|Birthdate:||February 15, 1986|
|Birthplace:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Amber Patrice Riley (born February 15, 1986) is an American actress, singer and author. She is best known for her portrayal of Mercedes Jones on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee (2009–15). For her performance on the series, she won a Screen Actors Guild Award, and has been nominated for three Teen Choice Awards, three NAACP Image Awards, and three Grammy Awards. In November 2016, Riley will begin portraying Effie White in the West End debut production of Dreamgirls. In 2013, Riley won season 17 of Dancing with the Stars.