Amber Stevens is an American actress and model probably best known for her role on the ABC Family series “Greek.” Most recently, she will star in the ABC comedy pilot “Keep It Together.” She will also be seen in the film “22 Jump Street.”
Her mother was a former model who was black and Native American and her father was white. (Shadoe Stevens was also big in radio and in announcing). She said, “Being mixed is beautiful. We mixed girls are the future of the world. Don’t forget to honor and acknowledge all sides of your cultures.”
Amber Stevens graduated from Beverly Hills High School. She shared that in high school she worked the Bar/Bat Mitzvah circuit. “I had a friend that would DJ the parties and would hire me to help entertain the kids, dance with them and run the games they’d play. I loved it.”
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Amber Stevens was a model in high school. Modeling led her to doing commercials. Though she never set out to be an actress, she said, “One day I met a manager and he asked me to read a scene” and she fell into acting. “I originally thought I’d try to be a singer but I quickly realized it was too vulnerable a space for me. Playing fictional characters is much more fun and comfortable for me.”
Amber Stevens did, however, sing in the on-stage chorus for “American Idol” with the cast that included Clay Aiken at the time. “We sang Christmas songs and I was invited to sing in the on-stage chorus. It was very cool.”
She has also appeared in “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “CSI,” among other projects.
She told swirlgirlarmy that “people tend to think my life is easy because I have a positive disposition…it’s not that I don’t have challenges, I just choose to deal with them privately and it’s important to me to stay optimistic.”
Aside from acting, Amber Stevens is a food lover and has her own blog in which she chronicles her eating adventures. She started the blog because she has a terrible memory. “It’s a place for me to write down where I’ve eaten.”
A bit of trivia: Amber Stevens said if she weren’t an actress she would be a hairdresser or event planner; her secret talent is Catch Phrase; and her favorite meal is Princess Cake. She enjoys the quote, “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
Amber Stevens got engaged to fellow actor Andrew J. West. She resides in Los Angeles, California.