 2009, and in 2011, she signed to star and work as executive producer for a new drama titled Ringer, in which she plays a woman on the run who manages to hide by living the life of her wealthy twin sister.
    More Details Hide Details The show was originally made for CBS but was later picked up by its sister channel The CW. Gellar has stated that part of her decision to return to a television series was because it allowed her to both work and raise her child.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 29
    In 2007, in honor of their fifth year of marriage, Gellar legally changed her name to Sarah Michelle Prinze.
    More Details Hide Details Together, Gellar and Prinze have two children, a daughter and a son. The family lives in Los Angeles, California.
    Suburban Girl and The Air I Breathe – in which Gellar starred – were screened at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Suburban Girl was released direct-to-DVD in January 2008. It was described as "a blend of Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada" and a "pseudo-sophisticated romantic comedy" according to Variety. The movie attracted mixed reviews, but her on-screen chemistry with Alec Baldwin was praised, with Eye For Film commenting that the film "works best when Baldwin and Gellar are together". DVD Verdict found both actors' attraction in the movie "refreshing" and felt that Gellar "succeeds in delivering a fairly natural performance". Film website Moviepicturefilm.com, similarly, stated that "Gellar and Baldwin both give wonderful performances and make their chemistry incredibly real and ultimately, quite heartbreaking". The Air I Breathe premiered theatrically the same month in a limited release (making US$2 million at the worldwide box office on a budget of US$10 million) to generally poor reviews. The New York Times called it a "gangster movie with delusions of grandeur". However, Gellar's performance received positive comments from critics and audiences; DVD Talk noted that "her character here has the deepest emotional arc, and she hits all the right notes."
  • 2006
    Age 28
    Gellar appeared in The Grudge 2, which was released in October 2006.
    More Details Hide Details She had a small part reprising her role from the first film. Although not being as successful as the first installment, the sequel premiered at number one at the box office charts, garnering US$20.8 million in its opening weekend. It became a moderate profit with a total gross of US$70 million from a budget of US$20 million. Gellar next starred in the thriller The Return, that was released the following month and in which she played a businesswoman haunted by memories of her childhood and the mysterious death of a young woman. The film earned mostly negative reviews and was a commercial failure, grossing US$11 million from a production budget of US$15 million. Keith Phipps of The A.V. Club expressed that Gellar "neither adds to nor detracts from the quality of the project around her", while the New York Times' Jeannette Catsoulis called her participation in the movie a "career stagnation".
    Her project, Richard Kelly's comedy-thriller Southland Tales opened at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2006 and was eventually released in November 2007 in selected theaters.
    More Details Hide Details Gellar had met with Kelly and was drawn to the original ideas for the movie, accepting the role before she even read the script. The film received mostly negative reviews, but Gellar was acclaimed by a number of critics; J. Hoberman wrote for Village Voice that the director "contrives two memorable comic performances" by Gellar and Dwayne Johnson and Elizabeth Weitzman of New York Daily News also admiring both actors' work in the picture, asserted that they "have charisma to spare". eFilmcritic.com singled out Gellar for her interpretation, stating that she "nails the character's New Age-inspired brand of self-absorption so successfully that I wish that Kelly would devise a spin-off story centered entirely on her character".
  • 2005
    Age 27
    In 2005, she had a voice-over role in an episode of the animated television series Robot Chicken.
    More Details Hide Details Since then, Gellar has voiced several other characters, in a total of 14 episodes of the show, as of 2014.
  • 2004
    Age 26
    In October 2004, she appeared in the horror film The Grudge, which was also a major box office hit, ranking number one in its opening weekend with earnings of over US$39 million.
