Sarah Michelle Gellar

by ethnic on September 21, 2008

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 14, 1977

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Sarah Michelle Gellar is an American actress and producer. She is known for starring as Buffy Summers on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Sarah is the daughter of Rosellen (Greenfield) and Arthur Gellar. Her parents were/are both Jewish. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent. Her maternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants.

Sarah is married to actor Freddie Prinze, Jr., with whom she has two children.

Sarah’s paternal grandfather was Henry Gellar/Geller (the son of Leon Gellar and Sarah Levinson). Henry was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.

Sarah’s paternal grandmother was Beatrice Glaser (the daughter of Abraham Glaser and Sarah Volin). Beatrice was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Abraham was the son of Morris Glaser and Bessie Horowitz.

Sarah’s maternal grandfather was Morris Greenfeld (the son of Bernat Greenfeld and Rosa Frischman). Rosa was the daughter of Moshe Frishman, who was born in Sátoraljaújhely, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, and of Feiga Tolza Lefkovitz, who was born in Berczel, Szabolcs, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg.

Sarah’s maternal grandmother was named Irene.

Sources: Marriage record of Sarah’s paternal grandparents, Henry Gellar/Geller and Beatrice Glaser –

Sarah’s paternal grandfather, Henry Gellar/Geller, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Sarah’s paternal grandmother, Beatrice Glaser, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Sarah Michelle Gellar (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Obituary of Sarah’s aunt (Sarah’s mother’s sister), Arlene (Greenfield) Gopen –

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:32 am

She does look Jewish.

She kinda resembles Einstein, strangely…

neiltennant June 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

you are an idiot sorry

most stupid comment here on this site


by the way did you ever seen einstein without beard and in full color?

neiltennant June 27, 2018 at 8:21 am

can anybody please remove this stupid comment

such a stupid comment

in which crazy world sarah michele gellar looks like Einstein

neiltennant July 16, 2015 at 3:48 am

be honest she is very good looking but i think now she does look older than she is

i saw her on that show with ROBIN WILLIAms and i saw photos from her she looks older than she is

she looks like a 45+ Jewish woman

ashash April 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm

My favorite woman in the whole wide world!

Freerk May 16, 2015 at 6:53 am

I will not go so far, but when “Buffy” was aired, of course we all fell in love with her – or Alyson Hannigan … :D

neiltennant June 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm

poor alyson hannigan

she played a lesbian

ashash December 28, 2014 at 12:11 am

Her last name is Gellar, which is normally Jewish. She’s the prettiest woman in Hollywood to me.

neiltennant August 3, 2015 at 12:35 pm

are you kidding ?

She looks too old for her age

she looks like the mother of my ex classmate who was in her 50s

aroxysimon June 7, 2014 at 4:24 pm

She might possibly be the most irritating women, ever

ashash December 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm

No. Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, etc. are worse.

ashash December 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Besides, Sarah is gorgeous and played one of the most iconic characters of all time!

JasonBaker February 12, 2014 at 11:14 am

I’m extremely curious about her ancestry. Where do her Jewish ancestors come from?

ashash May 1, 2014 at 4:24 am

Obviously Europe since she is an Ashkenazi Jew.

In the description, it says her maternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants.

JasonBaker May 15, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Thnak you!

ashash August 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm

No problem.

andrew December 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm

she played Meg Ryan sister in “In the Cut”

levangelista36 August 18, 2012 at 9:14 pm


Buffy Summers, Willow Rosenberg, Tara, Dawn, Warren, Jonathan, and Oz = all Jewish people!

Christine January 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Being Jewish falls under both religion and ethnicity.

Acadiana January 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Jewish is an ethno-religion.

Meg December 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Buffy was great.

Carolina December 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Gellar is a jewish name like Monica Gellar in Friends who was a Jewish American.

canadagirl92 November 22, 2011 at 9:56 pm

She’s beautiful.

worldgirl October 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

Loved her on Buffy.

Dasher November 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm
John February 6, 2010 at 11:48 am

“Gellar” is usually a Jewish surname.

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