Sarah began her acting career at age 4 when she was discovered by an agent while eating in a local restaurant. Three weeks later she was on the set of her first film, An Invasion of Privacy. This chance discovery was to lead to a professional career which…more
#5 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women 2008
#54 in FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World of 2007
Woman of the Year by Maxim in 2007
#49 on E's 101 favorite stars way back when
#9most beautiful person in the world in South Africa People Magazine in 2002
#45 in Stuff Magazine for their "102 Sexiest Women in the World" in 2002
#18 in the Top 100 TV Teen Stars
#8 on Google.com's most searched women in 2002
Sarah's favorites are:
hobbies- walking her dogs, playing board games, and reading
books- The Princess Bride and Gone with the Wind
movie- The Princess Bride
In February 2012, Sarah hosted a baby shower for the Operation Shower organization in Los Angelas, CA. The organization helps expectant mothers whose husbands are away for military deployments.
In 2006, Sarah played the character of Krysta in the film Southland Tales. Her character is an ex-porn star that is in love with the character Boxer, played by Dwayne Johnson.
Sarah has one daughter with husband Freddie Prinze Jr; Charlotte Grace Prinze.
Sarah has a near complete collection of every 1st edition of Dr. Suess books.
Sarah says she has body dysmorphic behavior. It is a condition where a person is concerned about their body image to a unhealthy degree.
Sarah has Scoliosis, which is a curvature of the spine.
Sarah was ranked #54 in FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World of 2007.
On Sarah and actor Freddie Prinze Jr.'s 5th wedding anniversary, she changed her legal name to Sarah Michelle Prinze. However, her stage name will remain the same.
In an article for TV Guide, she clarified the pronunciation of her last name: the accent is on the second syllable, not the first, though people always mistakenly reverse it.
She has a brown belt in Tae Kwan Do.
Sarah lent her voice to the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, TMNT. The movie was released in March of 2007.
Despite her acclaim for portraying "Buffy Summers," from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sarah did not lend her voice to said role in either of the two platform video games based on the show because Gellar had insisted on reading the scripts for both, yet none ever came to her. Ergo, in both games, the character of Buffy was voiced by actress Giselle Loren.
Sarah Michelle Gellar has green eyes and is most known for her look with dirty blonde hair.
In 1992, Sarah did a stage production of the play Jake's Women.
Sarah was in Brian Molko's music video for his song Every You, Every Me.
Sarah was in the music video for the band Hepburn's song I Quit in 1999.
In 1999, Sarah spent time in the Dominican Republic, working for Habitat for Humanity.
Sarah was featured in two 1-800-collect commercials. Both were for Buffy the Vampire Slayer sweepstakes.
Sarah appeared in a "Got Milk?" advertisement. The statement on the bottom of the advertisement was about her and vampires, with the opening of "I never get bent out of shape over a few vampires." It was basically Sarah as Buffy in the advertisement.
Sarah had an allergic reaction to the Japanese water while filming The Grudge. They had to put garbage bags over her legs for her shower scene in the movie due to this allergic reaction.
When she was younger, she participated in figure skating, martial arts, and acting in addition to going to school. He mom finally told her she could do two things and one had to be school. She chose acting.
Sarah has stated that she is afraid of cemeteries.
Sarah auditioned for the role of Julie in the 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer, before being cast as Helen. The role of Julie eventually went to Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Sarah was considered for the role of Rogue for X-Men.
Sarah had no idea what the word "sitch" meant when she began to film Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Sarah auditioned for the role of Buffy five times before they cast her.
She loves to vacation in Hawaii.
Sarah hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 2002 along with Jack Black.
Sarah "leaped before she looked" with her role in Scream 2, as she accepted the part before even reading the film's screenplay. Gellar was appalled because her character got killed off so easily and quickly; she now has a very strict policy of always viewing the script for a project, prior to signing on with it.
During the 2001 Teen Choice Awards (August 20, 2001), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) co-star Michelle Trachtenberg presented her with the Extraordinary Achievement Award for being a good role model and for her charity work (especially for Habitat for Humanity).
Sarah met future husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., on the set of the 1997 teen slasher flick, I Know What You Did Last Summer.
