Amber Tamblyn comes from a dynasty of showbiz and entertainment – with her father, mother, grandfather, and uncle in one aspect or another of entertainment – and is definitely made for showbiz.
Although she has found a career path in the “family business”, Amber has refused to bask in the glory of the family, instead, she is looking for her own niche and making a name for herself in the industry. Take a look at what she has achieved and what she is still looking forward to. You will also find out the latest news from her married life.
Amber Tamblyn’s Career Achievements
Amber Tamblyn made a quiet entry into the world on May 14, 1983, without anyone knowing that she would grow up to become a lady known worldwide for her talents. Her love of entertainment was innate to her as she was born into a family where everything revolved around the entertainment industry. With a combination of her parents – Russ Tamblyn and Bonnie Murray – it was almost a certainty that Amber would end up as an entertainer.
Amber’s father Russ appeared as an actor in the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and the crime thriller West Side Story (1961), while her mother Bonnie was an artist and singer before changing careers to become a teacher. She decided to follow the same path and become an actress. Here is a timeline of her career so far:
- 1988 – Theatre acting and discovery
The star of the General Hospital began performing on stage at the age of 5 while attending an unorthodox school known as Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH). There she performed in well over 13 plays. When she appeared in one of these plays at the age of 9 (in the fourth grade) – in the role of Pippi Longstocking – she was discovered by a casting agent, Sharon Debord, who was also a friend of the family.
- 1995 – She started her professional career
Amazed at Amber’s acting abilities, Sharon convinced her father Russ to let her come to auditions, as he was initially unwilling to let his daughter go because he feared she would handle the idea of being considered not good enough. But the opposite was the case when she appeared in Live Nude Girls and Rebellious in 1995. This was the beginning of her career as a professional actress.
- 1999 – Amber Tamblyn landed her first award
The actress received her first award in her still-young career after she received the YoungStar Award for her role at the General Hospital. In 2000 she again won the award for the best performance of a young actress in a newsreel.
- 2003 – Joan of Arcadia
Although General Hospital has remained one of Amber’s greatest roles, she appeared in another major project in 2003 when she was cast as Joan Girardi in Joan of Arcadia. She remained a part of the show until 2005 when it ended.
- 2004 – Year of accolades
This was the year that she really came out on top with many awards, most notably for her role in Joan of Arc, which earned her a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television as well as the Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Awards, Satellite Awards, Teen Choice Awards and nominations for Young Artist Awards.
- 2005 – She became an author
Although she had already published two chapel books and participated in poetry readings, Amber published her first collection of poetry: Free Stallion: Poems in 2005 and would publish another book of poetry in 2009, Bang Ditto. The book received quite good reviews.
- 2018 – Amber Tamblyn released her first novel
When she published her latest book, Era of ignition, in 2019, a biographical work, she already had other works, including her first novel Any Man, which was published in 2018. The work became an instant success, earning her an Audie Award for polyphonic performance nomination.
- 2016 – She made her directorial debut
In 2016 Amber made her directing debut with the release of the film Paint it Black. The film is based on the work of Janet Fitch, which was released in 2006. In addition to directing the film, she also co-wrote Ed Dougherty’s film.
- 2020 – Amber is set to appear in Y
In 2020 she will appear in the drama series, Y. Amber will play Mariette Callows, based on the comic series of the same name. By that time she has already appeared in over 24 TV shows and over 20 films.
From all she has been involved in, Amber has accumulated a net worth estimated at $3 million.
Facts About Amber Tamblyn’s Married Life
Needless to say, Amber Tamblyn is a very beautiful woman who could easily attract almost any man. However, she is not available on the dating market as she is married. In 2012 she went to the altar with comedian David Cross. The couple met for the first time in 2007 and then they started dating and got married 5 years later after an engagement in 2011.
The couple is now blessed with a daughter – Marlow Alice Cross, who is their only child. She was born on 21 February 2017. Following the birth of her daughter, the actress and poet have announced the name of her new angel in her social media as “Dauphinoise Petunia Brittany Scheherazade Von Fünkinstein Mustard Witch RBG Cross Tamblyn-Bey jr. This caused a lot of excitement on the social media platform before Amber later revealed that it was just a joke. What a name that would have been!
Many years after the two of them married, they managed to stay close to each other, even though there was a 20 year age difference between them, with Cross being the older of the two.
Besides David Cross, the actress is said to have been in a relationship with another person, Jason Ritter, once. Not much is known about their relationship.