Amber Riley

Actress
With a voice that refused to be silenced and a talent too big to be ignored, there was no doubt that Amber Riley was destined to be a star. Television viewers were blown away with her portrayal of the feisty Mercedes ... Read more »
Born: 02/15/1986 in Long Beach, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Icon Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Performer

The Wiz Live! 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2009 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glee 2009 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Capitol Fourth 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Celebration of Gospel 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The Motown Sound 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

2010 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

Mercedes Jones (Actor)

United Negro College Fund: An Evening of Stars 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 41st NAACP Image Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

"Don't Stop Believin'" (Song Performer)

Biography

With a voice that refused to be silenced and a talent too big to be ignored, there was no doubt that Amber Riley was destined to be a star. Television viewers were blown away with her portrayal of the feisty Mercedes Jones on the hit show "Glee" (Fox, 2009 - ), a wickedly funny and endearing series from "Nip/Tuck" (FX, 2003- ) creator Ryan Murphy about a group of talented misfits who populate the struggling glee club. Riley revealed her inner diva as Jones, the sassy, loud and take-charge alto who has a crush on the club's ultra-fashionable member who also happens to be a gay man. The show's humorous sub-plots and extravagant musical performances brought Riley's commanding voice to the forefront, making her a standout in the show every time she belted out a number and left the rest of the cast in her wake.

EDUCATION

La Mirada High School

La Mirada, California 2004

Milestones

2009

Cast as Mercedes Jones, a fashion-conscious diva, in Fox's "Glee"

2002

Landed a minor role on the never aired pilot, "St. Sass" (WB)

Auditioned for Fox's "American Idol" at age 17; was rejected in the first round

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