Amber Rose Tamblyn (born May 14, 1983) is an Emmy-nominated American actress and poet. She came to fame on the soap opera General Hospital followed by a starring role on the television series Joan of Arcadia. She has branched out into film roles, appearing in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Grudge 2.
Tamblyn became well known for playing Joan Girardi, a teenage girl who receives frequent visits from God on the CBS drama series Joan of Arcadia. That role earned her both a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination in 2004. Tamblyn's father made several appearances as God in the form of a dog walker on the show, which ran from 2003 to 2005.
Tamblyn's first major film role was in 2005's well-reviewed The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, alongside Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, and Blake Lively. She portrayed Tabitha "Tibby" Tomko-Rollins, a girl who intended to make a documentary, rather a "suckumentary," while the rest of her friends -- played by Bledel, Ferrera, and Lively -- leave for the summer. When Tibby befriends a young girl played by Jenna Boyd, her perspective on life -- and her documentary -- greatly changes.
In August, 2006, Tamblyn won the Bronze Leapord at the Locarno International Film Festival for her performance in the title role of Stephanie Daley. The film, which also won an award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, features Tamblyn as a sixteen-year-old who kills her baby moments after giving birth in the bathroom of a ski resort. The film also stars Tilda Swinton and Timothy Hutton.
Tamblyn's also appeared in the Japan-set The Grudge 2, a sequel to The Grudge. The film, which also stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, was released on October 13, 2006, and debuted in the #1 spot at the North American box office. Tamblyn, who learned about Japanese culture while filming the role, agreed to star in the film because she had wanted to play the lead in a horror film.
Tamblyn will next appear in Spring Breakdown, a Spring break-themed comedy also featuring Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch, and Blackout, a thriller by Italian writer Gianluca Morozzi, in which her character will be trapped in an elevator for nearly 24 hours.
In 2005, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing published a book of poems that she wrote over the span of seven years entitled Free Stallion. The School Library Journal's review states that, "Free Stallion is a compilation of poetry that amounts to a portrait of the artist as a teenager.... Many of the selections are appropriately self-absorbed but move beyond journalistic catharsis to real insight and stunning language for one so young."
In October 2006, Tamblyn did several poetry readings in California, including a couple with poet Derrick Brown.
In February 2005, Tamblyn received vicious threats from a stalker. He pledged to "torture her for a million years" and "drill things into her kneecaps," among other acts of violence. Frightened, Tamblyn phoned the police. A restraining order was issued forbidding the man from coming within 100 yards of her.
Tamblyn is an agnostic. She has also stated that she celebrates Hanukkah, although she is not Jewish. She is the goddaughter of actors Dean Stockwell and Dennis Hopper and musician Neil Young. Stockwell and her father, Russ Tamblyn, appeared together in the film "The Boy with Green Hair" and in the Quantum Leap episode 'Thou Shalt Not...'
She is said to have convinced a homeless man to pose as her father so she could get her navel pierced. It soon became infected, however, and she had to confess to her parents. The story inspired an episode of "Joan of Arcadia".
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