Saturday, November 11, 2006

Celebrities Online :: Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar (born April 14, 1977). Gellar was born in New York City, the only child of Rosellen Greenfield, a nursery school teacher, and Arthur Gellar. Both of her parents were Jewish, though Gellar's family had a Christmas tree during the holidays while she was growing up.In 1984, her parents divorced and she was brought up by her mother on the Upper East Side. Gellar was estranged from her father from this time until his death from liver cancer on October 9, 2001. She attended New York's Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School and the Professional Children's School. Gellar held a straight-A average and became a competent figure skater. Her best friend was Melissa Joan Hart, who later was the star of the series Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

With continued success on Buffy, Gellar attempted to capitalize on her television fame to create a career for herself in motion pictures, , with intermittent commercial success. After roles in the popular thrillers I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream 2 (both 1997), she had starring roles in the 1999 films Simply Irresistible, a romantic comedy, and Cruel Intentions, a modern-day retelling of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Cruel Intentions, which included a lesbian kiss between Gellar and co-star Selma Blair that won the two the "Best Kiss" award at the 2000 MTV Movie Awards, was a modest hit at the box office, grossing over 38 million dollars in the U.S. In his review of the film, critic Roger Ebert stated that Gellar and co-star Ryan Phillippe "develop a convincing emotional charge" and that Gellar is "effective as a bright girl who knows exactly how to use her act as a tramp".
Gellar next played a lead role in James Toback's critically unsuccessful Harvard Man (2001) and starred as Daphne in the box office success Scooby-Doo (2002), a live-action adaptation of the cartoon series. Gellar also appeared in the movie's sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), which had a lower gross than the first film. Gellar and co-star Freddie Prinze, Jr. have stated that they would not return for more films in the series and the studio has no plans to continue the franchise.Gellar's next film was the 2004 horror film The Grudge, which was a success at the box office. David Wirtschafter, the president of the William Morris Agency (which represented Gellar), subsequently told The New Yorker that the success of The Grudge "takes our client Sarah Michelle Gellar, who now is nothing at all, and . . . makes her a star, potentially. Suddenly, the Sarah Michelle Gellar space is meaningful". The remark led Gellar to terminate her association with the agency.
Gellar appeared in the sequel The Grudge 2, which opened on October 13, 2006; in the film, she has a minor role reprising her character from the first film. Gellar's most recent role was in the thriller The Return, which was released on November 10, 2006. She has also starred in several films that have yet to be released, including Southland Tales, The Air I Breathe and The Girls' Guide to Hunting And Fishing. Gellar will next star opposite Lee Pace in Addicted, a supernatural thriller based on the South Korean film Jungdok.

* Alice (2007/I) .... Alice
* Addicted (2008/II)
* The Girls' Guide to Hunting & Fishing (2007) .... Brett Eisenberg
* Happily N'Ever After (2007) (voice) .... Ella
* The Air I Breathe (2006) .... Sorrow
* The Return (2006/I) .... Joanna Mills
* The Grudge 2 (2006) .... Karen Davis
* Southland Tales (2006) .... Krysta Now/Krysta Kapowski
* The Grudge (2004) .... Karen Davis
* "The Simpsons" .... Gina (1 episode, 2004)
* Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) .... Daphne Blake
* "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" .... Buffy Summers / Faith (145 episodes, 1996-2003)
* Scooby-Doo (2002) .... Daphne Blake
* Harvard Man (2001) .... Cindy Bandolini
* Cruel Intentions (1999) .... Kathryn Merteuil
* Simply Irresistible (1999) .... Amanda Shelton
* She's All That (1999) (uncredited) .... Girl in Cafeteria
* Small Soldiers (1998) (VG) .... Voice of Gardy Doll
* Small Soldiers (1998) (voice) .... Gwendy Doll
* Scream 2 (1997) .... Casey 'Cici' Cooper
* I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) .... Helen Shivers
* "Swans Crossing" (1992) TV Series .... Sydney Orion Rutledge
* "A Woman Named Jackie" (1991) (mini) TV Series .... Teenage Jacqueline Bouvier
* High Stakes (1989) (as Sarah Gellar) .... Karen Rose
* Funny Farm (1988) (uncredited) .... Elizabeth's Student
* Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984) (uncredited) .... Phil's Daughter


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