Amber Nicole Benson was born on the 8th of January 1977, in Birmingham Alabama. She is best known for her portrayal of Tara Maclay in the TV series Buffy the vampire slayer, but there is a lot more to this amazing woman than that. While working on Buffy she wrote, directed, produced, edited and acted in Chance a film that also featured James Marsters. Following this she worked on a series of animated films for the BBC with the co-creator Christopher Golden called Ghosts of Albion: legacy. She has continued to create her own work through her production company Benson Entertainment including her second film Lovers Liars and Lunatics.
Amber is also an accomplished author having worked on novels and comic books including Willow and Tara Buffy the vampire slayer comics, short stories, and the continuation of the Ghosts of Albion animation again with Christopher Golden. This incredibly talented woman also has a lovely singing voice which can be heard on the soundtrack for the Buffy episode Once More With Feeling. As well as this she made an appearance on a VH1 celebrity karaoke tribute to The Rocky Horror Show when she sang ‘Toucha Toucha Touch me’.
“Being a beautiful, heavy, lesbian witch rocks!”
“Life is very short, try everything you’ve dreamed about
(within the perimeters of sanity and the law) and regret nothing.
Oh, and don’t forget the sunscreen.”
“I do think that if MEN were the ones that bore the children a more effective means of birth control would have been implemented years ago.”
“It’s not real. I mean, there are no vampires, there are no witches. Well, there are Wiccans, but they’re not making out with Alyson, so…”
“Acting is fantastic, but to be able to create a whole world on celluloid is amazing. It’s like taking your dreams straight from your head and projecting them onto a screen.”
“Besides, I have the coolest fans in the whole world.”