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Amber Benson

Amber Benson at the Buffy "wrap party" in 2003.
Birth name Amber Nicole Benson
Born January 8, 1977 (1977-01-08) (age 30)
Flag of Alabama Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Notable roles Tara Maclay in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Amber Nicole Benson, born on January 8, 1977, is an American actress, writer, film director, and film producer. She is best known for her role as "Tara Maclay", on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (560x842, 66 KB) OTRS link File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Amber Benson User:Garion96/Images ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Alabama. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Tara Maclay (born October 16, 1980 and died May 7, 2002 in Sunnydale, California)[1] is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American cult television series that initially aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Tara Maclay (born October 16, 1980 and died May 7, 2002 in Sunnydale, California)[1] is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American cult television series that initially aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. ...

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Early life

Benson was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She had a mixed Christian and Jewish upbringing.[1][2] Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... Christianity percentage by country, purple is highest, orange is lowest Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Career

Feature and animation films

While still working on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Benson wrote, directed, produced, edited, and acted in a digital video feature called Chance (2002) which also featured James Marsters. After her time on Buffy, Benson began production on a series of animation film for the BBC with co-creator Christopher Golden and animation studio Cosgrove Hall. Ghosts of Albion: Legacy (2003) and its sequels are available on the BBC Cult website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/ghosts/legacy/). In 2006, Benson released her second independent feature film Lovers, Liars and Lunatics through her own production company, Benson Entertainment. The film was shot on film and was partly financed by the sale of limited edition "Triangle" Tara action figures. Digital video is a type of video recording system that works by using a digital, rather than analog, representation of the video signal. ... Chance (2002) is the directing debut of actress Amber Benson (best known from her role as Tara Maclay in Buffy the Vampire Slayer). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... James Wesley Marsters (born August 20, 1962) is an American actor and musician, best known for playing the popular platinum-blond character Spike, an English of a vampire, in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. ... Christopher Golden is an American award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and the Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers. ... Cosgrove Hall Films is an animation studio based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester that is a major producer of childrens television programmes. ... Ghosts of Albion started as computer-animated web movie series on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)s website. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lovers, Liars & Lunatics is an independent American motion picture written, produced and directed by Amber Benson. ... Triangle is the eleventh episode of season 5 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... This article is a list of action figures based on the cult television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ...


Writing career: novels and comics

Benson also writes novels and comic books mostly in collaboration with Christopher Golden. In 2003, Benson worked with Golden, Terry Moore, and Eric Powell of Dark Horse Comics to create the Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow and Tara comic book titled “WannaBlessedBe”. During the same year, she worked with Christopher Golden and AJ (Ajit Jothikaumar) of Dark Horse Comics to create the Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow and Tara comic books titled Wilderness #1 and Wilderness #2. In 2005, Benson collaborated with artist Jamie McKelvie on a short story within the Image Comics collection Four Letter Worlds. In 2006, Benson collaborated with artist Ben Templesmith on Demon Father John’s Pinwheel Blues published by IDW as a four-part split-book, Shadowplay (with work by Ashley Wood and Christina Z). Benson and Golden have also collaborated on two supernatural thrillers: Ghosts of Albion: Accursed and Ghosts of Albion: Witchery. These books follow the fortunes of Tamara and William Swift, who first appeared in the BBC computer animated web movie Ghosts of Albion: Legacy. In December 2006, Benson and Golden released yet another collaboration, the short novel The Seven Whistlers which is distributed through Subterranean Press in a limited number of signed copies. Christopher Golden is an American award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and the Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers. ... Terry Moore is a comic book author and illustrator. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cover Story by: Amber Benson, Christopher Golden Artist: Terry Moore, Andi Watson with Eric Powell Letterer: HiFi Design Colorist: HiFi Design Comics: BtVS: Willow & Tara: Wilderness #1-4, Wannablessedbe Published: Dark Horse Date first published: Apr 23, 2003 Substance: Soft cover, 80 pages, Full color // General Description Collected stories about... Jamie McKelvie was born in the 1980s in Malvern, Worcestershire. ... Image Comics Logo Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. ... Four Letter Worlds is a graphic novel that tells 16 stories revolving around four lettered words: Love, Hate, Fear, and Fate. ... Cover to the 30 Days of Night trade paperback by Ben Templesmith. ... IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ... Doomed cover illustration. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... Ghosts of Albion started as computer-animated web movie series on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)s website. ...


