Amber Riley Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Movies, Glee, DWTS

Amber Riley Biography

Amber Riley, born in the United States as Amber Patrice Riley is an award-winning actress, singer, author, and activist best known for her roles on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee. She is the winner of a Screen Actors Guild Award and is a three Teen Choice Awards nominee; NAACP Image Awards, and a Grammy Award.


How old is Amber Riley? – Age

Amber is 35 years old as of 15 February 2021. She was born in 1986 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Amber Riley Family

She is the daughter of Elwin Riley. She is a young sister to Toiya Riley and Ashley Riley.

Who is Amber Riley married to? – Husband

She is not married but engaged to her boyfriend Desean Black. She announced their marriage plans through her Instagram account after their engagement in 2020.

What is Amber Riley Net Worth?

Riley has made a good fortune from her entertainment career. She owns an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Amber Riley Glee

She was cast as Mercedes Jones, the first student to audition for New Directions in the American musical comedy-drama television series Glee.


Mercedes is the main character on the television show “Glee.” In Season 5, she was demoted to a recurring character, but in Season 6, she was elevated again. She forms a close friendship with Kurt Hummel and a deep rivalry with Rachel Berry at the start of the season. In Season 6, she promotes her album by going on a mall tour with Brittany and Santana. Later in the season, she returns to assist Kurt and Rachel in recruiting new glee club members.

With the song Respect, Mercedes auditioned for the Glee club. She appears in the films Push It and Take a Bow and Gold Digger as a back-up actress. Mercedes is concerned that she will never find a boyfriend, so she begins to spend time with Kurt. Kurt told her he was gay for the first time, and she was the first person he told. Mercedes believes Kurt shares her feelings, and the two join arms as they visit Vocal Adrenaline to recruit a choreographer. She hopes that it will lead to a friendship in the future. When Tina gets a solo over Rachel, Mercedes encourages her.

Amber Riley Dancing with the Stars

Riley was the winner of the seventeenth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars in 2013. Derek Hough, the show’s one and only six-time winner, was her partner. Riley and Hough tied for the highest first-week score of 27, earned five perfect 30s, and only got a score lower than 8 once. Riley is the first African-American woman to win the competition show Dancing With the Stars.

Why did Amber Riley change her name to just Riley?

Riley took on a new identity for her new six-track R&B-flavored EP, ‘RILEY,’ which includes songs like “BGE (Big Girl Energy)” and “A Moment,” which she performed in August in honor of her late “Glee” co-star Naya Rivera. “Riley was a reintroduction to anyone who has been a long-time supporter of mine.

Amber Riley The Simpsons

She appeared as Aiesha, an attendee of Expressions in Elementary School Musical, an episode of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons. Aiesha is a performing arts camp led by Kurt Hardwick and Ethan Ballantyne. She, along with Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, sang to Lisa upon her arrival at the camp and several times during her stay there.

Amber Riley Nobody’s Fool

Riley was cast as Kalli in the 2018 American romantic comedy film Nobody’s Fool.


Danica is a successful marketing professional who has been dating “Charlie” after her ex-fiancé Bailey left her for another guy. Tanya believes Danica is being catfished because she has never met Charlie. The Catfish crew shows up at her house without her permission.

Lawrence, a guy with a Jheri curl who uses a wheelchair, is tracked down by Tanya, Danica, and Danica’s friend Kalli, who assaults him for lying to Danica. Danica and Kalli discover that Charlie is real and that Lawrence, Charlie’s old college coach, hacked his account. When Frank notices Danica leaving her job with Charlie, he ends their relationship. Danica comes to the realization that she likes Frank and wants to give him another chance. Tanya interrupts Bailey’s wedding as a form of retaliation for him injuring her sister. Tanya sings “On Bended Knee” in the rain, and the pair reunites as a couple.

Amber Riley Movies

♦ 2020 – Infamous
♦ 2020 – Whose Line is it Anyway?
♦ 2019 – A Black Lady Sketch Show
♦ 2019 – The Little Mermaid Live!
♦ 2018 – Nobody’s Fool
♦ 2017 – Let It Shine
♦ 2016 – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
♦ 2016 – Straight Outta Oz
♦ 2015 – My One Christmas Wish
♦ 2015 – The Wiz Live!
♦ 2014 – Dancing with the Stars
♦ 2013 – Dancing with the Stars
♦ 2012 – RuPaul’s Drag Race
♦ 2011 – Glee: The 3D Concert Movie – Mercedes Jones
♦ 2010 – The Simpsons
♦ 2009–2015 – Glee
♦ 2002 – St. Sass

Amber Riley Stage appearance

♦ 2019 – Little Shop of Horrors
♦ 2016–2017 – Dreamgirls
♦ 2014 – Hair
♦ 2012 – Cotton Club Parade