Sarah Michelle Gellar
Jamie Lee Curtis can rest assured that Sarah Michelle Gellar won’t be taking over the title of Scream Queen any time soon, but that doesn’t mean the young actress won’t embrace another moniker within the horror genre. She’s certainly worthy of one, thanks most in part to a steady supply of horror-related roles that began with her casting as the title character of Buffy in the popular WB drama. Born in New York City in 1977, Sarah was quick to jump into the spotlight at the ripe age of four when an agent discovered her eating at a local restaurant. She was quickly thrust in front of the camera in several made-for-TV movies and commercials before finally gaining recognition on the daytime soap opera “All My Children.” The role eventually earned Gellar an Emmy in 1995, though it came at the cost of having to refuse a major part in Baz Luhrman’s “Romeo + Juliet.” Can you guess which role she lost out on?
Perhaps the most important breakthrough for the actress, however, was winning the title role in Joss Whedon’s TV adaptation of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” The show survived seven seasons (1997-2003), earned a large enough cult following to warrant a spin-off, and was even popular with the critics. The show’s success led to a serious career boost for Gellar, including roles in several teen flicks like “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Cruel Intentions” alongside some of the biggest rising stars in Hollywood. This is also where Gellar met future husband Freddie Prinze Jr., who despite being unable to act, managed to convince her to marry him.
In 2004, Gellar returned to the genre that made her with a remake of the Japanese thriller, “The Grudge,” and will appear in two more horror flicks by the end of 2006 (including a sequel to the aforementioned). She doesn’t look to stop there either, and while “Buffy” fans continue to hope for the return of their favorite butt-kicking beauty, they may have to find salvage in some of the actress’ similar work.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar on the Screen
Sarah Michelle Gellar's acting career hasn't been very impressive, but it's been more than enough to get her where she is today. Her biggest role to date, of course, is that of the vampire-slaying teenager, Buffy, and while she also made guest appearances on the spin-off series, "Angel," Gellar looks to be done with the character for good. Her film resume is still trying to take off, but she's going to need to do a lot more than be chased around by creepy villains ("I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "The Grudge") before anyone takes her seriously in this town. And no, "Scooby-Doo" doesn't count.
SMG's upcoming film slate may look eclectic (thanks to projects like "The Air I Breathe" and "The Girls' Guide to Hunting & Fishing"), but there's no denying that the actress likes screaming. She's got four new horror/thriller flicks in the next two years alone, including a sequel to 2004's "The Grudge," the supernatural thriller "The Return," and a film adaptation of the popular fantasy/horror game, "Alice."
Sarah Michelle Gellar Says
On kissing Selma Blair:
"It was a great kiss. It even had a saliva trail."
On her father:
"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."