Who is Naya Rivera?

Naya Rivera is an American actress, model, and singer. She is the recipient of a Young Artist Award, ALMA Awards,  NewNowNext Awards, People's Choice Awards, and others. She is a good singer whose music genre consists of Pop and R&B. She was one of the hit celebrities of the American TV series  “Glee”. Her Instagram account is @nayarivera and has 2.4 million followers. On July 8, 2020, Naya Rivera hit the news headlines and became the major part of concerns in social media and internet after she was declared a missing person after her four-year-old son was found alone in Rivera's rental boat at Lake Piru in Fillmore, California. 

Famous For

  • She is best known for her role in the musical comedy television series “Glee” as cheerleader Santana Lopez.
  • She is also known for her appearance in movies like “The Master Of Disguise” (2002), “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” (2011), “Mad Families” (2017).

Early Life of Naya Rivera 

Naya Rivera was born on January 12, 1987, in Santa Clarita, California, U.S.A. Her birth name was Naya Marie Rivera. Her nationality was American and belonged to the Mixed ethnicity of  Puerto Rican, African American, and German descent. Her zodiac sign was Capricorn. Her father's name is  George Rivera and her mother's name is Yolanda, a former model. She has a younger brother named Mychal Rivera who is an American football tight end and her younger sister is runway model Nickayla Rivera. She was raised up in Santa Clarita Valley and graduated from Valencia High School in 2005. 

Career of Naya Rivera 

  • Naya Rivera began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in national television commercials before playing the role of Hillary Winston on the short-lived CBS sitcom "The Royal Family" at the age of four from 1991–1992.
  • Her major come back in acting career was her appearance in the hit TV series  “Glee” as cheerleader Santana Lopez in 2009.
  •  In May 2011, Rivera signed a deal with Columbia Records to produce a solo album. 
  • Rivera's debut single "Sorry",  was released as a digital download on September 17, 2013.
  • Rivera's debut feature film is "At the Devil's Door" which was premiered on March 9, 2014, in which she plays a lead role.
  •  In 2015, Rivera played the recurring role of Blanca Alvarez in the third season of Lifetime's drama series "Devious Maids".
  • Currently, she is playing the role of school administrator Collette Jones in the YouTube Red series "Step Up: High Water".
  • The first season premiered on January 31, 2018, and the second season premiered on March 20, 2019.
  • In August 2019, the series was canceled after two seasons.
  • In May 2020, a third season was announced to air on Starz, where the High Water subtitle was dropped.

Achievement and Awards 

1. ALMA Awards for Favorite Female Music Artist in 2011. 

2.My TV Awards for Ridiculously Good-Looking Female and Supporting Actress in a Comedy in 2012

3. NewNowNext Awards (2012)

4.Giffoni Award (2013)

5. People's Choice Awards (2014)

Personal Life of Naya Rivera 

Naya Rivera was a divorced woman. She had married actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on July 19, 2014. Together they have a son named Josey Hollis born in September 2015. In November 2016, Rivera filed for divorce after two years of marriage but called off the separation in October 2017.  However, Rivera again filed for divorce in December 2017. On June 14, 2018, Rivera and Dorsey finalized their divorce. Before marrying Ryan Dorsey Naya Rivera dated recording artist Big Sean in April 2013. They announced their engagement in October 2013 but ended their relationship in April 2014. 

Body Measurement of Naya Rivera 

Naya Rivera is a beautiful looking woman with slim and hourglass-like body physique. She stands 5 ft 5 inches tall and weighs 53 Kg. Her body measurement is 35-24-34 inches (Breast-Waist-Hip). Her Bra size is 40C(US), Dress size is 8(US) and shoe size is 9(US).  Her eye color is Dark Brown and her hair color was Black. 

Net Worth of Naya Rivera 

As of 2020, The net worth of Naya Rivera is estimated to be the US $5 million and used to earn an average salary of 150K-180K per year. Her primary source of income was her acting career.  She also used to earn an additional amount of money through endorsement deals. She sold her mansion located at the affluent foothills above L.A.’s Los Feliz area for $3.55 million. Naya Rivera owned a Mercedes G 63 AMG. 

Naya Rivera Disappeared in Lake Piru in Fillmore, California

On July 8, 2020, Rivera was declared a missing person after her four-year-old son was found alone in Rivera's rental boat at Lake Piru in Fillmore, California. Her presumed death is being considered accidental. The following day, Ventura County Sheriff's Office officials reported that Rivera was presumed dead and that they would be focusing efforts on recovering her body. Officials say that they are using sonar equipment and a specially trained dog during their search operations. 

10 Real Facts of Naya Rivera 

1. Rivera auditioned for an unspecified season of American Idol during the San Francisco auditions, she was cut in the first round.

2. Rivera dedicates her time to various charitable organizations including GLAAD, Stand Up to Cancer, The Trevor Project, The Elephant Project, and The Sunshine Foundation.

3. Some of her nicknames are: “Nay Nay”, “Nay Nay Rivers”, “Peanut”. 

4. The talented Naya Rivera has been nominated 24 times and has won 11 awards.

5. When Rivera was a child she visited Michael Jackson’s Ranch, twice!

6. Heather Morris does not only play the best friend of Santana Lopez in the Glee show but also is one of Rivera’s closest friends in real life as well!

7.  On November 25th, 2017, Naya Rivera was arrested for allegedly assaulting her husband in West Virginia.

8. Naya Rivera had anorexia as a teenager.

9.  A great amount of critical praise for Rivera’s acting and singing performances found her, on seasons 2 and 3 of Glee.

10.  It has been reported that Columbia on May first, 2014,  dropped Naya Rivera because her debut single was under-performed.