Ioan Gruffudd began his Television acting career in the BBC Welsh-language soap PEOPLE OF THE VALLEY in 1994. At the same time, Sarah Michelle Gellar was being Kendall Hart on ALL MY CHILDREN. Earlier, Gellar had been Sydney Rutledge in another (Teen) Soap, SWANS CROSSING. Gellar and Gruffudd will be co-stars in RINGER on CBS this fall.
Gruffudd’s film career began with POLDARK (1996). Gellar’s first film as an adult (that was not for TV) was I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (1997). Gruffudd is roughly four years older than Gellar.