Amber Chaney began her career as a model at the age of 17 walking the runway in Atlanta, Chicago and later New York. In New York City she attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and graduated from the studio program focusing on theatre, film, and voice production and speech. Her first major film role came in 2005 where she played Aunt Eva in Somebodies, an Official Selection and Grand Jury Prize nominee of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Later she would reprise her role as Aunt Eva in BET’s original television series of Somebodies. In 2011 she had the honor of being cast as the iconic Avox Girl, Lavinia, for The Hunger Games based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, bringing to her media attention and a broad world-wide fan base. In the same year she met the business end of a pick-axe as Hershel’s wife-turned-zombie, Annette Greene, on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Other TV credits include guest starring roles on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Nurse Monica on Meet the Browns. Horror fans can catch her next year starring in the suspense horror film Morningside Monster; also starring Nicholas Brendon.
On stage, in Atlanta, Amber honed her character acting skills as part of a sketch comedy troupe called Sketchworks, as well as, Theresa in Circle Mirror Transformation, Elvira in Blithe Spirit, and Angela in Breaking Legs. Amber was the feisty 55-year-old, Jane, in the national tour of Tyler Perry’s Laugh to Keep from Crying, and starred as the ‘barely legal’ object of Terrell’s lust in Cakebaby Production’s The Tedious Existence of Terrell B. Howell the very same year.
Amber lives in her beautiful hometown of Atlanta, GA and is an advocate for the Georgia Film Commission.