Gellar went on to appear in numerous television series and commercials.Her first leading role was in the 1992 miniseries Swans Crossing, for which she was nominated for two Young Artist Awards.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.
After being spotted by an agent at the age of four in New York City, she made her acting debut in the made-for-TV movie An Invasion of Privacy (1983).Gellar was not present in class for most of the time at the school as she had to work in several acting projects simultaneously, recalling that she "had more absences in the first month than you're supposed to have for an entire year.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.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).She also headlined the television series Ringer (2011–2012) and The Crazy Ones (2013–2014), the latter of which co-starred Robin Williams.In 2011, Gellar would play as a role character in “Call of Duty: Black Ops” Zombies map, Call of the Dead.She screen tested several times originally for the role of Cordelia Chase, During the early airing of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she made her first major movie appearance in the slasher–thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), co-starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze, Jr.The film, loosely based on the 1973 novel of the same name, centers on four friends who are being stalked by a killer, one year after covering up a car accident in which they were involved.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.