Amber Kelleher is an internationally renowned relationship expert, matchmaker and sought after dating consultant who has been featured in top media outlets 20/20, The Today Show, Nightline, Good Morning America, the New York Times, Vanity Fair and Forbes . As a host for CBS Radio, her talk show 'The Rules of Engagement' touches on matters of the heart, where Amber’s unique expertise provides insight into the challenges of dating in the modern world.
Born in San Francisco, California, Amber is an alumni of San Francisco's prestigious American Conservatory Theater (ACT) and started her career in the entertainment industry as an actress and model, having appeared on numerous top-rated shows Melrose Place, Baywatch, Married With Children and Wings. She appeared in over 20 national commercials, feature films: Fat Man and Little Boy and Bloodsport as well as a handful of independent films working with esteemed directors such as Tony Scott, a Roland Joffe and Roman Coppola.
Amber grew up on movie sets. Her step-father Billy Hale directed numerous top- rated made for TV movies Lace, People Like Us and Liberace in which she also appeared. Her father, Jeremy Lent was an internationally known model during the late seventies with a long-running stint as the face of Winston cigarettes. Her mother Jill (Founder of Kelleher International) was a hugely successful Ford model and photographer. Moonlighting frequently as a stand-in for Dynasty star Linda Evans - her doppelganger.
After a brief stint in Hollywood pursuing her cinematic ambitions, Amber decided to partner with her mother Jill and opened the second Kelleher matchmaking office in Beverly Hills. She has never looked back. Helping her mother to expand the Kelleher empire into over thirteen locations (New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami and Scottsdale) with international offices in London and Stockholm with more to come. She recently graced the cover of European CEO magazine (the second woman ever to land the cover) and is a regular contributor for Arianna Huffington’s top news hub The Huffington Post as well as consultant on a number of relationship-themed books set for publication next year. She was co-host of the NBC broadcast non-scripted television show Ready for Love, which was produced by executive producer Eva Longoria.
Kelleher International, where Amber serves as the company's CEO works similarly as an executive search firm and is rightly considered the nation's pre-eminent personal search firm for A-list athletes, celebrities, Silicon Valley tech-titans and Fortune 500 CEOs too busy to find love.
In 2013 Amber partnered with Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to bring the world's top influencers, CEOs, philanthropists and environmentalists to Necker Island for a five-day retreat. The theme is to inspire attendees to use their respective influence as a force for good.
Amber, renowned for her high-profile, power-broker matches- is now combining those elements to match passionate leaders with the philanthropic causes that best suit them.
Previous high-profile guests have included former Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom, Jose Maria Figueres, the former President of Costa Rica, and the current President of the Carbon War Room, Academy Award winner Sally Field, Levi's President James Curleigh, Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela and Maria Eitel, the President and CEO of the NIKE Foundation.
The Kelleher brand is synonymous with exclusivity, success and discretion. The Kelleher's are hands down the go-to personal search firm for America's elite. Awarded back-to-back top global matchmaking awards for 2010 and 2011, Kelleher International continues to set the standard today for upscale, personalized matchmaking.
She has been married to her husband Nico Andrews – Jiu-Jitsu Gold Medalist- for nearly 20 years- and together they are raising their three active children, Connor, Roan and Tallulah in beautiful Marin County California.