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Sarah Michelle Gellar [14]

Born:April 14, 1977 (44)
Filmography Rating:6.84 / 10
IMDB Rating:5.63 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.66 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:54.53%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1 [1997](20) => Buffy Summers
Scream 2 [1997](20) => Cici
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2 [1997](20) => Buffy Summers
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3 [1998](21) => Buffy Summers
Angel: Season 1 [1999](22) => Buffy Summers (voice) (uncredited)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4 [1999](22) => Buffy Summers
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5 [2000](23) => Buffy Summers
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6 [2001](24) => Buffy Summers / Buffy Bot
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7 [2002](25) => Buffy Summers
Scooby-Doo [2002](25) => Daphne
Angel: Season 5 [2003](26) => Buffy Summers (uncredited) (archive footage)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed [2004](27) => Daphne
TMNT [2007](30) => April O'Neil (voice)
The Big Bang Theory: Season 12 [2018](41) => Sarah Michelle Gellar

Trivia that mentions this person:
Scooby-Doo [2002]
  • Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar , Matthew Lillard, and Linda Cardellini, all spoofed their Scooby characters in an episode of Seth Green's show [Robot Chicken]. Seth Green is also in Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. didn't originally want to do the movie because he felt it wouldn't live up to the Scooby cartoon, but Sarah Michelle Gellar talked him into it.
  • Isla Fisher, who plays Mary-Jane, had to wear a blond wig because she was a red head. Sarah Michelle Gellar was supposed to be the only red head in the movie.
  • On the TV show, [Buffy the Vampire Slayer], Buffy and her friends are occasionally called "The Scooby Gang." The role of Buffy on the show is played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays Daphne in this film.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar had to film Scooby-Doo around her already hectic [Buffy the Vampire Slayer] schedule. The producers of both productions arranged it that she would spend two weeks in Los Angeles shooting [Buffy], then the next two weeks in Queensland, Australia filming Scooby-Doo.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar hated wearing Daphne's pink go-go boots and would change into comfy sneakers whenever she was able. The sneakers can be seen in one shot while Daphne runs up the framed stairwell.
    X-Men [2000]
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar was considered for the role of Rogue
    Scream 2 [1997]
  • Usually when making a motion picture when an actor is heard on screen, but not seen, such as a voice on a telephone, the actor records his part during post production, which takes place after the completion of principal photography. However, Wes Craven had Roger Jackson, The Voice, on set and actually speaking to on-screen actors by practical, not merely prop, telephone in order to create reality and fear for them. Jackson said when he was on set he was kept out of sight of other actors so they could not put a friendly face to The Voice. Jackson said also that while observing on-set action on monitors, he could see Heather Graham appeared scared between takes, whereas Sarah Michelle Gellar would converse with him on the telephone.
    Wonder Woman [2017]
  • Kate Beckinsale, Sandra Bullock, Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Biel, Eva Green, Christina Hendricks, Kristen Stewart, Olga Kurylenko and Elodie Yung were considered to play the role of Wonder Woman throughout the years. After being considered for Diana, Eva Green was later for the role of Doctor Poison. In 2005, Angelina Jolie was offered the chance to play the lead role, but she declined. In 2015, she was considered to direct it. Cobie Smulders was briefly considered for the role of Wonder Woman. Smulders went on to voice the character in the The Lego Movie and also appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Agent Maria Hill.
    The Bourne Legacy [2012]
  • Blake Lively, Milla Jovovich, [?] Kristin Kreuk, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Mara, Kate Bosworth, Diane Kruger, Eliza Dushku, Elizabeth Olsen, Michelle Monaghan, and Sarah Michelle Gellar were considered for the role of Dr. Marta Shearing.
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1 [1997]
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy) originally auditioned for the part of Cordelia Chase and Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia), auditioned for the part of Buffy. Julie Benz also tried for the part of Buffy but eventually landed the role of Darla. Mercedes McNab (Harmony, one of Cordelia's group), auditioned for the part of Buffy as well.
