- Also Known As:
- Nay Nay, Santana Lopez
- 5' 5"
Naya Rivera (born Naya Marie Rivera on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California) is an actress, singer and model. Though she skyrocketed to fame with her co-starring role on Glee, she actually has a pretty long history in the entertainment business. Her mother Yolanda had moved to Los Angeles to further her own modeling career, so naturally, Naya was also bitten by the showbiz bug. After starring in Kmart commercials as a baby, Naya landed her first starring TV role at age four. She went on to guest star on hugely successful sitcoms, including Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Bernie Mac Show. Along with her impressive TV career, she also has plans to release a solo album on Columbia Records.
Best Known For:
Naya is best known for playing Santana Lopez on Glee.
Though Naya reportedly had a brief relationship with Mark Salling, her co-star on Glee, she has managed to keep her private life under wraps. She then began dating Big Sean in 2013 and they became engaged a few months later, but wound up splitting in 2014. Naya then began dating actor Ryan Dorsey and the pair quickly got married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on the same date she and Big Sean would have married — July 19, 2014. Naya filed for divorce in Nov. 2016, but pulled the plug by Oct. 2017.