Amber Benson Net Worth

Amber Benson Net Worth is
$3 Million

Amber Benson Biography

Amber Benson Net Worthy of: Amber Benson can be an American actress, article writer, director, and producer who all has a net value of $3 million dollars. Amber Nicole Benson was created in Birmingham, Alabama in January 1977. She actually is most widely known for playing Tara Maclay on it series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. As a kid she performed in an area theater and do ballet. Her family members moved to LA, California to greatly help her go after an acting profession. From 1999 to 2002 she starred as Tara Maclay in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In 1993 Amber produced her film debut in the films The Crush and King of the Hill. She wrote and directed the 2003 TV film Ghosts of Albion: Legacy. She’s dated Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor Adam Busch. She’s also appeared in it shows Promised Land, Frosty Case, Personal Practice, Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural, and The Cup Slipper Confessionals. She also wrote, co-directed, created, and starred in the 2006 film Lunatics, Lovers and Liars. For Possibility she won the 2002 Market Choice Award for Greatest Feature at the Birmingham Sidewalk Shifting Picture Event. Benson also gained the Grand Jury Award at the L.A. Outfest for Excellent Actress in an attribute Film. In 2002 Amber wrote, directed, created, and starred as the name character in the film Chance.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameAmber Benson
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 8, 1977
Height1.63 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Chicago, IL, United States
ParentsEdward Benson, Diane Benson, Chicago, IL, United States
SiblingsDanielle Benson
MoviesChicago, IL, United States, Strictly Sexual, The Crush, Latter Days, Don's Plum, The Killing Jar, Can't Hardly Wait, One-Eyed Monster, Imaginary Crimes, Race You to the Bottom, Lovers, Liars & Lunatics, Gryphon, Chance, Kiss the Bride, The Prime Gig, The Blue Tooth Virgin, Another Harvest Moon, Intermedio, Tripping Forward, Jack Reed: A Search for Justice, Taboo, Desire Will Set You Free, Drones, Country Remedy, Selling Isobel, Ghosts of Albion: Legacy, Jack Reed: Badge of Honor, Shevenge, Do You Have a Cat?, Ghosts of Albion: Embers, Laura Keller - NB
TV ShowsGirltrash!, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The 100 Scariest Movie Moments, Chicago, IL, United States

