Amber Tamblyn

by follers on May 27, 2014

LOS ANGELES - NOV 6:  Amber Tamblyn at the Hollywood Reporter's

Birth Name: Amber Rose Tamblyn

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 14, 1983

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Amber Tamblyn is an American actress, author, poet, and film director. She is the daughter of Bonnie Murray, an artist, singer, and teacher, and Russ Tamblyn (Russell Irving Tamblyn), an actor and dancer. Amber is married to comedian and actor David Cross, with whom she has a daughter.

Amber’s paternal grandfather was Eddie Tamblyn (Edward Francis Tamblyn, an entertainer, the son of Joseph Irving Tamblyn and Edna Estella Brown). Joseph was the son of Thomas Joseph Tamblyn, who was English, and of Emeline/Emma Holland/Hollands, who was born in New York, to English parents. Edna was the daughter of Edward Francis Brown and Estella/Stella K. Hancock.

Amber’s paternal grandmother was Sally Aileen Triplett, an actress (the daughter of Thomas Carter Triplett and Blanch Beatrice Webster). Thomas was the son of Thomas Carter Triplett and Nancy Frances Thomas. Blanch was the daughter of Myron Mansel Webster and Rhoda Ann Burks.

Amber’s maternal grandfather was Alexander Murray (the son of John A. Murray and Agnes S. McCoshen). Alexander was Scottish.

Amber’s maternal grandmother was Marian Alice Blanchard (the daughter of William Gregg Blanchard and Alice Russell McNeill). William was the son of Charles M. Blanchard and Alice. Amber’s great-grandmother Alice McNeill was the daughter of James M. McNeill and Marian Russell Young.

Sources: Genealogy of Amber Tamblyn (focusing on her father’s side) –

Amber’s paternal grandfather, Edward Francis Tamblyn, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Amber’s paternal great-grandparents, Joseph Irving Tamblyn and Edna Estella Brown –

Amber’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Irving Tamblyn, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Amber’s maternal grandfather, Alexander Murray, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Amber’s maternal grandmother, Marian Alice Blanchard, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Photo by kathclick/

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pookerella June 25, 2017 at 6:14 pm

Joseph Irving Tamblyn had to be Jewish.

passingtime85 June 26, 2017 at 4:42 am

“My parents raised me to believe in God and to respect all forms of religion,” says the actress, who in 2003 recorded the song “God and Me,” inspired by the show. And when the holidays roll around? “I’m not Jewish, but I celebrate Hanukkah,” she says. “I have an obsession with Jewish boys. I’ve never dated one, but I wish I’ll marry one someday.”

follers June 26, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Joseph Tamblyn was from a non-Jewish, English immigrant family.

fuzzybear44 May 15, 2016 at 1:39 am

She looks much older in that pic, than she really is

phaedra May 15, 2016 at 12:50 am

Looks Russian to me.

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