Amber Benson plays Tara, Willow’s girlfriend on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Raised in Alabama, she moved to Los Angeles at the age of 14. Benson has amassed a number of television and film roles. Her television credits include the television movie “Jack Reed: An Honest Cop,” as well as guest starring roles on “Promised Land” and “Cracker.”
Benson will be seen on the big screen in the upcoming “Taboo” with Nick Stahl. She was recently seen in “The Prime Gig,” starring opposite Vince Vaughn, Ed Harris and Julia Ormond. She also appeared in the controversial feature film “Don’s Plum,” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. Her additional credits include “Bye Bye Love,” “Imaginary Crimes,” “S.F.W.,” “The Crush” and her debut film, Steven Soderbergh’s critically acclaimed “King of the Hill.”
Benson recently directed and also starred in the feature film “Chance” based on her original screenplay. She also co-wrote a Willow/Tara comic book with Chris Golden for Dark Horse Comics.
Aside from acting, she enjoys art, music and is a huge fan of singer Jeff Buckley.