Where Is Amber Scott Now, How Did She Become An Actress And Which Are Her Best Works?

Best known for her role as Maggie Banning in the 1991 fantasy adventure film, Hook, Amber Scott began to register her name among the fastest-growing celebrities of her time. Now a grown-up beautiful lady, the American actress has left her fans with so many questions about her career and personal life.

Scott was just 7 years of age when she featured in the phenomenal movie and she practically kept her fans glued to the screen with her acting skills as well as her astonishing beauty. One physical feature of Amber Scott every young girl her age wished to have was her long silky and beautiful hair that gave her that beautiful and innocent look. Decades after Hook was released, Amber seems not to have appeared in any film or TV series and her fans wonder what she is up to. Find out more about the beautiful child actress.

A Peep Into Amber Scott’s Background

As stated earlier, Amber Scott is an American actress who played the role of Maggie Banning in the fantasy adventure film titled Hook. Amber was born in America on the 10th of October 1984. Details about her family, including her parents and siblings have not been publicly disclosed, this may be due to the fact that she dropped out of the entertainment industry early in life.
After graduating from High School, Scott transferred to Trinity College’ (liberal arts college) in Hartford, Connecticut where she graduated in 2006 with a degree. While studying, the actress joined her school’s ‘Delta Psi Epsilon’ sorority, also known as ‘St. Anthony Hall.

The Best of Amber Scott and How She Went Into Acting

Amber Scott (Maggie Banning) with co-actors in the film 'Hook'
Amber Scott (Maggie Banning) with co-actors in the film ‘Hook’- Image Source

Amber Scott received her first acting role at the age of seven and it was in the film adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s 1911 novel Peter and Wendy. The movie Hook which came from the stables of the famed film director Steven Spielberg met with both critical and commercial success, and later went ahead to receive a total of five nominations at the Academy Awards; the 64th edition. She shared the Hook screen with renowned actors and actresses like Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Caroline Goodall, and Julia Roberts.

Those who watched the fantasy film will as well remember that Scott isn’t the only child actress in the film. In fact, the production appears to have a good number of other child actors and actresses. They include Matthew Van Ginkel who was barely a year old when he was cast in the film as baby Peter Pan, Maggie’s sibling, and son to Peter Banning. Other child actors in the film include Max Hoffman (young Peter Pan), and Lisa Wilhoit (Young Tinkerbell). All these young actors are now grown-ups with some of them making it big in Hollywood.

Scott’s character in the movie is the daughter of Peter Pan, a successful corporate lawyer, played by Robin Williams. Her role in the film earned her much popularity even as the film achieved critical acclaim as one of the most popular films in the 90s. While the movie soared high, Amber Scott’s popularity grew further and as a reward, she received the ‘Young Artist Award’ for making an outstanding “Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture.”

Important to note that she did not receive this honor alone, she shared this particular success story along with other child actors who were part of the production. Not only did Amber act in the film, but she also contributed to the success of its soundtrack that included the song, ‘When You’re Alone” originally released by Epic Records. The track which was the brain-child of Leslie Bricusse still went on to become popular after the movie. She performed the song live at the 64th ‘Annual Academy Awards held in Los Angeles.

Amber Scott maintained a very low profile after her significant role in Hook. Despite the fact that her performance in the movie was highly appreciated by both fans and the general public, the then-child actress couldn’t establish a career in the performing arts. In fact, Hook has remained the only feature movie she ever appeared in, and presently, she seems to prefer a life away from the limelight. However, before she bowed out, Amber Scott lent her voice in a single episode of a TV series documentary, American Experience. This production which served as her debut in voice acting featured her voice in multiple characters in the episode. Since then, the actress has not been seen in any TV role or even in the public – this is since 1995.

What The Former Child Actress Has Been Up To

Unlike her co-child actors in the 1991 film, Amber appears to have practically kept herself away from the world of the bright lights leaving only her legacy as an innocent little girl to live forever in the hearts of her fans. The only time the pretty damsel caught the media attention was in 2015 when her headshot surfaced on the internet.

The picture made headlines as viewers of the decades-long film where she acted longed to see what she looks like as a grown-up lady. The picture also raised speculations about her possible return to the big screen but this could not be confirmed as Amber Scott is yet to say a thing pertaining to that neither has she been seen in any production.

See Also: Laia Manzanares – Biography, Age, Family, Facts About The Actress

Fans are Still Eager For Her Comeback

However, Amber Scott’s silence on the matter has not succeeded in silencing her eager fans who would wish to see her in action one more time. There is still hope that her grown-up head-shot has an underlying meaning. Perhaps she is about to make a comeback to the big screen? How couldn’t she, and with that face?

Fans may be right in their wish that she joins the movie world again, after all, most of her co-child actors in Hook are doing beautifully well, and that may well be her story is she decides to return. Lisa Wilhoit who played as young Tinker Bell is still active in the film industry. She has featured in Whose Daughter Is She?, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and many more. The teenage actor Dante Basco is also a grown-up young man who has appeared in hundreds of films, TV/web series, and video games. His latest TV role as at 2019 is in two animated series We Bare Bears, and Victor and Valentino.


Chika Udeh
Chika Udeh
Chika holds a B.A in English language/History and has over 5 years experience in content development and journalism. She loves playing with writing, wordsmiths, and storytelling in all its forms, and when she is not writing about famous people and events that matter, she is probably listening or dancing to some cool jams.


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