    More Details Hide Details It eventually grossed more than US$110 million in the United States and US$187 million worldwide. Critics gave the film mainly mixed reviews, with Gellar's role garnering an equally average reception; View London wrote that she is "fine in the lead" and Hollywood.com concluded that her role "demonstrates she has the soul to carry a flick of this magnitude solo". However, James Berardinelli felt that Gellar played an "unfortunately wooden performance" and commented that the actress, who "has shown a lot more energy in other outings, exhibits only two expressions here: petulance and bewilderment". She then received a MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Frightened Performance as well as a nomination for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Thriller for the role of Karen.
    After the end of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gellar provided her voice for the character Gina Vendetti in The Simpsons episode "The Wandering Juvie" that aired in March 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Her next film was the sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, where she reprised the role of Daphne. As with the original, the movie also received negative reviews. Critical reception towards Gellar's portrayal was more positive; while Scott Brown for Entertainment Weekly wrote that he rejected Gellar's "Buffyfied Daphne", the review in Slant remarked that she and co-star Prinze "are engaging in their willingness to send up their own teen-idol status". On a similar note, IGN stated that both Gellar and Prinze "exhibit marked improvements over their work in the original". Scooby Doo 2 was a commercial success, grossing US$181,466,833 around the globe.
  • 2002
    Age 24
    Alongside Jack Black, she hosted the 2002 MTV Movie Awards, which attracted 7.1 million viewers on its June 6 broadcast, achieving the show's highest rating ever at the time.
    More Details Hide Details During her growing film career, Gellar continued work on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but she left the show after the seventh season. When asked why, she explained, "This isn't about leaving for a career in movies, or in theater – it's more of a personal decision. I need a rest." Shortly after the show's end, Gellar stated that she had no interest in appearing in a Buffy feature film, but that she will consider it if the script is good enough. She did not appear in the final season of Angel, causing the intended episode ("You're Welcome") to be rewritten for the character of Cordelia Chase. Gellar has said that she was willing to appear in the episode, but scheduling conflicts and family problems prevented it. Another actress, Giselle Loren, voiced Buffy for an animated series based on the show, which never aired, and the various Buffy video games. In her feature in Esquire magazine Gellar expressed her pride for her work on Buffy, "I truly believe that it is one of the greatest shows of all time and it will go down in history as that. And I don't feel that that is a cocky statement. We changed the way that people looked at television."
    Gellar appeared as Daphne Blake in Scooby-Doo, which was released on June 14, 2002, in the U.S. Reviews for the film were mostly negative but it was a major commercial success with a total gross of US$275,650,703, becoming the 15th most successful film worldwide of 2002 (and the highest-grossing movie of Gellar's career to date).
    More Details Hide Details Gellar won the Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice Movie Actress – Comedy for her part in the picture.
  • 2001
    Age 23
    Gellar subsequently was cast in a leading role as a mobster's daughter in James Toback's independent drama Harvard Man, which premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival before receiving a limited theatrical release the following year.
    More Details Hide Details It rated average with reviewers, but feedback towards the actress was more positive as some critics felt her character in the movie shared the same nature of her role of Kathryn Merteuil in Cruel Intentions; Variety remarked that Gellar was "fun to watch in the adorable, devious bitch mode she test-drove" in her portrayal of Kathryn, and similarly, DVD Talk wrote that Gellar's "self-serving Mafia Maiden echoes her bitchy turn" in the 1999 film. Her sexual performance in Harvard Man, along with Cruel Intentions, helped her shed her good girl image.
  • 2000
    Age 22
    It also earned several awards and nominations, including the "Best Kiss" award at the 2000 MTV Movie Awards for Gellar and co-star Selma Blair.
    More Details Hide Details Her part as a brunette cocaine addict with an appetite for manipulating and using people received mostly positive reviews; critic Roger Ebert felt that Gellar and co-star Ryan Phillippe "develop a convincing emotional charge" and that Gellar is "effective as a bright girl who knows exactly how to use her act as a tramp". Rob Blackwelder for SPLICEDwire called her performance "dazzling" and wrote that the actress "plunges headlong into the lascivious malevolence that makes Kathryn so delightfully wicked. (Plus she looks great in a corset.)". In an interview with Chicago Tribune, director Roger Kumble, describing Gellar's work in the movie, said: "She unquestionably is the most professional actor I ever worked with". Around that time, she guest starred in three episodes of Angel and appeared as Debbie in the HBO series Sex and the City episode "Escape from New York".
