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Amber Tamblyn

  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Birthday: May 14

Amber Tamblyn has been a versatile actress and author since the age of 9, branching between acting in both dramas and comedies as well as writing several books of poetry and art and a screenplay for film.
 
Currently Amber is starring on the sitcom, Two and a Half Men as Charlie Harper's (former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen) lesbian, illegitimate daughter. She stars opposite Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer.
 

Amber Tamblyn has been a versatile actress and author since the age of 9, branching between acting in both dramas and comedies as well as writing several books of poetry and art and a screenplay for film.
 
Currently Amber is starring on the sitcom, Two and a Half Men as Charlie Harper's (former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen) lesbian, illegitimate daughter. She stars opposite Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer.
 
Amber will soon begin production on the indie comedy-drama, Girlfriend's Day. Michael Stephenson will direct this film about a greeting card writer and Amber will star oppoiste Bob Odenkirk, who also wrote the script.
 
Amber started her professional career on General Hospital at the age of 11, for which she received the Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award for Best Actress in A Daytime Series 2 years in a row. Amber is best known to some for two unforgettable seasons as the title character in Joan of Arcadia, the highly lauded CBS family drama that earned her a 2004 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, as well as an Outstanding Drama Series nomination for the show. The series' first season earned Amber a 2003 Golden Globe nomination for Best Dramatic Actress in a Drama Series, and picked up the 2003 People's Choice award for Best New Series. On television, she was last seen as the female lead in ABC's The Unusuals, which featured Amber as Detective Casey Shraeger, a smart cop who is also the black sheep of her wealthy family.

Recently, Amber starred in the 7th season opposite Hugh Laurie on the critically acclaimed television show, House.
 
In film, Amber starred in both the first and second beloved cult films, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. Previously, she was seen in the Warner Bros.' comedy Spring Breakdown which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and co-starred Parker Posey, Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch. Amber also starred in Regent Films' Stephanie Daley, for which she received tremendous critical acclaim and a 2007 Independent Spirit Best Supporting Female Actress Nomination. The film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival (Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award) to rave reviews. The film went on to the 2006 Locarno International Film Festival (Golden Bronze Leopard Best Actress Award for Amber) and the 2006 Milan International Film Festival (Best Director Award). The film, written and directed by Hilary Brougher has Amber starring in the title role opposite Tilda Swinton.
 
Amber was seen in 2010 in Fox Searchlight's critically acclaimed 127 Hours, opposite James Franco and directed by Danny Boyle as well as Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. Other film credits include Gore Verbinski's The Ring, Takashi Shimizu's The Grudge 2 and Wim Wender's 10 Minutes Older.
 
As a writer, her first published poem "Kill Me So Much" appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle when she was 12, having been submitted by her writing mentor Jack Hirschman (Poet Laureate of San Francisco 2009). In the years that followed, Amber self-published two collections of poetry, art and photography entitled "Plenty Of Ships" and "Of The Dawn". She collaborated with Semina Culture artist and icon George Herms to create a limited edition book of collage and haiku dedicated to Jazz Musician Thelonious Monk entitled, The Loneliest. In 2005 Simon & Schuster published her debut collection of poetry "Free Stallion_94 which was written over more than a decade. Lawrence Ferlinghetti called the book, "A fine, fruitful gestation of throbbingly nascent sexuality, awakened in young new language". The book won the Borders Book Choice Award for Breakout Writing in 2006. Her work has since been published in New York Quarterly, San Francisco Chronicle, Pank Magazine, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Interview and others. She is the Executive Producer of "The Drums Inside Your Chest", an annual poetry concert that showcases outstanding contemporary poets (Thedrumsinsideyourchest.com). She is the co-founder of the nonprofit, Write Now Poetry Society, which works to build an audience for unique poetry events (Writenowpoets.org) Her second book of poetry and prose Bang Ditto (Manic D. Press) was published in the Fall of 2009 and was an Independent Best Seller. Amber writes a poetry review column for Bust Magazine and will be curating an event for The Getty Museum in the Fall of 2013 called "Six Impossible Things" in support of the opening of a photography exhibit.
 
Amber recently finished her 3rd book, a collaboration of art and poetry about the lives and subsequent deaths of child star actresses who never made it past their 30's. Artists who contributed original work include Marilyn Manson, David Lynch, Marcel Dzama and Adrian Tomine amongst others. Some pieces from this book are forthcoming in The Iowa Review and Forklift Ohio. It will be released in the Fall of 2014.
 
Amber will also make her directorial debut in 2014 with the film adaptation of the Janet Fitch novel, "Paint it Black", which she co-wrote and will star in. Paint it Black is being produced by Steve Bucemi and Stanley Tucci's company.
 
Amber was born and raised in Los Angeles, and divides her time between New York and LA.

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Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2004

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Panelists Laverne Cox, Christy Dees, Sherri Saum, Andrew Rannells and moderator Stephen Tropiano
November 05, 2013