Amber Riley


Lowest Rated:   22% Nobody's Fool (2018)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California
Amber Riley swears she began singing at age 2 and hasn't stopped since. She auditioned at 17 for American Idol but was rejected. Ironically, she landed at FOX as diva Mercedes Jones on Glee and belted out the National Anthem (again on FOX) before Game 3 of the 2009 World Series. The La Mirada, CA, native honed her craft appearing in numerous theater productions, including Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Into the Woods, and Mystery on the Docks with the Los Angeles Opera. Riley first worked with Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy in 2002 when he cast her in his WB sitcom pilot St. Sass. Although the pilot wasn't picked up, the experience helped Riley land a part in the ensemble cast of Cedric the Entertainer Presents. She made her big-screen debut with the 2011 documentary Glee Live! In Concert!

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
22% Nobody's Fool
  • Kalli
2018
No Score Yet My One Christmas Wish
  • Jackie Turner
2015
60% Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
  • Mercedes
$11.9M 2011

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Reality cast member
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
69% Glee
2009-2015
  • Mercedes Jones Mercedes
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge
  • 2012
No Score Yet This Is How I Made It
2012-2013
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
  • Performer
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • Performer
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
84% The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2010

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