Saturday, July 14, 2007

Sarah Michelle Gellar - Martial Arts

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Sarah Michelle Gellar (born April 14th, 1977) is a Golden Globe-nominated, Daytime Emmy Award-winning American actress. She is probably best known as Buffy Summers in the acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

She has since become known as a film actress, having starred in the family film Scooby-Doo (2002) and the sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), the romantic comedy Simply Irresistible, the independent film Harvard Man (2001), the teen drama Cruel Intentions (1999) and the horror films The Return (2006), The Grudge 2 (2006), The Grudge (2004), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and Scream 2 (1997). She was in the tv movie Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1998).

She also provided the voice of April O'Neil in the film TMNT and Ella (better known as Cinderella) in the film Happily N'Ever After.

She has also starred in several films that have yet to be released, including Southland Tales, The Air I Breathe, Suburban Girl and Addicted. She has yet to film the horror film, Alice (2007 Film).

" I do a combo of kickboxing, tae kwon do, basic street fighting and gymnastics for the role," Gellar has said. She also supplements her on-the-job exercise with yoga, Pilates, trampoline work and a cross-training regimen that alternates cardiovascular work with circuit training. "

Other reports state that she studied tae kwon do for 5 years and has a brown or black belt.

In 2004, while filming The Grudge in Japan, Gellar visited the famous Japanese swordsmith Shoji Yoshihara (Kuniie III) and bought a Katana from him as a birthday present for her husband. Gellar realized that she needed clearance from the government to remove the sword from the country, and after eventually succeeding, stated that it was "incredibly difficult" to do.

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