Welcome to the Stakes Up Sarah Michelle Gellar's Bio!
Emmy Award-winning actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is a veteran of
television, theatre and the big screen, having worked for nearly 15 of her young 20 years. (April 14, 1978.) In addition to starring in The WB's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Gellar will conquer the big screen this year in two highly anticipated feature films written by Kevin Williamson ("Dawson's Creek") - "Scream 2," the sequel to last year's blockbuster hit, and "I Know What You Did Last Summer" co-starring Jenifer Love Hewitt ("Party Of Five"). Also, she will be starring in two new movies, "Simply Irrestible", and "Cruel Intentions".
Starring in the title role of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Gellar plays a
somewhat reluctant hero who fights off vampires at night while juggling the traumas of high school during the day. Fighting evil creatures requires adeptness in the martial arts, a challenge which Gellar has been devoted to since before landing the role. Having studied the Korean art of Tae kwon Do for four years and earning a brown belt, Gellar spends her free time both on and off the set continuing her training with the series stunt coordinator.
No stranger to television, the versatile actress won an Emmy Award in 1994 for her memorable role as Kendall Hart, the devious secret daughter of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), on the daytime drama "All My Children." She played a younger Jackie Kennedy in the critically acclaimed mini-series "A Woman Named Jackie," and starred with Valerie Harper and Jeff Daniels in the television movie "An Invasion of Privacy." She was also a regular on the Syndicated show "Girl Talk."
Gellar's feature film credits include the Warner Bros. movie "Funny Farm," "Over the Brooklyn Bridge" and "High Stakes." She also performed in New York stage productions of "The Widow Claire" opposite Matthew Broderick at Circle in the Square, and "Jake's Women" at the Old Globe Theatre.
A Manhattan native, Gellar currently resides in Los Angeles.
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