Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Prinze (née Gellar; born April 14, 1977) is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. After being spotted at the age of four in New York City, she made her screen acting debut in the television film An Invasion of Privacy (1983). A leading role on the teen drama series Swans Crossing (1992) was soon followed by her breakthrough role as Kendall Hart on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children (1993–1995), for which she received the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. Gellar received international recognition for her portrayal of Buffy Summers on the WB/UPN television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), which earned her five Teen Choice Awards, a Saturn Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination. In film, her most commercially successful performances include I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Scream 2 (1997), Cruel Intentions (1999), Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), The Grudge (2004) and TMNT (2007). She has also appeared in various independent films such as Southland Tales (2006), The Air I Breathe (2007), and Veronika Decides to Die (2009). Having significantly reduced her acting workload since becoming a mother, Gellar has occasionally ventured back into television, headlining the CW drama thriller series Ringer (2011–2012) and the CBS comedy The Crazy Ones (2013–2014), and providing her voice for the Netflix animated series Masters of the Universe: Revelation (since ...

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Cruel Intentions (1999)

Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his most prized possession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Selma Blair

Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his most prized possession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Selma Blair

Happily N'Ever After (2007)

An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bolger
CAST:  George Carlin  •  Andy Dick  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Lisa Kaplan

An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bolger
CAST:  George Carlin  •  Andy Dick  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Lisa Kaplan

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

After four high school friends are involved in a hit-and-run road accident, they dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret. A year later, they each start receiving anonymous letters bearing the warning "I Know What You Did Last Summer."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Gillespie
CAST:  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

After four high school friends are involved in a hit-and-run road accident, they dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret. A year later, they each start receiving anonymous letters bearing the warning "I Know What You Did Last Summer."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Gillespie
CAST:  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

Scooby-Doo (2002)

The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains...Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains...Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college students are killed in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Neve Campbell  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar

Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college students are killed in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Neve Campbell  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar

She's All That (1999)

High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees to a seemingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Paul Walker

High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees to a seemingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Paul Walker

Small Soldiers (1998)

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Denis Leary  •  Phil Hartman

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Denis Leary  •  Phil Hartman

Southland Tales (2007)

Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Kelly
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Seann William Scott  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Mandy Moore

Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Kelly
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Seann William Scott  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Mandy Moore

The Grudge (2004)

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Shimizu
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Jason Behr  •  William Mapother  •  Clea DuVall

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Shimizu
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Jason Behr  •  William Mapother  •  Clea DuVall

The Grudge 2 (2006)

A young woman encounters a malevolent supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo, a mean high school prank goes horribly wrong, and strange things begin happening in a Chicago apartment building.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Shimizu
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Amber Tamblyn  •  Edison Chen  •  Arielle Kebbel

A young woman encounters a malevolent supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo, a mean high school prank goes horribly wrong, and strange things begin happening in a Chicago apartment building.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Shimizu
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Amber Tamblyn  •  Edison Chen  •  Arielle Kebbel

The Return (2006)

Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, and it seems that she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Asif Kapadia
CAST:  Adam Scott  •  Kate Beahan  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Peter O'Brien

Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, and it seems that she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Asif Kapadia
CAST:  Adam Scott  •  Kate Beahan  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Peter O'Brien

TMNT (2007)

After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. Struggling to keep them together, their rat sensei, Splinter, becomes worried when strange things begin to brew in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Munroe
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Chris Evans  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Mako

After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. Struggling to keep them together, their rat sensei, Splinter, becomes worried when strange things begin to brew in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Munroe
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Chris Evans  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Mako

Harvard Man (2001)

College has always been a time for experimentation, sexual, cultural and otherwise. "Harvard Man" plays out against a background of love, sex, basketball, crime and experimentation. Action and philosophy in young people's quest to discover their true identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Adrian Grenier  •  Joey Lauren Adams  •  Eric Stoltz

College has always been a time for experimentation, sexual, cultural and otherwise. "Harvard Man" plays out against a background of love, sex, basketball, crime and experimentation. Action and philosophy in young people's quest to discover their true identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Adrian Grenier  •  Joey Lauren Adams  •  Eric Stoltz

Simply Irresistible (1999)

After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly. Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Tarlov
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Dylan Baker  •  Patricia Clarkson

After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly. Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Tarlov
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Dylan Baker  •  Patricia Clarkson

Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003)

A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rodney Bingenheimer  •  Kim Fowley  •  Exene Cervenka  •  John Doe

A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rodney Bingenheimer  •  Kim Fowley  •  Exene Cervenka  •  John Doe

Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997)

Marsha Robinson, host of a TV cooking show, takes her family on a working vacation to a South Seas Island, but their yacht is hijacked by pirates, and then shipwrecked, and the Robinsons must survive Marsha's complaints while they build a treehouse, meet a handsome ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  Dyan Cannon  •  Martin Mull  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Ryan O'Donohue

Marsha Robinson, host of a TV cooking show, takes her family on a working vacation to a South Seas Island, but their yacht is hijacked by pirates, and then shipwrecked, and the Robinsons must survive Marsha's complaints while they build a treehouse, meet a handsome ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  Dyan Cannon  •  Martin Mull  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Ryan O'Donohue

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jieho Lee
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Andy García  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Clark Gregg

A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jieho Lee
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Andy García  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Clark Gregg

High Stakes (1989)

A New York hooker tries to keep her daughter out of the clutches of the mobsters she works for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amos Kollek
CAST:  Sally Kirkland  •  Richard Lynch  •  Robert LuPone  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar

A New York hooker tries to keep her daughter out of the clutches of the mobsters she works for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amos Kollek
CAST:  Sally Kirkland  •  Richard Lynch  •  Robert LuPone  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar

Veronika Decides to Die (2009)

After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emily Young
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  David Thewlis  •  Jonathan Tucker  •  Erika Christensen

After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emily Young
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  David Thewlis  •  Jonathan Tucker  •  Erika Christensen
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