Sarah Michelle Gellar Net Worth (Updated 2023) – Bio Overview
Sarah Michelle Gellar is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman from Los Angeles, California. Sarah Michelle Gellar has a net worth of $30 million that she earned from her successful career in the entertainment business.
Sarah is best known for playing a variety of roles in films and television shows, over the years she established herself as one of the lead actresses in the American industry. Sarah rose to fame when she appeared in the popular supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
In this hit series, she played the main role of Buffy Summers from 1997 to 2003. Moreover, she also dyed her hair blonde to portray that hit role and it earned her a lot of appreciation as well as various awards. Following the success, she started getting offers for some big-budget projects.
Sarah continued to appear in several other hit series and movies. Some of her commercial-hit movies are including Cruel Intentions, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, and Scooby-Doo. In addition to this, Southland Tales, The Air I Breathe, and Veronika Decides to Die, were some independent movies in which Sarah made her appearance.
Sarah Michelle Gellar Net Worth 2023:
|Name||Sarah Michelle Gellar|
|Net Worth||$30 Million|
|Age||45 years old|
|Date Of Birth||April 14, 1977|
|Salary||$100,000 Per Episode|
|Profession||Actor, Film Producer|
Gellar was born Sarah Michelle Prinze on the 14th of April 1977, in Long Island, New York, the United States, to father Arthur Gellar and mother Rosellen. Her father was a garment worker who died in 2001 while her mother Rosellen (née Greenfield) used to work as a teacher at the nursery school.
Sarah was just 7 years old when her parents separated ways and since then she lived with her mother. Following their divorce, Sarah and her mother relocated to the Upper East Side of Manhattan. According to reports, Sarah didn’t visit her father’s place until he died in 2001.
She stayed with her mother and spent all of her childhood and teenage years with her mom in Manhattan. Growing up she developed an interest in a variety of fields including being a skater as well as having a black belt in taekwondo.
Due to that Sarah was not able to attend her school class properly however, she studied for most of her senior year of high school via guided study. Around that time Sarah already had started her acting career and was working on the television show All My Children.
In 1994 she eventually graduated from Professional Children’s School and then began focussing more on her acting career.
Sarah Michelle Gellar was always passionate about starting her acting career and she even began her professional career in her childhood. As a child, she was discovered by a casting agent at the age of just 4. From that point forward she continued o appear in a number of television commercials. One of her works for Burger King became controversial and as a result, it led to a lawsuit.
In 1983 Sarah got a chance to show her acting abilities in the series An Invasion of Privacy, in which she was cast as Jennifer Bianchi. Then in 1988, she was cast in two television projects including Crossbow and Spenser: For Hire in which she made her guest appearances. That same year Sarah played the role of Elizabeth’s student in the film Funny Farm.
She followed this up with her appearance in a couple of more films and TV series such as 1989s High Stakes, Girl Talk, and the miniseries A Woman Named Jackie in 1991. The Widow Claire was a Broadway production in which she appeared at the age of nine alongside Eric Stoltz and Matthew Broderick.
The first turning point of her career came when Sarah was named to play the lead role of Sydney Orion Rutledge in the 1991 teen drama series Swans Crossing. However, the show ran for only 1 season but her performance earned her two nominations for the Young Artist Awards.
From 1993 to 1995 Sarah had a recurring role as Kendall Hart in the soap opera All My Children. Her outstanding performance in the series led the actress to become one of the most recognized celebrities in the world.
Since playing that character she became the most prominent name in the entertainment industry. Not to mention, her role also led her to win the Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her character of Kendall Hart at the Daytime Emmy Award.
In 1995 Sarah decided to move to LA for better opportunities. After arriving in this new place she quickly got the role of Buffy Summers on the popular TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer directed by Joss Whedon. That show became such a massive success and it ran for a total of 7 seasons from 1997 to 2003.
As the show continued to grab the attention of the larger audience, Sarah was collecting a bunch of awards for her immense performance. For her appearance in the critically acclaimed show, Sarah received 5 Teen Choice Awards, as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination, among others.
During the period she was appearing in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah continued to appear in a number of other projects including movies and shows. In 1997 Gellar starred as Helen Shivers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer which became a commercial success earning over $125 million worldwide at the box office. However, the movie was filmed on a budget of $17 million.
That same year Sarah’s breakthrough role came appearing in the superhit film Scream 2 which grossed more than $172 million worldwide. She followed this up with her role in the 1999 movies Simply Irresistible and Cruel Intentions both of which became a success, grossing $75 million globally after filming a budget of $10 million.
In 2001 Gellar was cast in the independent film Harvard Man and then the live-action movie Scooby-Doo in 2002. That was the time when her show Buddy the Vampire Slayer came to end, following this Sarah became cast in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed in 2004. That year she also starred in films The Grudge, Southland Tales, The Air I Breathe, The Return, and Suburban Girl.
