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Amber Tamblyn Biography

Amber Tamblyn


Date of Birth
14 December 1983, Santa Monica, California, USA

Birth Name
Amber Rose Tamblyn

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Biography
Amber Rose Tamblyn was born May 14, 1983 in Santa Monica, California. Amber caught an agent's eye at the age of ten after a performance in "Pippi Longstocking". She has appeared in Live Nude Girls (1995) and Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (1997). In addition, her most popular role has been the role of "Emily Bowen-Quartermaine" of the popular soap General Hospital (1963). She originated the role of "Emily" in 1995. Amber is the daughter of actor Russ Tamblyn and singer and artist Bonnie Tamblyn. In addition, Amber writes poetry and has been published in the San Francisco publications, "Cups" and "Poetry USA". Amber also enjoys singing, dancing, and theater in addition to her life on General Hospital (1963).

  • Fan of folk singer Ani Difranco and Avril Lavigne.
  • Daughter of actor Russ Tamblyn and his third wife, Bonnie Tamblyn.
  • 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.
  • Her dad, Russ Tamblyn danced with her during the 1997 Nurses' Ball.
  • She 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).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • On 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.
  • Is the second youngest actress to be nominated for an Emmy in the category of Lead Actress in a Series.
  • Appeared 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.
  • Family friends include Dennis Hopper, David Lynch and Neil Young.
  • Is best friends with her The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) co-star Alexis Bledel.
  • Niece of Larry Tamblyn
  • Her favorite films are: The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978),Lost Highway (1997), A Pure Formality (1994), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Blake's 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).
  • Has been in two movies that were remakes of Japanese movies: The Ring (2002) and The Grudge 2 (2006).
  • Used hypnosis to get rid of her arachnophobia. She is no longer afraid of spiders.
  • Traveled with poetry/slam tour "The Junkyard Ghost Revival" in 2008 with poets Anis Mojgani, Derrick Brown and Buddy Wakefield.
  • In longterm relationship with David Cross [2009].
  • [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.
  • Sister-in-law of Juli Cross and Wendy Cross.
  • Starting her second poetry book for Simon & Shuster Inc. [September 2006]
  • Currently taping the new series, Joan of Arcadia (2003). [May 2003]
  • Filming The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008). [2008]
  • Completing her first full length book of poetry, "Free Stallion," for Simon & Schuster, due in Aug 23rd [June 2005]
  • 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]
  • Release of her book, "Bang Ditto". [2009]
  • (October 6, 2012) Married her boyfriend of 4 years David Cross following a 14-month-long engagement.
  • She has Scottish, English, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was a Scottish immigrant.
  • Mother, with husband David Cross, of a daughter Marlow Alice Cross (b. February 15, 2017).
  • Her daughter Marlowe was born roughly 5 weeks before her close friend Amanda Seyfried's daughter was born on March 21st.
  • Trademarks:
  • Her fair skin
  • Quotes
  • Wrinkles, soft faces, older faces are signs of wisdom, which is the greatest sign of beauty.
  • [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".
  • [on filming Two and a Half Men (2003) 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 auditioning for Two and a Half Men (2003) I told Jon Cryer to go 'F' himself in the audition, in front of [creator] Chuck Lorre.

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