Amber Patrice Riley (born February 15, 1986) is an American actress and singer best known for her role on the series Glee as Mercedes Jones. She has also appeared as the daughter of "Dirk Black" in the American Black comedy All of Us. At the age of seventeen, Riley auditioned for American Idol but was turned down by the producers. Most of her cover versions have appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Riley is a Democrat and attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention in support of President Obama's re-election.
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