  • The Harvest -> Sixteen-year-old Mercedes McNab and nineteen-year-old Sarah Michelle Gellar were the only two cast members to be actual teenagers at the time this episode was filmed in 1996.
  • The Harvest -> The actor playing the vampire Colin ( [?] Christopher Doyle ) starred in Scream 2 (1997) along with Buffy actress Sarah Michelle Gellar.
  • The Puppet Show -> Sarah Michelle Gellar admitted having nightmares about puppets after filming.
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2 [1997]
  • I Only Have Eyes for You -> The show has dealt with many disturbing subjects, but this is the first one that has prompted a public-service announcement. Following the end of the final act, Sarah Michelle Gellar did a voice-over on the dangers of teenage suicide.
  • Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered -> Buffy was turned into a rat to allow Sarah Michelle Gellar time off to rehearse & perform on [Saturday Night Live (1975)].
  • Innocence -> Filming had to be halted for 25 minutes after Sarah Michelle Gellar's big crying scene for the actress to compose herself.
  • During Angel and Buffy's first lovemaking scene, Joss Whedon and sound editor [?] Cindy Rabideau provided the heavy breathing, because they were too embarrassed to ask Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz to do it.
  • Ted -> In the final fight between Buffy and Ted, both actors were ill. Sarah Michelle Gellar had flu and John Ritter was suffering from food poisoning.
  • What's My Line?: Part 2 -> Buffy tells Kendra not to watch the in-flight movie if it has dogs or Chevy Chase in it. Sarah Michelle Gellar had an uncredited cameo in Funny Farm (1988), which starred Chase.
  • When She Was Bad -> Xander makes a comment about Buffy's new shorter, blonder hair. This is because Sarah Michelle Gellar had had her hair restyled for Scream 2 (1997) which she filmed during the hiatus between Seasons 1 and 2 of [Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)].
  • Go Fish -> During filming, Charles Cyphers accidentally got hit on the head with a piece of pipe. Although Cyphers was not seriously injured, Sarah Michelle Gellar "snapped to it," and angrily lectured the crew about the mishap.
  • Becoming: Part 2 -> Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz practiced with sword fighting instructors and did some of the fighting themselves, but it's clear that the stunt doubles do most if not all of the wide shots.
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3 [1998]
  • Homecoming -> Sarah Michelle Gellar broke a bone in her hand during filming.
  • The Prom -> In the scene where Angel breaks up with Buffy, Sarah Michelle Gellar has admitted that she "could not stop crying," and the set was closed for 25 minutes to allow her to recover.
  • The Prom -> Sarah Michelle Gellar's favorite Buffy episode.
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4 [1999]
  • Hush -> The scene where Buffy objects to Giles' drawing of her with its wide hips was apparently improvised by Sarah Michelle Gellar.
  • Hush -> Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon and Joss Whedon ranked this among their favourite episodes.
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5 [2000]
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar's husband Freddie Prinze Jr. was originally going to play Dracula.
  • Prior to the role of Dawn being cast, Sarah Michelle Gellar suggested they take a look at Michelle Trachtenberg. Dawn was originally conceived to be 12 years old, but after Trachtenberg was cast, the writers raised the character's age to 14. However, the first few scripts were still written in the voice of a 12-year-old. Before being cast, Trachtenberg, a fan of the show, had written a letter to [Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Real Me (2000)] that suggested how she could become a character on Buffy. The character of Dawn was also originally intended to have the power to speak to the dead, or to be able to move objects with her mind. These powers were later dropped.
  • No Place Like Home -> At the end of the episode right after Dawn storms upstairs, Joyce is reading a magazine and there is an advertisement that features Sarah Michelle Gellar in the ad.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in Cruel Intentions (1999) and Amy Adams, who guest starred, played in Cruel Intentions 2 (2000) as the same character Gellar played in the original movie.