Interesting Facts

1 Her father is from a Jewish family and her mother is of part Irish ancestry. Amber was raised attending a Reform Jewish temple.
2 Currently in Vancouver, B.C. filming a role for an as-yet-unannounced Lifetime channel original movie, and also preparing for the release of her latest book, with co-author Christopher Golden, "Witchery", as well as a personal appearance in England at a convention at the end of the month. [September 2006]
3 Is currently filming Strictly Sexual (2008), as well as putting the finishing touches on her second "Ghosts of Albion" novel with co-author Christopher Golden, "Witchery". [January 2006]
4 She is now in Pennsylvania to film Another Harvest Moon (2010) and, afterward, will go to Louisiana, where she will co-direct the independent production, Drones (2010). [June 2008]
5 Currently directing an as-yet-unnamed film she has written, which co-stars Christine Estabrook and James Leary. [December 2004]
6 She has just completed filming in North Carolina for Simple Things (2007) (aka Mountain Time), and is headed to Romania to film Attack of the Gryphon (2007) for the Sci-Fi Channel. [October 2005]
7 Preparing to travel to Holland in June to shoot a thriller in which she'll play an American military police officer. After returning to the United States, she will be in pre-production for a new horror film with actor Michael Madsen, tentatively titled Cross (2011). [May 2007]
8 Preparing the release of her new film, Lovers, Liars and Lunatics (2006), which she wrote, produced and directed. [June 2005]
9 On a "Nerdist" podcast in 2013, Amber Benson said that her mother sometimes sells her childhood memorabilia on eBay. She said that she discovered this when a man approached her at a convention and told her that her mother had sold him her childhood "My Little Pony" dolls. She said that, in addition to finding it distasteful that her mother had sold (and this man had bought) her childhood toys, there was also the problem that was that the "Ponys" had belonged to her sister, not her.
10 Attended the same grade in the same high school as Joey Fatone - Dr. Philips in Orlando, Florida.
11 Lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, actor/singer Adam Busch, who appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) as Warren.
12 Played in a band called Rhodestar with Hayley Taylor.
13 As of Summer 2011 is the author of the Calliope Reaper-Jones novels ("Death's Daughter", "Cat's Claw" and "Serpent's Storm", with a fourth scheduled for release in February 2012); co-author (with Christopher Golden) of the "Ghosts" children's book series; author or co-author of several "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" tie-in works including a novelette in "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 6"; and author or co-author of numerous other works.
14 As a young teenager, co-anchored (along with A.J. McLean, later of the Backstreet Boys) the pilot for a proposed television news program aimed at kids. However, the pilot was not picked up.
15 She sang on two tracks of fellow Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) co-star, Anthony Head's solo CD project, "Music for Elevators".
16 Shares a birthday with director Francesco Roder and actress Sarah Polley.
17 She suffered a badly broken foot in early 2004 when landscapers left a barrel full of discarded sod in her yard, and she tried to move it to the curb and it fell on her foot. She had to film her part in Intermedio (2005) on crutches as a result.
18 Parents are Ed and Diane Benson. Her younger sister, Danielle, is an artist.
19 At age 6, she danced in the Alabama Ballet Company's production of "The Nutcracker." She was also a member of the Birmingham Children's Theater.
20 Wrote a vignette for Dark Horse Comics' "Tales of the Slayer" graphic novel, with Joss Whedon and other Buffy TV and comic writers. Benson wrote about a vampire slayer from The French Revolution period, who accidentally killed a man.
21 Has a publishing deal along with author Christopher Golden to write a series of original novels based upon their animated BBCi film, "The Ghosts of Albion".
22 According to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) producer Marti Noxon, series creator Joss Whedon originally rejected her for the role of "Tara", feeling she wasn't the proper physical type. But Noxon insisted that she be allowed to read for the part again, and it was at the second audition that Whedon realized she would be perfect for the part.
23 Amber Benson arrived late at a Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) convention in June, 2003, because a deer ran into her mother's car in upstate New York.
24 Wrote a comic book based on the characters of Willow and Tara as part of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic books series.
25 She was born on Elvis Presley's birthday (January 8th) in 1977 (the year of Elvis' death.)
26 In 2001, at the age of just 24, Amber directed, wrote, produced and starred in her own movie called Chance (2002). It was presented at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002.
27 Lives in Los Angeles with her mother, her dog Pennsylvania (aka Penny) and her cat Benneton (aka Benny).
28 Loves to read and spends a lot of her "down time" on set reading. Lists some of her favourite authors as Ray Bradbury, Susan Cooper, Marion Zimmer Bradley, J.K. Rowling (the 'Harry Potter' series) and Christopher Golden (the 'Body of Evidence' series).
29 She is most proud of her work in the film King of the Hill (1993), her appearances as 'Tara' on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and her own movie project Chance (2002).
30 Has had roles in movies with actors whom she would later join on the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): Lindsay Crouse and Eliza Dushku in Bye Bye Love (1995) and Seth Green in Can't Hardly Wait (1998).

