Amber Tamblyn

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Amber Tamblyn
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Birth name Amber Rose Tamblyn
Born May 14, 1983 in Santa Monica, California, USA
Notable Roles Joan Girardi in Joan of Arcadia
Notable Episodes
Awards Nominated for an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series



Amber Tamblyn is an American actress, best known for her role as Joan Girardi in Joan of Arcadia. Her first major role was in General Hospital where she played Emily Quartermaine for six years. She went on to play the lead role in Joan of Arcadia, and stars as one of the main characters in the film "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants".


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
General Hospital Emily Quartermaine 1995–2001
Joan of Arcadia Joan Girardi 2003–2005 1 2
The Unusuals Detective Casey Shraeger 2009 1
Two and a Half Men Jenny Harper 2013–2014 11

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
House, M.D. Martha Masters 2010–2012

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Janice 6x06 - All the Way October 30, 2001
Boston Public Melissa Campbell 2x10 - Chapter Thirty-Two January 21, 2002
The Twilight Zone Jenna Winslow 1x01A - Evergreen September 18, 2002
CSI: Miami Senior Cadet Valerie Barreiro 1x11 - Camp Fear December 16, 2002
Without a Trace Clare Metcalf 1x16 - Clare de Lune February 27, 2003

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Russell Girl Sarah Russell January 27, 2008

Talk Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2004)
Joan of Arcadia


  • Her father is actor Russ Tamblyn.
  • Her godfather is former Quantum Leap actor, Dean Stockwell.
  • Enjoys writing poetry and has had some of her poetry published.
  • Is very active with the "Rock the Vote" campaign.
  • Suffers from Arachnophobia.