Amber Riley

Actress + Singer
Born May 4, 1991

Amber Patrice Riley is an American actress and singer best known for her role on the series Glee as Mercedes Jones.

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  • Review: ‘Dreamgirls’ Makes An Overdue British Debut
    NYTimes - Dec 15, 2016
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    10 Powerful Women Who Turned Insults Into Gold
    Huffington Post - May 25, 2016
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    Amber Riley Turns Up Her Sexy For Valentine's Day
    Huffington Post - Feb 18, 2016
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    How The Stars Of 'orange Is The New Black' Helped A Black Actress Love Her Body
    Huffington Post - Dec 15, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Amber Riley.


1986 Birth Born on February 15, 1986.


2004 18 Years Old She graduated from La Mirada High School in La Mirada, California in 2004.


2008 22 Years Old In 2008, Riley was cast in the role of Mercedes Jones on the comedy-drama television series Glee, and appeared as a main cast member for all six seasons. … Read More
2010 24 Years Old Riley appeared at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, sang the national anthem at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and is currently working on a debut solo studio album. … Read More
2013 27 Years Old In 2013, Riley won the seventeenth season of ABC's dancing competition Dancing with the Stars. … Read More
2014 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2014, Riley and her sister Ashley launched a plus-size online clothing boutique, "Rileyland Fashions". … Read More
2015 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, it was reported that Riley would star in a Christmas television film, her first movie role, and her first acting role, since Glee.


2016 30 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In February 2016, it was announced that Riley would portray the lead role of "Effie White" at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End first ever production of the Tony and Oscar winning Dreamgirls, beginning performances in November 2016. … Read More
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