Net Worth & Salary

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) $8,000 per episode


1 I actually saw a ghost when I was sitting out on the porch of this beautiful house we were staying at in North Carolina. I was doing some writing, and I look up, and I see this woman in white go by, and I thought, 'That's weird.'
2 I'm not a very serious person at all.
3 [on being perceived as "heavy"] I have breasts and hips and I am very happy that they are part of me. I weigh one-hundred eighteen and I am five foot four. If you saw me in real life, you would think I was on the thin side.
4 Books are what I escaped to when I was a kid, and books...unless they're just really piss poor, I get swept up in them and I'm gone.
5 I just feel lucky to have grown up where I did because I think it gave me a nice base. Hollywood can really mess with your sense of self and I feel like coming from the South keeps me pretty grounded.
6 I'm not going to throw up or over-exercise myself into oblivion to look like a model. People tell me, 'You'd work all the time if you just lost twenty pounds.' What am I going to do, cut off my head?!
7 I admit it: I'm a freak who sits obsessively in front of my computer typing my name into Yahoo Search over and over again. I'm a closet Amberholic. Please help me!
8 I started as a dancer when I was a little kid. I realized I didn't like dancing as much as being onstage and having people clap for me. That's how I segued into acting, the shortened version.
9 I would say if you think you could survive without being an actor - don't do it. It's a horrible, painful, wonderful but miserable business.
10 I think when I cease to go to the bathroom, then I can call myself famous.
11 I've never purposely gone out to take somebody out. Well, maybe in elementary school I once did try to trip somebody.
12 I'm really klutzy. I'm always tripping over stuff. I'm always trying to not walk into the camera. I was shooting a scene in a TV show and I kept sneezing. Glenn Frey, of Eagles, was opposite me, and when we were filming, he said, "Can we please stop? Amber needs a Kleenex". That was really embarrassing, and I don't mind sharing.
13 [waxing philosophical about "Tara" not returning to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) in Season 7, so that Azura Skye took the part:] They did approach me about coming back, but because my schedule has been so hectic they were having a hard time working everything out. Then, it turned out that the character was going to be bad and I just didn't want to do that to the fans. Too many people like her and they've already been traumatised by "Tara" getting killed [January 27, 2003].
14 [on her movie Chance (2002):] The film was a while in coming. I spent a lot of time in my trailer on "Buffy" because they do so many stunts and CGI effects, so I'd just sit and write. I was tired of playing the love interest roles, but that's all that's written for women usually. "Buffy"'s the exception to that, but those kind of characters are few and far between, so I thought I'd better write one for myself. [Irish News, 27 January 2003]
15 [About her role as the lesbian "Tara" on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997):] I got letters from girls saying that I changed their lives and I met people who would cry about it, and that had such an impact on me. You don't realise what an impact television has on people. But when you get letters from young girls saying, 'I came out and I have a girlfriend now because of you', it's great.
16 "I would love to develop my career on both sides of the camera in the way Woody Allen has done down the years." [Glasgow Evening Times, 22 January 2003].
17 If I wasn't an actress I'd want to be a writer or else find a job where I got to read books and watch movies all day, everyday, for the rest of my life.


All Amber Benson pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Grand Jury Award L.A. Outfest Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film Race You to the Bottom (2005)
2002 Audience Choice Award Sidewalk Film Festival Best Feature Chance (2002)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 German Independence Award - Audience Award Oldenburg Film Festival Drones (2010) Adam Busch
1994 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Youth Actress Co-Starring in a Motion Picture Drama King of the Hill (1993)



