Amber Stevens West

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Amber Stevens West
Amber Stevens 2010.jpg
Stevens West in 2010
Born
Amber Dawn Stevens

(1986-10-07) October 7, 1986 (age 32)
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)
Andrew J. West (m. 2014)
Children1
Parent(s)Shadoe Stevens (father)
Websiteamberstevenswest.com

Amber Dawn West (née Stevens; born October 7, 1986)[1], known as Amber Stevens West, is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Ashleigh Howard in the ABC Family series Greek, Maya in 22 Jump Street, Maxine in the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show.[2]

Early life[edit]

Stevens West was born Amber Dawn Stevens in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actor and radio announcer Shadoe Stevens and former model Beverly Cunningham. She has a younger sister named Chyna Rose Stevens.[3] Stevens is mixed race, being born to a white father and black mother. Her mother is also part Comanche.[4][5]

Stevens West is a graduate of Beverly Hills High School.[6]

Career[edit]

Early work[edit]

From 2007 to 2011, Stevens West appeared in her breakout role as Ashleigh Howard on the ABC Family series Greek.[7]

In 2011, Stevens West played the role of Mimi Marquez in the musical Rent: Downtown L.A.[8]

In 2014, she appeared as Maya in 22 Jump Street.[9]

Star roles[edit]

In 2015, Stevens West co-starred opposite Jerrod Carmichael as Maxine in the NBC comedy sitcom The Carmichael Show.[2] In 2017, following that show's end, Stevens West was cast as a series regular on the FOX supernatural comedy Ghosted.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Stevens began dating actor Andrew J. West after they met while co-starring in Greek. They married on December 5, 2014, in Los Angeles.[11] Their daughter Ava Laverne was born on October 7, 2018.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Cheerleader
2009 Fired Up! Sara
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Ariel
2012 The Kitchen Amanda
2014 Jessabelle Jessabelle
2014 22 Jump Street Maya Dickson
2018 public disturbance Holly
2018 The Way We Weren't Carly completed

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Complete Savages Girl #2 Episode: "Teen Things I Hate About You"
2005 The Bold and the Beautiful Forrester Model 1 episode
2006 The Hills Model Episode: "Boyfriends And Work Don't Mix"
2007 The Beast Aileen TV movie
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Emily Wilson / Tanya Episodes: "Empty Eyes", "Ending Happy"
2007–2011 Greek Ashleigh Howard Main role
2011 Weekends at Bellevue Claire Cohen Television film
2011 Grey's Anatomy Laurel Pinson Episode: "Start Me Up"
2011 Friends with Benefits Caroline Episode: "The Benefit of Mardi Gras"
2011 How I Met Your Mother Janet McIntyre Episode: "Mystery vs. History"
2012 Joey Dakota Maya Beaumont Television film
2012 Baby Daddy Izzy Episode: "The Daddy Whisperer"
2012 90210 Bryce Woodbridge Episodes: "99 Problems", "The Things We Do for Love"
2012 Ben and Kate Anna Lewis Episode: "Reunion"
2014 New Girl Viv Episode: "Goldmine"
2014–2015 Criminal Minds Joy Struthers Episodes: "Fate", "Anonymous", "Target Rich"
2015 Chasing Life Frankie Episodes: "The Domino Effect", "The Last W"
2015–2017 The Carmichael Show Maxine Main role
2017–2018 Ghosted Annie Main role
2018 Happy Together Claire Davis Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amber Dawn Stevens was born on October 7, 1986 in Los Angeles County, California". California Birth Index. California Office of Health Information and Research. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Rubin, Sam (August 26, 2015). "Amber Stevens West Talks 'The Carmichael Show'". KTLA Morning News. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Former 'American Top 40' Host Shadoe Stevens On Celebrating 30 Years Of Sobriety". Huffington Post. October 17, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Swirl Girl Icon: Amber Stevens!". Swirl Girl Army. 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  5. ^ Carlbert, Michelle (August 26, 2015). "Interview: Amber Stevens on how her ethnicity has affected her career". SheKnows. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  6. ^ Smith, Krista (September 2014). "Amber Stevens Would Like to Work on a Sitcom". Vanity Fair. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  7. ^ Thomas, Rachel (August 1, 2012). "An Interview with Amber Stevens (Ashleigh, Greek)". About Entertainment. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  8. ^ Chen, Roselle (April 29, 2011). "Hey Kids, Let's Put on a Secret Show". Los Angeles Downtown News. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  9. ^ Morales, Wilson (June 16, 2014). "Exclusive: Amber Stevens Talks '22 Jump Street'". Black Film. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 12, 2017). "'Ghosted' Fox Comedy Adds 'Carmichael Show's Amber Stevens West In Recasting". Deadline. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  11. ^ Ehrich Dowd, Kathy (December 6, 2014). "Amber Stevens Marries Andrew J. West". People. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  12. ^ Stern, Sophie (October 18, 2018). "Amber Stevens West and Andrew J. West Welcome Daughter Ava Laverne". People. Retrieved October 18, 2018.

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