she recalled in a 2004 interview: "I wasn’t allowed to eat there.
It was tough because, when you’re a little kid, Mc Donald’s is where all your friends have their birthday parties, so I missed out on a lot of apple pies." and also guest starred in various television series, such as Spenser: For Hire and Crossbow.
Two weeks later, she auditioned for a part in the television film An Invasion of Privacy, with Valerie Harper, Carol Kane and Jeff Daniels.
At the audition, Gellar read both her own lines and those of Harper, impressing the directors enough to cast her in the role.
The miniseries won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series.
In 1991, she was cast as a young Jacqueline Bouvier in A Woman Named Jackie, starring Roma Downey.The character was widely popular during the airing of the show and became recognized as one of the greatest female characters in U. She appeared as Daphne Blake in Scooby-Doo (2002), her biggest live action commercial success.In 2004, Gellar reprised her role as Daphne in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and portrayed Karen Davis in the horror film The Grudge, both of which grossed more than US0 million worldwide.She subsequently appeared in numerous smaller scale films, such as The Return (2006) and Southland Tales (2007), and provided her voice for TMNT (2007).Her later film credits include The Air I Breathe (2008), Possession (2009) and Veronika Decides to Die (2009).The series ran for one season and earned Gellar two Young Artist Award nominations, for Best Young Actress in a New Television Series and for Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Series.She made her debut in the soap opera All My Children in 1993, playing Kendall Hart, the long-lost daughter of character Erica Kane (Susan Lucci).and took on the lead role of a struggling restaurant owner in the romantic comedy Simply Irresistible, opposite Sean Patrick Flanery. I knew in my heart before I left [to make it] that I should back out.The film was largely panned by critics and bombed at the box office. Around that time, she guest starred in three episodes of Angel and appeared as Debbie in the HBO series Sex and the City episode "Escape from New York".I need a rest." In her feature in Esquire magazine Gellar expressed her pride for her work on Buffy, "I truly believe that it is one of the greatest shows of all time and it will go down in history as that. We changed the way that people looked at television." After the end of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gellar provided her voice for the character Gina Vendetti in The Simpsons episode "The Wandering Juvie" that aired in March 2004.Her next film was the sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, where she reprised the role of Daphne.