Born: April 14, 1977 in New York, NY.
Current Age: 21
Hair: Natural brunette, now dyed blonde.
Education: Attended LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts
and the Professional Children's School, both in New York City
Hobbies: Ice Skating, Scuba Diving, Shopping
TV Show: Seinfeld
Actor: Tom Cruise, Daniel Day-Lewis
Actress: Stockard Channing
Book: Gone With the Wind
Music: Billy Joel
Pets: Maltese Terrier named Thor
Sports: Ice Skating, Football
Sports team: New York Giants
Sarah also enjoys rollerblading, ice-skating, water skiing, and occasionally goes cliff diving. She was a competitive figure skater for 3 years and was ranked 3rd in the New York Sate regional competition. She has taken 5 years of Tae Kwon Do and is active in physical fitness. Sarah is an only child and considers herself a workaholic. She attended high school at Professional Children's School in New York and graduated two years early with a 4.0
Sarah began her acting career at age 4 when an agent while eating in a local restaurant discovered her. Three weeks later she was on the set of her first film, An Invasion of Privacy. This chance discovery was to later boost her professional career, which has lasted 18 of her 21 years of life. In addition to having been one of the two regular hostesses of the TV talk show, "Girl Talk," Sarah is a veteran of TV, film, and stage. She has appeared with Matthew Broderick and Eric Stoltz in The Widow Claire at the Circle in the Square, and had a feature film open in which she co-starred with Sally Kirkland and Robert Lupone. She has appeared on Spenser: For Hire, Love, Sidney, The David Letterman Show and The Regis Philbin Show. She has done over 100 commercials and is a Wilhelmina Model. She has also appeared in Crossbow, which she filmed in France and Switzerland. Sarah played Molly in the original cast of Neil Simon's Jake's Women and young Jacqueline Bouvier in the award winning NBC mini-series A Woman Named Jackie.
Sarah started to gain a small, but loyal, fan base when she played the lead role of Sydney Rutledge in the teen soap opera, Swans Crossing. On February 24th 1993, Sarah Michelle began work on the set of All My Children. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 1994 and, although she lost, she was nominated again in 1995 and won in the Younger Leading Actress category. Although she had given the producers 6 months notice of her decision to leave the show, she made her decision public the day after the Emmy win. After 2 ??ars, Sarah left the set of AMC and moved to California to seek new fame in films or TV. On February 24th 1993, Sarah Michelle began work on the set of All My Children. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 1994 and, although she lost, she was nominated again in 1995 and won in the Younger Leading Actress category. Although she had given the producers 6 months notice of her decision to leave the show, she made her decision public the day after the Emmy win. After 2 ??ars, Sarah left the set of AMC and moved to California to seek new fame in films or TV.
In 1996, Sarah was picked as the lead of a new series called Buffy the Vampire Slayer, based on the movie by the same name. Warner Brothers bought 13 episodes of the show, and although ratings of the pilot were the highest ever of any of the WB lineup, it ranked 100th out of 107 programs in the Nielson ratings. Warner Brothers renewed the show for another 22 episodes, which begin airing September 15th.
In June of 1997, Sarah finished shooting I Know What You Did Last Summer, which stars her and Jennifer Love Hewitt as teens that try to cover up a hit and run. It was released on October 17th and became number one that weekend, earning a profit in just two days. Shortly after filming IKWYDLS, Sarah flew down to Atlanta, GA to film Scream 2, which had the largest December opening of a film and made more money in it's first weekend than the other top 9 films combined.
Sarah next took a break from the horror genre to film Cruel Intentions and Simply Irresistible.
On March 10, 1998, Sarah won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award in the Best Supporting Actress - Horror category for her role in I Know What You Did Last Summer.
On August 12th, 1999, Sarah signed a contract with Maybelline to become the first celebrity spokeswoman since Linda Carter in the late 70's, and can be seen in television and print advertising for the makeup company.
McDonalds for a Burger King commercial in which she appeared claiming McDonalds burgers were ?ller??an their competitors sued her.
The Burger King commercial she did in 1982 was the first commercial to ever mention a competitor by name. Consequently, McDonald's sued her as well as Burger King.
She also couldn't enter a McDonald's unless she was in disguise due to truth in advertising ("I only eat at Burger King" was one of her lines in the commercial.
In her Burger King commercial, two other actresses that stared with Gellar were Lea Thompson and Elizabeth Shue.
What?unny now McDonalds is a sponsor of her show.
She is reporting living together with Freddie Prinze Jr..
Has a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Pets: Maltese terrier named Thor; Akita named Tyson.
Big fan of Dr. Seus Hobbies: collects rare books, platinum and diamond jewelry (Sept. 1999)
Made YM magazine's Hot 100 list.
Initially auditioned for the role of Cordelia in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) however, the producers were convinced that she was their Buffy and placed her in the leading role instead.
She studied Tae Kwon Do for five years, and now she's taking kickboxing, boxing, street fighting and gymnastics.
(1998) One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.
Has a tattoo on her left hip. The tattoo is a Celtic symbol.
Has a tattoo on her lower back. The tattoo is a Chinese symbol for integrity.
Has a tattoo of a heart with a dagger hanging over it on the inside of her right ankle.
(1999) Voted by FHM (a leading UK men?agazine) readers the No 1 sexiest woman in the world out of 100 candidates.
Collects rare editions of classic children's literature.
Won 4 online TV Guide awards.
Won 2 Teen Choice Award one for Best TV Actress for Buffy The Vampire Slayer and accepted the award for her and the whole cast and crew for Cruel Intentions when it one best movie.
(About 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."
[On Being A Teen Idol] "This is what I've waited for my whole life."
(High school) "My biggest complaint is school when it's Send-the-roses day, somebody?lways left out. I always got roses, but I would give them to someone who hadn't gotten any."
(Horror Movies) "I'm always the one who get's killed. And I want it to be really gory. Body parts all over the place. Mangled! "
[on Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon]: "They're unbelievable. They're an inspiration to young love. "
[On job pressures] There's so much pressure on all of us right now. On Katie [Holmes], on James [Van Der Beek], and myself, to do these movies, and do as much as you can because there is the slight feeling that one-day your phone will stop ringing. It's not about the craft, per se. It's so easy to fall for it all because people remind you constantly that as fast as it comes, it can go. And I think there is this sort of paranoia, this need to keep working. And I know that I felt it, and for the first three years of the show, I never had more than a week off, except for Christmas. That was it.