Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Highest Rated: 81% Scream 2 (1997)

Lowest Rated: 4% 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).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 22% 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
34% 60% TMNT April (Voice) $54.1M 2007
4% 34% Happily N'Ever After Ella (Voice) - 2007
10% 61% The Air I Breathe Sorrow (Character) $19.5K 2007
50% 31% Suburban Girl Brett Eisenberg (Character) - 2007
16% 32% The Return Joanna Mills (Character) $7.7M 2006
39% 41% Southland Tales Krysta Kapowski/Krysta Now (Character) $273.4K 2006
12% 40% The Grudge 2 Karen (Character) $39.1M 2006
22% 39% Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Daphne (Character) $84.2M 2004
40% 46% The Grudge Karen Davis (Character) $110.2M 2004
30% 39% Scooby-Doo Daphne Blake (Character) $153.3M 2002
33% 33% Harvard Man Cindy Bandolini (Character) $56K 2001
16% 54% Simply Irresistible Amanda Shelton (Character) $4.4M 1999
54% 81% Cruel Intentions Kathryn Merteuil (Character) $38.6M 1999
No Score Yet 36% Beverly Hills Family Robinson Jane Robinson (Character) - 1997
43% 40% I Know What You Did Last Summer Helen Shivers (Character) $72.2M 1997
81% 57% Scream 2 Casey "Cici" Cooper (Character) $101.3M 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet So Siriano Guest 2020
No Score Yet 46% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015-2018 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA Day Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Money Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017 2015 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2017 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chopped Junior Judge 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet 89% Those Who Can't Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015 2013
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2014 2011-2012 2005-2009
54% 66% The Crazy Ones Sydney Roberts (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2014 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2013
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Jenny (Guest Voice) 2011-2012
85% 76% The Simpsons Gina Vendetti (Guest Voice) 2012 2004
49% 80% Ringer Siobhan Martin/Bridget Kelly (Character) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2011 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2007
82% 92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy Summers (Character) 1997-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 2002 1998-1999
55% No Score Yet God, the Devil and Bob Unknown (Guest Voice) 2001
47% No Score Yet Grosse Pointe Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
71% 86% Sex and the City Debbie (Guest Star) 2000
88% 89% Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
No Score Yet 70% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 1998

QUOTES FROM Sarah Michelle Gellar CHARACTERS

Helen Shivers says: Christ already, I'll do it! [dumps dead body in water]

Julie James says: Helen, we killed a man and ruined the lives of everyone he knew.

Helen Shivers says: I don't think we were that powerful Julie, you're giving us way to much credit.

Julie James says: Wait.

Ray Bronson says: What?

Julie James says: Should we check his wallet and see who he is?

Barry Cox says: Why?

Julie James says: I don't know okay, just to know.

Helen Shivers says: I don't want to know.

Barry Cox says: Let's just pretend he's some escaped lunatic with a hook for a hand and we're doing everybody a favor.

Helen Shivers says: Come sit in the back. I'll let you do things to me.

Helen Shivers says: We should have a plan. Angela Lansbury always had a plan.

Barry Cox says: A toast... to us, to our last summer of immature, adolescent decadence.

Helen Shivers says: Somebody's buzzed.

Helen Shivers says: By that time I'll just be finishing my two year contract with Guiding Light, coinciding with your first year as starting quarterback for the Steelers.

Barry Cox says: Cowboys.

Helen Shivers says: Whatever. Then we can elope to Europe, or the Caymans, wherever, where I'll let you impregnate me with the first of 3 children before you head off to rehab. Then we can live happily, blah blah blah.

Kathryn Merteuil says: My advice is to sleep with as many people as possible.

Cecile Caldwell says: But that would make me a slut, wouldn't it?

Kathryn Merteuil says: Cecile, everybody does it; it's just that nobody talks about it.

Cecile Caldwell says: So, it's like a secret society?

Kathryn Merteuil says: That's one way looking at it.

Kathryn Merteuil says: [under her breath] Fucking idiot...

Kathryn Merteuil says: Unfortunately, our Don Juan is moving with the speed of a Special Olympics hurdler.

Kathryn Merteuil says: Who are you spying on? That her?

Sebastian Valmont says: Yeah

Kathryn Merteuil says: Aww, she's crying. Little baby upset about the big bad book.

Sebastian Valmont says: Shut up!

Kathryn Merteuil says: What's up your ass?