  • The Body -> Joss Whedon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon and Tom Lenk all cited this among their favourite episodes.
  • Intervention -> Jane Espenson explains the Buffybot was introduced out of "the necessity of story", as it was "interesting to see what Spike would do with this bot... to see how those personalities affect each other." Providing Sarah Michelle Gellar with the chance for comic relief during a period of particular grimness for her character was a "bonus... an extra scoop of ice-cream," says Espenson.
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6 [2001]
  • Once More, with Feeling -> Preparing for the episode was physically difficult for some of the cast members, most of whom had little experience singing and dancing. They spent three months in voice training. Two choreographers worked with Joss Whedon and the cast on dance sequences. Michelle Trachtenberg, who is trained in ballet, requested a dance sequence in lieu of a significant singing part and Alyson Hannigan, according to Whedon, begged him not to give her many lines. Sarah Michelle Gellar told the BBC that "It took something like 19 hours of singing and 17 hours of dancing in between shooting four other episodes" and she was so anxious about singing that she "hated every moment of it". When Whedon suggested using a voice double for her, however, she said, "I basically started to cry and said, 'You mean someone else is going to do my big emotional turning point for the season?' In the end, it was an incredible experience and I'm glad I did it. And I never want to do it again."
  • Once More, with Feeling -> There were plans to have [?] Jewel dubSarah Michelle Gellar's singing, but Gellar decided that she didn't want to be the only castmember to not do her own singing.
  • Doublemeat Palace -> As a child, Sarah Michelle Gellar appeared in Burger King commercial ads. McDonald's infamously sued her for citing their meat in one of the ads and banned her from eating in their restaurant. Ironically, McDonald's was a sponsor for [Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)].
  • Hell's Bells -> Sarah Michelle Gellar displays her real-life talent for juggling in this episode.
  • Normal Again -> In his DVD commentary, director Rick Rosenthal says that he was a little intimidated working with Sarah Michelle Gellar at first because she has the habit of jokingly saying to directors, "You're not the boss of me!" or "Don't tell me what to do!"
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar would later appear on one of the last shows of [All My Children (1970)] as an unnamed character. She played a well dressed, coiffured and otherwise coherent young woman brought in from the town for medication because she claimed she "saw vampires before they were in". Gellar originally played the daughter of [?] Susan Lucci on the show.
  • Grave -> This is one of only two episodes in the entire series where you can briefly see one of Sarah Michelle Gellar's real life tattoos. It is seen when Giles and Buffy are talking in the training room (as she is bent over the vaulting horse laughing) and later when Buffy is crawling out from the grave with Dawn. It can also be seen in the first act of [Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lessons (2002)].
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7 [2002]
  • Lessons -> This is one of only two episodes in the entire series where one of Sarah Michelle Gellar's real life tattoos can be seen. In the first act when Buffy and Xander are discussing the Sunnydale High, the Chinese symbol for hope or luck on her left hip is seen. It can also be seen in [Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Grave (2002)], when Buffy and Giles are laughing in the training room and as she climbs out of the hole in the ground at the cemetery.
  • Selfless -> Sarah Michelle Gellar was only available for three days of shooting on this episode because of her wedding to Freddie Prinze Jr.. Drew Goddard said in his commentary for the episode that her hair in the show (the little braid at the side of her head) was her "wedding hair".
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan are the only two actresses to appear in all 144 shows, with the exception of the unaired pilot in which Willow was played by [?] Riff Regan
  • The Killer in Me -> It's obvious in the first couple of scenes, that Sarah Michelle Gellar is suffering a cold. Her voice is hoarse and movements slow, adding a scarf and mug within the dialogue was probably a nod to her feeling unwell without writing it into the script or making it overly obvious to those who miss it.
