Amber Tamblyn was the talented young actor who scored the role of Joan of Arcadia that was aired on CBS from 2003-2005. The role provided Amber with the opportunity to portray the life of a real life historical figure who fought and died during the 100 Year War.
Although the show is obviously supposed to be based on the life of Joan of Arc, it doesn’t take long to realize there are some pretty obvious differences. Including the fact that the show takes place in Maine, not France, and that it has a very modern setting.
Before she was cast in the role of Joan of Arc, Amber had the opportunity to play another powerful character. Fans of daytime television will always remember the feisty California native as the teenage Emily Quartermaine, granddaughter of Port Charles patriarch Edward Quartermaine on the long running soap opera, General Hospital. The other role she’s well known for is as a member of the ensemble cast that starred in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
While Amber played the lead role on the fantasy series, it was the person who played her bother that had the most name recognition. The role went to Jason Ritter, son of the late, great John Ritter. Fans of the show quickly realized that Jason inherited a great deal of his father’s talent and brilliant smile. They have high hopes that he will soon become a break out star in his own right.
Fans of the show were delighted to see former Disney star and pop princess, Hillary Duff, and star of the 80’s sitcom Cheers, Shelley Long, make guest appearances on Joan of Arcadia.