Today, February 15, 2013, Glee's Amber Riley (Mercedes) turns 27 years old. To mark her big day, Amber took to Twitter to post an adorable snapshot of herself as a little girl.

"I was in kindergarten when I took this picture!" Amber shares. "That morning I was so excited about taking class pictures I was dancing and singing and not paying attention and I fell down the stairs hard on my face. If you look close you can see the scar."


Um, ouch! "I cried my eyes out, on the way to school, when I actually got there, while I waited in line to take the picture BUT when I got in that chair in front of the camera I couldn’t help but smile. I immediately got happy LOL My mother could not believe it. My eyes are puffy and my lip is swollen in this picture but I still turned it on LOL I thank GOD for my life, I am living my dream and the best is yet to come! Woohoo!"


Congrats to Amber on 27 beautiful years of a life. We loved seeing her on Glee this week, and we hope to see her back again soon!