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Short Info

Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthMay 14, 1983
SpouseDavid Cross
MarkHer fair skin
FactHer dad, Russ Tamblyn danced with her during the 1997 Nurses' Ball.

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.

General Info

Full NameAmber Tamblyn
Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthMay 14, 1983
Height1.7 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Author, Poet, Actor
EducationSanta Monica Alternative School House


SpouseDavid Cross
ParentsBonnie Murray Tamblyn, Russ Tamblyn
SiblingsChina Tamblyn


NominationsGolden 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...
MoviesThe 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...
TV ShowsTwo and a Half Men, House, The Unusuals, Joan of Arcadia, General Hospital, HypaSpace

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#Marks / Signs
1Her fair skin


1[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
2[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
3[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".
4"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".
5Wrinkles, soft faces, older faces are signs of wisdom, which is the greatest sign of beauty.


1(October 26, 2016) Expecting her 1st child, a daughter, with her husband David Cross.
2She has Scottish, English, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was a Scottish immigrant.
3(October 6, 2012) Married her boyfriend of 4 years David Cross following a 14-month-long engagement.
4Release of her book, "Bang Ditto". [2009]
5Doing 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]
6Completing her first full length book of poetry, "Free Stallion," for Simon & Schuster, due in Aug 23rd [June 2005]
7Filming The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008). [2008]
8Currently taping the new series, Joan of Arcadia (2003). [May 2003]
9Starting her second poetry book for Simon & Shuster Inc. [September 2006]
10Sister-in-law of Juli Cross and Wendy Cross.
11[August 17, 2011] Engaged to David Cross. They have been together since 2009. At the time of their engagement, he was 47 and she was 28.
12In longterm relationship with David Cross [2009].
13Traveled with poetry/slam tour "The Junkyard Ghost Revival" in 2008 with poets Anis Mojgani, Derrick Brown and Buddy Wakefield.
14Used hypnosis to get rid of her arachnophobia. She is no longer afraid of spiders.
15Has been in two movies that were remakes of Japanese movies: The Ring (2002) and The Grudge 2 (2006).
16Her favorite films are: The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978),Lost Highway (1997), A Pure Formality (1994), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Blakes 7: Duel (1978), The City of Lost Children (1995), Amadeus (1984), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Princess Mononoke (1997), Brazil (1985), Citizen Kane (1941), and On the Waterfront (1954).
17Niece of Larry Tamblyn
18Is best friends with her The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) co-star Alexis Bledel.
19Family friends include Dennis Hopper, David Lynch and Neil Young.
20Appeared in The Twilight Zone: Evergreen (2002), where the punishment for being a bad seed was to be sent to Arcadia. Her most famous role to date was in the TV show Joan of Arcadia (2003) as the lead Joan Girardi.
21Is the second youngest actress to be nominated for an Emmy in the category of Lead Actress in a Series.
22On General Hospital (1963), Amber portrayed the adopted granddaughter of "Lila Quartermaine", portrayed by Anna Lee. In the 1950s (long before Amber's birth), Amber's father, Russ Tamblyn, was married to Lee's daughter Venetia Stevenson.
23Appears 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.
24Convinced 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).
25She is the goddaughter of actor Dean Stockwell. Stockwell and her father, Russ Tamblyn, appeared together in the film, The Boy with Green Hair (1948), and in the Quantum Leap (1989) episode, Quantum Leap: Thou Shalt Not... - February 2, 1974 (1989).
26Her dad, Russ Tamblyn danced with her during the 1997 Nurses' Ball.
27Amber 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.
28Daughter of actor Russ Tamblyn and his third wife, Bonnie Tamblyn.
29Fan of folk singer Ani Difranco and Avril Lavigne.




