Amber Tamblyn is an American actress, writer, and director. She first came to national attention in her role as Emily Bowen on the soap opera General Hospital, for which she won a Young Artist Award. She is best known for her role as Joan Girardi on the television series Joan of Arcadia, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. Tamblyn has also appeared in films such as The Ring, The Grudge 2, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, and Django Unchained.
Tamblyn was born in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of actors Russ Tamblyn and Bonnie Murray. She has two older siblings, actor Evan Ross and singer-songwriter Tyler Ross. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother is of Irish ancestry. Tamblyn was raised in Ojai, California. She attended High School for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.
Tamblyn’s first television role was Emily Bowen on the soap opera General Hospital, a role she played from 1995 to 2001. She also had a recurring role on the television series Roseanne as Teddi Jo Pollack, a friend of Darlene Conner (played by Sara Gilbert). In 2002, Tamblyn starred in the short-lived CBS television series Joan of Arcadia as Joan Girardi, a teenager who sees and talks with God. In 2004, she appeared in The Ring and The Grudge 2, both horror films.
In 2005, Tamblyn co-starred in the comedy-drama film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants as Tibby Tomko-Rollins, one of four teenage girls who share a pair of jeans that magically fits each of them perfectly. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $100 million worldwide. In 2006, she starred in the sequel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 as Tibby Tomko-Rollins.
In 2007, Tamblyn starred in the horror film Halloween II as Annie Brackett, the daughter of Sheriff Leigh Brackett (played by Malcolm McDowell). In 2008, she starred in the Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained as Broomhilda von Shaft, a slave who is rescued by the titular character (played by Jamie Foxx).
Tamblyn has been married to actor David Cross since 2012. They have one daughter together.
Date Of Birth
May 14, 1983
Film producer, Author, Poet, Actor
Santa Monica Alternative School House
Bonnie Murray Tamblyn, Russ Tamblyn
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress - Drama/Action Adventure, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Satellite Award for Best A...
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 127 Hours, The Ring, The Grudge 2, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Normal Adolescent Behavior, Django Unchained, Spring Breakdown, Stephanie Daley, Paint It Black, 3 Nights in the Desert, Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard, The Russell...
Two and a Half Men, House, The Unusuals, Joan of Arcadia, General Hospital, HypaSpace
[on Auditioning for Two and a Half Men] I told Jon Cryer to go 'F' himself in the audition in front of [creator] Chuck Lorre
[on filming Two and a Half Men]Hands down one of the best experiences of my 20 year career, The cast has been incredibly kind and supportive in guiding me through such unfamiliar steps. I've never done a sitcom before, I come mostly from dramatic roles, so there has been a large learning curve for me. But everyone, and I mean everyone - from writers to camera operators to wardrobe - have made me feel like a million bucks
[on the cancellation of Joan of Arcadia (2003)]: "I'd rather be a on a good show that only runs two years than on a dumb show that's a hit for like eight years, which is usually the case these days".
"The idea that someone like Britney Spears is a role model for teenage girls is kind of sad and horrifying. Britney is the epitome of a non-artist. She has nothing to offer but her T&A".
Wrinkles, soft faces, older faces are signs of wisdom, which is the greatest sign of beauty.
(October 26, 2016) Expecting her 1st child, a daughter, with her husband David Cross.
She has Scottish, English, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was a Scottish immigrant.
(October 6, 2012) Married her boyfriend of 4 years David Cross following a 14-month-long engagement.
Release of her book, "Bang Ditto". 
Doing book signing for her poetry book "Free Stallion: Poems" in Orange County, Hollywood, Long Beach and Culver City with fellow poets Derrick Brown. [October 2006]
Completing her first full length book of poetry, "Free Stallion," for Simon & Schuster, due in Aug 23rd [June 2005]
Appears in the Twin Peaks (1990) Special Edition DVD special features. She and her father Russ Tamblyn tell a story about his appearance at a "Twin Peaks" event at which Amber had the cast sign her shoes.
Convinced a homeless man to pose as her father so she could get her navel pierced. It soon became infected and she had to confess to her parents. The story inspired an episode of Joan of Arcadia (2003).
Her dad, Russ Tamblyn danced with her during the 1997 Nurses' Ball.
Amber suffers from arachnophobia. When a scene in General Hospital (1963) called for her character Emily to pick up her pet tarantula, Amber went to the writers and asked them if they could change the scene. She also suggested that the spider be killed off and Emily be given a rat, the sort of pet Amber herself had at home.