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      Sarah Michelle Gellar

      Sarah Michelle Gellar

      Highest Rated: 82% Scream 2 (1997)

      Lowest Rated: 5% Happily N'Ever After (2007)

      Birthday: Apr 14, 1977

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      American actress Sarah Michelle Gellar found lasting fame that went well beyond her role as the titular character on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (UPN/The WB, 1997-2003). A native of Long Island, New York, she began her acting career when she was 4, appearing with a role opposite Valerie Harper in the television movie "An Invasion of Privacy" (CBS, 1983). She began working on a regular basis, appearing in commercials for Burger King and working on the miniseries "A Woman Named Jackie" (NBC, 1990) with Roma Downey. Her career began to take off in earnest during her teen years when she was cast in the syndicated teen drama "Swans Crossing" (1992). She was then cast as Kendall Hart, the long lost daughter of Susan Lucci's Erica Kane, on the daytime soap opera "All My Children" (ABC, 1970-2011). She left the soap in 1995, but her rise to stardom would start in earnest in 1997. She was cast in a pair of teen horror movies, playing one of the guilty teens alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt and future husband Freddie Prinze Jr. in "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997). She also joined Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox for the sequel "Scream 2" (1997). That same year, Joss Whedon cast her as the lead in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," loosely based on the 1992 film of the same name. The show quickly developed a loyal following that would continue returning to the series well after it's seven season run ended. Outside of the show, she continued working in film, starring with Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon in the "Dangerous Liaisons" modernization, "Cruel Intentions" (1999). She also joined Sean Patrick Flanery for the romantic comedy "Simply Irresistible" (1999). Along with Prinze, she starred in the live action adaptation of "Scooby Doo" (2002), playing Daphne, a role that she would recreate for the sequel, "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" (2004). She returned to horror as well, starring in "The Grudge" (2004) and "The Grudge 2" (2006). Her film career included starring turns in "Suburban Girl" (2007), "Possession" (2008), and "Veronika Decides to Die" (2009). She returned to series television with the lead role in the drama "Ringer" (The CW, 2011-12) and opposite Robin Williams in the sitcom "The Crazy Ones" (CBS, 2013-14). Gellar slipped back into her manipulative "Cruel Intentions" character, Kathryn Merteuil, for the television movie "Cruel Intentions" (NBC, 2016). The project was meant as a pilot for a proposed series, but never made it to that stage. Still revered for her role as Buffy, the actress made a cameo appearance in the final episode of the long-running hit comedy "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, 2007-19).

      Highest rated movies

      Scream 2 poster Scream 2 Cruel Intentions poster Cruel Intentions Suburban Girl poster
      Suburban Girl
      I Know What You Did Last Summer poster I Know What You Did Last Summer Southland Tales poster Southland Tales The Grudge poster The Grudge Harvard Man poster
      Harvard Man
      Scooby-Doo poster
      Scooby-Doo

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 25% Freedom Force Nicole (Voice) - 2013
      No Score Yet 50% Veronika Decides to Die Veronika Deklava (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 29% Possession Jess (Character) - 2008
      10% 61% The Air I Breathe Sorrow (Character) $19.5K 2007
      50% 31% Suburban Girl Brett Eisenberg (Character) - 2007
      35% 60% TMNT April (Voice) $54.1M 2007
      5% 34% Happily N'Ever After Ella (Voice) - 2007
      41% 41% Southland Tales Krysta Kapowski/Krysta Now (Character) $273.4K 2006
      16% 32% The Return Joanna Mills (Character) $7.7M 2006
      12% 40% The Grudge 2 Karen (Character) $39.1M 2006
      40% 46% The Grudge Karen Davis (Character) $110.2M 2004
      22% 40% Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Daphne (Character) $84.2M 2004
      32% 39% Scooby-Doo Daphne Blake (Character) $153.3M 2002
      33% 33% Harvard Man Cindy Bandolini (Character) $56.0K 2001
      54% 80% Cruel Intentions Kathryn Merteuil (Character) $38.6M 1999
      16% 54% Simply Irresistible Amanda Shelton (Character) $4.4M 1999
      44% 41% I Know What You Did Last Summer Helen Shivers (Character) $72.2M 1997
      82% 58% Scream 2 Casey "Cici" Cooper (Character) $101.3M 1997
      No Score Yet 36% Beverly Hills Family Robinson Jane Robinson (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 38% High Stakes Karen Rose (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Invasion of Privacy Jennifer Bianchi (Character) - 1983

      TV

      Credit
      42% 85% Wolf Pack Kristin Ramsey (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2023
      No Score Yet 21% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2023
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013-2014 2017 2021-2023
      No Score Yet 41% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2023
      No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2023
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2017 2023
      93% 38% Masters of the Universe: Revelation Teela (Voice) 2021
      No Score Yet 61% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2018 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012 2015 2017
      No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2015 2017
      No Score Yet 0% Chopped Junior Judge 2016
      No Score Yet 90% Those Who Can't Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 92% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2005-2009 2011-2012 2014
      54% 68% The Crazy Ones Sydney Roberts (Character) 2013-2014
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2011 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
      100% 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Jenny (Guest Voice) 2011-2012
      85% 76% The Simpsons Gina Vendetti (Guest Voice) 2004 2012
      49% 81% Ringer Siobhan Martin/Bridget Kelly (Character) 2011-2012
      No Score Yet 31% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2011
      No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
      85% 92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy Summers (Character) 1997-2003
      No Score Yet 48% Saturday Night Live Host 1998-1999 2002
      55% No Score Yet God, the Devil and Bob Unknown (Guest Voice) 2001
      47% No Score Yet Grosse Pointe Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      70% 79% Sex and the City Debbie (Guest Star) 2000
      87% 90% Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
      No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
      No Score Yet 65% King of the Hill Marie (Guest Voice) 1998