Amber Riley

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Full Name Amber Riley
Age 34 Years Old
Nick Name Amber Riley
Gender Female
Famous As Actor
Birth Date February 15th, 1986
Birth Place Los Angeles, California

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About Amber Riley 

An American actress and singer is named for Amber Riley who is famous for portraying the role of Mercedes Jones on the "Fox" comedy-drama series Glee (2009-2015), for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award, and has been nominated for three Teen Choice Awards, three NAACP Image Awards, and a Grammy Award. Moreover, she is also an author and activist. Additionally, she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2017 for her role in "Dreamgirls". In 2013, she also won season 17 of "Dancing with the Stars" where she partnered with Derek Hough. She also formed a musical theatre supergroup with Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson named as "Leading Ladies" signing to East West Records. The theatre group also released their debut album "Songs from the Stage". At present, she is working on a debut solo studio album. 

Recent in the news, Amber Riley made a special appearance on Thursday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, honoring the memory of Naya Rivera with a powerful performance. Naya Rivera was confirmed dead of a drowning accident five days after being reported missing at California's Lake Piru. She was just 33 years old. She has already paid tribute to her friend and co-star several times on social media, initially posting the following message to Instagram shortly after Rivera's death was confirmed by officials: "My favorite duet partner. I love you. I miss you. I don’t have words right now, just lots of feelings. Rest In Peace Angel, and know that your family will never have to worry about anything." She paid tribute to Rivera in July, posting several snaps of the two performings together. She wrote alongside them: "miss you baby girl and I love you #NayaRivera I’m so mad the world will never see how high you could have soared. Her brain was brilliant. She was smart and as quick as a whip. Always had me in stitches, we would be in tears laughing so hard at one another. "There was never the competition, or shade, or intimidation with us. Just pure adoration and mutual respect. You deserved better. You were so much more than just this show. Your talent outshined us all so many times!"

Amber Riley made a appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, honoring the memory of Naya Rivera

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Amber Riley is famous for being an American actress, singer, author, and activist. She is better known for portraying Mercedes Jones on the teen musical comedy-drama TV series "Glee" (2009-2015). She is also known for winning season 17 of Dancing with the Stars. She received the highest average score in the "Dancing with the Stars" in season 17, compared to all the partners of Derek Hough in the history of the show. 

Amber Riley was born on 15th February 1986 to her parents; Elwin Riley (Father) and Tiny Riley (Mother). Her birth name/real name is Amber Patrice Riley. She has two older sisters, Toiya and Ashley. Her birthplace is in Los Angeles, California, the USA. Her nationality is American and she belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. Her race is Black and her Zodiac sign is Aquarius. Her religion is Christian. Regarding her educational qualification, she completed her schooling from La Mirada High School in La Mirada, California in 2004. During her school time, her drama teacher was Mrs. Erin Strauss. As of 2020, she celebrated her 34th birthday. 

Amber Riley is a very beautiful lady with a glowing face. Her body build is large. She stands at the tall height of 5 ft 3 in or 160 cm with he bodyweight of 85 Kg or 187 Pounds. She has got a pair of dark brown eyes color and her hair color is dark brown. Her body measurement is 41-35-38 in or 104-89-96.5 cm. Her dress size is 16 US and her bra size is 38D. In 2013, Amber had dropped a noticeable amount of weight (Weight Loss). She stopped having burgers, and other fast food, which was having a negative impact on her health as well as weight.

Amber Riley Weight Loss (Past & Present)

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Amber Riley's Acting Career

  • Initially, Amber Riley auditioned for "American Idol" in the second season. At that time she was only seventeen. 
  • Later, she was refused by the producers. 
  • After that, she was cast in the role of Mercedes Jones on the comedy-drama TV Shows/series "Glee" in the year 2008 where she appeared as a main cast member for all but one of the six seasons; she received guest star credit during season 5.
  • As a singer, Amber Riley has performed numerous solos. Some of them are "Respect", "Bust Your Windows", "Hate on Me", "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", "Beautiful", "Bridge over Troubled Water", "I Look to You", "Ain't No Way", "Try a Little Tenderness", "Spotlight", "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and, three days after Whitney Houston's death, performed a tribute version of "I Will Always Love You". 
  • Additionally, she "The Rocky Horror Glee Show" where she sang the lead on the song "Sweet Transvestite". 
  • She also appeared at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. There, she sang the national anthem at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. 
  • For the British group 'The Saturdays', she wrote a track titled "Leave a Light On". The track was even on their album named "Living for the Weekend". 
  • On 3rd April 2014, her debut song "Colorblind" was premiered on "The Queen Latifah Show" and was released on 8th April 2014. 
  • She then portrayed Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North, in NBC's live performance of "The Wiz". It was in December 2015. 
  • She also portrayed the lead role of Effie White in "Dreamgirls" in 2016. 
  • Additionally, she has also provided a number of tracks for Todrick Hall's visual album "Straight Outta Oz".
  • Later, she teamed up with British singers Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson to form a musical theatre supergroup named "Leading Ladies".
  • The theatre supergroup also released their debut album "Songs from the Stage" on 17th November 2017. 
  • She even took on the role of Audrey II, the carnivorous singing plant, in "Little Shop of Horrors" at Pasadena Playhouse.
  • She also stated that she finished recording songs for her debut extended play as of 28th February 2020. 
  • At present, she is working on a debut solo studio album.
  • Besides this, she and her sister Ashley launched a plus-size online clothing boutique, "Rileyland Fashions". She also models the garments.

Winner of "Dancing with the Stars" Season 17

Winner of Dancing with the Star Season 17; Amber Riley and Derek Hough

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  • Amber Riley is better known for winning Season 17 of ABC's dancing competition Dancing with the Stars becoming the first African-American woman to win 'Dancing With the Stars'.
  • In the show, she partnered with the show's one and only six-time champion, Derek Hough.
  • They both tied the record for the highest first-week score of 27, received 5 perfect scores of 30, and only received a score lower than 8 one time in the song "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher".

Awards and Achievements of Amber Riley 

Amber Riley is an award-winning actress. For her role as Mercedes Jones in 'Glee', she won a Screen Actors Guild Award and received nominations for three NAACP Image Awards and three Teen Choice Awards. She also won Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Performance in the broadcast musical "Dreamgirls" in 2017. She was nominated for Classic Brit Award for Album of the Year for 'Songs from the Stage'.

Who is Amber Riley Dating?

Amber Riley is not married yet and she is still to get married. As of today, she seems to be single as there is no rumors about her affairs/relationship/dating a boyfriend at present. She is currently focusing on her career rather than spending her valuable time making her boyfriend. She is leading a happy life being single. Previously, Amber Riley dated American actor Kevin McHale (approx 2 years younger than Amber). She has a pet named Chewie. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

Amber Riley's Net Worth 2020

Amber Riley is a successful actress and has reached a great height in her career. As of 2020, the net worth of Amber Riley is estimated to have $2 Million. Her primary source of wealth is from acting career and she is satisfied with her earnings. Her exact salary has not been disclosed yet. She has once served as the spokesperson for "Do Something" and VH1 Save The Music Foundation's second annual "Battle for the Bands". She is living a lavish lifestyle from her career earnings.