Amber Tamblyn
American actress and poet
Amber Tamblyn
Amber Rose Tamblyn is an American actress and poet. She first came to national attention in her role on the soap opera General Hospital as Emily Quartermaine, followed by a starring role on the prime-time series Joan of Arcadia portraying the title character. Her feature film work includes roles in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Grudge 2, The Ring, and 127 Hours; she recently had an extended arc as Martha M.
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Celebrities Join Women's Marches Around The World In Solidarity
Huffington Post - 30 days
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How To Attend Watch Us Run: An Inauguration Day Event In Washington, D.C.
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There’s no time like the present to get inspired, to get involved, and to elevate diverse voices. That’s why HuffPost and Bustle, in partnership with Bold, are turning Inauguration Day into a non-partisan platform for action. Our event is called Watch Us Run, and will take place in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You’re all invited. What Is “Watch Us Run?” Watch Us Run is a non-partisan event hosted by HuffPost and Bustle, in partnership with Bold, that joins some of the most influential figures in politics, media, the arts, and activism for a day of sharing, learning, a little bit of eating and drinking, and a lot of organizing for change. Who Will Be There? Confirmed panelists include actor and UNFPA Global Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd, Oscar Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, actor Amber Tamblyn, former Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin, “The Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead, comedian Phoebe Robinson, Women’s March c ...
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Amber Tamblyn Is Working On A Novel About Rape Culture
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Amber Tamblyn ― of “Joan of Arcadia” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” fame ― is taking a stand against rape culture. Earlier this year, she shared her story of being assaulted by an ex while she was at a concert ― a statement aimed to highlight just how damaging Donald Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” comment was. “That part of my body, which the current Presidential Nominee of the United States Donald Trump recently described as something he’d like to grab a woman by, was bruised from my ex-boyfriend’s violence for at least the next week,” she shared. Now, Harper Perennial has announced that she will be publishing a book about a serial rapist in 2018. The publisher tweeted that the novel will break ground “on how we contemplate rape culture.” It will come out alongside a new poetry and prose collection. Harper Perennial also issued Tamblyn’s debut book Dark Sparkler, poems all dedicated to actresses who died young, many of them feeling lost amid their perf ...
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People Are Donating To Planned Parenthood In Mike Pence's Name
Huffington Post - 3 months
Here’s a much-needed Monday morning pick-me-up: Women are donating to Planned Parenthood in Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s name. The donations are, of course, ironic since Pence is an extreme anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ evangelical Catholic. The new VP-elect has effectively led the GOP’s war on Planned Parenthood and completely defunded the women’s health organization in his home state of Indiana.  “I long for the day that Roe v. Wade is sent to the ash heap of history, when we move past the broken hearts and the broken lives of the past 38 years,” Pence said in 2011.  Well, count on women to reply to Pence’s scary anti-female rhetoric with some humor, wit and activism.  This past Saturday, artist Bethany Cosentino posted a genius screenshot to Instagram. “You can make a donation to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s name and he’ll receive the certificate of the donation,” the post reads.  You should donate no matter what but omg this is genius ✊ ❤️ (Ya'l ...
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Amber Tamblyn On The Power Of Seeing Women As Human
Huffington Post - 4 months
Amber Tamblyn wants the world to rethink the language we use to describe women.  In a powerful essay published Wednesday morning for Glamour, the 33-year-old actress revealed that she’s pregnant with a baby girl. The news, she wrote, made her think about the way the world was “built by and for men,” and what that means for her daughter.  “How much do I have to do, as a daughter and a soon-to-be mother, to change not just the conversation about how women are seen,” Tamblyn wrote. “But the language with which conversations are spoken in?”  A few weeks ago (in the wake of the newly-released hot mic video in which Donald Trump bragged about grabbing women “by the pussy”), Tamblyn posted a gut-wrenching Instagram post detailing the time she was assaulted by an abusive ex-boyfriend. In her Glamour essay, the actress described telling her mother about this assault and finding out that her mother had also been assaulted when she was younger.   When Tamblyn’s mother told her mothe ...
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Amber Tamblyn's Trump lip sync explained
CNN - 4 months
Amber Tamblyn performing as Donald Trump may seem a strange choice to some.
