Amber Tamblyn | Biography
Amber Tamblyn is a phenomenal American television and film actress. She is just as talented and successful, if not more, as a poet. She shot to fame with a regular role in General Hospital and later Joan of Arcadia as well as a handful of credited roles in movies and other television series. She was born on May 14, 1983 and has been acting since she was nine, nabbing her first role in television in the hit medical drama, General Hospital. She is also a published poet.
Born to actor Russ Tamblyn and raised in close affinity to actors like Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper and Neil Young has certainly helped her get inspired in acting. She is a native of Santa Monica, California where she went to Santa Monica Alternative School House. She has been married to comedy star David Cross since 2012. The pair met in 2010. She admits she was a huge fan of him when they first met and was thrilled to have finally met him in person. The couple got married in 2012 among family and friends which included celebrities like America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Amy Poehler and Kristen Schaal. She and David, who is older than her by 19 years, currently reside in New York.
Amber took her father’s help to enter the world of film. She played small roles in Russ Tamblyn’s movies such as Rebellious. In 1995, she appeared in Live Nude Girls and landed a regular role in General Hospital where she portrayed Emily Quartermaine. She was on the series for over five years and was awarded the YoungStar Award for Best Young Actress in a Daytime TV Series in 2000. She also received nominations for two Soap Opera Digest Awards. She followed with another critically acclaimed television role in Joan of Arcadia in which she played the lead character Joan Giardi who regularly has conversations with God. She played the teen character until 2005 and was nominated for a series of awards including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Teen Choice Awards. She was given the Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television in 2004. Over the years, she starred in episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Boston Public, The Twilight Zone, Without a Trace and The Unusuals. She was given the Locarno International Film Festival Award For Best Actress for her lead role in Stephanie Daley. She stars in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and its sequel in 2008. In 2010, she was introduced as the main cast on House as Martha M. Masters. She also appears in Portlandia, Metalocalypse and Inside Amy Schumer. She can also be seen in the horror movies The Ring and the sequel of The Grudge, The Grudge 2. In 2013, she was seen as the daughter of Charlie Harper on her first sitcom Two and a Half Men. She played Jennifer Harper who is a lesbian. Most recently she appeared in an episode of Community and the movie X/Y. 127 Hours, Spring Breakdown and Mainstreet are her other notable movies. She has published many poems over the years as a poet. Of the Dawn, Plenty of Ships and The Loneliest were her first poetry collections. She published Free Stallion in 2005 through Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. She tours regularly with Derrick C. Brown.
She has also co-founded Write Now Poetry Society in 2007 which is a non-profit initiative that organizes events to promote poetry and art. Her third poem collection, Dark Sparkler, was published in 2014. Amber joyously enjoys cooking and indulges in preparing dinners. She has shown interests in supporting charities like Planned Parenthood.
Award winning American actress, Amber Tamblyn is a gifted performer and a poetry genius. With almost two decades of experience in the entertainment industry, Amber has progressively climbed up the list of top celebrities in Hollywood.