May. 14th, 1983
Santa Monica, California, USA
Amber Tamblyn's Main TV Roles
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Amber Rose Tamblyn (born May 14, 1983) in Santa Monica, California. Tamblyn caught an agent's eye at the age of ten after a performance in Pippi Longstocking. She has appeared in Live Nude Girls (1995) and Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (1997). In addition, her most popular role has been the role of Emily Bowen-Quartermaine of the popular soap General Hospital (1963). She originated the role of Emily in 1995.
Tamblyn is the daughter of actor 'Russ Tamblyn', and her mother, 'Bonnie Tamblyn', is a singer and artist. In addition, Tamblyn writes poetry and has been published in the San Francisco publications, Cups and Poetry USA. Tamblyn also enjoys singing, dancing, and theater in addition to her life on General Hospital (1963).
- Appears in the _"Twin Peaks" (1990)_ (qv) Special Edition DVD special features. She and her father 'Russ Tamblyn' (qv) tell a story about his appearance at a "Twin Peaks" event at which Amber had the cast sign her shoes.
- Convinced a homeless man to pose as her father so she could get her navel pierced. It soon became infected and she had to confess to her parents. The story inspired an episode of _"Joan of Arcadia" (2003)_ (qv).
- Amber suffers from arachnophobia. When a scene in _"General Hospital" (1963)_ (qv) called for her character Emily to pick up her pet tarantula, Amber went to the writers and asked them if they could change the scene. She also suggested that the spider be killed off and Emily be given a rat, the sort of pet Amber herself had at home.
- Used hypnosis to get rid of her arachnophobia. She is no longer afraid of spiders.
- Family friends include 'Dennis Hopper' (qv), 'David Lynch (I)' (qv) and 'Neil Young (I)' (qv).
- On _"General Hospital" (1963)_ (qv), Amber portrayed the adopted granddaughter of "Lila Quartermaine", portrayed by 'Anna Lee (I)' (qv). In the 1950s (long before Amber's birth), Amber's father, 'Russ Tamblyn' (qv), was married to Lee's daughter 'Venetia Stevenson' (qv).
- Her dad, 'Russ Tamblyn' (qv) danced with her during the 1997 Nurses' Ball.
- Is the second youngest actress to be nominated for an Emmy in the category of Lead Actress in a Series.