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Amber Tamblyn Pens Must-Read Op-Ed About Trump's 'One Man Misogyny Olympics'
Huffington Post - 4 months
On “Joan of Arcadia,” Amber Tamblyn spoke to God about the issues plaguing her teenage existence. Now, she’s writing for Glamour magazine about something that affects us all.  A week after Tamblyn shared a deeply personal story about her own sexual assault sparked by Donald Trump’s explicit 2005 hot-mic recording, she has penned a powerful condemnation of the Republican presidential nominee’s unrelenting misogyny.  Tamblyn was particularly disturbed by Trump’s performance at the second presidential debate, which she rightfully dubbed the “One Man Misogyny Olympics.” Sunday night, I sat in my living room with a small group of friends expecting to watch the Presidential Debates, but instead we found ourselves tuned in to the One Man Misogyny Olympics. Donald Trump, winner of the Cave Man Cognition medal, the Menacing Lady Lurker medal and the Demigod of Demagoguery medal, is merely the latest spittle dripping from the larger carafe of backwash that has fed and kept the spor ...
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Amber Tamblyn Shares Sexual Abuse Story That Is Harrowingly Similar To Trump’s ‘Grabbing’ Comments
Huffington Post - 4 months
Amber Tamblyn has spoken out about a former abusive boyfriend, spurred by recently uncovered recordings of Donald Trump making disgusting and offensive comments about assaulting women. In response to the Republican presidential candidate’s uncensored comments, including his saying he could do anything to women, including “grab them by the pussy” because of his fame, Tamblyn shared an extremely personal story on Instagram Sunday.  “A very long time ago I ended a long emotionally and physically abusive relationship with a man I had been with for some time,” the actress wrote alongside a photo of Trump kissing pageant queen Olivia Culpo. “One night I was at a show with a couple girlfriends in Hollywood, listening to a DJ we all loved.”  She continued: “Without going into all the of the details, I will tell you that my ex did show up, and came up to me in the crowd. He’s a big guy, taller than me. The minute he saw me, he picked me up with one hand by my hair and with his ...
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Watch These Actresses Rally Women To Stop Donald Trump
Huffington Post - 5 months
Some of the most popular women in Hollywood have taken a stand against Donald Trump, and are reminding women everywhere that we have the power to shut down his dangerous bullsh*t.  Zoë Kravitz, Amber Tamblyn, Diane Guerrero Erika Alexander (of “Living Single), Maura Tierney, and entrepreneur Kate Greer star in the video, which was posted on Friday by the political action committee Emily’s List. In it, they urge women across the country to join the fight to stop [Donald] Trump from becoming president of the United States ― and they make some very compelling arguments.  “No way are we voting for the guy who wants to not only ban abortion but punish any woman that has one,” Tierney says. The ladies also point out the fact that Trump has promised to defund Planned Parenthood, appoint anti-choice judges to the Supreme Court in order to overturn Roe v. Wade, and has publicly called powerful women bimbos, dogs, and fat pigs.  As Erika Alexander says: “We’re not g ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Amber Tamblyn
  • 2015
    Age 31
    In 2015, Tamblyn starred opposite Bob Odenkirk in the Netflix original film, "Girlfriend's Day."
    More Details Hide Details Tamblyn attended a grade school for the theatrical arts from the age of 5 to 14. She was discovered as an actress at the age of 9 when she starred in "Pippi Long Stockings."
    Tamblyn has appeared on numerous episodes of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer", including the infamous "Milk Milk Lemonade" which aired in 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 30
    In 2014, Tamblyn sold her third collection of poems, Dark Sparkler, to Harper Collins.
    More Details Hide Details The book explores the lives and deaths of child star actresses. Tamblyn was quoted as saying the book's subject matter was very difficult to write and took over 6 years to complete. The book also features portrait art of the women by film director and artist David Lynch and musician and artist Marilyn Manson. She is the daughter of actor Russ Tamblyn. She is the goddaughter of actors Dean Stockwell and the late Dennis Hopper and musician Neil Young. Her uncle is Larry Tamblyn, who was the keyboardist in the 1960s rock band The Standells.
    Tamblyn starred in Neil Labute's "Reasons to be Pretty" at the Geffen Playhouse in 2014, which received critical acclaim.
    More Details Hide Details Tamblyn has self-published two chapbooks of poetry, Of the Dawn and Plenty of Ships, and has participated in poetry readings at various venues, particularly in California. The Loneliest, a poem book inspired by Thelonious Monk and his music, was published in 2005 and contains haiku poetry written by Tamblyn and coupled with collages by George Herms. Only 300 copies of the book were published.
