Amber Tamblyn

  • Birth Name: Amber Rose Tamblyn
  • Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Poet

Fast Facts

  • Comes from a show-business family: Father Russ Tamblyn is best known as Jets leader Riff in West Side Story and for his Oscar-nominated performance in Peyton Place; mother is a folk singer.
  • First film role was in 1995's Rebellious, in which her father also appeared.
  • Performed in 13 plays between kindergarten and eighth grade, and was noticed by an agent while playing the lead role in Pippi Longstocking at age 9.
  • Big break was landing the role of Emily Bowen Quartermaine on General Hospital, a role she played from 1995 to 2001.
  • Published a book of poetry, Free Stallion, in 2005. She followed it up with a second book, Bang Ditto, in 2009.
  • Met husband David Cross on a flight from Houston to Louisiana.


  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee


  • Eddie Tamblyn — Grandfather
  • Larry Tamblyn — Uncle
  • Bonnie Murray Tamblyn — Mother
  • Marlow Alice Cross — Daughter
  • Russ Tamblyn — Father
  • Dean Stockwell — Godparent
  • David Cross — Husband