Liz Benson is one of the pioneers of the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. She has been in the industry for over two decades and have contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria and rest of the world. Elizabeth Benson popularly known as Liz Benson is a famous Nollywood veteran actress, producer, television personality, evangelist and a philanthropist. She has been regarded as one of the best outstanding actresses in Nollywood and also one of the highest paid actresses in Nigeria.
She is always known for her wicked role in movies. She always plays the role of a royal queen, house wife, mother in-law and wicked step mother in several Nollywood movies. She has been in the industry for over 2 decades and regarded as one of Nollywood most talented actress.
She was born on 29th April 1966 in Etinawa, a small town in Akwa Ibom State in the south southern part of Nigeria. She is currently 53 years. She started acting at a very tender age. She is very beautiful, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. She knows how to interpret her roles very well and can fit in any character given to her by movie directors and producers in Nigeria.
As a kid Liz Benson dream was to become an actress. She completed her primary and secondary school education in Etinawa, Akwa Ibom State in the south southern part of Nigeria and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. While still in secondary school she was actively involved in drama, stage play and performing arts. After completing her primary and secondary school education, Liz Benson relocated to the United States of America to pursue her academic career. While in the United States she attended Sylvania State College in United States of America and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dramatic Arts.
After completing her studies in the United States of America, Liz Benson returned back to Nigeria to pursue a career in acting. In 1993, she joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood professionally and rose to fame after starring in the television soap opera ‘Fortunes’. In 1994, she became a global figure after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Glamour Girls” alongside with Eucharia Anunobi. Her role in the movie Glamour Girls made her a very successful and an accomplished actress in Nigeria.
Liz Benson is one of the top pioneers of the Nigeria movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. She has a good command of English Language and regarded as one of Nollywood best outspoken actress in Nigeria. Unfortunately, many people have misunderstood her to be an evil person due to the kind of role she plays in movie. Surprisingly, just when her rating as a leading actress had begun to rise even higher, Liz Benson suddenly quit acting.
Liz Benson has acted in more than 250 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies she has acted include Political Control, Bridge-Stone, Crazy Passion, World Apart, and many more. Her role in the movie “Glamour Girls” earned her an award for Most Promising Actress in Nigeria and Best New Actress to Watch Out For at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2005, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Liz Benson currently work full time as an evangelist and lives in Delta State, Nigeria with her family, where she is running her ministry ‘Freedom Family Assembly’. In her late twenties she lost her husband Samuel Gabriel Etim. She had to struggle alone to train her kids as a single mother. She is currently listed by many media outlet as one of the best outstanding actress in Nigeria. Her movies are in high demand and she performs her role very well to the delight of her loving fans.
Since 2015, Liz Benson has stopped appearing in movies. She is now a born-again Christian and currently preaching the gospel of God as an evangelist. She has a ministry known as ‘Freedom Family Assembly’ where she is preaching the good news of God and converting souls for Christ. She is currently married to Samuel Gabriel Etim. Her marriage is blessed with three lovely children namely; Richard, Lillian and Roselyn. Her children are now grown up. Although she has kept her children from the prying eyes of the public for so long. She is one of the Nollywood actress that is free from media scandal.
Liz Benson currently has an estimated net worth of over $700,000, making her one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria. She is also very popular on social media with more than a million followers on her official Instagram account. In 2011, Liz Benson was honored as Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) which happens to be the highest honor and award given to a celebrity in Nigeria who has contributed immensely to the economy growth and development of the country through entertainment. She has also been regarded as one of the most beautiful actresses in Nigeria and also one of the most sought after actresses in Nigeria.
Liz Benson in the cause of her acting career has won several awards both home and abroad. In 2006, her role in World Apart won her the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. She has also won Best Actress in a Leading Role at the City People’s Entertainment Awards, Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards, Best Outstanding Actress at the Afro Hollywood Awards, Best Actress in Television at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Best Actress in Nigeria (English) at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.