Audience Choice Award-winning Amber Benson rose to stardom following her significant role in the highly rated supernatural television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She is also a director, writer, and producer. She had many iconic roles in the movie, including Stephanie in a 1998 movie, Can't Hardly Wait and Cheyenne in The Crush.
Benson's other prominent works include Promised Land, Morganville: The Series, and Another Harvest Moon. As a writer, Benson has published books such as Star vs. the Forces of Evil The Magic Book of Spells and Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles.
Early Life and Education of Amber Benson
Amber Benson was born Amber Nicole Benson on January 8, 1977, in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. She is the daughter born to Diane Benson and Edward Benson, a psychiatrist. She spent most of her early childhood days attending a Reform Jewish temple.
During her early years, the actress took music and dancing lessons as well as performed in the Alabama Ballet Company's production of The Nutcracker. At the time, she also was a part of the Birmingham Children's Theater.
Benson holds American nationality and regarding her ethnicity; she is from a mixed ethnical background. Her father is from a Jewish family and her mother partly belongs to Irish ancestor. She moved to Los Angeles along with her family in the year 1992, to pursue her career in acting.
Amber Benson's Professional Career
Amber Benson made her silver screen debut at the young age of 14 featuring in the Steven Soderbergh film King of the Hill. Her breakout role came in 1999 when she featured Tara Maclay in the highly rated supernatural television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Benson made an appearance in many TV shows including Promised Land, Cold Case, Private Practice, Supernatural, Grey's Anatomy, and The Glass Slipper Confessionals. She wrote, directed, produced as well as acted the movie Chance. For her work in the movie Chance, she was also honored with the 2002 Audience Choice Award for Best Feature at the Birmingham Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival.
Benson wrote, directed, and produced the 2003 TV movie Ghosts of Albion: Legacy and the 2006 film Lovers, Liars and Lunatics. She had a role from (2007-09) in the web series Girltrash. A couple of years later, she went on to play a young Judith Collins in the Dark Shadows audio drama Dress Me in Dark Dreams.
Benson received the Grand Jury Award under the category Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film at the L.A. Outfest. Her recent work includes Red vs. Blue, Trip House, The Nightmare Gallery, and Glossary of Broken Dreams.
In addition to acting and producing, she is also a successful writer who has published he fantasy book under the title The Witches of Echo Park, in October 2014. She has also published The Witches of Echo Park and Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension.
During the 2008 campaign season, Benson appeared in a Barack Obama advertisement organized by MoveOn.org.
Amber Benson's Net Worth
Amber Benson has earned a considerable amount of money from her career as an actress. Benson's net worth is $3 million, as of 2018, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She has authored many books, and some of them are listed below with their price.
1. Star vs. the Forces of Evil The Magic Book of Spells
Date: Jul 17, 2018
Price: $17 at Hardcover
2. Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Struggles
Date: April 10, 2018
Price: $16 at Hardcover
3. Clueless: Senior Year
Date: Aug 29, 2017
Price: $11 at Paperback
Benson has been a part of several box office hit movies some of them are,
1. The Crush (1993)
Budget: $6 million
Box Office: $13,609,396
IMDb Rating: 5.7 star
2. Can Hardly Wait (1998)
Budget: $10 million
Box Office: $25,605,015
IMDb Rating: 6.5 star
Cast Members: Ethan Embry, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Charlie Korsmo, and Lauren Ambrose
Amber Benson's Personal Life
Amber Benson is yet to be married and has no child. She is not dating anyone officially as of now. But the actress was romantically involved in a relationship with her boyfriend Adam Busch in 2002.
The two also featured together on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The pair started dating in 2002, but the relationship between them didn't last long and broke up in March 2009.
Benson and her ex-boyfriend Awam Busch
Source: Hollywood Life
Neither Benson nor her former boyfriend Busch has not given any official statements about the breakup, including the reason behind it. Surprisingly, they have remained close friends even after their breakup.
Before Adam, there were also rumored that Benson had an encounter with James Marsters in 2001. At present, She resides in Los Angeles with her mother. She is also an animal lover who has a dog named Pennsylvania's and a cat Benneton.
Besides, Benson is an avid book reader, and some of her favorite authors are Susan Cooper, Marion Zimmer Bradley, J.K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, and Christopher Golden.
In early 2004, Benson an unfortunate accident in which a barrel full of discarded sod fell on her foot leaving her on crutches. As a result, she was not able to work properly for the 2005 movie Intermedio.
First Affair to Adam Busch
Adam Busch is an American actor and film director who came to limelight for her performance on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.