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Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California, USA as Naya Marie Rivera. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), At the Devil's Door (2014) and The Naughty List (2013). She has been married to Ryan Dorsey since July 19, 2014. They have one child. See full bio »

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 2014/VI At the Devil's Door
 2013 The Naughty List (Video)
Sparkle (voice)
 2009 Frankenhood
Hottie (as Naya Maria Rivera)
 2008 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Rachel Calvado
- Power Trip (2008) ... Rachel Calvado
 2008 Girlfriends (TV Series)
- Stand and Deliver (2008) ... Karin (as Naya Marie Rivera)
 2004 8 Simple Rules (TV Series)
Nice Girl
- Halloween (2004) ... Nice Girl
 2003 Soul Food (TV Series)
- Nobody's Child (2003) ... Lauryn
- Truth's Consequences (2003) ... Lauryn
 2002 Even Stevens (TV Series)
- Short Story (2002) ... Charlene
 2002 House Blend (TV Movie)
 1999 The Jersey (TV Series)
Girl #2
- Be True to You (1999) ... Girl #2
 1997-1999 Smart Guy (TV Series)
Kelly / Tanya
- Never Too Young (1999) ... Kelly
- Baby, It's You and You and You (1997) ... Tanya
 1996 Baywatch (TV Series)
- Scorcher (1996) ... Willa
 1995 Live Shot (TV Series)
- Another Day, Another Story (1995) ... Ann
 1993 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
Party Guest
- It's My Party, I'll Cry If I Want To (1993) ... Party Guest
 1992-1993 Family Matters (TV Series)
- Mama's Wedding (1993) ... Gwendolyn
- Heart Strings (1993) ... Gwendolyn
- Just One Date (1992) ... Gwendolyn
 1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
- Bundle of Joy (1993) ... Cindy
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Julianne Hough, for "ProActive Plus" acne medication. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Cast of Glee | Naya Maria Rivera | Naya Marie Rivera


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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[on her beauty obsessions] I love getting waxed, or getting tanned, getting my hair done, or laser hair removal - I'm obsessed with anything like that. See more »


In 2012, Naya Rivera held her #1 rank in "The 2012 AfterEllen's Hot 100 List". See more »


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