BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT
An experienced and stunning artist from an early age, AMBER TAMBLYN's dedication to her craft shines through the multifaceted characters she brings to life in film and television, and the intimately brave places she takes her readers as an author.
On the small screen, Amber can currently be seen as the female lead in ABC's "The Unusuals". This dramedy, written by Noah Hawley ("Bones") and executive produced by Peter Tolan ("Rescue Me"), features Amber as Detective Casey Shraeger, a smart cop who is also the black sheep of her wealthy family.
In film, Amber recently starred in the Warner Bros.'comedy Spring Breakdown which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and co-starred Parker Posey, AmyPoehler and Rachel Dratch. In the summer of 2008, Amber reprised her role as Tibby from the 2005 film Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsin Warner Bros.' Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Amber also starred in Regent Films'Stephanie Daley, for which she received tremendous critical acclaim and a 2007 Independent Spirit Best Supporting Female Actress Nomination. The film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival (Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award) to rave reviews. The film went on to the 2006 Locarno International Film Festival (Golden Bronze Leopard Best Actress Award for Amber) and the 2006 Milan International Film Festival (Best Director Award). The film, written and directed by Hilary Brougher has Amber starring in the title role opposite Tilda Swinton. "Stephanie Daley" tells the story of a 16 year old girl who s accused of concealing her pregnancy and murdering her infant. Amber also starred in the telepic The Russell Girl co-starring Tony award winning actress Jennifer Ehle, for which she received rave reviews." Other film credits include Gore Verbinski's The Ring," Takashi Shimizu's The Grudge 2and Wim Wender's 10 Minutes Older.
Amber is currently in production on Horton Foote's Main Street, in which she stars opposite Orlando Bloom.
Amber started her professional career on "General Hospital" at the age of 11, for which she received the Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award for Best Actress in A Daytime Series 2 years in a row. Amber is best known to some for two unforgettable seasons as the title character in "Joan of Arcadia," the highly lauded CBS family drama that earned her a 2004 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, as well as an Outstanding Drama Series nomination for the show. The series' first season earned Amber a 2003 Golden Globe nomination for Best Dramatic Actress in a Drama Series, and picked up the 2003 People's Choice award for Best New Series.
As an acclaimed writer, Amber is currently working on her second book of poems titled, "Bang Ditto", out on Manic D. Press in the Fall of 2009. At ages 14 and 17, Amber self published 2 chapbook collections of poetry, art, and photography entitled "Plenty Of Ships" and "Of The Dawn". In 2006, Amber signed with publisher Simon & Schuster to release her debut full length book of poetry, "Free Stallion", which won the Borders Book Choice Award for 2006, for Breakout Writing. Her work has also been published in various newspapers and national magazines. Additionally, Amber is a co-founder of The Best Contemporary American Poets Series, a biannual event showcasing some of the best performance artists in the country, and also co-founded a nonprofit called Write Now Poetry Society, which raises funds for poetry programming. She has also recently collaborated on a documentary called "The Drums Inside Your Chest"; a performance poetry concert film that captures all of the humor, dirt, song and fire of seven award-winning young American poets (including Amber) during a special Los Angeles performance.
Amber was born and raised in Los Angeles, and currently resides in New York City.
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