March 1, 2024

Biography


Elizabeth Benson, fondly called Liz Benson, is a veteran multi-award-winning Nigerian actress, television host, and philanthropist.

She was born on the 5th of April, 1966, in Etinawa, Akwa Ibom State. The veteran actress rose to prominence in 1993 for her role in the television soap opera, Fortunes.

Education

Liz Benson attended Sylvania State College in the United States of America, where she earned a degree in Dramatic Arts

Career

Liz Benson began her acting career when she was very young, in 1971. She made an appearance on the television soap opera Fortunes in 1993. Benson portrayed Mrs. Agnes Johnson in the NTA Network soap opera that aired for nearly two years.

Liz’s breakthrough in the Nigerian and African entertainment industries was Fortunes, and she later appeared in a slew of films. In 1994, her performance in the popular home video film Glamour Girls with Eucharia Anunob, which dealt with the issue of prostitution, cemented her reputation as a film actress. Her excellent command of the English language also distinguished her as one of Nollywood’s most distinctive actors.

Benson abruptly retired from acting in 1996 to become a born-again Christian. She currently works as an evangelist in Delta State with her husband, who runs their Freedom Family Assembly ministry.

Personal Life

Benson was previously married to Samuel Gabriel Etim before his death. She then remarried to Bishop Great Ameye.

Filmography

Still Falling
Lotanna
Children of Mud
Lizard Life
Hilarious Hilary
Dearest Mummy
Dry
Toko taya
Political Control
Bridge-Stone
Crazy Passion
Day of Atonement
Now & Forever
Now & Forever 2
Squad Twenty-Three
Women in Power
Inheritance
Melody of Life
Red Hot
Turn Table
World Apart
Eeku-Ida
Wisdom and Riches
Dapo Junior
Chain Reaction
Diamond Ring
Diamond Ring 2
Scores to Settle
Witches
Back to Life
True Confession
Glamour Girls
Silenced

Awards

Best Actress in a Leading Role at the City People’s Entertainment Awards
Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards
Best Actress in Nigeria (English) at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
Best Actress in Television at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Best Outstanding Actress at the Afro Hollywood Awards
Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards.

Net Worth

Liz Benson has an estimated net worth of $700,000, making her one if Nigeria’s wealthiest and influential actresses. She accumulated most of he wealth from her acting career.

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