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Naya Rivera Biography

Naya Rivera is best known as actress in television. She became popular to television viewers as Santana Lopez on Fox's Glee hit series, a role she received a 2010 Screen Actors Guild Award for. She has won several honors from the American Latino Media Arts Society. She was born on January 12, 1987 in Santa Clarita, CA. She starred with Omarion in the 2002 music video for B2K's song “Why I Love You.” She had her first acting role at the age of four on TV show The Royal Family and performed with Chris Brown in 2012 in an episode of This Is How I Made It.

Naya Rivera Biography

Naya Rivera Wiki

First NameNaya
Middle NameMarie
Last NameDorsey
Maiden NameRivera
Full Name at BirthNaya Marie Rivera
Alternative NameNay Nay, N'Nay, Bee, Nougat, Ni Ni, Smoochy, Snix, The Veiled Fairy, Naya Rivera Dorsey, Naya Marie Rivera Dorsey, Naya Rivera, Naya Marie Rivera
Age33 (age at death) years
Birthday12th January, 1987
BirthplaceValencia, Santa Clarita, California, USA
Died8th July, 2020
Place of DeathLake Piru, Ventura County, California, USA
Cause of DeathAccidental drowning
BuriedForest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 5″ (165 cm)
Weight122lbs (55 kg)
Eye ColorBrown – Dark
Hair ColorBlack
Distinctive FeatureHas a crucifix tramp stamp, High Cheekbones, Pouty Lips, Sculpted Abs
Zodiac SignCapricorn
High SchoolValencia High School
Occupation TextActress, Singer, Songwriter, Model, and Director
Claim to FameSantana Lopez on Glee, Hillary Winston on The Royal Family
Music Genre (Text)Pop, R&B
Year(s) Active1991–present, 1991–2020
Instrument (text)Vocals
Record LabelColumbia, Columbia Records
Associated ActsJaden Michaels, 2Cellos
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)Management 360, United Talent Agency
Brand EndorsementKmart, (2012) TV commercial: Appeared in infomercial, hosted by Melissa Claire Egan, for “Proactiv Solution” acne medication., (2013) TV commercial: Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Julianne Hough, for “ProActive Plus” acne medication.
Bust (inches)35
Cup SizeC
Waist (inches)25
Hips (inches)34
Clothes Size4 to 6
Shoe Size9 (US), 41.5 (EU), 7.5 (UK), 260 (J)
FatherGeorge Rivera
MotherYolanda Rivera
BrotherMychal Rivera
SisterNickayla Rivera
Family MemberRyan Dorsey (Husband)
FriendHeather Morris, Lea Michelle, Cory Monteith, Diana Agron, Mark Salling, John Stamos, Amber Rielly, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Riker Lynch, Chord Overstreet, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz, Demi Lovato
Associated PeopleDianna Agron, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith
Favorite PeopleAmy Winehouse, Alicia Quarles
Favorite TV ShowsThe Simple Life, Glee, Bad Sex, Boy Meets World, Doug
Favorite BandsColdplay
Favorite SongsValerie, A Song For You
Favorite BooksThe Perks of Being a Wallflower
Favorite FoodsSushi, Mexican food
Favorite AccessoriesWatch

Naya Rivera Career

  • TV Actress

Naya Rivera Education

  •  Rivera went to Valencia High School

Before Fame

  • She had her first acting role at the age of four in The Royal Family TV series and featured in the 2012 season of This Is How I Made It with Chris Brown.

Naya Rivera Real Name

  • Naya Marie Rivera

Naya Rivera Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Naya is 33 years old, she is 5 feet 5 inches or (1.65 m). Her body measurements are 35-24-34 inches. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Naya Rivera Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Naya Rivera Achievements

  • She made her film debut at the Frankenhood of 2009. She was credited to the movie as Naya Maria Rivera.

Naya Rivera Films

2002The Master of DisguiseCaptain America Kid
2011Glee: The 3D Concert MovieSantana Lopez
2013The Naughty ListSparkle
2014At the Devil's DoorVera
2017Mad FamiliesFelipa Jonas
2017And the Winner Isn'tHerself

Naya Rivera Television

1991–92The Royal Family
1992–93Family Matters
1993The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1993The Sinbad Show
1995Live Shot
1997–99Smart Guy
2002House Blend
2002Even Stevens
2002My Wife and Kids
2002–06The Bernie Mac Show
2003Soul Food
20048 Simple Rules
2008CSI: Miami
2015Devious Maids
2016American Dad!
2017RuPaul's Drag Race
2018–19Step Up: High Water
2020Sugar Rush: Extra Sweet

Music Videos

YearArtistSong title
2002B2K“Why I Love You”
20122Cellos“Supermassive Black Hole”

