Born Savelina Fanene, she is a plus-size model and wrestler who signed to WWE under the name Nia Jax. She formed an alliance with Eva Marie in November of 2015 as part of her WWE Performance Center assignment.
She was a collegiate basketball player at Palomar College in California. She signed with WWE in early 2014.
Her ring debut came in May of 2015 as part of a tag team match. She performed under the ring name Zada.
Her parents are Joseph and Renate Fanene.