Amber Benson

Actor, Producer, Director
Pretty blonde performer Amber Benson racked up numerous film and television credits before rising to fame on the popular supernatural series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Benson ... Read more »
Born: 01/07/1977 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Strictly Sexual 2014 (Movie)

Donna (Actor)

Dust Up 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Insane or Inspired? 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Another Harvest Moon 2011 (Movie)

Gretchen (Actor)

Ringer 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Supernatural 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Killing Jar 2010 (Movie)

Noreen (Actor)

Private Practice 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Blue Tooth Virgin 2009 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

7 Things to Do Before I'm 30 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss the Bride 2008 (Movie)

Elly (Actor)

Race You to the Bottom 2007 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Latter Days 2003 (Movie)

Traci (Actor)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Prime Gig 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Rocky Horror: 25th Anniversary Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Promised Land 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Don's Plum 1998 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Jack Reed: A Killer Amongst Us 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Partners 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bye, Bye Love 1995 (Movie)

Meg (Actor)

S.F.W. 1995 (Movie)

Barbara "Babs" Wyler (Actor)

Imaginary Crimes 1994 (Movie)

Margaret (Actor)

King of the Hill 1993 (Movie)

Ella McShane (Actor)

The Crush 1993 (Movie)

Cheyenne (Actor)

Gryphon (TV Show)

Actor

Holiday Wishes (TV Show)

Actor

Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Zoey 101 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

Zoey 101: The Curse of P.C.A. 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Associate Producer

iCarly 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Producer

Drake and Josh 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer
Writer (2)

The Theory of the Leisure Class 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Theory of the Leisure Class 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Drones 2009 (Movie)

(Director)
Other (1)

Entertainment Tonight 1981 - 2013 (TV Show)

Research

Biography

Pretty blonde performer Amber Benson racked up numerous film and television credits before rising to fame on the popular supernatural series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Benson moved with her family to Los Angeles at age fourteen in 1991. By 1993 she had made the first of three "Jack Reed" TV-movies, "Jack Reed: Badge of Honor", appearing as the daughter of the titular Chicago cop in this NBC entry as well as its 1994 and 1996 follow-ups. 1993 also saw the actress make her big-screen debut with featured roles in the teen thriller "The Crush" and Steven Soderbergh's coming-of-age drama "King of the Hill". Her relatively small but memorable parts in these very different features helped to launch the young performer's career. The following year she was featured in Anthony Drazan's period drama "Imaginary Crimes" and had a pivotal supporting role in the social satire "S.F.W.". Playing determined, pure-hearted and somewhat wise characters seemed to come easy to Benson, who brought a palpable intelligence to her powerful performances. She essayed the charmingly innocent daughter of divorced dad Randy Quaid in "Bye Bye, Love" (1995) and guest starred on an episode of the Fox series "Partners" the following year.

Milestones

2001

Released the comic book WannaBlessedBe, co-written with novelist Christopher Golden and based upon her character on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

2001

"Don's Plum", a feature filmed in 1995-1996, screened at film festivals after a long legal battle between producers and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire

2001

Made a regular on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (UPN)

2000

Acted in the black comedy "The Prime Gig"; after festival screenings, released direct-to-video in 2002

1999

Had a recurring role on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB) as Tara, the good witch girlfriend of Willow (Alyson Hannigan)

1998

Her role as 'Stoned Girl' drastically cut when "Can't Hardly Wait" was re-edited, removing most drug-related content for a PG-13 rating

1996

Revisited the character of Nicole Reed in "Jack Reed: A Killer Amongst Us"

1995

Played the daughter of Randy Quaid in "Bye Bye, Love"

1994

Reprised role of Nicole Reed in the NBC TV-movie "Jack Reed: A Search For Justice"

1994

Featured in Anthony Drazan's period drama "Imaginary Crimes" and the modern satire "S.F.W."

1993

Featured in the thriller "The Crush"

1993

Acted in Steven Soderbergh's "King of the Hill"

1993

Appeared in NBC TV-movie "Jack Reed: Badge of Honor", playing Nicole, daughter of Brian Dennehey's titular Chicago cop

1991

Family relocated to Los Angeles when Benson was fourteen

Lived in Orlando, Florida from ages 12 to 14

Wrote, produced, directed and starred in the dark comedy "Chance" (lensed 2001)

Raised in Birmingham, Alabama

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