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 SarahMichelleGellar:
* 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 ''LiveActionTV/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 "Nightmares."

!!!Notable roles:
* Sydney Rutledge in ''Swans Crossing'' (1992)
* Kendall Hart in ''Series/AllMyChildren'' (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
* [[StarMakingRole 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'' ("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''