Born in New York, Sarah was an only child, she was famously discovered by in a restaurant at the tender age of four and has been working on the stage and in film and TV ever since. Sarah attended the Professional Children’s School in New York and graduated two years early. Sarah has studied both ice skating (which she competed in for 3 years) and Tae Kwon Do. Her big break came in 1993 when she was cast as Kendal Hart in the popular day time soap All My Children where she stayed for two years.
Although originally cast as Cordelia, Sarah just kept coming back and coming back and eventually got the role she really wanted, the lead in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. In 1997 Sarah starred in the teen horror, I Know What You Did Last Summer alongside Freddie Prinze Jnr. The pair started dating and were married in 2002.
After seven years of slaying, Sarah decided she had had enough and hung up her stakes to pursue her career elswehere. Since this time she has starred in several movies, including two Scooby Doo films and horror films The Grudge, and The Grudge 2. More recently she returned to TV to star in Ringer (2011-2012) and alongside the late Robin Williams in sitcom, The Crazy Ones (2013-2014) and appeared in the pilot for a TV reboot of Cruel Intentions (2016) that did not get picked up.
When not acting Sarah, likes rollerblading, ice skating and water skiing and baking with her two children. Sarah has recently set up her own business, Foodstirs, in partnership with Galit Laibow and Greg Fleishman. Foodstirs provides natural, organic baking kits complete with all the ingredients and instructions, that you can purchase as a one off or a subscription.
In 1982 Sarah appeared in an advert for Burger King which was famously the first advert to name it’s rival.