Amber Riley

Who is Amber Riley?

Amber Riley

Amber Riley was born on February 15th, 1986 and is an American actress and singer best known for her role om the series Glee where to stars as Mercedes Jones.

At the age of seventeen, Amber auditioned for American Idol but was turned down by the producers. Amber graduated from La Mirada High School, La Mirada, California in 2004. In 2007, Riley auditioned for the part of Effie in Dreamgirls, yet was refused solely because of her age.

Riley currently plays the role of Mercedes on the hit ‘dramedy’ Glee. She has sung numerous solos, Including “Bust Your Windows”, “Hate on Me”, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”, and “Beautiful”. Her character gets through her school days with her ‘diva-style’ and stylish clothes. Amber’s mother, Tiny, was a member of the choir in the song Like a Prayer during the Madonna episode. The woman Mercedes dances with is her mother. She had the honor of singing to President Obama, which she said was perhaps “the minute her life was made complete”.


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  1. Shannon says:

    I love Amber Riley and Glee. It’s such a fun show to watch and reminds me of my days in high school when hanging out in the music room and the auditiorium. It’s a bonus that she rocks her own style so well too

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