Girlfriend's Day2017completedJill
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards2017post-productionAmanda
Lip Sync Battle2016TV Series
Inside Amy Schumer2013-2016TV SeriesAmber / Girl #1 / Natasha / ...
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret2009-2016TV SeriesStephanie Daley / Girl / Not Todd's Girlfriend
Two and a Half Men2013-2015TV SeriesJenny Harper
Growing Up and Other Lies2014Tabatha
Community2014TV SeriesThought Jacker Co-Star
3 Nights in the Desert2014Anna
This One Time2013TV Series
The Heart, She Holler2013TV SeriesHurlette Headhe
Anatomy of Violence2013TV MovieAbby Ravner
Django Unchained2012Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter
House M.D.2010-2012TV SeriesMartha M. Masters
Metalocalypse2012TV SeriesTrindle
Portlandia2012TV SeriesIntern
The Quinn-tuplets2010TV MovieMiriam Quinn
Main Street2010Mary Saunders
127 Hours2010Megan
Comedy Showcase2009TV SeriesGirl
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt2009Ella Crystal
The Unusuals2009TV SeriesDetective Casey Shraeger
Spring Breakdown2009Ashley Hartmann
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 22008Tibby Tomko-Rollins
The Russell Girl2008TV MovieSarah Russell
Babylon Fields2007TV MovieJanine Wunch
Normal Adolescent Behavior2007Wendy
The Grudge 22006Aubrey
Stephanie Daley2006Stephanie Daley
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants2005Tibby
I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust2005TV Movie documentaryElizabeth Kaugmann / Miriam Korber (voice)
Joan of Arcadia2003-2005TV SeriesJoan Girardi
Without a Trace2003TV SeriesClare Metcalf
CSI: Miami2002TV SeriesSenior Cadet Valerie Barreiro
The Ring2002Katie
The Twilight Zone2002TV SeriesJenna Winslow
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet2002Kate (segment "Twelve Miles to Trona")
Boston Public2002TV SeriesMelissa Campbell
Prep2002TV Movie
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2001TV SeriesJanice
General Hospital1996-1998TV SeriesEmily Bowen Quartermaine
Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard1997VideoSprout
Live Nude Girls1995Young Jill (as Amber Rose Tamblyn)


Paint It Black2016producer
The Gynotician2013Short executive producer
You Belong Everywhere: Portrait of a Living Poet2011Documentary executive producer
The Drums Inside Your Chest2009Documentary executive producer


Paint It Black2016writer
The Gynotician2013Short co-writer


Paint It Black2016


David Cross: Making America Great Again2016TV Special special thanks
Super2010/Ispecial thanks
Real Medicine Foundation in Turkana Kenya2010Documentary short thanks
Meltdown2009/IShort special thanks
What Goes Up2009special thanks


The Making of 'Spiral'2008Video documentary shortHerself
2007 Much Music Video Music Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Shootout2007TV SeriesHerself
The Grudge 2: Holding a Grudge2007Video documentary short
The Grudge 2: Ready When You Are Mr Shimizu2007Video documentary shortHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Fuse Celebrity Playlist2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Young Hollywood Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Celebrity Poker Showdown2005TV SeriesHerself
Fashion News Live2005TV SeriesHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself - Attendee
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2004-2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Total Request Live2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '052005TV Movie documentaryHerself
CBS Cares2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
The 6th Annual Family Television Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Life & Style2004TV SeriesHerself
The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Storyline Online 32004TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A Tribute to Joe Mantegna2004TV Short documentaryHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Punk'd2003TV SeriesHerself
Storyline Online2003TV SeriesHerself
Inside Amy Schumer2016TV SeriesHerself
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi2015TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Ever After: Amber Tamblyn on Poetry and Death2015Documentary shortAmber Tamblyn
Comedy Bang! Bang!2014TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Real Medicine Foundation in Turkana Kenya2010Documentary short
Whatever Happened To?2010TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2006-2009TV SeriesHerself
The Drums Inside Your Chest2009DocumentaryHerself
Good Morning America2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur2008DocumentaryHerself


Won Awards

2006Silver LeopardLocarno International Film FestivalBest ActressStephanie Daley (2006)
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress in a Television SeriesJoan of Arcadia (2003)
2004Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Lead ActressJoan of Arcadia (2003)
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Drama SeriesJoan of Arcadia (2003)
2000YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Young Actress/Performance in a Daytime TV SeriesGeneral Hospital (1963)

Nominated Awards

2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: Horror/ThrillerThe Grudge 2 (2006)
2007Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleStephanie Daley (2006)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: DramaThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
2005Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress on TelevisionJoan of Arcadia (2003)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, DramaJoan of Arcadia (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress - Drama/Action AdventureJoan of Arcadia (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Breakout TV Star - FemaleJoan of Arcadia (2003)
2004Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Adult Performer in a Teenage RoleJoan of Arcadia (2003)
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaJoan of Arcadia (2003)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesJoan of Arcadia (2003)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, DramaJoan of Arcadia (2003)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Drama SeriesJoan of Arcadia (2003)
2001Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Younger Lead ActressGeneral Hospital (1963)
2000Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite Teen StarGeneral Hospital (1963)
1999YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Daytime TV ProgramGeneral Hospital (1963)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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