Naya Rivera

By: Anna Wilke

Naya Marie Rivera (1987- )

Naya was born in Valencia, California. Her parents are George and Yolanda Rivera. She is half Puerto Rican. She has worked as a singer and an actress since a young age following in her mother's footsteps. She has a brother in the NFL and a sister who is a runway model.

Naya's Many Accomplishments

  1. At the age of 4, Naya booked the reoccurring role of Hillary Winston in the show "The Royal Family".
  2. Just a year later she got a part in the show "Family Matters" playing a young girl named Gwendolyn.
  3. Then in 2002, Naya played a role in the movie "The Master of Disguise".
  4. After a couple more years, Naya received the part in a show that would change her future forever, Santana Lopez in the show "Glee".
  5. In 2013, Naya released her first album as a singer called "Sorry".

"Be kind to people, do the best that you can do, and don't compromise yourself for anyone else and you will end up being the better person, Trust me." -Naya Rivera