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Amber Riley

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15, 1986
Los Angeles, CA
Birth Sign
15, 1986 (age 34)
Los Angeles, CA


Actress and singer who came off strong and proud as Mercedes Jones on the television series Glee. Her acting earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance. She won season 17 of Dancing with the Stars

Before Fame

She unsuccessfully auditioned for American Idol when she was 17. 


She sang a number of songs during her time on Glee, including "Respect," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," and "I Look to You." She released her debut self-titled EP titled Riley in October 2020.

Family Life

Her parents are Tiny and Elwin Riley and she grew up with two older sisters. In 2020, she got engaged to Desean Black. 

Associated With

She starred on the hit TV series Glee with Dianna Agron