Born: May 14, 1983 Santa Monica, California, USA
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Amber Tamblyn was born to an artistic family in Santa Monica, California on May 14th, 1983. Her father Russ’ acting roles included Riff in West Side Story and Gideon in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and her mother is a singer and artist.
Amber was discovered by an agent at the age of 10 when she performed in Pippi Longstocking. Her film debut was in 1995’s Rebellious. She followed that with a role in Live Nude Girls and then landed a part on General Hospital where she originated the role of Emily Bowen Quartermaine. She played that role from 1995 to 2001.
In 1996, Amber had a guest-starring role in Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard. She followed that up with more guest-starring roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Boston Public, and The Twilight Zone. In a small, but incredibly memorable role, Tamblyn played Katie Embry in 2002’s The Ring which starred Naomi Watts.
More guest-starring roles followed with CSI: Miami with David Caruso and Without a Trace with Poppy Montgomery and Anthony LaPaglia. In 2003, she became the series lead in Joan of Arcadia which lasted until 2005. In 2005, she starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants with America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel. She had the lead in 2006’s Stephanie Daley and took over the lead from Sarah Michelle Gellar in 2006’s The Grudge 2.
A busy 2007 saw Tamblyn in Babylon Fields, Blackout, Spiral and Normal Adolescent Behavior. She reteamed with her denim-loving pals in 2008 for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
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