She next took on the leading role in the 1992 syndicated teen serial Swans Crossing, which chronicled the lives of a group of wealthy teenagers.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.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.
The miniseries won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series.
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.
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".
On her role in the movie, she stated during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, "Simply Irresistible was [just] a bad choice—and for that it was a great learning experience. Gellar was cast in the leading role of a mobster's daughter in James Toback's independent drama Harvard Man, but some pointed out the sexual nature of her character, comparing it with that of Kathryn Merteuil in Cruel Intentions; Variety remarked that Gellar was "fun to watch in the adorable, devious bitch mode she test-drove" in her portrayal of Kathryn, and similarly, DVD Talk wrote that Gellar's "self-serving Mafia Maiden echoes her bitchy turn" in the 1999 film.
I was telling them that I had back problems and had to go to the doctor the whole time". La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, but dropped out due to acting obligations; the teachers threatened to fail her because of her constant absence from classes as she was busy going to auditions, despite earning good grades.