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 Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You may also know her as Daphne in Scooby-Doo and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, as well as staring in classic horror movies such as The Grudge & The Grudge 2, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Scream 2. Gellar has six Teen Choice Awards and a People's Choice Award under her belt.
Tropes associated with Sarah Michelle Gellar:
- A-Cup Angst: 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 cacklenote , point to her breasts, and say "If I'd paid for these, don't you think I'd want them to look better?"
- Annoying Laugh: To the point that she tries not to laugh in public when she can help it. Freddy Prinze Jr has described her laugh as "a hyena suffering through an epileptic fit."
- Award Snub: Critics were outraged when Gellar wasn't even nominated for a Emmy for her work in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- 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.
- Deadpan Snarker: See A-Cup Angst above for one example.
- Happily Married: to Freddie Prinz Jr, who also plays her love interest in Scooby-Doo.
- I Am Not Leonard Nimoy: Although she's done other work, including situational comedy, she only really has a single character; a greater or less intense version of the Action Girl she played in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Also, people who know Gellar personally have said that when she acts, she's often just playing Sarah Michelle Gellar in a costume.
- Ironic Fear: 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 the real thing. And this was after she actually needed to film a scene where she's buried alive in the episode "Nightmares."
- Sydney Rutledge in Swans Crossing (1992)
- Kendall Hart in All My Children (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
- Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (144 episodes, 1997-2003) and Angel (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
- Helen Shivers in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
- Casey "Cici" Cooper in Scream 2 (1997)
- Marie (voice) in King of the Hill ("They Call Me Bobby Love", 1998)
- Kathryn Merteuil in Cruel Intentions (1999)
- Debbie in Sex and the City ("Escape From New York", 2000)
- Daphne in Scooby-Doo and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2002 and 2004)
- Gina Vendetti (voice) in The Simpsons ("The Wandering Juvie", 2004)
- Karen Davies in The Grudge & The Grudge 2 (2004 and 2006)
- Krysta Now in Southland Tales (2006)
- Ella in Happily N'Ever After (2007)
- April O'Neil (voice) in TMNT (2007)
- Sorrow/Trista in The Air I Breathe (2008)
- Bridget Cafferty and Siobhan Martin in Ringer (2011-2012)
- Sydney Roberts in The Crazy Ones (2013-2014)
- The Seventh Sister in Star Wars Rebels