Amerie was born on 12th January 1980, and she is an American-born author, singer, actress, and songwriter. She is originally from Washington Metropolitan and gained a degree in classical arts from her mother. She also studied dance from a young age and has performed in several talent search contests in America. After graduating from her school, she settled down in Virginia with her family to go to the University of Georgetown. She then graduated with a Fine Arts and English degree later in her life. She worked with Rich Harrison while living in Washington and worked with performers such as Mary J. Blige.