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Amber Riley Net Worth

Amber Riley Net Worth is
$2 Million

Amber Riley Bio/Wiki 2018

Amber Riley Amber Riley is well known by countless enthusiasts for her stint in the most popular show Glee. She grew to stardom playing the gifted Mercedes Jones. She was born having a powerful and irrefutable vocal skill which lead her to audition for American Idol. However, the vocalist was turned down when she was 17 years old but happily her life would turn around for ever just years afterwards.

Amber Riley Net Worth $2 Million

Her mom Miniature Hightower was an Registered Nurse and her dad Elwin Riley was employed as a carpenter. At 7 Amber’s mother bought her a mobile radio using a mic attached. Riley carried that everywhere with her mom including to school in her back pack. But despite getting taken into NYU, USC and Arizona State Amber Riley stayed in la to continue a career in acting or music. While auditioning for parts in Hollywood her mom found it quite hard. As an African American girl and size 16 it was virtually hopeless for Riley to get an acting job. Amber has said that she understood herself worth and never wished to play a character that despised herself.

In 2006, Riley auditioned for the part of Effie White in Dream girls, yet was refused due to her age. But astonishingly she sang a Dreamgirls tune for her Glee audition before producer Ryan Murphy. Since afterward Riley has sung many solos and her Glee covers have been sold on iTunes. In 2012 after three seasons on Glee then’s character Mercedes graduated and Riley went to do Broadway. Then made her stage debut in the year 2012 in the stage production Cotton Club. Cotton Club Parade is a Broadway-style revue observing Duke Ellington’s years at the famous Harlem cabaret in the 1920s and ’30s. In 2012 Cotton began dating costar LaMarcus Tinker who had been also in Friday Night Lights. In 2013 Cotton was declared as the latest cast member of Dancing With The Stars season 17.

“My parents always instilled understanding that the wonderful, that your fearfully and wonderfully made, and which you understand who you’re.”

Full NameAmber Riley
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 15, 1986
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Height5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
EducationLa Mirada High School
ParentsTiny Hightower, Elwin Riley
SiblingsAshley Riley, Toiya Riley
NicknamesAmber Patrice Riley, Mama A, The Cast of Glee
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Music GroupsGlee Cast
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice Most Fanatic Fans, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actress in a Musical
MoviesThe Wiz Live!, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, Glee Encore
TV ShowsGlee, Dancing with the Stars
1She and partner Derek Hough were crowned the winners of Dancing with the Stars (2005) Season 17. [November 2013]
2She auditioned for American Idol (2002), when she was 17-years-old, during the show's second season but was turned down by the producers.


Fly2018TV Series announcedFA Maxine 'Max' Rivers
Straight Outta Oz2016Brenda
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend2016TV SeriesDream Ghost #2
The Wiz Live!2015TV MovieAddapearle
My One Christmas Wish2015TV MovieJackie Turner
Glee2009-2015TV SeriesMercedes Jones Brittany S. Pierce
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode2009TV MovieMercedes Jones
St. Sass2002TV MovieToby


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
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
Queens of Pop2011TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV Special performer: "Don't Stop Believin'" - 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 Believin'", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat" - uncredited


The Biggest Night in Theatre: The Olivier Awards2017TV MovieHerself - Winner
Good Morning Britain2017TV SeriesHerself - Best Actress in a Musical Winner for Dreamgirls
Let It Shine2017TV SeriesHerself - Judge
The Royal Variety Performance 20162016TV MovieHerself - Performer
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV SeriesHerself
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 20162016TV MovieHerself - Performer
The Graham Norton Show2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The 365Black Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Host
TV Land Icon Awards 20162016TV MovieHerself - Performer
The 47th NAACP Image Awards2016TV MovieHerself
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
The Ellen DeGeneres Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Teen Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominee (uncredited)
VH1 Divas 20122012TV SpecialHerself
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
Pop Wrapped TV2010-2011TV Series documentaryMercedes Jones
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHerself
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011DocumentaryMercedes
Queens of Pop2011TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
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 SpecialHerself
Disney Parks Christmas Parade Special2010TV MovieHerself
The X Factor2010TV SeriesMercedes Jones / Herself - Special Guest
The Simpsons2010TV SeriesHerself
The 7PM Project2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
2010 MTV Video Music Awards2010TV 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

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

Won Awards

2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)

Nominated Awards

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)
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
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)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Female Scene StealerGlee (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMost Fanatic FansGlee (2009)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearGlee (2009)

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