- Name: Naya Rivera
- Age: 30 years old
- Height: 5ft 5in (165 cm)
- Occupation: Actress
- Net Worth: US $5 Million
- Status: Alive
Naya Rivera is an American actress, singer and model. She’s best known for her role as “Santana Lopez” on the Fox musical drama series, Glee. Her film credits include At the Devil’s Door (2014) and Mad Families (2017). Naya Marie Rivera was born to parents Yolanda and George on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California. Her brother, Mychal, is a professional football player, and her sister, Nickayla, a model. Rivera studied screenwriting at the New York Film Academy.
Rivera began her modeling and acting career as a toddler. She appeared in Kmart commercials before landing her first screen role in the sitcom, The Royal Family. She was cast as “Hillary Winston” for 15 episodes from 1991 to 1992. Her performance resulted in a Young Artist Award nomination. Rivera followed up with roles in Family Matters (1992) with Reginald VelJohnson, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1993) with Will Smith. Other early shows include The Sinbad Show, Baywatch, Smart Guy and Even Stevens.
Rivera made guest appearances in 11 episodes of The Bernie Mac Show from 2002 to 2006. In 2009, She landed the role of “Santana Lopez” in the musical-drama series, Glee. The show ran on Fox from May 2009 to March 2015 for a total of six seasons. Rivera’s television credits also include Soul Food (2003) and Devious Maids (2015). She was a guest judge on an episode of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ in 2017. Her film credits include The Master of Disguise (2002) with Dana Carvey, At the Devil’s Door (2014) with Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Mad Families (2017) with Charlie Sheen.
In addition to television, Rivera is a singer and songwriter. She took up songwriting as a teenager. She starred in 2Cellos’ 2012 music video for the single “Supermassive Black Hole”. Rivera’s debut single “Sorry” was released in September 2013 by Columbia Records. It features rapper Big Sean. The song peaked at #34 on the Billboard U.S. Rhythmic chart. Rivera has been featured in publications like Latina magazine, Cosmo for Latinas, People en Espanol and Allure Magazine. She was ranked #37 on the 2014 Men’s Health hottest women list. She’s also made the Maxim Hot 100 list multiple times.
Naya Rivera is 5ft 5in tall and she’s of Puerto Rican, German and African-American descent. Her net worth is estimated at $5 million. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Rivera dated rapper ‘Big Sean‘ from 2013 to 2014. She married actor ‘Ryan Dorsey’ in July 2014 and welcomed their first child, Josey Hollis Dorsey, in September 2015. Rivera filed for divorce in November 2016. She’s reportedly dating actor ‘David Spade’ in 2017.
Naya Rivera Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: Naya Marie Rivera
- Birthday: January 12, 1987
- How Old : Age: 30 years old
- Place of Birth: Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 5in (165 cm)
- Occupation: Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Model
- Years Active: 1991-present
- Net Worth 2017: US $5 Million
- Marriage(s): Ryan Dorsey
- Death-O-Meter: Alive