    In 2014 Tamblyn originated the role of Daisy Domergue for the live reading at the Ace Theater in Los Angeles of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight.
    More Details Hide Details She was hand picked by Tarantino, a long time friend, along with fellow cast members Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and others.
  • 2012
    Age 28
    In 2012, Tamblyn starred alongside Wes Bentley and Vincent Piazza in the indie feature 3 Nights in the Desert directed by Gabriel Cowan, written by award-winning playwright Adam Chanzit and produced by John Suits.
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  • 2011
    Age 27
    Tamblyn and comedian and actor David Cross became engaged in August 2011, and married on October 6, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Tamblyn's portrayal of Joan Girardi earned her both Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominations in 2004. She was also nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress in a Television Series in 2004 and 2005. Her role on House ended with her having multiple nominations for her final performance as Martha Masters.
  • 2010
    Age 26
    Tamblyn appeared alongside Orlando Bloom, Colin Firth, and Patricia Clarkson in the 2010 film Main Street, a drama set in North Carolina.
    More Details Hide Details That year, she also had a role in the drama 127 Hours, with James Franco.
  • 2009
    Age 25
    Tamblyn appeared in the 2009 film Spring Breakdown, also featuring Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, and Parker Posey.
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  • 2008
    Age 24
    In January 2008, Tamblyn appeared in the Hallmark film The Russell Girl, about a woman suffering from disease and mental anguish.
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    She also starred in Blackout in 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 22
    The film, which also won an award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, features Tamblyn as a 16-year-old who kills her baby, moments after giving birth in the bathroom of a ski resort.
    More Details Hide Details She was also nominated for Best Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards. The film also stars Tilda Swinton and Timothy Hutton.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In August 2010, Tamblyn won the Bronze Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival for her performance in the title role of Stephanie Daley.
  • 2005
    Age 21
    In 2005, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing published Tamblyn's debut book of poems, written between the ages of 11 and 21, entitled Free Stallion.
    More Details Hide Details The School Library Journals 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." Poet Laureate Lawrence Ferlinghetti called the book, "A fine, fruitful gestation of throbbingly nascent sexuality, awakened in young new language." Tamblyn has toured extensively with poet Derrick C. Brown, including the now infamous Lazers of Sexcellence tours. In 2008, she was featured in the Write Bloody Publishing anthology, The Last American Valentine: Illustrated Poems to Seduce and Destroy. Tamblyn appeared in a poetry concert film recorded on August 4, 2002 in Los Angeles, The Drums Inside Your Chest. Premiere date: April 26, 2009 at the Newport Beach Film Festival. A new collection of poetry, Bang Ditto, was published in September 2009 by San Francisco's Manic D Press. Beginning in October 2009, Tamblyn began blogging for the Poetry Foundation's blog, Harriet. Her poem "Bridgette Anderson" was one of the poems featured in Saul Williams' book Chorus, published by MTV Books in September 2011.
    Her first major film role was in 2005's The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, co-starring Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, and Blake Lively.
    More Details Hide Details She also starred in its 2008 sequel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Her horror film career began with the opening scene of 2002's The Ring. Tamblyn also appeared in the Japan-set The Grudge 2, a sequel to the horror hit The Grudge.
  • 2003
    Age 19
    Tamblyn's father made several appearances as God in the form of a dog walker on the show, which ran from 2003 to 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Early guest starring roles include: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (playing Janice Penshaw, the best friend of Dawn Summers), on Boston Public, CSI: Miami, and Punk'd (where Ashton Kutcher and his crew members tricked her into losing someone else's dog). In 2007, Tamblyn starred in the CBS pilot Babylon Fields, an apocalyptic comedic drama about the undead trying to resume their former lives. The CBS network excluded the show from its fall 2007 programming lineup, since it would have competed with the network's other undead-themed drama, Moonlight. In spring 2009, Tamblyn starred in The Unusuals, playing NYPD homicide detective Casey Shraeger in this notably acclaimed crime drama. The show was canceled after its first season. In the same year, Tamblyn had a recurring role alongside her then boyfriend (later husband) David Cross in the IFC sitcom The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.
  • 2002
    Age 18
    She also starred in "Evergreen", the pilot episode of the revived Twilight Zone series on UPN in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Tamblyn became better known playing Joan Girardi, a teenage girl who receives frequent visits from God, on the CBS drama series Joan of Arcadia.
  • 1983
    Born on May 14, 1983.
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