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Amber Tamblyn Dodges Bullets, Bodies In New TV Role

Amber Tamblyn has temporarily hung up her Traveling Pants and stopped talking to God as Joan of Arcadia.  Now the multi-talented performer and actress has taken on the role of Detective Casey Shraeger in ABC's The Unusuals which premieres on April 8th 10/9 C.

In her new role Amber as Casey has just been transferred to the NYPD's Homicide unit from Vice and is instantly thrown into a setting of bullets and bodies.

(Amber Tamblyn as Detective Casey Shraeger - ABC's The Unusuals - - All Rights Reserved).

As she begins her new assignment, Casey finds that the force is full of secrets, which serves her well, since she's keeping a few of her own. But her first case is not an easy one, as she's assigned to investigate the death of one of the department's own, the former partner of Detective Jason Walsh (Jeremy Renner), who is now her new partner.

An experienced and stunning artist from an early age, Amber Tamblyn 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 two years in a row.

She is best-known for two seasons as the title character in Joan of Arcadia, the CBS family drama on which she earned a 2004 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and which was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. In its first season the series picked up the 2003 People's Choice Award for Best New Series and earned her a 2003 Golden Globe nomination for Best Dramatic Actress in a Drama Series.

Tamblyn recently wrapped production on Foresight Unlimited's present-day remake of the 1956 classic, "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt," opposite Michael Douglas and written and directed by Peter Hyams. She will also be seen in "Spring Breakdown," making its debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, co-starring Parker Posey, Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch.

She starred in Warner Bros.' "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," reprising her role as Tibby, and in Regent Films' "Stephanie Daley," for which she received a 2007 Independent Spirit Best Supporting Female Actress nomination. "Stephanie Daley," written and directed by Hilary Brougher, premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival (Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award) and went on to the 2006 Locarno International Film Festival (Golden Bronze Leopard Best Actress Award for Tamblyn) and the 2006 Milan International Film Festival (Best Director Award).

She also starred in the telepic "The Russell Girl" with Tony Award-winning actress Jennifer Ehle. Other film credits include the independent thriller "Blackout," directed by Mexican sensation Rigoberto Castaneda, Gore Verbinski's "The Ring," Takashi Shimizu's "The Grudge 2" and Wim Wenders' "10 Minutes Older."

Tamblyn is a critically-acclaimed writer. Her first published poem appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle at the age of 12. At ages 14 and 17, she self-published two chapter book collections of poetry, art and photography entitled Plenty of Ships and Of the Dawn. In 2006 she signed with Simon & Schuster to release her full-length book of poetry, Free Stallion, which San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman called "A fine, fruitful gestation of throbbingly nascent sexuality, awakened in young new language."

Her work has been published in New York Quarterly Magazine, New York Magazine, LA Weekly, Writers and Poets, Cosmo, Teen Vogue and Interview Magazine.

Tamblyn hosts a private writers' forum at for some 200,000 aspiring teen and young adult writers, and is co-founder of The Best Contemporary American Poets Series, a biannual event showcasing performance artists from a Pulitzer Prize nominee to an Slam poet champion. She has also contributed articles to Jane and Interview magazines, and is currently a writer for Nylon Magazine.

Tamblyn was born and raised in Los Angeles.  Here's hoping her show is a major hit.

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