Cherie Bennett was born on October 6, 1960, in Buffalo, New York, United States. She is the daughter of Bennett Berman and Roslyn (Ozur) Cantor. Bennett spent her childhood years in Michigan, the only girl in a show-biz family. Her father worked as a writer for television shows, including Twilight Zone, Route 66, and Sid Caesar’s Show of Shows. She started writing at a young age.