Naya Rivera Discography

TitleYearPeak positionsAlbum
“Supermassive Black Hole”
(2Cellos featuring Naya Rivera)
(featuring Big Sean)
2013348173non-album single
TitleYearPeak positions
Hot 100
Hot 100
Airplay 100
Top 40
“Like A Virgin”
(featuring Jonathan Groff)
“The Boy Is Mine”20107662466097
“Bad Romance”20105441104640
“Me Against the Music”2010565486
“River Deep, Mountain High”2010414530364438
“Back to Black”20118298
“Dancing Queen” 20117489
“Thriller / Heads Will Roll”2011382337173819
“Blame It On the Alcohol”201155636158
“Loser like Me”201162723152868
“I Love New York / New York, New York”201181838177
“Light Up the World”20113348462618844
“We Got the Beat”20118383
“Run the World (Girls)”201191
“Touch a Touch a Touch a Touch Me”2011729659
(featuring Gwyneth Paltrow)
“Hit Me with Your Best Shot / One Way or Another”20118695
“Rumour Has It / Someone Like You”2011113519122837
“I Kissed a Girl”20116687
“Constant Craving”
(featuring Idina Menzel)
“Survivor / I Will Survive”201151974790
“We Are Young”2011125632114953
“We Found Love”20125655
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”20127078
“Smooth Criminal” (featuring 2Cellos)20122686462876
“Black or White”20126469
“La Isla Bonita”
(featuring Ricky Martin)
“I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”201280
“How Will I Know”201260736179
“Fly / I Believe I Can Fly”20125659
“What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)”20126651
“Shake It Out”20127154296049
“The Scientist”20129172
“If I Die Young”2013825673

Naya Rivera Awards and Nominations

1992Young Artist AwardsExceptional Performance by a Young Actress Under TenThe Royal FamilyNominated
201016th Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGleeWon
TV Land AwardsFuture ClassicsGleeWon
Imagen AwardsBest Supporting Actress – TelevisionGleeNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Music: GroupGleeNominated
Gold Derby TV AwardsEnsemble of the YearGleeNominated
201117th Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGleeNominated
Grammy AwardsBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals“Don't Stop Believin'” (Glee cast version)Nominated
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual MediaGlee: The Music, Volume 1 (Glee cast)Nominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Music: GroupGleeNominated
ALMA AwardsFavorite Female Music ArtistHerselfWon
Gold Derby TV AwardsBest Comedy Supporting ActressGleeWon
201218th Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGleeNominated
Grammy AwardsBest Compilation Soundtrack for Visual MediaGlee: The Music, Volume 4 (Glee cast)Nominated
NewNowNext AwardsCause You're HotHerselfWon
ALMA AwardsBest Female Music ArtistHerselfWon
Favorite TV Actress – ComedyGleeWon
Gold Derby TV AwardsBest Comedy Supporting ActressGleeWon
201319th Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGleeNominated
Giffoni Film FestivalGiffoni Experience AwardHerselfWon
2014People's Choice AwardsFavorite TV Gal PalsGlee (with Lea Michele)Won
Teen Choice AwardsFemale Scene StealerGleeNominated
2018The ReFrame StampTelevision season (featuring women in key roles)Step Up: High Water (season 1)Won

Naya Rivera Relationship Status

  • She started dating Paul Wesley in 2013, but broke up in 2017. Later, she began dating the Phantom Planet singer Alex Greenwald

Naya Rivera Family & Relatives

Family & Relatives
FatherGeorge Rivera
MotherYolanda Previtire
Siblings‎Mychal Rivera‎ 
Spouse Ryan Dorsey

She was brought up with one friend, Nickayla, who was a role model, and her brother, Mychal, was playing in the NFL. She had been engaged to singer Big Sean until the marriage was called off in April 2014. Then, in July 2014, she married actor Ryan Dorsey and, one year later, they welcomed their first child. The couple was divorced at the end of 2017.


  • In the 2002 music video she performed for B2K's single “Why I Love You” with Omarion.

Naya Rivera Net Worth

Naya is a well-known and popular TV Actress. The main and primary source of her income comes from Acting. Let’s check how rich Naya is in 2020?

Net Worth 2020$5 Million
Annual SalaryUnder Review.
Income SourcePrimary Income source TV Actress (profession)
Naya Rivera Net Worth
Net Worth


Does Naya Rivera speak Spanish?
Original Glee actress Naya Rivera has spoken frankly about her lack of Spanish skills and how she can only speak a couple of sentences. She says she wants to learn in order to speak Spanish to her children.

Did Naya Rivera die?
July 8, 2020

What happened Naya Rivera?
The Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office reported on Tuesday—the day after the late 33-year-old actress' body was found in Lake Piru, California, after she disappeared last Wednesday—that it was Rivera's body they discovered, as well as revealing that the cause of death had drowned in an accident.

Who is Naya Rivera Dating 2020?
Rivera died at Lake Piru in Santa Clarita, California on July 8, 2020 while swimming with her four-year – old son Josey, who had been living stuck on their rented Boat.

Who is Naya's baby daddy?
George Rivera

How much is Naya Rivera worth?
$5 Million

Are Naya and Ryan still together?
Rivera was arrested after a fight with Ryan Dorsey.

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