  • Lies My Parents Told Me -> In the commentary David Fury notes that a major reason Caroline Lagerfelt was cast as Anne was due to her notable physical resemblance to Sarah Michelle Gellar. Also the name Anne was used because it is Buffy's middle name, although the name is never mentioned onscreen during the story.
    Buffy Seasons 1-7: The Complete Series [2017]
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar purposefully kept out of the spotlight during filming, so that younger viewers wouldn't see pictures of Buffy drinking or smoking.
  • David Fury said in some DVD commentaries that Sarah Michelle Gellar doesn't like to act laughing because she found herself too fake. To tease her, Fury wrote scenes where Buffy laughed whenever he could.
  • Although Joss Whedon had intended to end the series after [season seven], UPN were willing to renew the series for an eighth year. But Sarah Michelle Gellar said she would not return for a new season as did Whedon.
  • While Sarah Michelle Gellar is a big supporter of the Buffy and Angel relationship, Joss Whedon has revealed that he is a Buffy and Spike shipper.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar was the only one to appear in all 145 episodes (including the unaired pilot). Alyson Hannigan appeared in all 144 of the regular episodes. Nicholas Brendon was only absent in [season seven], episode seven.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar initially auditioned for the role of Cordelia Chase, and Charisma Carpenter, who plays Cordelia, auditioned for the role of Buffy. Others who auditioned for Buffy, and got other roles include Julie Benz (Darla), Elizabeth Anne Allen (Amy Madison), Julia Lee (Anne), and Mercedes McNab (Harmony Kendall). Bianca Lawson, who played Kendra the Vampire Slayer in [season two], originally auditioned for the role of Cordelia.
  • Sixteen-year-old Mercedes McNab and nineteen-year-old Sarah Michelle Gellar were the only two members of the main or recurring cast to be actual teenagers at the time filming started in 1996.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar was unable to attend the wrap party, as she was busy filming Scooby-Doo (2002).
  • A total of 18 actors played the same character in both [Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)] and [Angel (1999)]: Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers), David Boreanaz (Angel), Alyson Hannigan (Willow Rosenberg), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), James Marsters (Spike), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndham-Pryce), Seth Green (Oz), Eliza Dushku (Faith Lehane), Julie Benz (Darla), Juliet Landau (Drusilla), Mercedes McNab (Harmony Kendall), Mark Metcalf (The Master), Julia Lee (Anne Steele), [?] Zitto Kazann (Kalderash Elder), [?] Alastair Duncan (Collins), Jeff Ricketts (Weatherby), [?] Kevin Owers (Smith) and Tom Lenk (Andrew Wells). All of the relevant characters appeared in [Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)] before appearing in [Angel (1999)]. As such, no character created for [Angel (1999)] ever appeared in [Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)].
    Angel: Season 5 [2003]
  • Soul Purpose -> Although Angel dreamed about Buffy, the actress who portrayed her is not Sarah Michelle Gellar. The dialogue was taken from [Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Prom (1999)].
  • You're Welcome -> Buffy Summers was originally intended to appear in the 100th episode, focusing on the rivalry between Angel and Spike and their feelings for Buffy, but Sarah Michelle Gellar was unable to commit due to a death in the family. Instead, Charisma Carpenter was asked to return. Writer/director David Fury explains that since "we couldn't get Sarah", the episode was instead written for Cordelia Chase. He adds, "This turned out to be a Godsend because Charisma was fantastic."
  • Not Fade Away -> Sarah Michelle Gellar expressed interest in returning for this episode, but Christian Kane didn't want the finale to focus on a guest star at the expense of the regulars. He told TV Guide, "I want to end the show with the people who've been in the trenches together, the characters who have lived - and occasionally died - together." Jeffrey Bell elaborates, saying Gellar was intended to appear in [Angel: Power Play (2004)] but couldn't make it due to other commitments. By the time the producers learned she was available for the finale, Bell says, "to force her into the very last episode to reread stuff that we already dealt with didn't make any sense."