Career: miscellaneous

In 2003, she collaborated with director James Kerwin to produce her play, Albert Hall, in Hollywood. James Kerwin (born October 13, 1973 in St. ... ...


Benson sang in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode "Once More, With Feeling". She provided vocals for the songs "I've Got a Theory / Bunnies / If We're Together", "Under Your Spell" (her solo), "Walk Through the Fire", "Standing/Under Your Spell (Reprise)" and "Where Do We Go From Here?" She also sang "Toucha Toucha Touch Me" (aka "Creature of the Night") at VH-1's celebrity karaoke tribute to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Once More, With Feeling is a musical episode of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... VH1 (which stands for Video Hits 1) is an American cable television channel that was created in 1985. ... A karaoke machine Karaoke 空 kara, empty or void, and オーケストラ ōkesutora, orchestra) pronounced ;   is a form of entertainment in which an amateur singer or singers sing along with recorded music on microphone. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Personal life

On the 2000-11-02 episode of the radio show Loveline, Amber (at age 23) revealed that she did not have a driver's license, that her mother drove her to the studio, and stated that she was at the time still a virgin.[1][3] As of 2007, Benson resides in Los Angeles, California. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew, in a guest appearance on Dawsons Creek Loveline is a syndicated radio call-in program in the United States, Canada and Mexico, offering medical and relationship advice to listeners, often with the assistance of guests, including actors and members of popular bands. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ...


Filmography

  • Shifter (2008) - as Kimi
  • One-Eyed Monster (2007) - as Laura
  • Kiss the Bride (2007) - as Elly
  • Girltrash! (2007) - Svetlana 'Lana' Dragovich
  • Strictly Sexual (2006) - as Donna
  • Tripping Forward (2006) - as Gwen
  • Simple Things (2006) - as Sally
  • Angst (2006) - as Julia
  • Lovers, Liars & Lunatics (2006) - as Justine
  • Race You to the Bottom (2005) - as Maggie
  • Intermedio (2005) - as Barbie
  • Latter Days (2003) - as Traci Levine
  • Chance (2002) - as Chance
  • Taboo (2002) - as Piper
  • Don's Plum (2001) - as Amy
  • Hollywood, Pennsylvania (2001) - as Mandy Calhoun
  • The Prime Gig (2000) - as Batgirl
  • Deadtime (1999) - as Patty
  • Take It Easy (1999) - as Justy
  • Can't Hardly Wait (1998) - as Stephanie, the Stoned Banana-holding Girl (scenes deleted from the final cut)
  • Bye Bye Love (1995) - as Meg Damico
  • Imaginary Crimes (1994) - as Margaret
  • S.F.W. (1994) - as Barbara 'Babs' Wyler
  • The Crush (1993) - as Cheyenne
  • King of the Hill (1993 film; not the TV series) - as Ella McShane

Lovers, Liars & Lunatics is an independent American motion picture written, produced and directed by Amber Benson. ... Intermedio is an American Horror film. ... Latter Days is a gay romantic drama set in Los Angeles, released in 2003. ... Chance (2002) is the directing debut of actress Amber Benson (most well known from her role as Tara Mclay in Buffy the Vampire Slayer). ... The black-and-white movie Dons Plum is a low-budget drama featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, making crude jokes while hanging out in a Los Angeles diner. ... The Prime Gig is a 2001 film directed by Gregory Mosher, starring Vince Vaughn, Julia Ormond, and Ed Harris. ... Cant Hardly Wait is a 1998 romantic teen comedy film directed by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. ... Bye Bye Love is a 1995 comedy-drama that deals with the central issue of divorce. ... Imaginary Crimes is a 1994 film starry Harvey Keitel and Fairuza Balk. ... S.F.W. (or So Fucking What) is a 1994 film, directed by Jefery Levy. ... The Crush (1993) is an American thriller, directed and written by Alan Shapiro, filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... King of the Hill was a 1993 film, Steven Soderberghs third feature film, and the second he directed from his own screenplay following his 1989 Palme dOr-winning effort sex, lies, and videotape. ...