  • 1998
    Age 20
    In 1998, she appeared in one episode of Saturday Night Live and went on to host the show two more times until 2002.
    More Details Hide Details She also provided the voice of the Gwendy Doll in Small Soldiers (1998), a commercial success with mixed feedback. She also had a cameo appearance in the romantic comedy She's All That (1999), which was followed by her starring role in Simply Irresistible, a box office bomb widely panned by critics. However, Gellar next saw her profile raised significantly for her role of Kathryn Merteuil, in Cruel Intentions (1999), a modern-day retelling of Les Liaisons dangereuses. The film initially started as an indie project, but when it was released, it became a commercial and mainstream success, grossing US$75 million worldwide on a US$10 million budget.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1997
    Age 19
    Gellar met her future husband Freddie Prinze, Jr., while they were filming the 1997 teen horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer, but the two did not begin dating until 2000. They were engaged in April 2001 and married in Mexico on September 1, 2002, in a ceremony officiated by Adam Shankman, a director and choreographer with whom Gellar had worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    More Details Hide Details Prinze and Gellar have worked together several times; they played each other's respective love interests as Fred and Daphne in the 2002 film Scooby-Doo and its sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, and both provided their voices for the animated feature Happily N'Ever After (2007) and the animated series Star Wars Rebels.
  • 1995
    Age 17
    In 1995, at the age of eighteen, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for the role.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, Gellar left All My Children to pursue other acting opportunities. Gellar landed the lead role in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, playing a teenager burdened with the responsibility of fighting a number of occult foes, mostly vampires. She was screen tested eleven times, originally auditioning for the role of Cordelia Chase which went to Charisma Carpenter. After its premiere, the show along with Gellar's portrayal received critical and popular acclaim. It had seven seasons and 144 episodes, and during its broadcast, the series brought Gellar six Teen Choice Awards, the Saturn Award for Best Genre Television Actress and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. Gellar sang during the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode "Once More, with Feeling", which spawned an original cast album, released in 2002.
  • 1993
    Age 15
    She subsequently made her debut in the soap opera All My Children in 1993, playing Kendall Hart, the long-lost daughter of character Erica Kane (Susan Lucci).
    More Details Hide Details As she got the role, Gellar was complimented as having the acting talent and the "forceful personality" needed to go up against Lucci's experience; Kendall was supposed to be like a younger version of Erica.
  • 1992
    Age 14
    Gellar's first major acting work came in the following year, when she landed the starring role in the 1992 syndicated teen serial Swans Crossing, for which she received two Young Artist Award nominations, one for Best Young Actress in a New Television Series and the other for Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Series.
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  • 1991
    Age 13
    In 1991, she was cast as a young Jacqueline Bouvier in the TV movie A Woman Named Jackie.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Age 6
    In 1984, when she was seven, her parents divorced and she was raised by her mother on the city's Upper East Side.
    More Details Hide Details While Gellar grew up with her mother, she lost contact with her father, from whom she remained estranged until his death in 2001; she once described him as "non-existent", and has remarked: "My father, you can just say, is not in the picture. I'm not being deliberately evasive about him, it's just that there's so little to say. He is not a person who exists in my life. Just because you donate sperm does not make you a father. I don't have a father. I would never give him the credit to acknowledge him as my father." Besides being a working child at the time, Gellar was a competitive figure skater, finishing in third place at the New York State regional competition. She also placed fourth at a Tae Kwon Do competition at Madison Square Garden (she was a black belt).
  • 1977
    Born
    Born on April 14, 1977.
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