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Biography #2The Pittsburgh, Pa. native comes from a long line of medical professionals and was determined to be the first female doctor in the family. However, after she watched her first surgery, she decided against a medical career. From ages 3 to 13, Benz competed as a professional ice skater and at one time during her skating career was ranked thirteenth in the country. An audition for a local community theater set her on the path toward an acting career.
In the spring of 2001, Benz co-starred opposite Bill Bellamy and Shemar Moore in The Brothers and will be seen in the upcoming A Fate Totally Worse Than Death. Previously, Benz co-starred opposite Rose McGowan in the film Jawbreaker, as well as appeared in As Good As It Gets opposite Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson, Black Sheep and Inventing the Abbotts with Billy Crudup.
Benz, who is a gourmet chef, makes her home in Los Angeles with her husband and their two dogs, Elvis and Gracie. She is extremely dedicated to fitness and enjoys doing Tae Bo, hiking and playing golf. She is also an avid crafts enthusiast and has recently become a knitting pro, especially baby blankets for the charity Binky Patrol, which distributes blankets to kids in need.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (06-May-2002)