Television

(Includes made-for-TV movies and TV series)

  • Gryphon (2007) TV movie - Princess Amelia of Lockland
  • Holiday Wishes (2006) TV movie - Danni Hartford
  • Supernatural (2006) TV series - Lenore (episode titled "Bloodlust")
  • The Inside (2005) TV series - Allison Davis (episode titled "The Perfect Couple")
  • Cold Case (2004) TV series - Julia Hoffman (episode titled "Volunteers")
  • The Enforcers (2001) TV miniseries - Abby
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (in 1999-2002 seasons) TV series - Tara Maclay
  • Cracker (1999) TV series - Amy (episode titled "The Club")
  • Promised Land (1998) TV series - Amy Farnsworth (episode titled "Out of Bounds")
  • Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995) TV movie - Nicole Reed
  • Jack Reed: A Search for Justice (1994) TV movie - Nicole Reed
  • Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (1993) TV movie - Nicole Reed

Gryphon is a 2007 film directed by Andrew Prowse, starring Amber Benson, Jonathan LaPaglia, and Larry Drake. ... Supernatural is an American paranormal drama television series that debuted on September 13 2005 on the WB, and is now part of The CWs lineup, where the second season premiered on September 28 2006. ... Bloodlust is episode three of the second season of the television series Supernatural. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the A&E TV show, see Cold Case Files. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American cult television series that initially aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. ... Tara Maclay (born October 16, 1980 and died May 7, 2002 in Sunnydale, California)[1] is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Cracker was a US television crime drama, and a remake of a British television series, also called Cracker. ... Promised Land was a television series which ran on CBS from 1996 to 1999. ...

Books in print

Ghosts of Albion: Accursed by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden
Ghosts of Albion: Accursed by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden

Image File history File links Accursed. ... Image File history File links Accursed. ...

Ghosts of Albion

  • Accursed (with Christopher Golden) (Del Rey, 2005)
  • Witchery (with Christopher Golden) (Del Rey, 2006)
  • The Ghosts of Albion Roleplaying Game (with Timothy S. Brannan and Christopher Golden) (Eden Studios, 2007)
Willow & Tara WannaBlessedBe by Christopher Golden and Amber Benson

Christopher Golden is an American award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and the Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers. ... Christopher Golden is an American award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and the Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers. ... Image File history File links Wtwbbp. ... Image File history File links Wtwbbp. ...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow & Tara (Buffy comic) (2003)

    • WannaBlessedBe (with Christopher Golden)
    • Wilderness, Part 1 (with Christopher Golden)
    • Wilderness, Part 2 (with Christopher Golden)

Cover Story by: Amber Benson, Christopher Golden Artist: Terry Moore, Andi Watson with Eric Powell Letterer: HiFi Design Colorist: HiFi Design Comics: BtVS: Willow & Tara: Wilderness #1-4, Wannablessedbe Published: Dark Horse Date first published: Apr 23, 2003 Substance: Soft cover, 80 pages, Full color // General Description Collected stories about...

Other

  • Shadowplay #1-4 (with Ben Templesmith) (2006)
  • The Seven Whistlers (with Christopher Golden) (2006)

Cover to the 30 Days of Night trade paperback by Ben Templesmith. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Amber chatted at Yahoo! on Thursday, March 8, 2001. Here's the transcript, provided by Coax, sans chat typos. The Essence of Amber (2001-03-08). Retrieved on 2006-12-13.
  2. ^ Bloom, Nate. "Celebrity Jews", Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, 2003-06-06. Retrieved on 2006-12-13. 
  3. ^ Partial transcript of Loveline appearance on 11/02/2000. The Loveline Companion. Retrieved on 2007-01-26.

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Amber Benson @ The Essence of Amber (208 words)
Amber starred in the original Sci-Fi Channel movie Attack of the Gryphon.
The Seven Whistlers, a novella co-written by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden, is now in stock and shipping from the publisher, Subterranean Press.
Amber recently filmed a romantic comedy entitled Kiss the Bride.
Amber Benson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (521 words)
Amber Nicole Benson (born January 8, 1977 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American actress best known for playing Tara Maclay, Willow's girlfriend in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Benson has also written and directed movies for theaters and television.
Amber is currently writing for comics once more, collaborating with the likes of Ben Templesmith (30 Days Of Night), Ashley Wood and Cristina Z, in the much awaited 'Shadowplay' for IDW Publications.
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