Sarah has been slammed by her former Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-star Alyson Hannigan for failing to tell cast members she was quitting the show. Alyson had to learn about not having a job by reading it in a magazine.
Sarah turned down the opportunity to reprise her character of Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in season 5 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's spin-off series Angel. She was reportedly asked to come back for a couple of episodes.
In 1999, Sarah signed a contract with Maybelline to become the company's first celebrity spokeswoman since Lynda Carter in the late 1970s.
On October 09, 2001, Sarah's estranged father, Arthur Gellar, died. He was 60 years old.
Sarah's nickname is Sassy.
Sarah has said that if she wasn't an actress she'd want to be a journalist or a writer of children's books.
Sarah was raised by her mother, Rosellen.
On October 17 2002, a wax model of Sarah as "Buffy" was unveiled at Madame Tussaud's "Trail of Vampires" exhibition.
Sarah dated professional tennis player Jan-Michael Gambill.
Sarah's favorite movie is Heathers.
Sarah is 5' 3" (1.6m) tall.
Sarah has stated that she is a fan of Dr. Seuss books.
Sarah studied Tae Kwon Do for five years, and now she's taking kickboxing, boxing, street fighting and gymnastics.
Sarah presented an award at the Glamour Awards 2003.
Sarah has stated that her favorite singer is Mariah Carey.
Sarah is a natural brunette. She dyed her hair blonde for her role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Sarah's wedding gown was designed by Vera Wang.
Sarah is an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Knicks.
Sarah has stated that her idol is Stockard Channing.
Sarah's tattoos include a cherry blossom branch next to a Chinese symbol for integrity on the inside of her left ankle, and a pair of dragonflies on her lower back.
In an interview in Marie Claire, Sarah states that while she was in Japan she got the cherry blossom tattoo and "a little something private" in Katakana (a phonetic Japanese alphabet which is primarily used to spell out non-Japanese words). There are two tattoos to which this may refer: a small one on the inside of her right ankle (usually described as a heart with a dagger, though this is not clear in any published picture), or a string of symbols on her left hip (usually described as Celtic, but again, this is not clear in any publicly available pictures).
Sarah's pets are a Maltese terrier named Thor and an Akita named Tyson.
Gellar's break came in 1992 with a lead role in the teen soap opera Swans Crossing.
Sarah made an estimated total of $10,800,000 doing the entire Buffy the Vampire Slayer series.
One of Sarah's bridesmaids was actress Lindsay Sloane.
Sarah was discovered by an agent while eating in a restaurant at the age of four.
Sarah married Freddie Prinze Jr. in Mexico on September 01, 2002.
Sarah was in the Stone Temple Pilots music video "Sour Girl."
Although Sarah's last name is Jewish, she claims that she is not associated with any particular religion. She says that she's spiritual but doesn't really believe in any of the conventional religions.
Sarah didn't approve of the first Buffy the Vampire Slayer action figure of her character Buffy, so she asked Moore to make another more accurate one. In the next line of figures, Moore used lasers to map out Sarah's face correctly.
Sarah: (on the effect of having her daughter Charlotte) For me, having a child was that cliched, life-altering experience where everything took on a different meaning. Things that had once been priorities had no meaning to me anymore, and things that I'd never thought about suddenly became things that were on my mind.
Sarah: (on trying to meet Giant's QB Eli Manning on The Late Show) No, his security wouldn't let me near him. It was weird. I was trying. I was like, "No really, I'm just a big fan." I think that's where I went wrong. "I just want an autograph and a lock of his hair!" But they said "no." Awkward.
Sarah: (on the proposed Buffy remake) I think it's a horrible idea. To try to do a Buffy without Joss Whedon, I mean that's, like, honestly, to be incredibly non-eloquent: that's the dumbest idea I've ever heard.
It was a movie. It's been made. It stars Kristy Swanson. They made it. They don't need to make another one!
Sarah: I was in Tokyo for my birthday this year and it was kind of sad because Freddie was working. And it was just a small group of us, and we all decided to sort of rent out this tattoo parlor and get tattoos by this amazing guy... It's on my left ankle. And it's a cherry blossom, which is obviously very specific to Tokyo. And, um, a little something private. In Katakana. Which is one of the Japanese alphabets.
