Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on the 14th of April, 1977, in New York City.
She made her film debut with the made-for-TV movie Invasion of Privacy, and a slew of television appearances soon followed in shows like The Guiding Light, Crossbow, Spenser: For Hire.
Sarah was aiming for the role of Cordelia in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but after her audition, it was clear that she was meant to play the lead. Sarah has been slaying vampires and dealing with teen angst as Buffy Summers since the show's debut in 1997, and it has enjoyed a lot of critical and commercial acclaim. The fact that she has studied Tae Kwon Do for five years (she has a black belt), and has also studied kickboxing, boxing, street fighting, and gymnastics serves to make her butt-kicking role that much more believable.
The huge success of Buffy, Sarah also turned up in some impressive movie roles in the late '90s, in films like I Know What You Did Last Summer and Cruel Intentions, as well as other teen flicks like Scream 2 and Simply Irresistible. She also made an uncredited appearance in the Freddie Prinze Jr. movie She's All That.