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.Two weeks later, she auditioned for a part in the television film An Invasion of Privacy, with Valerie Harper, Carol Kane and Jeff Daniels.At the audition, Gellar read both her own lines and those of Harper, impressing the directors enough to cast her in the role.
In 2000, 12-year-old Angarano acted in Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family.
In May last year, there were reports that other actors were being considered to replace Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, including Michael Angarano and Patrick Fugit.
But the 34-year-old denies there was any hesitancy on his part.
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.