Kathryn Merteuil says: Can I take my new car for a ride?

Sebastian Valmont says: Kathryn, the only thing you'll be riding is me.

Sebastian Valmont says: Sounds great... I love you too.

Kathryn Merteuil says: [mocking Sebastian] "I love you"? My God. You are completely pussy-whipped.

Sebastian Valmont says: Stop it.

Kathryn Merteuil says: What happened to us?

Sebastian Valmont says: Nothing's changed.

Kathryn Merteuil says: Yes it has. You're in love with her, you don't love me anymore.

Sebastian Valmont says: Come on, Kathryn, it's just a bet.

Sebastian Valmont says: [after being kissed by Kathryn and pushing her away] This is ridiculous.

Kathryn Merteuil says: What's ridiculous, dear brother, is you! Look at yourself, look at what you've been reduced to! Have you given any thought to what's going to happen when school starts? Not only are you dating Miss Seventeen Magazine, but she's also the new headmaster's daughter. Before you know it, you'll be giving campus tours with her. Oh, wait, her father doesn't know about your past, does he? I doubt he'd let his little princess be seen with the likes of you. Hmm... It's so disappointing to see Annette's manifesto was a total sham. Though, as student body president, I feel it's my sworn duty to tell him. [picks up the phone and starts dialing]

Sebastian Valmont says: Put the phone down.

Kathryn Merteuil says: Shh, this will only take a second.

Kathryn Merteuil says: [after Sebastian grabs the phone and slams it down] Hmm, quite the predicament you're in.

Sebastian Valmont says: I don't care what you say. The fact of the matter is that I was planning on telling her everything this afternoon.

Kathryn Merteuil says: Oh, that's right, I forgot, you're so in love. Do you honestly believe you've done a complete 180 in the few days you've known her? Well let me tell you something, people don't change overnight. You and I are two of a kind. At least I have the guts to admit it. You were going to leave school a legend, now you're going to leave a joke.

Sebastian Valmont says: Well, I'm willing to take my chances.

Kathryn Merteuil says: Don't do it, Sebastian. Not only will you ruin your reputation, you'll destroy hers.

Daphne Blake says: I am so over this damsel in distress nonsense.

Kathryn Merteuil says: [to Sebastian] I'm the Marcia Fucking Brady of the Upper East Side and sometimes, I wanna kill myself. So there's your psycho analysis, Dr. Freud.

Karen says: The whole time I was in that house I felt something was wrong. What happened there?

Kathryn Merteuil says: I wanna fuck!

Cici Cooper says: Hello Ted.

Debbie Salt says: You wish it was Ted. (Cici getting scared) Don't forget to set the alarm...

Debbie Salt says: You wish it was Ted. [Cici getting scared] Don't forget to set the alarm...

Helen Shivers says: Listen, you little shit-stick-mayberry-ass reject. There's been a murder, and you are going to fry in hell if you ignore it!

Kathryn Merteuil says: I don't fuck losers.

Cici Cooper says: Drink with your brains...that's our motto.

Cici Cooper says: Drink with your brains. That's our motto.

Cici Cooper says: Who are you calling for?

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?): What if I said you?

Mickey says: What if I said you?

Cici Cooper says: What if I said goodbye?

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?): Why would you want to do that?

Mickey says: Why would you want to do that?

Cici Cooper says: Why do you always answer a question with a question?

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?): I'm inquisitive.

Mickey says: I'm inquisitive.

Cici Cooper says: Yeah, and I'm impatient. Look, do you wanna leave a message for somebody?

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?): Do you want to die tonight, Cici?

Mickey says: Do you want to die tonight, Cici?

Helen Shivers says: Well Bob, at summer's end I plan on moving to New York where I'll pursue a career as a serious actress. It's my goal to entertain the world through artistic expression. Through art I shall serve my country.

Helen Shivers says: We should have a plan. Angela Lansbury always had a plan.

Helen Shivers says: (to the cop) - Look, you little sh*tstick Mayberry ass reject, there's been a murder and you're gonna fry in hell if you ignore it.

Helen Shivers says: (to the cop) Look, you little sh*tstick Mayberry ass reject, there's been a murder and you're gonna fry in hell if you ignore it.

Helen Shivers says: (the killer is slashing Barry to death with his hook) - HELP HIM. PLEASE. BARRY!!!

