Amber Tamblyn

Date of Birth
14 May 1983, Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth Name
Amber Rose Tamblyn
5' 7" (1.70 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) (V). 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 her mother, Bonnie Tamblyn, is a singer and artist. 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).
Her fair skin
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 "Thou Shalt Not...".
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 (#1.1)" (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), "Blakes 7: Duel (#1.8)" (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/I) 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].
Engaged to David Cross [August 17, 2011]. They have been together since 2009. At the time of their engagement, he was 47 and she was 28.
Personal Quotes
"Wrinkles, soft faces, older faces are signs of wisdom, which is the greatest sign of beauty."
"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".
[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".
Where Are They Now
(May 2003) Currently taping the new series, "Joan of Arcadia" (2003).
(June 2005) Completing her first full length book of poetry, "Free Stallion," for Simon & Schuster, due in Aug 23rd
(September 2006) Starting her second poetry book for Simon & Shuster Inc.
(October 2006) Doing book signing for her poetry book "Free Stallion: Poems" in Orange County, Hollywood, Long Beach and Culver City with fellow poets Derrick Brown.
(2008) Filming The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008).
(2009) Release of her book, "Bang Ditto".