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Amber Rose Tamblyn (born May 14, 1983) is an Emmy-nominated American actress and poet, best known for her role on the television series, Joan of Arcadia, and in the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Tamblyn was born in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of actor Russ Tamblyn and musician/writer Bonnie Murray. At the age ten, she played Pippi Longstocking at the Santa Monica Alternative School House; her father's agent, Sharon Debord, was attending as a family friend and ended up convincing her father to allow Tamblyn to go on auditions.
Tamblyn was cast as Emily Bowen (later known as Emily Quartermaine) on the soap opera General Hospital, a role which she played for six years (from 1995 to 2001). She also appeared in the films Rebellious and Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (both co-starring her father), as well as in Live Nude Girls (1995) and in the opening scene of the 2002 horror film, The Ring. Tamblyn also made a number of guest appearances on several television shows, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in which she played Janice Penshaw, the best friend of Dawn Summers, as well as Boston Public, CSI: Miami, and Punk'd (after being tricked by Ashton Kutcher or his crew members for losing someone else's dog).
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, a role which earned her a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination; Tamblyn's father made several appearances 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 become an independent documentary filmmaker, while the rest of her friends - played by Bledel, Ferrera and Lively - leave for the summer, leaving her alone.
Tamblyn's next major film will be The Grudge 2, a sequel to The Grudge. The film, which also stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, will be released on October 13, 2006. Tamblyn has also signed on to star in Spring Breakdown, a Spring break-themed comedy also featuring Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch.
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 Thelonius 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.