Sarah Michelle Gellar's major break was in
1992, in the teen
Swan's Crossing. From there, she moved on to
another soap opera,
All My Children, for which, in
1995, at the age of eighteen, she won a Daytime Emmy
Award for Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama
Sarah Michelle Gellar left All My Children in
1995, and landed the lead in the highly successful
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The role made her a
cult icon in the
United States and elsewhere.
While continuing in that role, Sarah Michelle Gellar attempted to
capitalize on her television fame in order to create a
career for herself in motion pictures. She has had only
indifferent success. After small roles in the popular
I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream
2, Gellar starred in the disastrous flop Simply
Irresistible. This film, rumored to be the last
film ever watched by critic
Gene Siskel, featured a magical crab and borrowed
heavily from Like Water for Chocolate. Gellar's
next film was the steamy
Cruel Intentions, a modern-day retelling of
Les Liaisons Dangereuses. She then went on a to
a lead role in
Harvard Man, a critical disaster that went
Sarah finally found major box office success with
Scooby-Doo, a live-action adaption of the
cartoon series. Gellar has signed to make the sequel
to the film, though critics blasted the first one.
During the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode
"Once More, With Feeling," which spawned an original
cast album, Gellar sang in several of the songs: "Going
Through the Motions," "I've Got a Theory," "Walk Through
the Fire," "Something to Sing About," and "Where Do We
Go From Here?"
2002, Sarah and actor Freddie Prinze Jr were
Filmography for Sarah Michelle Gellar
Romantic Comedy (2004)
(pre-production)... Kate Willous
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
(filming)... Daphne Blake
Happily N'Ever After (2004)...
Harvard Man (2001)...
The It Girl (2001)
Cruel Intentions (1999)...
Simply Irresistible (1999)...
She's All That (1999)...
(uncredited) Girl in Cafeteria
Hercules: Zero to Hero (1998)
Small Soldiers (1998)...
(voice) Gwendy Doll
Scream 2 (1997)...
Casey "Cici" Cooper
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)...
High Stakes (1989)...
(as Sarah Gellar) Karen Rose
Funny Farm (1988)...
(uncredited) Elizabeth's student
Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984)...
(uncredited) Phil's daughter
Television for Sarah Michelle Gellar
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)-(2003)
Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997)...
All About Erika (1994)...
(archive footage) Kendall Hart
All My Children (1993)-(1995)...
Kendall Hart #1
Swan's Crossing (1992)...
Sydney Orion Rutledge
A Woman Named Jackie (1991)...
teenage Jacqueline Bouvier
Girl Talk (1989)
Spenser: For Hire, episode: "Company
Man" (#3.17) (1988)...
The Guiding Light (1986)...
Flower Girl at Kurt and Mindy's Wedding
An Invasion of Privacy (1983)...