Sarah Michelle Gellar

Gellar in 2007, photo by s_bukley /

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 Responses

  1. Capricious says:

    She does look Jewish.

    She kinda resembles Einstein, strangely…

    • neiltennant says:

      you are an idiot sorry

      most stupid comment here on this site

      SHE DOES NOT LOOK LIKE einstein

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

    • neiltennant says:

      can anybody please remove this stupid comment

      such a stupid comment

      in which crazy world sarah michele gellar looks like Einstein

  2. neiltennant says:

    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

  3. ashash says:

    My favorite woman in the whole wide world!

  4. ashash says:

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

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