Amber Patrice Riley, sometimes referred to as RILEY, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and activist. She is known for her role as Mercedes Jones in the Fox comedy series - the drama Glee. For her performance in the series, she won the Screen Actors Association Award and was nominated for three Teen Choice Awards, three NAACP Image Awards and a Grammy. In November 2016, Riley directed Dreamgirls' first film in the West End, starring Effie White. She won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2017 for her role in Dreamgirls. Riley won Dancing with the Stars season 17 in 2013. In 2017, Riley appeared as a judge on the BBC's musical theatrical talent show One Let It Shine and formed a super musical group with Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson, collectively known as Women Leading and Signing contract with East West / Warner Disc Company. Their first album, Song from the Stage, was released on November 17, 2017
|Born||Amber Patrice Riley, February 15, 1986, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, author|
|Partner(s)||DeSean Black (engaged)|
|IMDb||Amber Riley's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes||Amber Riley's Rotten Tomatoes|
|Spotify||Amber Riley's Spotify|
|iTunes||Amber Riley's iTunes|
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.
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.
Her parents are Tiny and Elwin Riley and she grew up with two older sisters. In 2020, she got engaged to Desean Black.
She starred on the hit TV series Glee with Dianna Agron.
- Artists from School Boy Records
- American sopranos
- Participants in American Idol
- Laurence Olivier Prize winner
- Singer from Los Angeles
- African American singer
Latest information about Amber Riley updated on June 22 2021.