Sarah Michelle Gellar Net Worth

Sarah Michelle Gellar is an American actress who has a net worth of $30 million. That is a combined net worth with her husband, actor Freddie Prinze, Jr. She is perhaps most widely known for her role in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.

Early Life: 

Sarah Michelle Prinze, known professionally by her maiden name Gellar, was born in Long Island, New York, on April 14, 1977. Her mother, Rosellen (née Greenfield), worked as a nursery school teacher, and her father, Arthur Gellar, worked as a garment worker. She is an only child. Her parents divorced when she was seven years old, and she and her mother moved to Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

She remained estranged from her father growing up and into adulthood, right up until he passed away in 2001. Because of her working schedule, she was often absent from class. She eventually graduated from the Professional Children’s School in 1994 after completing most of her senior year of high school through guided study because she was so busy working on the show “All My Children”.


Gellar started out as a child actor, after being spotted by an agent when she was four years old. She appeared in many television commercials, including a controversial one for Burger King that resulted in a lawsuit. She appeared in the films “An Invasion of Privacy” (1983), “Over the Brooklyn Bridge” (1984), “Funny Farm” (1988), and “High Stakes” (1989), and guest starred in shows like “Spenser: For Hire” and Crossbow”, as well as the miniseries “A Woman Named Jackie” (1991). She also appeared in stage productions like a Broadway production of “The Widow Claire” along with Matthew Broderick and Eric Stoltz.

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In 1992, she landed the leading role on the syndicated series “Swans Crossing”, which ran for one season. Her performance on the show earned her two Young Artist Award nominations. She then played Kendall Hart on the long-running soap opera “All My Children”, from 1993 to 1995. Thanks to her role on “All My Children”, Gellar gained wider national recognition and became a household name. Also, in 1995, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Kendall Hart.

After leaving “All My Children”, Gellar moved to Los Angeles, California, where she landed the role of Buffy Summers on Joss Whedon’s new television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. The show aired from 1997 to 2003, for a total of seven seasons. It was a smash hit with audiences, and also critically acclaimed. During the show’s broadcast, Gellar earned a total of five Teen Choice Awards, the Saturn Award for Best Genre Television Actress – Television Series Drama, and was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

While starring in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, Gellar also simultaneously worked on various film projects. These include the slasher film “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (1997), which grossed US$125 million on a modest $17 million budget; “Scream 2” (1997), which grossed over US$172 million globally; the romantic comedy “Simply Irresistible” (1999); “Cruel Intentions” (1999), which grossed US$75 million worldwide on a US$10 million budget; the independent drama “Harvard Man” (2001); and the live-action film “Scooby-Doo” (2002).

Following the end of “Buddy the Vampire Slayer”, Gellar appeared in the films “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (2004); “The Grudge” (2004); “Southland Tales” (2006); “The Return” (2006); “Suburban Girl” (2007); and “The Air I Breathe” (2007). She also voiced several characters for the animated series “Robot Chicken”, and made guest appearances on shows like “The Simpsons”, “American Dad!”, and “God, the Devil and Bob”. She even returned to “All My Children” briefly. She also starred in The CW drama “Ringer” from 2011 to 2012, the CBS sitcom “The Crazy Ones” alongside Robin Williams from 2013 to 2014, and played a recurring character on the animated series “Star Wars Rebels”.

Other Work: 

Gellar is the co-founder of Foodstirs, a startup food crafting brand, along with entrepreneurs Galit Laibow and Greg Fleishman. They started the brand in 2015, and it offers organic baking mixes and kits. The brand is sold both online as well as retail, and by the end of 2017 was carried in over 8,000 stores. In 2018, the brand finalized a deal with Starbucks to carry its mug cake mixes in all Starbucks stores nationwide. Gellar is also the author of the cook book “Stirring up Fun with Food”, which was published in April 2017 and was co-written by Gia Russo.

Personal Life: 

Gellar first met Freddie Prinze Jr. in 1997 on set of their film “I Know What You Did Last Summer”. They began dating in 2000, got engaged in 2001, and were married in 2002. They have two children together, and live in Los Angeles, California. Gellar and Prinze have worked together several times, starring in the films “Scooby-Doo” (2002) and “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (2004), and the animated series “Star Wars Rebels”.

Real Estate: 

In 2001, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar purchased a home in Bel-Air for $2.45 million. The expansive, 7,600-square-foot gated property features French doors and a shaded pool. In 2014, they listed the property for $5.45 million.

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In 2013, Gellar and Prinze Jr. spent $6.1 million on a new property in Mandeville Canyon, Los Angeles. The three-story, 7,138-square-foot mansion was built in 2006. Only about 6 months later the couple put the property back on the market with a listed price of $7.9 million.

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