Amber Tamblyn will return to television on September 26 when she first appears as Charlie Sheen‘s long lost lesbian daughter, Jenny on Two and a Half Men. The actress has signed on for at least five episodes and will be staying with Alan (Jon Cryer) and Walden (Ashton Kutcher).
Executive producer Chuck Lorre told us during a TCA party for CBS last week, “What can we expect? I’m hoping comedy. Well I mean it’s an interesting character in that she’s—she’s very much her own way, like her father.” Her father, played by Sheen before he left the show, was a womanizer, so it should be interesting to see a female version of him.
He also told The Hollywood Reporter he thinks some feminine energy will be good for the series. “I think it would be great to have a voice on the show from a different perspective,” he said. “The show has had enough testosterone to last a lifetime.”
Amber is an LGBT ally who once told us at TCA that she considers herself a part of the queer community.
“I am straight, I’m just queer,” Amber said. (She’s married to actor David Cross.) “That means that I believe in queer lifestyle. I engage in queer lifestyle. I am part of the queer community. For the most part I’m straight, but I’m not gay and I don’t think I’m bi either. I’m queer and that just means that I am a part of the community.”
Earlier this year she appeared on Inside Amy Schumer where she watched lesbian porn with the host and then made out with her for the sketch. Amber has also appeared on House, The Unusuals and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but is also known for her starring role in Joan of Arcadia from 2003-2005.
While Two and a Half Men has a hit and miss past with queer women characters on the show, Amber might bring a little something to the series that it desperately needs: A strong female who knows how to treat a woman with respect.