Benson, Amber 1977–

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Benson, Amber 1977–


Full name, Amber Nicole Benson; born January 8, 1977, in Birmingham, AL; daughter of Herb (a psychiatrist) and Diane Benson. Avocational Interests: Ice skating, reading, and soccer.


Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actress. Appeared with Alabama Ballet Company and Birmingham Children's Theatre; appeared in a television commercial for, 1998.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award nomination, best youth actress co-starring in a motion picture drama, 1994, for King of the Hill; Golden Satellite Award (with others), best ensemble television cast, International Press Academy, 2001, for Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Audience Choice Award, best feature, Birmingham Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, 2002, for Chance; Grand Jury Award, outstanding actress in a feature film, L.A. Outfest, 2005, for Race You to the Bottom.


Film Appearances:

Cheyenne, The Crush, Warner Bros., 1993.

Ella McShane, King of the Hill, Gramercy Pictures, 1993.

Barbara "Babs" Wyler, S.F.W. (also known as So Fucking What?), 1994.

Margaret, Imaginary Crimes, Warner Bros., 1994.

Meg, Bye Bye, Love, 1995.

Amy, Don's Plum, 1998.

(Scenes deleted) Stephanie, the stoned, banana-holding girl, Can't Hardly Wait, 1998.

Justy, Take It Easy, 1999.

Patty, Deadtime, 1999.

Ball Hill, 1999.

Batgirl, The Prime Gig, Fine Line Features, 2000.

Mandy, Hollywood, Pennsylvania, 2001.

Amy, Don's Plum, Trust Film Sales, 2001.

Piper, Taboo, Sony Pictures Video, 2002.

Chance, Chance, Benson Entertainment, 2002.

Traci Levine, Latter Days, TLA Releasing, 2003.

Barbie, Intermedio (also known as Dead and the Dying and The In Between), The Asylum, 2005.

Maggie, Race You to the Bottom, Regent Releasing, 2005.

Herself, Intermedio: Behind the Scenes (short), Asylum Home Entertainment, 2005.

Justine, Lovers, Liars and Lunatics, 2006.

Sally, Simple Things, 2006.

Gwen, Tripping Forward, 2006.

Julia, Angst, 2006.

Elly, Kiss the Bride, Regent Releasing, 2007.

Film Work:

Producer, Chance, 2002.

Director, producer, and editor, Lovers, Liars and Lunatics, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Tara MacLay, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Series, BtVS, and Buffy), The WB, 1999-2000, UPN, 2001-2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Abby, The Enforcers, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Nicole Reed, Jack Reed: Badge of Honor, NBC, 1993.

Nicole Reed, Jack Reed: A Search for Justice (also known as Deadly Justice), NBC, 1994.

Nicole Reed, Jack Reed: One of Our Own, NBC, 1995.

Nicole Reed, Jack Reed: A Killer Amongst Us, NBC, 1996.

Danni Hartford, Holiday Wishes, Lifetime, 2006.

Princess Amelia of Lockland, The Gryphon, Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Rocky Horror 25: Anniversary Special, PBS, 2000.

The 2002 Much Music Video Music Awards, Much Music, 2002.

Totally Gay! (also known as VH-1's "Totally Gay!"), VH1, 2003.

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments, Bravo, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Partners, Fox, 1995.

Amy Farnsworth, "Out of Bounds," Promised Land, CBS, 1998.

Amy, "The Club," Cracker, 1998.

"Sexist Male Artist," The List, VH1, 2000.

The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 2001.

Breakfast, BBC, 2002.

Julia Hoffman, "Volunteers," Cold Case, CBS, 2004.

Allison Davis, "The Perfect Couple," The Inside, Fox, 2005.

Lenore, "Bloodlust," Supernatural, CW, 2006.

Television Work; Specials:

Director, Ghosts of Albion: Legacy, BBC, 2003.

Radio Appearances:

Loveline, 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Algor Mortis, Young Playwrights Festival, Los Angeles, 2002.

Fortune Cookie Man, Young Playwrights Festival, 2003.

Also appeared in The Nutcracker, Alabama Ballet Company, Birmingham, AL; George M!, Town and Gown Theatre, Birmingham, AL; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Birmingham Summerfest, Birmingham, AL.

Stage Director:

Women Are the Weaker Sex, Young Playwrights Festival, Los Angeles, 2003.


Video Games:

Voice of Tara Maclay, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds, Fox Interactive, 2003.


Provided back-up vocals for Anthony Stewart Head's Music for Elevators.



The Theory of the Leisure Class, The Asylum, 2001.

Chance, Benson Entertainment, 2002.

Lovers, Liars and Lunatics, 2006.

Television Specials:

Ghosts of Albion: Legacy, BBC, 2003.

Ghosts of Albion: Embers, BBC, 2004.

Stage Plays:

Albert Hall, Complex Theater, Hollywood, CA, 2002.


(With Christopher Golden) Ghosts of Albion: Accursed, Del Ray, 2005.

(With Christopher Golden) Ghosts of Albion: Witchery, 2006.


(With Christopher Golden) Ghosts of Albion: Astray, Subterranean, 2003.

(With Christopher Golden) Ghosts of Albion: Initiation, 2006.

(With Christopher Golden) The Seven Whistlers, 2007.

Comic Books:

(With Christopher Golden) Willow and Tara: Wanna-BlessedBe, Dark Horse Comics, 2001.

Tales of a Slayer (anthology), 2002.

(With Christopher Golden) Willow & Tara: Wilderness #1, 2002.

(With Christopher Golden) Willow & Tara: Wilderness #2, 2002.

(With Christopher Golden) Willow & Tara, Dark Horse, 2003.

Four-Letter Worlds (anthology), 2005.

(With Ashley Wood and Ben Templesmith) Shadowplay, 2006.



Out, November, 2000, p. 44.