Sarah Michelle Gellar plays Buffy Summers in the WB's smash-hit TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Emmy Award-winning actress is a veteran of television, the theatre and the silver screen and has been performing since the age of five. In addition to her role in Buffy, Gellar has starred in, among others, Scream 2, in which she played a sorority girl who was flung off a balcony by the 'Ghostfaced Killer', and I Know What You Did Last Summer, as Beauty Queen Helen Green, victim of a psychopathic Fisherman. Both movies, written by Kevin Williamson of "Dawson's Creek" fame, gave Gellar the opportunity to act alongside big names such as Neve Campbell and Jennifer Love-Hewitt.

As the title role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gellar plays a teenage heroine who is faced with the traumas of the average American high school student whilst having to defend the world from the undead at night. Fighting the Demons, the Darkness and the Vampires requires and aptitude for the martial arts, which Gellar was no stranger to even before she won the role of Buffy (rumoured also to have been offered to Katie Holmes a.k.a. Joey Potter). Having studied the art of Tai Kwon Do and earned a brown belt after 4 years, she spends time both on and off the set training with her stunt co-ordinator.

Her other TV appearances include her Emmy Award-winning role as Kendall Hart on the American daytime drama "All My Children", playing a young Jackie Kennedy in the mini-series, "A Woman Named Jackie", and starring with Jeff Daniels in the TV movie "An Invasion of Privacy".


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