Amber Tamblyn will join Two And A Half Men in season 11.
The 30-year-old has been cast as Jenny, the illegitimate daughter of the late Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen). Sheen’s character was killed off at the end of season 8 after he made derogatory comments about series creator Chuck Lorre. He was replaced by Ashton Kutcher.
Tamblyn’s Jenny is described as a “sexy and gorgeous” 21-year-old lesbian who moves from New York to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and connect with family.
The search for the character began last month, and effectively replaces Angus T. Jones’ Jake. Jones will no longer be a regular cast member on the series as a result of his YouTube rant bashing the show last year. In the video, the 19-year-old calls the show “filth” and urged fans to stop watching. Jones apologized for the video shortly afterward, saying he was grateful to have worked on the show for 10 seasons. He praised Lorre and said he cared about the cast and crew who have become an extension of his family.
Tamblyn’s character will appear in five episodes, with the possibility of joining Jon Cryer and Kutcher as a co-lead.
Tamblyn is best known for her role as Joan Girardi in Joan Of Arcadia. The series ran for two seasons from September 2003 to April 2005. The show was nominated for an Emmy in its first season, and won the Humanitas Prize and a People’s Choice Award.
Amber Tamblyn had a recurring role on House in season 7, and a brief appearance in season 8. She played Dr. Martha Masters, who graduated from college at 15 before getting doctorate degrees in applied math and art history. She fills the spot on House’s team left by Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley (Olivia Wilde). House describes Martha as having a “nervous, anxious energy.” She resigns from her position in the nineteenth episode of season 7, but returns for the season 8 finale.
Two And A Half Men premieres September 26.
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