Ambyr Childers
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Childers at the 2011 Miami International Film Festival world premiere of All Things Fall Apart
Ambyr C. Childers

(1988-07-18) July 18, 1988 (age 34)
Years active2000–present
(m. 2009; div. 2017)

Ambyr C. Childers (born July 18, 1988) is an American actress known for her portrayal of Susan Atkins in the NBC crime drama Aquarius, Ashley Rucker in the Showtime crime drama Ray Donovan, and Candace Stone in the Lifetime/Netflix thriller series You.

Early life

Childers was born in Cottonwood, Arizona, and raised in Murrieta, Riverside, California. She has two sisters. Childers attended Vista Murrieta High School.


After appearing in the 2003 film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, she played Colby Chandler on the daytime soap opera All My Children from 2006 to 2008. She also played Elizabeth "E" Dodd in The Master.

Childers and Kate Bosworth teamed up to co-create Ambyr Childers Jewelry, a new line of delicate pieces that mixes Childers's Native American heritage with Bosworth's "essential cool-girl vibe".[1]

Childers starred as Candace Stone in Lifetime's television adaptation of You, which premiered on September 9, 2018.[2] On December 3, 2018, it was announced that You would move to Netflix as a "Netflix Original" title, ahead of the premiere of the second season.[3] On February 1, 2019, Deadline announced that Childers had been promoted to a series regular role, ahead of the second season's premiere.[4] The second season was released on December 26, 2019.[5]

Personal life

Childers married film producer Randall Emmett in 2009.[6] The couple had a daughter in 2010 and a second daughter in 2013.[7] Emmett filed for legal separation in April 2015, and the couple divorced in December 2017.[8][6]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Carolina Young Carolina
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Barbie
2011 Love American Astronaut Woman
2011 All Things Fall Apart Sherry Direct-to-video
2011 House of the Rising Sun Cage girl Direct-to-video
2011 Setup Waitress Haley Direct-to-video
2012 Lay the Favorite Receptionist
2012 Playback Riley In select theaters and video-on-demand
2012 Freelancers Elaine Morrison Direct-to-video
2012 The Master Elizabeth Dodd
2013 Gangster Squad Milk Skinned Blonde
2013 Broken City Mary
2013 We Are What We Are Iris Parker
2013 2 Guns Ms. Young
2015 Vice Kelly In select theaters and video-on-demand
2017 A Moving Romance Olivia Wilson Television film
2018 Pinocchio Trixie the Fox Voice; American release


Year Title Role Notes
2000 L.A. 7 Hiker #2 Episode: "Clever Camp"
2006–08 All My Children Colby Chandler Series regular (139 episodes)
2013–16 Ray Donovan Ashley Rucker Recurring role (9 episodes)
2015 Aquarius Susan Atkins/Sadie Recurring role (10 episodes)
2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Natalie Knox Episode: "The Ballad of Nick and Nat"
2018–19 You Candace Stone Recurring role (Season 1); Main cast (Season 2) (11 episodes)


  1. ^ Simon, Samantha (March 13, 2015). "Kate Bosworth and Ambyr Childers Launch A Native American-Inspired Jewelry Line". InStyle. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (October 17, 2017). "'You': Michael Maize & Ambyr Childers Set To Recur In Greg Berlanti Lifetime Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Lesley, Golberg (December 3, 2018). "Greg Berlanti's You Moves to Netflix as Lifetime Bails on Season 2". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (February 1, 2019). "'You': Ambyr Childers Upped To Series Regular For Season 2 On Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Carr, Flora (November 11, 2019). "When is You series two released on Netflix?". Radio Times. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Staff writers (December 26, 2017). "VANDERPUMP RULES STAR LALA KENT HER NEW MAN IS OFFICIALLY SINGLE RANDALL EMMETT'S DIVORCE FINAL". TMZ. Archived from the original on June 13, 2016. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Johnson, Zach (July 12, 2013). "Ambyr Childers Is Pregnant: See the Ray Donovan Star's Baby Bump!". Us Weekly. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  8. ^ Vultaggio, Maria (December 20, 2017). "WHO IS AMBYR CHILDERS? LALA KENT'S RUMORED BOYFRIEND RANDALL EMMETT IS LEGALLY MARRIED". Newsweek. Retrieved August 8, 2018.

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