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About Naya Rivera
Naya Rivera was an actress and singer who rose to prominence as a result of playing the character, Santana Lopez on the hit comedy-drama television series "Glee". She released her debut solo single entitled, "Sorry" in September 2013. The song featured rapper, Big Sean.
She was the daughter of Yolanda and George Rivera. She left behind a younger brother named Mychal, who is known for plying his trade, as a footballer, in the NFL. She was a senior sister to Nickayla, who also works in the show business industry, as a model. She married actor Ryan Dorsey in 2014 and gave birth to their son, Josey Hollis on September 17, 2015.
Rivera’s outstanding career earned her several accolades such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which she received, in 2010, alongside her fellow cast members of “Glee”.
In the years 2011 and 2012, she was named “Favorite Female Music Artist” at the ALMA Awards. In 2014, she received the People's Choice Awards for “Favorite TV Gal Pals”, alongside Lea Michele.
Rivera was declared missing on July 8, 2020 after her son was found alone inside a pontoon boat that the actress rented at a lake in California. Five days after her disappearance, her lifeless body was discovered, by a search team, at the Lake where she got missing – Lake Piru.
Rivera appeared in commercials when she was just a baby.
She made her film debut in the 2002 film "The Master of Disguise". Her scenes were however, deleted from the film. She appeared as Hottie in the 2009 horror comedy film entitled, “Frankenhood”.
However, her maiden acting role actually came in the sitcom series of the early 1990s entitled, "The Royal Family", where she played Hillary Winston. She was only 4 at the time.The said role earned her a nomination at the Young Artists Awards in 1992.
In 2012, she featured alongside Chris Brown in an episode of the TV series, “This Is How I Made It”.
Few hours after Rivera’s body was discovered, American on-screen star, Kevin McHale took to his Twitter platform to state that he was highly convinced that the late Canadian actor, Cory Monteith helped searchers in discovering the actress’ body.
Rivera’s mortal remains was discovered exactly seven years after Monteith passed away from an overdose.
McHale went on to pay a touching tribute to the late actress, reflecting on her incredible strength and self-determination. The actor, featured alongside Rivera on “Glee” between 2009 and 2015.
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Famous quotes by Naya Rivera
Honestly, I never thought I'd actually be playing a teen lesbian. I didn't think it was going to go this far. But I'm glad that it did, because there have been a lot of fans who have expressed that they've been going through similar situations in their lives.Naya Rivera
I will admit to hoarding beauty products. I'm a beauty lady.Naya Rivera
Naya Rivera's Popularity
Naya Rivera was a famous American actress and singer, who was born on January 12, 1987. As a person born on this date, Naya Rivera is listed in our database as the 9th most popular celebrity for the day (January 12) and the 48th most popular for the year (1987).
People born on January 12 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Naya Rivera is the 213th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Naya Rivera's birthday, Naya Rivera is the 1835th most famous American.
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