Last Updated: 15th July
Full Name: Amber Nicole Benson
Date of Birth: 8th January, 1977
Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 5' 4''
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Blonde
Siblings: 1 sister, 4 years younger than her
Pets: 1 dog, a dalmation called Pensylvania (aka Penny) and 1 cat, a calico called Benneton (aka Benny)
Current Residence: In LA with her Mum
Amber Nicole benson was born on January 8th, 1977, in Birmingham, Alabama. Until she was 14, she lived with her parents and sister, who's 4 years her junior, and while in Alabama, she attended Highlands Day School. She has been performing almost as long as she can walk, dancing first, then acting, and realised at only 9 years old, she wanted to make a career out of it. When Amber was 14, her family moved to Los Angeles, having lived in Orlando, Florida, for the previous 2 years, and around a year later, she got her first acting job, on a commercial. Later the same year, Amber gained a part in her first movie, 'King of the Hill', giving her a nomination in the 15th Annual Youth in Film awards. Even to this day, it remains her favourite of the films she has been in. However, since she moved to LA, Amber has not only graced the movies, but television and stage too, and has built up an immense resume, as you can see in her Filmography
. Amber is currently getting ready to film the new series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which she made her first appearance in in 1999, as Tara, in her words 'The lesbian white witch...Willows other half' ( taken from 'The Big Breakfast, June 11th 2001). The character, which unfortunately got a lot of stick from fans of the show at first, unnecessarily in my opinion, has now become a firm favourite with so many fans - and thats the way it should be!
A couple of things you might not know - even though she is always travelling around America and the world, Amber has not yet got her driving list, and has admitted a number of times to the fact that she has to get Sarah Michelle Gellar to take her to work sometimes! Shes a big fan of music too, and as many of you will probably know, has a fetish for the legendary Jeff Buckley (and of course, New Kids on the Block!!!!) And a couple of random points - shes a vegetarian, and not only can she write films, but also comics, as one that she co-wrote, 'Wanna Blessed Be' is in shops now - definately a multi talented woman!!