Wednesday, 23 February 2011

New Dress-up Doll

Riley auditioned for American Idol but was turned down by the producers. Amber graduated from La Mirada High School, La Mirada, California in 2004.In 2006, Riley auditioned for the part of Effie in Dreamgirls, yet was refused because of her age. Riley appeared at the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 12, 2010.

Riley currently plays the role of Mercedes on the hit 'dramedy' Glee. She has sung numerous solos, including "Bust Your Windows", "Hate on Me", "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", "Beautiful","Bridge over Troubled Water" and "I Look to You". Her character gets through her school days with her 'diva-style' and stylish clothes. In 2011, Riley received an NAACP Image Award nomination for her portrayal of Mercedes on Glee. She has won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her acting on Glee along with the show's ensemble, and has also been nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her acting on the show. Amber's mother, Tina, was a member of the choir whom Mercedes dances with in the song "Like a Prayer" during the 15th episode of the first season.

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