->''"Buffy's very similar to me to me when I was growing up. A child in an adult world, sort of trapped between the two. Does Buffy go to the prom or does she save the world from demons?"''

Sarah Michelle Prinze (neé Gellar, born April 14, 1977) is a Daytime Emmy Award winning actress who is most famous for her role as the eponymous character in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. You may also know her as Daphne in ''Film/ScoobyDoo and Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed'', as well as staring in classic horror movies such as ''[[Film/TheGrudge The Grudge & The Grudge 2]]'', ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'', and ''Film/{{Scream 2}}''. Gellar has six Teen Choice Awards and a People's Choice Award under her belt.

!!Tropes associated with Sarah Michelle Gellar:
* ACupAngst: [[PetitePride Averted]]. A TV Guide interviewer once asked what she thought of a rumour that she'd had breast enhancement surgery. Gellar's response was to cackle[[note]](seriously, that's how the guy wrote it up in the article; see AnnoyingLaugh below)[[/note]], point to her breasts, and say "If I'd paid for these, don't you think I'd want them to look better?"
* AnnoyingLaugh: To the point that she tries not to laugh in public when she can help it. Her hubbie, Creator/FreddiePrinzeJr, has described her laugh as "a hyena suffering through an epileptic fit."
* [[invoked]] AwardSnub: Critics were outraged when Gellar wasn't even nominated for a Emmy for her work in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** [[invoked]] Also subverted; while she never got recognition for the role from the Emmys, she did win six Teen Choice Awards over the course of Buffy's run.
* DeadpanSnarker: See ACupAngst above for one example.
* HappilyMarried: to Freddie Prinze Jr., who also plays her love interest in ''Film/ScoobyDoo''.
* IAmNotLeonardNimoy: Although she's done other work, including situational comedy, she only really has a single character; a greater or less intense version of the ActionGirl she played in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Also, people who know Gellar personally have said that when she acts, she's often just playing Sarah Michelle Gellar in a costume.
* IronicFear: Starting with ''Buffy'''s second season, almost all of the graveyard scenes were filmed in fake cemeteries. This was a concession to Sarah, who is phobically afraid of [[BuriedAlive the real thing]]. And this was ''after'' she actually needed to film a scene where she's buried alive in the episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E10Nightmares}} Nightmares]]".
* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** In the ''Buffy'' episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E16BewitchedBotheredAndBewildered}} Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered]]", her character is transformed into a rat by a witch's curse. This was due to Sarah being booked to host ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', leading to the writers turning Buffy into a rat so she could get some well-earned rest.
** In the episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E11Gone}} Gone]]", Buffy gets an ImportantHaircut because Sarah had asked to cut her hair shorter in real life.

!!!Notable roles:
* Sydney Rutledge in ''Swans Crossing'' (1992)
* Kendall Hart in ''Series/AllMyChildren'' (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
* Buffy Summers in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (144 episodes, 1997-2003) and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
* Helen Shivers in ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' (1997)
* Casey "Cici" Cooper in ''Film/{{Scream 2}}'' (1997)
* Marie (voice) in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' ("They Call Me Bobby Love", 1998)
* Kathryn Merteuil in ''Film/CruelIntentions'' (1999)
* Debbie in ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' ("Escape From New York", 2000)
* Daphne in ''Film/ScoobyDoo and Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed'' (2002 and 2004)
* Gina Vendetti (voice) in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E16TheWanderingJuvie The Wandering Juvie]]", 2004)
* Karen Davies in ''[[Film/TheGrudge The Grudge & The Grudge 2]]'' (2004 and 2006)
* Krysta Now in ''Film/SouthlandTales'' (2006)
* Ella in ''WesternAnimation/HappilyNEverAfter'' (2007)
* April O'Neil (voice) in ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'' (2007)
* Sorrow/Trista in ''Film/TheAirIBreathe'' (2008)
* Bridget Cafferty and Siobhan Martin in ''Series/{{Ringer}}'' (2011-2012)
* [[AsHimself Herself]] in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' (2011)
* Veronica in ''Veronica Decides to Die'' (2012).
* Sydney Roberts in ''Series/TheCrazyOnes'' (2013-2014)
* The Seventh Sister in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''