Amber Riley got her first break when Ryan Murphy cast her in the pilot “St. Sass.” Although the pilot was not picked up, Riley was able to use that experience to land a role on the television series “Cedric The Entertainer Presents.”
Riley has performed in numerous theater productions, including “Alice in Wonderland,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Into The Woods” and “Mystery on the Docks” with the Los Angeles Opera. She currently plays Mercedes Jones on FOX's hit series, Glee.
She resides in Los Angeles.