Whatever Happened To Sarah Michelle Gellar? | 22 Words

Sarah Michelle Gellar was once one of the most booked actresses in Hollywood - so what went wrong?

Now, we all know the star...

She was one of the biggest icons of the '90s and '00s.

But when did you last see a SMG movie?

Yep, us neiher!

So what happened?

Well, there are a few reasons for her Hollywood decline ...

Now, Sarah Michelle Gellar has been a household name in Hollywood for years.

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Hailing from Long Island in New York, her acting career began at the age of 4 when she was spotted by an agent in a restaurant in Manhattan.

Her first-ever role came 2 weeks later when she nailed the audition for An Invasion of Privacy...

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And this lead little Sarah to work in numerous TV commercials.

During the '80s, Sarah landed numerous small roles as a teenager...

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Including movies such as Over The Brooklyn Bridge (1984), Funny Farm (1986), and High Stakes (1989).

But it wasn't until the '90s when Sarah began to gain some serious recognition.

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Her role in ABC's All My Children proved her talents and capabilities in-front of the camera and it didn't take long for the budding new actress to move onto bigger and better things.

In 1996, Sarah made the big move to Los Angeles...

And this is where she landed the leading role for Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer completely changed Sarah's life.

The show ran for 7 seasons and during its broadcast, it earned Sarah 5 Teen Choice Awards, the Saturn Award for Best Genre Television Actress, and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Television Series Drama.

She will forever be recognized as Buffy...

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And even though the actress has had her fair share of leading roles and presenting jobs since, Buffy The Vampire Slayer will always be her trademark.

So, what about her personal life?

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Back in 1997, Sarah met actor Freddie Prinze Jr. while filming for the 1997 teen horror I Know What You Did Last Summer.

The pair struck up a strong friendship...

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And they didn't actually start dating until 2 years later in 2000. "We were friends for a very long time. We've had many dinners before. We were supposed to go with someone else, and that a third person didn't make it out and we decided to still go," Sarah recalled in an interview, "We were just two people at dinner catching up. We had a long car ride and a long dinner, and things just happened."

Just imagine if their friend did turn up for dinner!

There perhaps wouldn't be the love story that there is today...

But thankfully, there is!

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When they first started dating, the pair "didn't believe in marriage," but in 2001, that all changed when Freddie popped the question.

They married in Mexico on September 1st, 2000...

And they've been going strong ever since!

Alongside appearing in movies together...

Sarah and Freddie went on to have 2 children together - Charlotte Grace born in 2009 and Rocky James born in 2012.

Since 2007, Sarah's roles have been low profile and far between ...

And there are a few contributing factors as to why.

Since giving birth, 2 of Sarah's shows were canceled after just 1 season.

Both Ringer and The Crazy Ones met the same fate.

She's obviously focused on motherhood now, too.

Plus, she founded her baking company, Foodstirs, in 2015.

On top of this, Sarah has been pursuing a different acting passion.

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You may have seen a SMG film without knowing it!

She lent her talents to Robot Chicken, Star Wars Rebels, and Masters of the Universe: Revelation.

Still, we miss her!

We can always dream of a Buffy reboot, right?