Amber Stevens West

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Amber Stevens West
Amber Stevens 2010.jpg
Stevens attending the "Night of 100 Stars" for the 82nd Academy Awards viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA on March 7, 2010
Born Amber Dawn Stevens
(1986-10-07) October 7, 1986 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Andrew J. West (m. 2014)
Parent(s) Shadoe Stevens
Beverly Cunningham

Amber Dawn West (née Stevens; born October 7, 1986) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles as Ashleigh Howard in the ABC Family series Greek and Maya in 22 Jump Street. She is also professionally known as Amber Stevens West.[1]

Early life[edit]

Stevens West was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actor and radio announcer Shadoe Stevens and former model Beverly Cunningham. She has a younger sister named Chyna Rose Stevens.[2]

Stevens West is a graduate of Beverly Hills High School.[3]

Stevens is mixed race, being born to a white father and black mother. Her mother is also part Comanche.[4][5]


From 2007 to 2011, Stevens West appeared in her breakout role as Ashleigh Howard on the Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family) series Greek.[6]

In 2011, Stevens West played the role of Mimi Marquez in the musical Rent: Downtown L.A.[7]

In 2014, she appeared as Maya in 22 Jump Street.[8]

In 2015, Stevens West was cast in a co-starring role opposite Jerrod Carmichael as Maxine in The Carmichael Show.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Stevens began dating actor Andrew J. West after they met while co-starring in Greek (2007–11). They married on December 5, 2014, in Los Angeles.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, TheThe Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Cheerleader
2009 Nothing for Something Heloise Short film
Fired Up! Sara
2012 Madame, TheThe Madame Sofi Short film
Amazing Spider-Man, TheThe Amazing Spider-Man Ariel
The Kitchen Amanda
Distance Between, TheThe Distance Between Jen Short film
2014 Jessabelle Jessabelle
22 Jump Street Maya Dickson
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Complete Savages Girl #2 Episode: "Teen Things I Hate About You"
Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful Forrester Model 1 episode
2006 Hills, TheThe Hills Model 1 episode "Boyfriends And Work Don't Mix"
2007 Beast, TheThe Beast Aileen TV movie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Emily Wilson
Episode: "Empty Eyes"
Episode: "Ending Happy"
2007–11 Greek Ashleigh Howard 74 episodes
2011 Weekends at Bellevue Claire Cohen TV film
Grey's Anatomy Laurel Pinson Episode: "Start Me Up"
Friends with Benefits Caroline Episode: "The Benefit of Mardi Gras"
How I Met Your Mother Janet McIntyre Episode: "Mystery vs. History"
2012 Joey Dakota Maya Beaumont TV film
Baby Daddy Izzy Episode: "The Daddy Whisperer"
90210 Bryce Woodbridge 2 episodes
Ben and Kate Anna Lewis Episode: "Reunion"
2014 New Girl Viv Episode: "Goldmine"
2014–15 Criminal Minds Joy Struthers Episodes: "Fate", "Anonymous", "Target Rich"
2015 Chasing Life Frankie 2 episodes
2015–present The Carmichael Show Maxine Series Regular


  1. ^ a b Rubin, Sam (26 August 2015). "Amber Stevens West Talks 'The Carmichael Show'". KTLA Morning News. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Former 'American Top 40' Host Shadoe Stevens On Celebrating 30 Years Of Sobriety". Huffington Post. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Smith, Krista (September 2014). "Amber Stevens Would Like to Work on a Sitcom". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Swirl Girl Icon: Amber Stevens!". Swirl Girl Army. 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Carlbert, Michelle (26 August 2015). "Interview: Amber Stevens on how her ethnicity has affected her career". SheKnows. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Rachel (1 August 2012). "An Interview with Amber Stevens (Ashleigh, Greek)". About Entertainment. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Chen, Roselle (29 April 2011). "Hey Kids, Let's Put on a Secret Show". Los Angeles Downtown News. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Morales, Wilson (16 June 2014). "Exclusive: Amber Stevens Talks '22 Jump Street'". Black Film. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Ehrich Dowd, Kathy (December 6, 2014). "Amber Stevens Marries Andrew J. West". People. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 

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