Helen Shivers says: (the killer is slashing Barry to death with his hook) HELP HIM. PLEASE. BARRY!

Helen Shivers says: So what now?

Julie James says: Now we try and locate this Billy Blue.

Helen Shivers says: Maybe he wanted to die.

Julie James says: What?

Helen Shivers says: David Egan. His girlfriend was killed on that same road July 4th one year earlier,. Maybe he blamed himself; maybe he was sitting in the road waiting for us to hit him.

Helen Shivers says: David Egan. His girlfriend was killed on that same road July 4th one year earlier. Maybe he blamed himself, maybe he was sitting in the road waiting for us to hit him.

Julie James says: Yeah if that'll help you sleep at night.

Julie James says: I wigged out I'm sorry. But being in his house and seeing his sister. God do you see what we've done?

Helen Shivers says: It was an accident.

Julie James says: Helen we killed a man and then ruined the lives of everyone he knew.

Helen Shivers says: I don't think we're that powerful Julie, You're giving us way too much credit.

Helen Shivers says: Yeah, Jodi Foster tried this and a skinner of a serial killer answered the door.

Julie James says: Barry please, we could put an end to it and maybe salvage some small fraction of a life.

Barry Cox says: And how do we do that? Huh? There was no accident Julie it was murder, your words remember? Murder. I say we find the f**k who's doing this and have a little one on one.

Ray Bronson says: What like last night Bare?

Barry Cox says: F**k you man.

Helen Shivers says: No Barry's right, who's ever doing this isn't going to the police, we could this guy, talk to him.

Julie James says: We have no choice here okay? Somebody tried to kill you last night; we have to go to the police.

Barry Cox says: No he wasn't trying to kill me last night. If he wanted me dead he could've done it, he's just fu**ing with us.

Helen Shivers says: Who is?

Barry Cox says: I don't know, some guy in a slicker.

Ray Bronson says: Well that narrows it down, this being a quaint little fishing village and all.

Barry Cox says: Since you bring it up, we all know you have a slicker.

Barry Cox says: This is nothing. I know what you did last summer? Oooh, what a crock of sh*t.

Helen Shivers says: We need help.

Barry Cox says: Yeah I'll say...you know what? You guys should check out a mirror once and a while, you two look like sh*t run over twice.

Barry Cox says: Yeah I'll say, you know what? You guys should check out a mirror once and a while, you two look like sh*t run over twice.

Helen Shivers says: You're a prick.

Julie James says: We can't just ignore it.

Barry Cox says: Come one Julie, how do you know this is even related? You did a lot of things last summer.

Julie James says: Yeah well only one murder comes to mind.

Barry Cox says: (extremely pissed that she mentions that night again) - You shut the hell up!

Barry Cox says: (extremely pissed that she mentions that night again) You shut the hell up!

Barry Cox says: We're going home now and never, ever, under any circumstances known to God speak about this again is that clear? It is now merely a future therapy bill agreed? (Screaming) Helen??

Barry Cox says: We're going home now and never, ever, under any circumstances known to God speak about this again is that clear? It is now merely a future therapy bill agreed? (Screaming) Helen?

Helen Shivers says: I'll never mention it again.

Barry Cox says: We make a pact, right here and now we take this to our grave.

Ray Bronson says: Agreed.

Barry Cox says: Julie? (Julie nods her head in agreement) (livid) - Don't you nod your head you fu**ing say it.

Barry Cox says: Julie? (Julie nods her head in agreement) (livid) Don't you nod your head you fu**ing say it.

Julie James says: (somber) Yeah okay.

Barry Cox says: (Barry runs and grabs Julie by the neck pushing her against the car) - We take this to our grave, let me hear it.

Barry Cox says: (Barry runs and grabs Julie by the neck pushing her against the car) We take this to our grave, let me hear it.

Ray Bronson says: Let her go Barry.

Barry Cox says: ...you fu**ing say it!

Barry Cox says: You fu**ing say it!

Julie James says: Okay Barry, we take this to the grave.

Elsa Shivers says: Hey you riding with me?

Helen Shivers says: No tell mom I'll be home late.

Elsa Shivers says: Ah is little miss Croaker getting sauteed tonight?

Helen Shivers says: Oh a twit with a wit.

Elsa Shivers says: Eat me.

Helen Shivers says: How's my hair?

Julie James says: Hurricane-proof.