|Date of Birth||January 12, 1987|
|Origin||Valencia, California, USA|
Naya Marie Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California. Her mother is a model and actress, and Naya is represented by the same talent agent as her mother. She began working as a model and actress before she was a year old. Her first major role was in The Royal Family at the age of four.
In addition to her role on The Royal Family, Naya appeared in many other roles, including performances on the Bernie Mac Show, 8 Simple Rules, and Even Stevens. In addition, she appeared in B2K’s video for “Why I Love You”. In between going on auditions and working these jobs, she also worked as a telemarketer, a nanny, and a greeter at Abercrombie and Fitch.
Naya is best known for her role on Glee. She played Santana Lopez, the bitchy cheerleader whose storylines were developed in season two to reveal that Santana is in fact a lesbian, hopelessly in love with her best friend, Brittany S. Pierce. Romantically, Santana Lopez has also been involved with Noah Puckerman, Sam Evans, and Finn Hudson.
In 2011, it was revealed that Naya had been signed to a record deal, and she spent most of the summer recording songs. Rivera's debut single "Sorry", featuring rapper Big Sean, was released as a digital download on September 17, 2013. However, production on the album has "kind of halted" due to "so many things going on, Politics got involved so I've been putting it on the back burner; there are a lot of things that I'm doing that I'm excited about." Rivera has stated. On May 1, 2014, it was reported that Rivera was dropped from Columbia, due to her debut single under performing. Rivera's representative released a statement to news outlets stating that any claims were falsified, and that legal action would be potentially taken to ensure Rivera's creditability; at the time of publishing, Columbia Records could not be reached for comment.
Gallery of behind the scene stills released to promote the actor.
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