43 Facts About Amber Tamblyn


Amber Rose Tamblyn was born on May 14,1983 and is an American actress and writer.


Amber Tamblyn first came to national attention in her role on the soap opera General Hospital as Emily Quartermaine at the age of 11.


Amber Tamblyn followed with a starring role on the prime-time series Joan of Arcadia, portraying the title character, Joan Girardi, for which she received Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.


Amber Tamblyn has published seven books across genres, and writes for The New York Times and other publications on issues of gender inequality and women's rage.


Amber Tamblyn's father, Russ Tamblyn, is an actor, dancer, and singer who starred in the 1961 film West Side Story, the 1954 film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and the television series Twin Peaks, and her mother, Bonnie Murray, is a singer, teacher, and artist.


Amber Tamblyn's paternal grandfather, Eddie Tamblyn, was a vaudeville performer.


Amber Tamblyn's uncle is Larry Tamblyn, who is the keyboardist in the 1960s rock band The Standells.


Amber Tamblyn attended the Santa Monica Alternative School House, which, in her words, was "very unorthodox, no letter grades".


At the age of ten, she played Pippi Longstocking in a school play; her father's agent, Sharon Debord, was attending as a family friend and ended up convincing her father to allow Amber Tamblyn to go on auditions.


Amber Tamblyn starred in "Evergreen", the pilot episode of the second The Twilight Zone revival in 2002.


Amber Tamblyn became better known playing Joan Girardi, a teenage girl who receives frequent visits from God, on the CBS drama series Joan of Arcadia.


Amber Tamblyn's father made several appearances as God in the form of a dog walker on the show, which ran from 2003 to 2005.


In spring 2009, Amber Tamblyn starred in The Unusuals, as NYPD homicide detective Casey Shraeger.


Amber Tamblyn has appeared on numerous episodes of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, including the "Milk Milk Lemonade" sketch which aired in 2015.


In 2021, Amber Tamblyn starred opposite Diane Lane in the critically acclaimed FX television series "Y The Last man" based on the beloved graphic novel.


Amber Tamblyn launched her film career playing bit parts in her father's movies: Rebellious and Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard.


Amber Tamblyn reprised the role in the 2008 sequel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.


Amber Tamblyn was nominated for Best Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards.


In January 2008, Amber Tamblyn appeared in the Hallmark film The Russell Girl, about a woman suffering from disease and mental anguish.


Amber Tamblyn appeared in the 2009 film Spring Breakdown, featuring Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, and Parker Posey.


Amber Tamblyn appeared alongside Orlando Bloom, Colin Firth, and Patricia Clarkson in the 2010 film Main Street, a drama set in North Carolina.


In 2012, Amber Tamblyn starred alongside Wes Bentley and Vincent Piazza in the indie feature 3 Nights in the Desert directed by Gabriel Cowan, written by playwright Adam Chanzit and produced by John Suits.


Amber Tamblyn optioned the rights to the book in 2012 with the idea of producing the movie and starring as the lead character with Courtney Hunt directing.


Amber Tamblyn attended a grade school for the theatrical arts from the age of 5 to 14.


Amber Tamblyn was discovered as an actress at the age of 9 when she starred in Pippi Longstocking.


Amber Tamblyn was hand picked by Tarantino, a long-time friend, along with fellow cast members Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, and others.


Amber Tamblyn starred in Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty at the Geffen Playhouse in 2014, which received critical acclaim.


Amber Tamblyn serves on the board of directors for Soho Rep Theater in New York.


Amber Tamblyn has self-published two chapbooks of poetry, Of the Dawn and Plenty of Ships, and has participated in poetry readings at various venues, particularly in California.


The Loneliest, a poem book inspired by Thelonious Monk and his music, was published in 2005 and contains haiku poetry written by Amber Tamblyn and coupled with collages by George Herms.


Amber Tamblyn appeared in a poetry concert film recorded on August 4,2002, in Los Angeles, The Drums Inside Your Chest.


Since 2011, Amber Tamblyn has reviewed books of poetry by women for iconic feminist magazine, BUST Magazine.


In March 2018, Amber Tamblyn came under criticism for tweets about New York City's Hasidic Jewish community following an incident in Brooklyn involving her daughter.


Amber Tamblyn said she was nearly struck by a van driven by a Hasidic Jewish man while walking with her daughter in a stroller.


On February 21,2017, Amber Tamblyn announced that she and Cross had recently had a daughter.


Amber Tamblyn is sometimes said to be the goddaughter of musician Neil Young and actors Dean Stockwell and Dennis Hopper, although in a 2009 interview with Parade, Tamblyn explained that "godfather" was "just a loose term" for Stockwell, Hopper and Young, three famous friends of her father's who were always around the house when she was growing up, and who were big influences on her life.


Amber Tamblyn supported and campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 United States presidential election.


On social media, Amber Tamblyn urged voters to check voter ID requirements citing VoteRiders as a source of assistance across the United States.


Amber Tamblyn was the writing mentee of the late San Francisco Poet Laureate, Jack Hirschman.


In June 2021, Amber Tamblyn wrote an essay in The New York Times expressing solidarity with Britney Spears' effort to end the conservatorship controlling her life.


Amber Tamblyn wrote that she became financially successful when she turned 21 and starred in Joan of Arcadia.


Amber Tamblyn's father became her co-manager, and her mother her business manager.


Amber Tamblyn was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress in a Television Series in 2004 and 2005.