Apart from showing her acting skills, Gellar also tried her hand at voice work playing a variety of roles in animated series including the film Robot Chicken. In this animated movie, she had a recurring role from 2005 to 2018. As a guest star, she appeared in the animated series The Simpsons, American Dad!, God, the Devil and Bob, among others.
She then came back to the television show All My Children where she had a brief role around that time. From 2011 to 2012 Sarah played the main role of Bridget Kelly or Siobhan Martin in The CW drama series Ringer in which she also worked as an executive producer.
From 2013 to 2014 Gellar had the main role of Sydney Roberts alongside Robin Williams in the CBS sitcom titled The Cr#zy Ones. She then provided vocals for the character of Seventh Sister in the animated series Star Wars Rebels for its 5 episodes from 2015 to 2016.
In 2016 Gellar appeared in two television series Those Who Can’t and Cruel Intentions. In 2019 she guest appeared in an episode of The Big Bang Theory, and then played the main voice role in the animated fantasy superhero series Masters of the Universe: Revelation in 2021.
Outside acting, Sarah Michelle launched some business ventures including a startup food crafting brand named Foodstirsb. She co-founded this company in a partnership with businessman Greg Fleishman and Galit Laibow.
In the year 2015, they launched a brand that offers kits and organic baking mixes. Following the release of the brand, it became successful in selling both retail as well as online. It was revealed that the brand was sent to over eight thousand retail stores in the November of 2017.
Next year Gellar and her partners decided to expand that brand and they made a deal with Starbucks to take its mug cake mixes in all of its stores all around the country. Despite this, Gellar also made a name for herself as an author and published her cookbook called Stirring up Fun with Food. In April of 2017, Sarah and Gia Russo released that book which became successful.
Awards & Nominations:
- Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for All My Children.
- Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Horror for I Know What You Did Last Summer.
- MTV Movie Award for Best Performance – Female for Cruel Intentions.
- Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Female Butt Kicker for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- Teen Choice Awards for her work in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scooby-Doo, and Cruel Intentions.
- SFX Award for Best Television Actor for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- Young Hollywood Award for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- People’s Choice Award in 2014 for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series for The Cr#zy Ones.
- Young Artist Awards
- Daytime Emmy Awards
- Saturn Awards
- Teen Choice Awards
- Golden Globe Award
- Satellite Award
Sarah Michelle Gellar started her relationship with Freddie Prinze Jr. after the couple first met in 1997. The first meeting was on the set of the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer in which they were cast. In 2000 Sarah and Freddie started dating and got engaged the following year.
Their engagement turned into a real relationship and they wedded in the year 2002 in Mexico. In the year 2009, Sarah gave birth to her first daughter named Charlotte Grace. Then in 2012, they welcomed their son named Rocky James.
Apart from that Gellar appeared alongside her husband Freddie in a number of movies and shows including Star Wars Rebels, Scooby-Doo, and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
It was reported in 2014 that Sarah Michelle Gellar and her spouse Freddie Prinze Jr. listed their longtime Los Angeles estate for about $5.49 million and they were moving onto their current home. The couple bought this property when they were not yet married in 2001 for about $2.45 million and it soon became their family house.
This traditional style mini-mansion was built back in 1991 and is located on Stonehench Lane inside the prestigious 24-hour guard Gated Community in Bel-Air, LA. The house is set on almost half an acre of land and boasted celeb-style privacy, grand scale rooms, and an open floor plan, as well as exquisite grounds.
Inside Sarah and Freddie’s house spans 7,620 square feet of space and had 5 beds and 4.5 baths. Moving outside the house had plenty of patio space, waterfalls, a swimming pool, a spa, and a barbecue area.
In 2013, Sarah and Freddie bought a new mansion in Mandeville Canyon, LA for about $6.1 million. The couple put the house back on the market in early 2014 with a price tag of $7.9 million. The house is located in the gated community in the Swank Mandeville Canyon neighborhood in Bentwood, Los Angeles.
This 7,138-square foot mini-mansion is a colonial-style three-story and was built back in 2006. Inside there are 6 beds and 5.5 baths with a renovated living room, a wine room, plenty of fireplaces, a home gym, as well as a modern kitchen. Despite this, both Sarah Michelle and Freddie have published their own cookbooks.
Sarah Michelle Gellar Net Worth:
As of 2023, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Net Worth is estimated to be around $30 million. She is one of the top actresses in the American film and TV industry and has already secured a lot of wealth from her successful career. According to reports, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s per-episode salary is roughly $100 thousand and it is still growing.
Sarah is still working in the entertainment industry and her net worth is increasing day by day. The main source of her income comes from her acting projects appearing in a number of blockbuster movies and hit TV shows.
Some of Sarah’s highest-grossing movies and series are Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scream 2, Cruel Intentions, and some others. Her source of income also comes from brand endorsements and has done work for brands like:
- Shake ‘n Bake, Avon
- Lee Jeans
- Maybelline cosmetic
- Burger King
- Rose Petal Place Books
- care.org commercial
- Got milk?
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