The last decade has been kinder to some than others…
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers: The post- hasn’t been easy for Buffy’s stalwart friend.
Benson was born in Birmingham, Alabama to psychiatrist, Edward and Diane Benson.
She has a younger sister, Danielle who is an artist.
They were good to each other, they treated eachother way. You normalise it, and make it okay, because it is okay. there were a lot of young people who felt very isolated, and to see two characters on a television show be accepted by a group of peers changed the game.
Whilst appearing on Buffy, Benson co-wrote the movie The Theory of the Leisure Class which was released in 2001.
She also wrote, produced, directed and starred in digital video Chance which also starred her Buffy co-star, James Marsters.
As a child Benson studied music and dance, performing in the Birmingham Children's Ballet as well as in local theater.
She attended high school in Orlando, Florida but moved to Los Angeles later with her family.