Amber Benson

Biography: Sign: Capricorn Height: 5'4" Eyes: blue Amber was born in Birmingham, Alabama on January 8, 1977. Her experience with show business started early, and she had already studied acting, dancing, and singing by the time she was 13. During her teen years she performed in a number of productions at a community theater, and by 1992 she and her family had moved to Los Angeles so that she could pursue her acting career full time. Amber landed her first movie role in 1993 in “King of the Hill”. The same year she played Alicia Silverstone’s best friend Cheyenne in “The Crush”. She then moved to the small screen playing the daughter of Detective Jack Reed in a series of made-for-TV movies called, “Jack Reed: Badge of Honor” , “Jack Reed: A Search for Justice”, and “Jack Reed: One of Our Own.” Most of Amber’s film career revolves around independent films, with parts in “Take it Easy”, “Deadtime”, “Don’s Plumb” with Leonardo DiCaprio, and “Hollywood, Pennsylvania.” Her parts in larger films include “S.F.W.” with Reese Witherspoon, “Imaginary Crimes” with Harvey Keitel, and “Bye Bye, Love” with Paul Reiser and Eliza Dushku.

Still, she is easily best known for her three seasons on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” as Tara, the shy and awkward witch who becomes involved with Willow in season 4 of the series. The time on the show opened many doors for Amber, both in front of the camera, and behind it.

In the new millennium, Amber has been working in many other areas of show business. She has written a film script (“The Theory of the Leisure Class”) and two shorter animated pieces for BBC television (“Ghosts of Albion: Legacy” and “Ghosts of Albion: Embers”). She also wrote, produced, directed, and starred in her own film in 2002 called “Chance.” She most recently finished writing the script for her movie "Lovers, Liars and Lunatics." She is also on a book tour with Christopher Golden, promoting their book, "Ghosts of Albion: Accursed."

Amber Benson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 46
Highest Metascore: 86 King of the Hill
Lowest Metascore: 14 The Killing Jar
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
5 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Dust Up Oct 26, 2012 Ella tbd
14 The Killing Jar Mar 19, 2010 Noreen 5.0
35 The Blue Tooth Virgin Sep 25, 2009 Jennifer tbd
tbd Kiss the Bride Apr 18, 2008 Elly Golski 5.8
50 Race You to the Bottom Mar 30, 2007 Maggie tbd
45 Latter Days Jan 30, 2004 Traci Levine 8.5
86 King of the Hill Aug 20, 1993 Ella McShane tbd