Amber Benson Biography

Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Wiki Biography: Amber Benson was born on January 8, 1977 in Birmingham, Alabama. As a young girl, she studied singing, dancing as well as acting. While still in her teens, she was involved in productions at the local community theatre. Her family moved to Los Angeles soon afterwards in 1992 so she could pursue a career in acting. Her first movie role was a minor part in King of the Hill (1993), where she played a good-natured, epileptic teenager and hotel resident which was set in 1930s Depression-era Indiana, which was immediately followed by another supporting part of Cheyenne, the best friend of Alicia Silverstone in The Crush (1993). A string of roles followed with her acting in three made-for-TV "Jack Reed" detective movies playing the daughter of the title detective as well as other minor and bit parts in Imaginary Crimes (1994), S.F.W. (1994) and Bye Bye Love (1995). She's also acted in a number of independent film productions and film shorts including Take It Easy (1999), Deadtime (1999), Don's Plum (2001), Hollywood, Pennsylvania (2001). But Amber is probably best known for playing Tara, the shy, withdrawn witch and love interest of Willow for three seasons on the series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) from early 2000 to 2002. Amber has also tried her talent at writing and directing, starting in 2001 with the little-seen independent comedy-drama Chance (2002), where she played the title character. She has also wrote various stage plays as well as the scripts for other independent movie productions like The Theory of the Leisure Class (2001) and Ghosts of Albion: Legacy (2003) (TV).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Girltrash! 2007 Action
Primeval Tara Maclay 2008
Insane or Inspired? Herself 2012
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Taboo 1980
The Crush Cheyenne 1993 0, Game Show
King of the Hill Ella McShane 1993 Drama, History
Imaginary Crimes 1994
The Prime Gig 2002 Drama
Intermedio 2005 Horror, Thriller
Race You to the Bottom Maggie 2005 Drama, Romance
Gryphon 2007 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Simple Things Sally 2007 Comedy, Drama
Kiss the Bride Elly Golski 2007 Comedy, Romance
Strictly Sexual Donna 2008 0, Biography
One-Eyed Monster Laura 2008 Comedy, Horror
Tripping Forward Gwen 2009 Comedy
Another Harvest Moon Gretchen 2010 Drama
Act Your Age Julia 2011 Comedy, Drama
Dust Up Ella 2012 0
Crush Cheyenne 2013 Game Show
Desire Will Set You Free Jayne 2015
Selling Isobel Chloe 2016 Drama