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Amber Riley

Riley (left) with Glee co-star Jenna Ushkowitz
Born February 15, 1986 (1986-02-15) (age 24)
Occupation Actress
Singer
Years active 2002–present

Amber Patrice Riley (February 15, 1986) is an American actress and singer best known for her role on the series Glee as Mercedes Jones.

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Early career

At the age of seventeen, Riley auditioned for American Idol but was turned down by the producers.[1] Amber graduated from La Mirada High School, La Mirada, California in 2004.[2]

Glee

Riley has sung numerous solos on Glee including "Bust Your Windows", "Hate on Me", and "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going".

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2002 St. Sass Toby TV movie
2009-present Glee Mercedes Jones

Discography

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Singles

Year Single Peak positions Album
US AUS CAN IRL UK
2009 "Bust Your Windows" 39 57[3][4] Glee: The Music, Volume 1
"Hate on Me"
"Don't Make Me Over" Glee: The Music, Volume 2
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" 94[5]
"—" denotes did not chart, or was not released.

Featured singles

Don't Stop Believin' and Halo/Walking on Sunshine both charted at 2 and 9 respectively on the UK Singles Chart.

Year Single Peak positions Album
US AUS CAN IRL
2009
"Don't Stop Believin'"a 4 5 50 4 Glee: The Music, Volume 1
"Gold Digger"b 59[6] 15
"Push It"a 60[6] 35
"Somebody to Love"c 28 65[7] 33
"Halo / Walking on Sunshine"d 40 10 28
"Keep Holding On"c 56 56[8] 58
"Proud Mary"c Glee: The Music, Volume 2
"Lean on Me"c 50
"Imagine"c 67 49
"Hair" / "Crazy in Love"c
"Jump"c 104
"Smile"c 102
"You Can't Always Get What You Want"c
"My Life Would Suck Without You"c 51[9]
"Last Christmas"c 63 Last Christmas - Single
"—" denotes did not chart, or was not released.

References and notes

a.^  shared with Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, and Cory Monteith
b.^  shared with Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, and Cory Monteith
c.^  shared with Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Mark Salling, Naya Rivera, Harry Shum, Jr, Dijon Talton, and Heather Morris.
d.^  shared with Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Argon, Lea Michele, Naya Rivera, and Heather Morris.

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