Actress, producer, entrepreneur, author, and Hollywood star Sarah Michelle Gellar is definitely the total package. As a teenager, she got her breakout role in the ABC soap opera All My Children and later received wide acclaim for her starring role as Buffy Summers in the hit horror-comedy series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
In addition to her exploits on the small screen, Sarah Michelle Gellar won box office gold for her role as Daphne Blake in Scooby-Doo, which she picked up again in the sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. After nearly three decades of successful film and television acting, the talented actress made her debut as a producer in 2011 in the series Wrestler, in which she also starred as the leading actress. In 2015 Gellar added “entrepreneur” to her resume when she co-founded the culinary lifestyle company Foodstirs.
Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Bio, Age
Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977, in Long Island, New York, as the only child of her parents Rosellen (née Greenfield) and Arthur Gellar, who were both Jewish. After the divorce of her parents, she moved with her mother when she was 7 years old to the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where she grew up. Her relationship with her father was also mainly tense until his death in 2001.
Growing up, Sarah Michelle Gellar was a very active child. In addition to her aspiring acting career, she was a competitive figure skater and also earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Despite the obstacles put in her way by her busy acting job, she graduated from the Professional Children’s School in New York City with a 4.0-grade point average.
After her acting debut in the 1983 telefilm An Invasion of Privacy, Sarah Michelle Gellar appeared in several television commercials and also did some modeling among Wilhemina models. After taking on several smaller television and film roles, the talented young woman got her first leading role in the teen drama series Swans Crossing (1992). Although the series was short-lived, Gellar received two nominations for the Young Artist Award for her performance. The actress made her acting breakthrough in 1993 when she was cast as Kendall Hart in the soap opera All My Children (1993-95). For her epic performance, she won the 1995 Daytime Emmy Award for an outstanding young actress in a drama series.
After her departure from All My Children, Sarah Michelle Gellar moved to LA where she was cast as the title role in the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Gellar’s highly acclaimed role as Buffy Summer during the seven seasons of the hit series transformed her into a world-famous television star and is widely regarded as the most formative role of her career. Among other awards, she received 5 Teen Choice Awards, a Saturn Award, and a Golden Globe nomination for her brilliant work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-03).
Sarah Michelle Gellar marked her first major feature film in the slasher thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), which was quickly followed by another slasher film role in Scream 2 (1997). The actress effectively discarded her “good girl” image after her daring performances in Cruel Intentions (1999) and Harvard Man (2001). Gellar played the role of Daphne Blake in the live-action comedy Scooby-Doo (2002), among others, and resumed her role in the sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004).
In 2006, Sarah Michelle Gellar appeared in the comedy-thriller box office hit Southland Tales, in which she starred alongside Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, and Justin Timberlake. The talented actress remained steady as several film roles followed until 2009 when she took a two-year break to give birth and nurse her first child.
Gellar returned to the silver screen in 2011 while serving as executive producer and lead actress in the crime drama series Wrestler. Although the series was short-lived, the talented actress won several awards for her double role as twin sisters Bridget Kelly and Siobhan Martin. Gellar also starred in the main cast of the short-lived sitcom The Crazy Ones (2013-14), followed by a guest vocal role in the animated series Star Wars Rebel (2015-16).
After Sarah Michelle Gellar founded her cooking and lifestyle company Foodstirs in October 2015, she published her first cookbook Stirring up Fun with Food in April 2017.
As an actress, Sarah Michelle Gellar has done well on both the small and the big screen. She has also enjoyed considerable success as an entrepreneur since the launch of her culinary lifestyle brand Foodstirs. This multi-talented actress, producer, entrepreneur, and author has amassed an enviable net worth of $20 million, and with her recent advances, that figure is expected to continue to grow.
Husband and Kids
Sarah Michelle Gellar is currently married to her Hollywood star Freddie Prinze Jr. The duo first met in the 1990s as co-stars in the slasher film I Know What You Did Last Summer. In 2000, however, they officially became a subject of discussion. The following year, the two became engaged and on September 1, 2002, they entered into the bond of marriage in a ceremony in Mexico.
In 2007 Sarah Michelle Gellar legally changed her last name to “Prinze” to celebrate her fifth wedding anniversary. The couple has children together; their first child was born on September 19, 2009, a daughter named Charlotte Grace Prinze. The couple welcomed their second child, a son named Rocky James Prinze, on September 20, 2012.