Amber Benson

Amber Benson

  • Highest Rated: 94% King of the Hill (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Killing Jar (2010)
  • Birthday: Jan 8, 1977
  • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  • Born in 1977, actress Amber Benson entered the hallowed halls of show business as a child star, with multifaceted, audience-commanding portrayals in such respected arthouse fare as King of the Hill (1993) and Imaginary Crimes (1994). Benson netted far greater exposure, however, as Tara Maclay, the lesbian sorceress and first girlfriend of fellow witch Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan) on the cult hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer. That assignment lasted for two and a half years; near the end of Benson's participation in it, she assumed quadruple-threat status as the writer, director, producer, and star of the offbeat comedy drama Chance (which, unfortunately, bypassed wide release and received extremely limited ancillary exposure). She then returned to acting in films including Intermedio (2005), Tripping Forward (2006), and the medieval monster-themed telemovie Attack of the Gryphon (2007) before re-assuming directorial duties with the 2007 feature Lovers, Liars and Lunatics.

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Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Nightmare Gallery Actor 2019
No Score Yet Glossary of Broken Dreams Pfefferkarree McCormick 2018
No Score Yet The Griddle House Tiny 2018
No Score Yet The Crooked Man Grace 2017
No Score Yet Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer Screenwriter 2017
No Score Yet House of Demons Maya 2017
No Score Yet Desire Will Set You Free Jayne 2016
No Score Yet Tom Holland's Twisted Tales Actor 2014
No Score Yet Dust Up Ella 2012
No Score Yet Another Harvest Moon Gretchen 2011
No Score Yet Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods Herself 2011
No Score Yet Act Your Age Actor 2011
No Score Yet Drones Director 2010
0% The Killing Jar Noreen 2010
62% The Blue Tooth Virgin Jennifer 2009
No Score Yet One-Eyed Monster Laura 2008
No Score Yet Strictly Sexual Donna 2008
38% Kiss the Bride Elly 2008
No Score Yet 7 Things to Do Before I'm 30 Actor 2008
No Score Yet Gryphon Princess Amelia of Lockland 2007
No Score Yet Country Remedy Actor 2007
No Score Yet Attack of the Gryphon Princess Amelia of Lockland 2007
No Score Yet Holiday Wishes Danni Hartford 2006
No Score Yet Tripping Forward Gwen 2006
No Score Yet Simple Things Actor 2006
No Score Yet Lovers, Liars and Lunatics Director 2006
50% Race You to the Bottom Maggie 2005
No Score Yet Intermedio Barbie 2004
45% Latter Days Traci 2004
No Score Yet Chance Director Screenwriter Producer Chance 2002
No Score Yet Taboo Piper 2002
No Score Yet El Café Don's Amy 2001
No Score Yet The Buffy Musical: Once More with Singing Actor 2001
44% The Prime Gig Batgirl 2000
40% Can't Hardly Wait Stoned Girl 1998
No Score Yet Jack Reed: A Search for Justice Nicole Reed 1994
60% Imaginary Crimes Margaret 1994
19% Bye Bye, Love Meg 1994
12% S.F.W. Barbara `Babs' Wyler 1994
94% King of the Hill Ella McShane 1993
25% The Crush Cheyenne 1993

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

49% Ringer
2011
Informant
  • 2011
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Corinne
  • 2010
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Jill Duncan
  • 2009
88% Supernatural
2005
Lenore
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Julia
  • 2004
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Tara
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
60% Cracker
1997-1999
Guest Amy
  • 1999

QUOTES FROM Amber Benson CHARACTERS

Christian
I'm not shallow, am I?
Traci
Honey, you don't have to be deep. You just have to be...pretty.
Andrew
No, no, let me just say, I dated this guy once, actor, cute, southern, came from this really religious family. Well his parents found out he was gay, and can you say drama. They send him to one of those Christian change ministries.
Traci
Wow, did he change?
Andrew
Did he? Miss Thang used to be a top. [Everyone laughs]
Julie
Shut up!
Andrew
I'm serious. He's still gayer than a box of birds.
Traci
"Box of birds." I love that.
Traci
'Box of birds.' I love that.
Andrew
How about twirlier than a party dress, but seriously, it fucked with him.
Andrew
I dated this Mormon guy once. His family his family put him through shock therapy. We'd have sex he was a wild man, then he wanted to throw himself out the window.
Traci
So, you live on the first floor.
Andrew
Yes, but it's hell on my azaleas.