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Amber Tamblyn    

Actress, Author, Poet & Film Director

Amber Tamblyn is an author, actress and director. She's been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. She is the author of three books of poetry including the critically acclaimed best seller, Dark Sparkler.

She is the author of the novel Any Man, which follows the lives of a group of men who are attacked by a female serial rapist, as well as the non-fiction collection, Era of Ignition: Coming of Age During a Time of Rage and Revolution on Crown Archetype.

Tamblyn wrote and directed the feature film, Paint It Black, based on the novel by Janet Fitch, starring Alia Shawkat, Janet McTeer and Alfred Molina available on Netflix. She reviews books of poetry by women for Bust Magazine and is poet in residence at Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. She is a contributing writer for The New York Times and a founding member of Time’s Up.

Tamblyn is most recognized for her work as Joan on the CBS television program Joan of Arcadia, Tibby in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and her role on Inside Amy Schumer.

She appeared in FOX’s television show House and in Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed film, 127 Hours opposite James Franco. She also appeared in Horton Foote’s Main Street opposite Colin Firth.

Tamblyn's first published poem “Kill Me So Much” appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle when she was 12, having been submitted by her writing mentor Jack Hirschman.

In the years that followed, Tamblyn self published two collections of poetry, art and photography entitled Plenty Of Ships and Of The Dawn. She collaborated with Semina Culture artist George Herms to create a limited edition book of collage and haiku dedicated to Jazz Musician Thelonious Monk entitled, The Lonliest. In 2005 Simon & Schuster published her debut collection of poetry Free Stallion which was written over more than a decade.

She is the Executive Producer of The Drums Inside Your Chest, an annual poetry concert that showcases outstanding contemporary poets. She is the co-founder of the nonprofit Write Now Poetry Society which works to build an audience for unique poetry events. Her second book of poetry and prose Bang Ditto was published in the Fall of 2009 and was an Independent Best Seller.

Tamblyn was born and raised in Venice, California and is a 3rd generation Californian. She has been a writer and actress since the age of 9. In 2007 she won the Locarno Film Festival award for Best Actress for her work in the film Stephanie Daley, in which she starred opposite Tilda Swinton.

She wrote for The Poetry Foundation and was a poetry reviewer for Bust Magazine.

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