Naya Rivera is an amazingly talented actress and singer that was born in Valencia California. Let’s see some amazing facts about Naya Rivera!
1.Naya Rivera was born in 12 January 1987, in Valencia, California, USA.
2. Her full name is Naya Marie Rivera.
3. She has dark hair, naturally puffy lips and defined cheekbones, and her height is 1,65 m.
4. She has eleven nicknames!!!
5. Some of her nicknames are: “Nay Nay”, “Nay Nay Rivers”, “Peanut”!
6. Naya Rivera is married since July 19, 2014 to Ryan Dorsey.
7. Naya Rivera and her husband have one child, Josey Hollis Dorsey, he was born on September 17, 2015.
8. Her career actually started when she was still a baby, where she first appeared in commercials for Kmart!
9. Naya Rivera launched her first acting job at the age of 4, in 1991, when she appeared as Hilary Winston in the Royal Family sitcom and she received a Young Artist Award for her performance.
10. Is of half Puerto Rican, one quarter African American, and one quarter German descent!
11. She is worldwide known for Glee (2009), At The Devil’s Door (2014), and Mad Families (2017)
12. Her parents are Yolanda and George Rivera.
13. The talented Naya Rivera has been nominated 24 times and has won 11 awards.
14. Some of those awards are: ALMA awards – Favorite Female Music Artist (2011), My TV awards – Ridiculously Good-Looking Female (2012), ALMA awards – Favorite TV Actress – Comedy (2012).
15. Rivera auditioned for Glee with the song “Emotion” from the Bee Gees!
16. She used to work at Hooters Restaurant!
17. When Rivera was a child she visited Michael Jackson’s Ranch, twice!
18. Naya Rivera auditioned for Glee for the opportunity “to sing, dance, and act all in the same show” and also because she was a fun of co-creator Ryan Murphy’s previews work on nip/tack!
19. Rivera got her promotion on Glee on the second season of the show to official series regular status and was even given her first solo in the fifth episode of season two!
20. Rivera dated her present husband long before they got married. They even broke up and in between she briefly dated Glee co-star Mark Salling in 2010. She also dated the recording artist Big Sean (2013). After that she and Dorsey were married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on July 19, 2014, and finally on July 19, 2014 she announced they were expecting their first child (2014).
21. She has appeared in a total of 6 films from 2002 to 2017, some of them are: “The master Of Disguise” (2002), “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” (2011), “Mad Families” (2017).
22. Appeared in 20 different television shows from 1991 to 2017. Some of them are: “Baywatch” as “Willa” in 1996, “Glee” as “Santana Lopez” (2009-2016), “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” as a “guest judge” in 2017.
23. Heather Morris does not only play the best friend of Santana Lopez in the Glee show, but also is one of Rivera’s closest friends in real life as well!
24. On November 25th 2017, Naya Rivera was arrested for allegedly assaulting her husband in West Virginia. She was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and although she was arraigned at the Kanawha County Magistrate Court, she was finally released on bond after a brief court appearance. Her Husband gave the police a cell phone video which provided the authorities with the information of the assault, that lead to her arrest.
25. Naya Rivera had anorexia as a teenager.
26. Great amount of critical praise for Rivera’s acting and singing performances found her, on seasons 2 and 3 of Glee.
27. In June 2011 it was announced that Rivera signed with Columbia Records! Her first single “Sorry” featured the American rapper and Rivera’s ex-boyfriend Big Sean and was digitally released on September 17 of 2013.
28. It has been reported that Columbia on May first 2014, dropped Naya Rivera because her debut single was under-performed.
29. She is left-handed.
30. She gets crazy about Mexican food!