Amber Benson

Amber Benson


1/8/1977, Birmingham, Alabama

Birth Name

Amber Nicole Benson


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Amber was born in Birmingham, Alabama on January 8, 1977. Her experience with show business started early, and she had already studied acting, dancing, and singing by the time she was 13. During her teen years she performed in a number of productions at a community theater, and…more


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    • Amber: It's just, you know, tough...because you want to say that women are just like guys, and we're all equal. But we're not, we're different. And it's hard to acknowledge that. You want to believe we're all equal, but we have things we're better at, both as individuals and because of our genders. There are things that women are better at... like having children.

    • Amber: It was much easier to write Willow's stuff than Tara's. I think Chris had to go in and kind of doctor some of the Tara dialogue. I was just was very difficult. I could write about her, but writing the dialogue was tough.

    • Amber: Oh, man... for twenty bucks you can sleep on me.

    • Amber: The only way that Joss could get Willow's character to that level of desperation was to take the one thing away from her that she loved which was Tara. As awful as it was, he was really trying to put the message out that Willow's problem with magic was a allegory for drug abuse.

    • Amber: If I liked girls, I'd be a very happy camper. I've gotten some wonderful letters, and they've assured me that if I decide to play for the other team, I'll have a place.

    • Amber: It's funny, because everybody on Buffy the Vampire Slayer thought I was really quiet and shy until they got to know me. Everyone thinks that I'm tall and fat and shy. I'm like, 'Well, I'm short and I'm slender and I'm very outgoing.'

    • Amber: I like to sing low, and Joss made Under Your Spell really high. I wasn't sure how it was going to work, but once we went in and recorded it, I knew it was going to be good.

    • Amber: I love meeting people. It wears you out, but it was a good experience all the way around. Everybody else's fans are really cool too, but I truly believe that out of everybody on Buffy, my fans are the coolest.

    • Amber: I've gotten the most amazing letters from young women who have come out because of the relationship that Tara and Willow had on Buffy. If you can make an impact on society in a positive way, it's the most amazing experience.

    • Amber: The day started and I knew my name and had my pants on. So far, so good. Yay!

    • Amber: I'm known as the fat lesbian chick on Buffy. Of course I mean you stand me next to an actress like Sarah and I look like I'll eat her. Wait, that didn't sound right. But, you know what I mean.

    • Amber: Very rarely do I get the opportunity to get something creepy like the bad guy. You kind of have to dig deep inside to find the weird person in yourself.