Amber Riley

  • Birth Name: Amber Patrice Riley
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Auditioned for American Idol but was rejected.
  • Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy cast her in his failed pilot St. Sass; he later cast her in his 2009 FOX musical series Glee.
  • Has performed with the Los Angeles Opera.
  • Won Dancing with the Stars in 2013, partnered with Derek Hough.
  • Released her first single, "Colorblind," in 2014.

Awards

  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Olivier Awards — Best Actress in a Musical: Winner
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Tiny — Mother
  • Elwin Riley — Father
  • Toiya — Sister
  • Ashley — Sister

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