Who is Amber Stevens?
Amber Dawn Stevens West was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 7 October 1986 – her zodiac sign is Libra, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress with close to 50 credits to her name, perhaps known best for her portrayal of Maya in the 2014 action crime comedy movie “22 Jump Street”, directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and which starred Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube. It follows police officers Jenko and Schmidt who’ve enrolled at college on an undercover mission; the movie won seven of the 32 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Amber was raised in Los Angeles alongside her younger sister Chyna and older paternal half-brother Brad, by their father Shadoe Stevens who’s an American radio host, TV personality and actor, and their mother Beverly Cunningham, an American model.
She was interested in many activities during her teenage years, including playing various sports with her peers, practicing creative writing, and dancing. Amber was 15 and attending Beverly Hills High School when she began appearing in school plays; she matriculated in 2005 and then chose not to pursue a college degree, but to work on her way up in the film industry.
Roles in TV series
Amber made her debut TV series appearance in the 2005 episode “Teen Things I Hate About You” of the comedy “Complete Savages”, and the following years saw her appear in an episode or two of a couple of series, such as the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”, the mystery crime drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, and the romantic drama “Grey’s Anatomy”.
Between 2007 and 2011, she played Ashleigh Howard in the family comedy drama “Greek”, created by Patrick Sean Smith, and which starred Clark Duke, Scott Michael Foster and Spencer Grammer. It follows the life of Rusty Cartwright who’s just enrolled at college, and the series was nominated for seven awards.
In 2011, Amber played Janet in the episode “Mystery vs. History” of the critically acclaimed comedy “How I Met Your Mother”, and she was then invited to make a guest appearance in a couple of hit series, such as the family comedy drama “Baby Daddy”, the comedy “Ben and Kate”, and the romantic comedy drama “90210”.
Between 2015 and 2017, Amber starred as Maxine in the comedy “The Carmichael Show”, created by Willie Hunter and Ari Katcher, and which also starred Jerrod Carmichael and Lil Rel Howery. It follows stand-up comedian Jerrod and his therapist girlfriend, and the series won one of the nine awards for which it was nominated.
Three of Amber’s most recent TV series roles have been in the 2019 episode “Diss” of the mystery crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, the 2020 episode “BFF” of the fantasy comedy drama “God Friended Me”, and eight episodes of the 2021 comedy drama “Run the World”.
Roles in movies
Amber made her debut film appearance in the 2006 action crime adventure “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”, while a couple of her following roles were in the 2007 comedy “The Beast”, the 2009 sports comedy “Fired Up!” and the 2009 short comedy drama “Nothing for Something”.
The year 2012 saw her play Ariel in the critically acclaimed action science fiction adventure “The Amazing Spider-Man”, directed by Marc Webb, and which starred Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans. It follows Peter Parker, who’s developed special powers now that he’s been bitten by a genetically altered spider, and the movie won two of the 33 awards for which it was nominated.
Amber could then have been seen appearing in a couple of other popular movies, such as the mystery horror drama “Jessabelle” and the comedy “Keep It Together” both in 2014, and the 2016 comedy “The Bet”.
She played the lead character Maya in the 2018 romantic comedy “Love Jacked”, directed by Alfons Adetuyi, and which also starred Keith David and Mike Epps. It follows Maya who wants to become independent, while her father wants her to run the family business; the movie won two of the four awards for which it was nominated.
Three of Amber’s most recent roles have been in the 2019 comedy “The Way We Weren’t”, the 2020 romantic comedy drama “Christmas Unwrapped”, and the 2021 short comedy “2 Timers”.
Amber sang the song “Santa Baby” in the 2009 movie “Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe”, and “Deck the Halls” in the 2010 film “Christmas Cupid”.
She’s been featured in a couple of TV specials and documentaries, such as the 2010 short documentary video “Greek Chapter 4: At World’s End”, the 2010 short documentary series “Greek Uncovered” and the 2018 TV special “The E! People’s Choice Awards”.
Amber could’ve been seen making a guest appearance in many talk-shows, including “The Dinner Party”, “The Drew Barrymore Show” and “The Real”.
Awards and nominations
Amber was nominated for a 2015 Black Reel Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female for “22 Jump Street”.
Love life and husband
Even though Amber prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, she’s still allowed her fans to have a glimpse into it. She met American actor Andrew James West in 2007 when they began shooting together for the series “Greek”, and the two went on their first date in the same year. They eventually exchanged vows on 5 December 2014, in a private ceremony in Los Angeles, attended by many of their friends and family members.
Amber gave birth to their daughter Ava Laverne on 7 October 2018, and their second daughter Winona Marie followed in August 2021.
Amber hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she’s perhaps been with, so as of August 2022, she’s married to Andrew James West, and they have two daughters together.
Hobbies and other interests
Amber’s quite active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her close to 150,000 followers; she’s uploaded over 2,000 pictures and videos onto the network, the majority of which have been taken during her everyday life.
She’s physically highly active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, mostly because it’s important for her acting career to stay fit; Amber’s also taking good care of her mental health, as she does yoga and meditates on a daily basis.
Her favorite season is summer, mostly because she likes to sun tan at the beach, and go yachting.
Amber has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Will Smith, Meryl Streep and Emma Watson, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Independence Day”, “The Devil Wears Prada” and the franchise “Harry Potter”.
Age, height and net worth
Amber’s age is 35. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of August 2022, her net worth stands at over $3 million.