Sarah: (on working and being a mom) The nomadic lifestyle does work for a lot of working parents, but I've traveled and I've seen it, and I want to be able to go home at night and see my daughter. I want to be there for her first day of school and her school recital. Honestly, television is what offers me that. They've been amazing about working around schedules. I was able to go to her last day of school. All the big milestones, I'm there for.
Sarah: (on which of her two characters from Ringer she likes best) I look a lot like both of them, so that's handy. What I love about the show is the duality of all of the characters and the idea that we all have a good side and a bad side. I'm not necessarily more like either one of the characters because, in their motivations, they both feel incredibly justified, but Siobhan has the better wardrobe.
Sarah: (on her relationship with her daughter) Like in any other relationship, you have to remember who you are through all this. After she goes to bed at 7:30, I might take a bath or read. And Freddie and I get our time together, too. Relationships are like flowers: They need attention to grow and develop.
Sarah: I'm lucky that I don't feel I have the pressure some actors do. I'm proud of what I've accomplished and I'm not chasing something. A lot of actors are.
Sarah: Work doesn't define who I am. I love what I do, but I don't feel a burning pressure anymore. And because I'm working for fun, I get to enjoy it. I'd watch Ringer if I wasn't on it!
Sarah: (about her body as she is getting older) I wish I could say I was in the best shape of my life right now, but I don't put the same pressure on myself that I used to. So I don't rock a bikini on Wilshire Boulevard – but I don't know many people who do!
Sarah: I'll answer to just about anything. Sometimes people mistake me for Sarah Jessica Parker, and I answer to that, too.
Sarah: (From her early Buffy days, reading Joss Whedon's dialogue) Let me tell you how un-Buffy I am. For the first episode, I come in and yell, "What's the sitch?" I did not know what "sitch" meant. I still have to ask Joss, "What does this mean?" because I don't speak the lingo. I think he makes it up half the time.
Sarah: (On auditioning for the role of Buffy) I probably had eleven auditions and four tests. It was the most awful experience of my life, but I was so driven. I had read the script and heard about Joss Whedon and how wonderful he was.
Sarah: It's been hard to be a show in L.A. and be trendsetting, because the fashions are in New York... Not to mention that most actresses are all, give or take, the same size, between five-two and five-five, and 95 to 125 pounds.
Sarah: Japanese horror is different. It messes with your head.
Sarah: I think the best piece of advice I've ever gotten is to trust myself and go for my dreams. I got that from my mom.
Sarah: My biggest complaint about high school is when it's Send-the-roses day, somebody's always left out. I always got roses, but I would give them to someone who hadn't gotten any.
Sarah: (on the days off from filming "The Grudge" in Japan) I did a lot of shopping. Actually, I had my birthday at Tokyo Disneyland. It was amazing - odd and surreal. Then a bunch of my friends and I rented out a tattoo parlor and we all got tattoos.
Sarah: (on how her life was when "Buffy" ended) I took a break for about six months because you get to that place where you have to figure out what do you do when you don't work all the time. The first couple of weeks I didn't really know what to do with my time.
Sarah: If a tidal wave hits LA just grab a fake boob for safety.
Sarah: Just because you donate sperm does not make you a father. I don't have a father. I would never give him the credit or acknowledge him as my father.
Sarah: I've won an Emmy. Okay, it's a Daytime Emmy, but it's still an Emmy. It doesn't mean nearly as much to me as my Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Female Butt Kicker.
Sarah: Horror films are where women can shine and have a chance to lead. They always save the day in these films.
Sarah: I am militant about drugs. You want to do 'em, you're out of my life.
Sarah: I don't understand why James Bond has to be a man all the time. When Pierce Brosnan retires, why not one of us?
Sarah: Those are such difficult years, and I would never want to be a teenager again for all the money in the world.
Sarah: Some actresses can be the girlfriend or the wife, but I think I would get so bored.
Sarah: Being on Buffy really spoiled me because it's so rare to have a female protagonist like that.
Sarah: I'm not really a fearful person. I don't want to live my life in fear. I look forward to challenges.
Sarah: I'm a fan of Japanese cinema in general.
Sarah: One of the greatest gifts my job has given me is that my mother, who gave up her entire life for me, doesn't have to work any more. I'm now in a position to repay her for her devotion.
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