Amber Benson Biography
Amber Nicole Benson an American actress, writer, director, and produce known for her role as Tara Maclay on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She as well directed, produced and starred in her own films Chance (2002) and Lovers, Liars & Lunatics (2006).
She as well co-directed the film Drones with fellow Buffy cast member Adam Busch. Benson also starred as a waitress in the horror movie The Killing Jar.
Amber Benson Age
Benson was born in 1977 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.
Amber Benson Career
Benson was 14 when she began her career feature film debut in the Steven Soderbergh film King of the Hill. She is known for her recurring role as Tara Maclay on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The character first appeared in the season 4 episode “Hush” and soon became the girlfriend of Willow Rosenberg.
She remained with the series until season 6 when her role was killed off. In her final episode, the actress was credited for the only time as a regular cast member. She sang in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode “Once More, with Feeling”.
She as well shared vocals for the songs “I’ve Got a Theory / Bunnies / If We’re Together”, “Under Your Spell” (her solo), “Walk Through the Fire”, “Standing/Under Your Spell (Reprise),” and “Where Do We Go from Here?” In 2002, she performed two songs on Buffy colleague Anthony Stewart Head’s album Music for Elevators. She also sang “Toucha Toucha Touch Me” (aka “Creature of the Night”) at VH-1’s celebrity Karaoke tribute to The Rocky Horror Picture show.
Working on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she co-wrote the movie The Theory of the Leisure Class with director Gabriel Bologna, released in 2001, and directed, produced, edited, and acted in a digital video feature called Chance (2002) which as well featured her Buffy co-star James Marsters. She also collaborated with director James Kerwin in 2003 to produce her play Albert Hall in Hollywood.
Alongside Christopher Golden produced and started a series of animated fantasy films for the BBC with the animation studio Cosgrove Hall. Ghosts of Albim Legacy (2003) and its sequels are available on the BBC Cult website. She and Golden have also collaborated on two supernatural thrillers: The duo were accursed and Ghosts of Albion: Witchery. These books follow the fortunes of Tamara and William Swift, who first appeared in the BBC computer animated web movie Ghosts of Albion: Legacy.
In 2003, she got a supporting role in Latter Days as Traci Levine, alongside Steve Sandvoss and Wes Ramsey. In 2005, she collaborated with artist Jamie McKelvie on a short story within the Image Comics collection Four Letter Worlds. In 2006, Benson collaborated with artist Ben Templesmith on Demon Father John’s Pinwheel Blues published by IDW as a four-part split-book, Shadowplay (with work by Ashley Wood and Christina Z.
In 2006, she released her second independent feature film Lovers, Liars & Lunatics through her own production company, Benson Entertainment. The film was shot on film and was partly financed by the sale of limited edition “Triangle” Tara Buffyverse action figure. The project, initially called “The Dirty Script,” was ultimately titled Lovers, Liars and Lunatics by producer Diane Benson, Amber’s mother.
In 2006, she portrayed the “vegetarian” vampiress Lenore on the TV series Supernatural. In December 2006, Benson and Golden released yet another collaboration, the short novel The Seven Whistlers which is distributed through Subterranean press in a limited number of signed copies.
In September 2007 she signed a three-book deal with Ginjer Buchanan of Penguin Books. Death’s Daughter, was released by Ace Books on February 24, 2009; Cat’s Claw, on February 23, 2010; and Serpent’s Storm, in February 2011. On February 28, 2012, the fourth book in the series, How to Be Death was released.
She is also the co-director with Adam Busch of the 2010 comedy film Drones. In 2012, she played a young Judith Collins in the Dark Shadows audio drama “Dress Me in Dark Dreams”. She guest starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson scripted romantic comedy web series, Husbands.
In June 2013, she was announced to attached to star in the web TV series adaptation of The Morganville Vampires as Amelie, the founder of Morganville. She has narrated the audiobook Lock In by John Scalzi. In October 2014 published her fantasy book The Witches of Echo Park.
Amber Benson Net worth
Benson has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Amber Benson Parents
Benson was born to Diane and Edward Benson, a psychiatrist. She was raised up along with her younger sister, Danielle, who is an artist. Her father is Jewish and her mother was raised Southern Baptist; she was raised up attending a Reform synagogue in Alabama.
Amber Benson Husband
Benson is currently single, she Previousl dated twice and never ended well. As of 2002 to 2009, she dated Adam Busch, who played Warren Mears on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The two have remained close friends.