- Date of Birth:
- May 14, 1990
- 5' 4"
Amber Portwood (born on May 14, 1990 in Anderson, Indiana) is a reality star best known for her role on Teen Mom. Amber started her career in 2008 on the MTV original series 16 & Pregnant, followed by the spinoff series, Teen Mom. Amber has a daughter, Leah Leann Shirley, with her on-again off-again boyfriend Gary Shirley. Amber has always struggled with raising her daughter and keeping a healthy relationship with Gary. Amber dropped out of high school when she discovered she was pregnant, but is hoping to obtain her GED. Amber’s problems with Gary have led to physical violence in front of her child, Leah; including an incident where Amber beat Gary so severely, it left permanent scars. Amber was eventually arrested for domestic violence against Gary. She had a younger sister, Candace, who died of SIDS when Amber was 5. As of June 2012, Amber is serving a 5-year jail sentence stemming from a December 2011 arrest for possession of drugs and failing to complete a court-ordered rehab program. Her final season on Teen Mom aired in the summer of 2012.
Best Known For:
Her roles on 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom.
Amber is defined by her role as a reality star and her numerous legal woes.