The Evolution of Amber Riley

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The Evolution of Amber Riley

Born in Los Angeles, California, Amber Riley is no stranger to triumph. She's somewhat of an American Idol alum — she got turned down from the competitive singing talent series at the age of 17. Now, nearly a decade later, the actress/singer is hitting all the right notes. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)