Amber Tamblyn is an author, actress and director. She has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film, including House M.D. and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. She is the author of three books of poetry, including Dark Sparkler (Harper Perennial). Recently she wrote and directed her first film, Paint it Black, based on the novel by Janet Fitch and starring Alia Shawkat, Janet McTeer and Alfred Molina. She lives in New York.