Full Name: Amber Rose Tamblyn
Birth Date: May 14, 1983
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Height: 5' 7"
Quote: "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."
Amber Rose Tamblyn was born on May 14, 1983, in Santa Monica, California. Her father, Russ, is a musical actor (noted for West Side Story and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) and her mother, Bonnie, is a singer and artist; it was only natural that Amber would have taken to show business. Amber attended an elementary school for the arts in Southern California, where she performed in a total of 13 plays between kindergarten and eighth grade.
Amber's professional break came in the fourth grade, when she was portraying the irrepressible Pippi Longstocking in a school play. A long-time family friend and agent caught Amber's performance, and urged Russ Tamblyn to encourage his daughter's talent. At first the seasoned actor was wary, knowing the pitfalls of the profession; but he relented and the 9-year-old Amber went on her first auditions.
It soon became clear that there was no need to worry. In a matter of months, Amber landed her first roles, appearing in the movies Live Nude Girls (1995), Rebellious (1995) and Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (1996). In the fall of 1994, Amber was cast to play a short-term role on the long-running soap opera General Hospital. But the role of Emily Quartermaine soon became more prominent, and Amber would end up in over 600 episodes over a six-year period. In 1999, Amber received the Hollywood Reporter's YoungStar Award for Best Young Actress in a Daytime TV Program. But, the demanding schedule of General Hospital meant that Amber had to pass on other promising roles. As a result, she left the show when her contract was up in the spring of 2001. She auditioned with a vengeance, and landed multiple guest appearances between 2001 and 2003, on such television shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Boston Public, The Twilight Zone, CSI: Miami, and Without a Trace; she also appeared in the hit horror movie, The Ring (2002).
Amber became a true star in 2003, when she was cast in the title role in CBS's hit show Joan of Arcadia. The new show already has a loyal fan base and an estimated 11 million viewers each night; in 2004 it won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New Dramatic Series. Naturally, much of the attention has rubbed off on the star of the show -- Amber Tamblyn. Her portrayal of the troubled teen who talks to God earned her a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination (both in 2004).
In 2005 Amber appeared in the hit feature The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The film also starred Alexis Bledel, Blake Livley, and America Ferrera. That same year Joan of Arcadia was cancelled despite a wide fan base. Leaving the show behind, Amber now has more time to focus on movie rolls.
Amber fills her spare time with other artistic endeavors, including singing, dancing and theater, and writing poetry. She has self-published two books of poems, Of The Dawn and Plenty of Ships, and her work has appeared in the San Francisco publications Cups and Poetry USA.
Amber Tamblyn Filmography
Main Street (2010) .... Mary Saunders
The Unusuals (TV Series) .... Detective Casey Shraeger (10 episodes, 2009)
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009) .... Ella Crystal
Spring Breakdown (2009) .... Ashley Hartmann
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) .... Tibby Tomko-Rollins
The Russell Girl (2008) (TV movie) .... Sarah Russell
Normal Adolescent Behavior (aka Havoc 2: Normal Adolescent Behavior) (2007) .... Wendy
Spiral (2007) .... Amber
Blackout (2007) .... Claudia
Babylon Fields (2007) (TV movie) .... Janine Wunch
The Grudge 2 (2006) .... Aubrey
Stephanie Daley (2006) .... Stephanie Daley
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) .... Tibby
Joan of Arcadia (TV series) .... Joan Girardi (2003-2005)
Without a Trace (TV series) .... Clare Metcalf (1 episode, "Clare de Lune" 2003)
CSI: Miami (TV series) .... Senior Cadet Valerie Barreiro (1 episode, "Camp Fear" 2002)
The Ring (2002) .... Katie Embry
The Twilight Zone (TV series) .... Jenna (1 episode, "Evergreen" 2002)
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002) .... Kate (segment "Twelve Miles to Trona")
Boston Public (TV series) .... Melissa Campbell (1 episode, "Chapter Thirty-Two" 2002)
Prep (2002) (TV movie)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series) .... Janice (1 episode, "All the Way" 2001)
Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (1997) .... Sprout
General Hospital (TV series) .... Emily (4 episodes, 1995-2001)
Live Nude Girls (1995) .... Young Jill
Rebellious (1995) .... Deb
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