Chance 2002 Chance
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1999-2002 TV Series Tara Maclay
Taboo 2002 Piper
Hollywood, Pennsylvania 2001 Mandy Calhoun
The Enforcers 2001 TV Mini-Series Abby
Don's Plum 2001 Amy
The Prime Gig 2000 Batgirl
Deadtime 1999 Short Patty
Take It Easy 1999 Short Justy
Cracker: Mind Over Murder 1999 TV Series Amy
Promised Land 1998 TV Series Amy Farnsworth
Can't Hardly Wait 1998 Stoned Girl (scenes deleted)
Partners 1996 TV Series Pam
Jack Reed: One of Our Own 1995 TV Movie Nicole Reed
Bye Bye Love 1995 Meg Damico
Imaginary Crimes 1994 Margaret
Jack Reed: A Search for Justice 1994 TV Movie Nicole Reed
S.F.W. 1994 Barbara 'Babs' Wyler
Jack Reed: Badge of Honor 1993 TV Movie Nicole Reed
King of the Hill 1993 Ella McShane
The Crush 1993 Cheyenne
South of Sunset 1993 TV Series
Connie 2017/I Short pre-production Pam
Trip House 2016 completed Maya
Reverse Parthenogenesis 2012 Short completed Julie
The Griddle House post-production Tiny
The Crooked Man 2016 TV Movie Grace
Selling Isobel 2016 Chloe
Sunday Morning 2016 TV Mini-Series short Marcy
Desire Will Set You Free 2015 Jayne
Morganville: The Series 2014 TV Mini-Series Amelie
Bravest Warriors 2014 TV Series Space Chicken 2
Tom Holland's Twisted Tales 2014 Dhianna (segment "Shockwave")
The Glass Slipper Confessionals 2014 TV Series Tinkerbell
Back to Backspace 2014 TV Short Patti (voice)
Twisted Tales 2013 TV Series Dhianna
Do You Have a Cat? 2013 Short Jess
Shelf Life 2013 TV Series Raggy Ann
Dust Up 2012 Ella
Husbands 2012 TV Series Angry Mom
Futurestates 2012 TV Series Laura Keller
S.H.I.E.L.D.E.D. 2012 Short S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Benson
Ringer 2011 TV Series Mary Curtis
T Is for Trick 2011/II Short Chris
Strictly Sexual: The Series 2011 TV Series Donna
Supernatural 2006-2011 TV Series Lenore
Count Jeff 2011 TV Series Colleen
Act Your Age 2011 Julia
Grey's Anatomy 2010 TV Series Corrine Henley
Another Harvest Moon 2010 Gretchen
The Killing Jar 2010 Noreen
Tripping Forward 2009 Gwen
Private Practice 2009 TV Series Jill Avery
Long Island Confidential 2008 TV Movie Liz
One-Eyed Monster 2008 Laura
The Blue Tooth Virgin 2008 Jennifer the Fan
Strictly Sexual 2008 Donna
7 Things to Do Before I'm 30 2008 TV Movie Lori Madison
Kiss the Bride 2007 Elly
Girltrash! 2007 Video short Svetlana 'Lana' Dragovich
Simple Things 2007 Sally
Attack of the Gryphon 2007 Princess Amelia of Lockland
Holiday Wishes 2006 TV Movie Danni Hartford
Lovers, Liars and Lunatics 2006 Justine
Race You to the Bottom 2005 Maggie
Intermedio 2005 Barbie
The Inside 2005 TV Series Allison Davis
Cold Case 2004 TV Series Julia Hoffman
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds 2003 Video Game Tara Maclay (voice)
Latter Days 2003 Traci Levine


Singlewood 2014 Short completed
Shevenge 2015 Short
Drones 2010 co-director
Lovers, Liars and Lunatics 2006
Ghosts of Albion: Legacy 2003 TV Movie
Chance 2002


Trip House 2016 associate producer completed
Singlewood 2014 Short producer completed
Shevenge 2015 Short producer
Uggs for Gaza 2013 Short producer
Lovers, Liars and Lunatics 2006 producer
Chance 2002 producer


Lovers, Liars and Lunatics 2006
Ghosts of Albion: Embers 2004 TV Movie
Ghosts of Albion: Legacy 2003 TV Movie
Chance 2002 written by
The Theory of the Leisure Class 2001 written by


Singlewood 2014 Short completed
Lovers, Liars and Lunatics 2006
Daily Mixx 2002 TV Series short 2002-2004


The Killing Jar 2010 performer: "The One I Need"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rocky Horror 25: Anniversary Special 2000 TV Movie performer: "Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me"


The Gregory Hines Show 1997 TV Series production coordinator - 1 episode


Tweet Out 2012 TV Series Herself
TableTop 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Take Five 2012 TV Series Herself
Insane or Inspired? 2012 TV Series Herself
Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods 2010 Documentary Herself
Intermedio: Behind the Scenes 2005 Video short Herself
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Totally Gay! 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Breakfast 2002 TV Series Herself
2002 Much Music Video Music Awards 2002 TV Special Herself
The Big Breakfast 2001 TV Series Herself
The List 2000 TV Series Herself
Rocky Horror 25: Anniversary Special 2000 TV Movie Herself

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