Naya Rivera


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Naya Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California, USA as Naya Marie Rivera. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Royal Family (1991) and The Master of Disguise (2002). She was previously married to Ryan Dorsey. See full bio »

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Known For

Glee Santana Lopez / Artie Abrams
(2009-2015)
The Royal Family Hillary Winston
(1991-1992)
The Master of Disguise Captain America Kid
(2002)
(2013)

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 2018-2019 Step Up: High Water (TV Series)
Collette Jones
- Precision (2019) ... Collette Jones
- Two Step (2018) ... Collette Jones
- Ensemble (2018) ... Collette Jones
- Choreography (2018) ... Collette Jones
- Dance Craze (2018) ... Collette Jones
 2017 Mad Families
Felipa
 2016 T.D. Jakes Show (TV Series)
 2016 American Dad! (TV Series)
Lolo Fuentes
- The Unincludeds (2016) ... Lolo Fuentes (voice)
 2015 Devious Maids (TV Series)
Blanca Alvarez
- The Turning Point (2015) ... Blanca Alvarez
- The Awful Truth (2015) ... Blanca Alvarez
- From Here to Eternity (2015) ... Blanca Alvarez
- Awakenings (2015) ... Blanca Alvarez
 2009-2015 Glee (TV Series)
Santana Lopez / Artie Abrams
- Dreams Come True (2015) ... Santana Lopez
- A Wedding (2015) ... Santana Lopez
- What the World Needs Now (2015) ... Santana Lopez
- Jagged Little Tapestry (2015) ... Santana Lopez
- Homecoming (2015) ... Santana Lopez
 2014/VI At the Devil's Door
Vera
 2013 The Naughty List (Video)
Sparkle (voice)
 2009 Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (TV Movie)
Santana Lopez
 2009 Frankenhood
Hottie (as Naya Maria Rivera)
 2008 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Rachel Calvado
- Power Trip (2008) ... Rachel Calvado
 2008 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Karin
- Stand and Deliver (2008) ... Karin (as Naya Marie Rivera)
 2002-2006 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Donna
- What Would Jason Do? (2006) ... Donna
- Fantasy Football (2006) ... Donna
- Car Wars (2005) ... Donna
- The Big Payback (2005) ... Donna
 2004 8 Simple Rules (TV Series)
Nice Girl
- Halloween (2004) ... Nice Girl
 2003 Soul Food (TV Series)
Lauryn
- Nobody's Child (2003) ... Lauryn
- Truth's Consequences (2003) ... Lauryn
 2002 The Master of Disguise
Captain America Kid
 2002 Even Stevens (TV Series)
Charlene
- Short Story (2002) ... Charlene
 2002 House Blend (TV Movie)
Chloe
 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)
Willa
- Scorcher (1996) ... Willa
 1995 Live Shot (TV Series)
Ann
- 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)
Gwendolyn
- Mama's Wedding (1993) ... Gwendolyn
- Heart Strings (1993) ... Gwendolyn
- Just One Date (1992) ... Gwendolyn
 1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Cindy
- Bundle of Joy (1993) ... Cindy
 1991-1992 The Royal Family (TV Series)
Hillary Winston
- The Big Stink (1992) ... Hillary Winston
- Cocoa in Charge (1992) ... Hillary Winston
- Mo' Money (1992) ... Hillary Winston
- The Frame Game (1992) ... Hillary Winston
- Hello, I Must Be Going (1992) ... Hillary Winston
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of her memoir, "Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on marriage equality] I think that everyone should have the right to be with whoever they love. I mean, love is so rare and - God, first of all, marriage is so hard. I think that people should be able to be with whoever they love. Life is too short. I just don't think it's anyone else's business. See more »

Trivia:

Revealed in her autobiography "Sorry Not Sorry" that she had an abortion in 2010, after discovering that she was pregnant with the child of Ryan Dorsey from whom she had split at that time. She and Dorsey later married in 2014 and started a family together. See more »

Trademark:

The "Naya" dance See more »

Nickname:

Nougat See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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