Naya Rivera

TV Actress

Birthday January 12, 1987

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Santa Clarita, CA

DEATH DATE Jul 8, 2020 (33)

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Became known to television audiences as Santana Lopez on Fox's hit show Glee, a role for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2010. She received the American Latino Media Arts Award multiple times. 

Before Fame

She had her first acting role at four years old on the TV series The Royal Family and appeared in an episode of This Is How I Made It with Chris Brown in 2012. 


She made her film debut in 2009's Frankenhood. She was credited as Naya Maria Rivera in the film. 

Family Life

Her mother is Yolanda Previtire. She was raised with one sister, Nickayla, who became a model and her brother, Mychal, played in the NFL. She was engaged to rapper Big Sean before they called off the marriage in April 2014. She then married actor Ryan Dorsey in July 2014 and a year later they welcomed their first child, a son named Josey. The couple divorced in late 2017.

Associated With

She appeared with Omarion in the 2002 music video for B2K's song "Why I Love You."  


Naya Rivera Highlights
Naya Rivera Highlights