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Amber Patrice Riley was born on 15 February 1986, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is an actress, author, and singer, perhaps best known for being part of the series “Glee” as Mercedes Jones. She also won season 17 of “Dancing with the Stars”, and all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Amber Riley? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She also displays her singing prowess in several shows that she’s been a part of, displayed prominently in the television show “Glee”. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will increase.

Amber Riley Net Worth $2 million

Riley started out with a career in music at 17 years old, trying her hand at “American Idol” during its second season. However, she was turned down, and returned to school to matriculate from La Mirada High School.

Her big break would come in 2008, when she was cast as Mercedes Jones for the series “Glee”, and would appear in all six seasons of the show, during which she was featured numerous times and had many solos, including “Bust Your Windows”, “Beautiful”, and “Spotlight”. She also performed a Whitney Houston tribute, singing “I Will Always Love You”. Most of her performances earned good reviews from critics, and she would win a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performances. She was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award and a NAACP Image Award. This was a strong basis to her net worth. According to her, one of her best moments was when she sang for President Obama in 2010.

Other appearances she’s made include the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards, and at the 2012 Democratic National Convention where she sang the national anthem. She also co-wrote a song for “The Saturdays” and would then release her debut single entitled “Colorblind” – she also performed the song in “Glee”, and is now working on her debut studio album. One of her latest projects is NBC’s “The Wiz” which was her first role outside of “Glee”. She is also set to play the lead role in a “Dreamgirls” production set for November 2016. Aside from that, her singing can be heard in Todrick Hall’s album “Straight Outta Oz”.

Riley’s other endeavors include being a part of the 17th season of “Dancing with the Stars” in which she partnered with professional dancer Derek Hough. They would eventually win the season – she was the first African-American woman to win the show.

Amber also has her own online clothing store called “Rileyland Fashions” which she often displays and models. Her variety of interests all add to her net worth.

For her personal life, it is known that Amber has a tattoo on her wrist. She also mentioned that she has an obsession with shoes and likes pizza. She also mentions that her personal and professional lives are at different levels which are the reasons for a lack of any information with regards to relationships. Amber has also done philanthropic work, becoming a spokesperson for VH1 Save the Music Foundation and Do Something. She is also an advocate of keeping music education in schools; she has partnered with State Farm to promote awareness for beginner drivers.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 15, 1986
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height:5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
Profession:Actress
Education:La Mirada High School
Nationality:American
Parents:Tiny Hightower, Elwin Riley
Siblings:Ashley Riley, Toiya Riley
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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Patrick Gallagher
· Jessalyn Gilsig
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Josh Sussman
· Dijon Talton
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie or Limited SeriesThe Wiz Live! (2015)
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Darren Criss
· Samuel Larsen
· Vanessa Lengies
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Alex Newell
· Chord Overstreet
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Darren Criss
· Ashley Fink
· Dot-Marie Jones
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Mike O'Malley
· Chord Overstreet
· Lauren Potter
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Female Scene StealerGlee (2009)
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Max Adler
· Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Mike O'Malley
· Chord Overstreet
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Female Scene StealerGlee (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMost Fanatic FansGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron (as The Cast of Glee)
· Chris Colfer (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jessalyn Gilsig (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jane Lynch (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jayma Mays (as The Cast of Glee)
· Kevin McHale (as The Cast of Glee)
· Lea Michele (as The Cast of Glee)
· Cory Monteith (as The Cast of Glee)
· Matthew Morrison (as The Cast of Glee)
· Mark Salling (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jenna Ushkowitz (as The Cast of Glee)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Patrick Gallagher
· Jessalyn Gilsig
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Dijon Talton
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wiz Live!2015TV Movie pre-productionAddapearle
Glee2009-2015TV SeriesMercedes Jones / Brittany S. Pierce
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode2009TV MovieMercedes Jones
St. Sass2002TV MovieToby

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee2009-2015TV Series performer - 74 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards2014TV Special performer: "I Look To You"
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011Documentary performer: "Don't Stop Believin", "Empire State of Mind", "Ain't No Way", "River Deep, Mountain High", "Forget You", "Born This Way", "Loser Like Me", "Somebody to Love", "Dog Days Are Over" uncredited
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV Special performer: "Don't Stop Believing" - uncredited
The X Factor2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Simpsons2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV Special performer: "Born to Run" - uncredited
EastEnders2010TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Loose Women2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode2009TV Movie performer: "Respect", "You're the One That I Want", "Don't Stop Believing", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee Live! at Radio City Music Hall2015Video documentary completedMercedes Jones
The 365Black Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Performer
Glee: Looking Back Video Yearbook2015Video shortHerself
Glee: The Final Curtain2015Video shortHerself
The Real2015TV SeriesHerself
Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular2014TV MovieHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2014TV SeriesHerself
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2013-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Good Morning America2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2013TV SeriesHerself
Dancing with the Stars2013TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Black Girls Rock! 20132013TV MovieHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Teen Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominee (uncredited)
VH1 Divas 20122012TV MovieHerself
The Glee Project2012TV SeriesHerself
Celebration of Gospel2012TV MovieHerself
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2012TV SeriesHerself - Judge
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHerself
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011DocumentaryMercedes
Glee: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center2011VideoHerself
42nd NAACP Image Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
In Performance at the White House the Motown Sound2011TV MovieHerself - Singer
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan2011TV MovieHerself
Disney Parks Christmas Parade Special2010TV MovieHerself
The X Factor2010TV SeriesMercedes Jones / Herself - Special Guest
The Simpsons2010TV SeriesHerself
The 7PM Project2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHerself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
2010 MLB All-Star Game2010TV SpecialHerself - National Anthem Performer
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2010TV SeriesHerself
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHerself
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Australian Idol2009TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
Glee Casting Session2009TV Movie documentaryHerself / Mercedes Jones

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee2015TV SeriesMercedes Jones
RuPaul's Drag Race2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesMercedes Jones
Glee Encore2011VideoMercedes Jones

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