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Naya Rivera began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in national television commercials before landing the role of Hillary Winston on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Royal Family at the age of 4 (1991-1992), for which she received a nomination for a Young Artist Award. After a ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Naya Rivera began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in national television commercials before landing the role of Hillary Winston on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Royal Family at the age of 4 (1991-1992), for which she received a nomination for a Young Artist Award. After a ... (read complete bio)
 

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Kurt (Chris Colfer), Santana (Naya Rivera) and Rachel (Lea Michele) work as Santa''s elves at a mall

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Naya Rivera Biography

Naya Rivera began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in national television commercials before landing the role of Hillary Winston on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Royal Family at the age of 4 (1991-1992), for which she received a nomination for a Young Artist Award.

After a series of recurring television roles and guest spots as a teenager, Rivera received her breakthrough role as an adult as Santana Lopez on the FOX television series Glee (2009-2015), for which she received nominations for numerous accolades.

She was signed to Columbia Records as a solo artist in 2011 and released a single in 2013, "Sorry", featuring rapper Big Sean. Rivera made her feature film debut as Vera in the horror film At the Devil's Door (2014), and recurred as Blanca on the third season of the Lifetime Television series DEVIOUS MAIDS in 2015. In 2016, she published a memoir with TarcherPerigee, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up.






Naya Rivera News

Student Blog: Top 10 Underrated Glee Songs Photo Student Blog: Top 10 Underrated Glee Songs
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Lang - May 20, 2021

As entertaining and cathartic it can be to poke fun at 'Glee,' we should also take the time to recognize its successes-especially those we missed the first time around. And what better occasion to do so than around the anniversary of the airing of the pilot?

VIDEO: GLEE Cast Tributes Naya Rivera, THE BOYS IN THE BAND Wins, and More at the 202 Photo VIDEO: GLEE Cast Tributes Naya Rivera, THE BOYS IN THE BAND Wins, and More at the 2021 GLAAD Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2021

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, tonight hosted a virtual ceremony to announce the award recipients of the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. GLAAD partnered with Google to exclusively premiere the ceremony on GLAAD’s YouTube.

Student Blog: That's What We Missed on 'Glee' Photo Student Blog: That's What We Missed on 'Glee'
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Lang - Mar 25, 2021

Since quarantine began, I’ve seen a lot of older fans revisit the show, as well as some new viewers getting into it for the first time, and my boredom drove me to follow the trend. While I enjoyed the nostalgia of re-watching my favorite moments, it was strange to view the show with adult eyes and realize just how much my perspective and opinions have changed.

Wake Up With BWW 3/25: Jeremy Jordan Joins Seth Concert Series, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/25: Jeremy Jordan Joins Seth Concert Series, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2021

Today's top stories: Jeremy Jordan joins the Seth Concert Series this weekend, the Glee cast will reunite to pay tribute to Naya Rivera at the GLAAD Media Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney's Encanto sets release date, and more!

The Cast of GLEE Will Reunite at GLAAD Media Awards Photo The Cast of GLEE Will Reunite at GLAAD Media Awards
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 24, 2021

Rivera passed away in July of 2020 following a tragic swimming accident at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California.

BWW Prompts: What Is Your Favorite GLEE Musical Moment? Photo BWW Prompts: What Is Your Favorite GLEE Musical Moment?
by BWW Prompts - Sep 9, 2020

Today we asked our readers to share their favorite Glee moments!

Broadway Catch Up: August 31 - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Amber Riley, the Cast of MJ, and Photo Broadway Catch Up: August 31 - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Amber Riley, the Cast of MJ, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2020

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out this weekend's highlights from some of your favorites, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Amber Riley, the cast of MJ, and more!

VIDEO: Watch Amber Riley Perform a Touching Tribute to GLEE Co-Star Naya Rivera on JI Photo VIDEO: Watch Amber Riley Perform a Touching Tribute to GLEE Co-Star Naya Rivera on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2020

Actress and singer Amber Riley performed 'A Momenta' in a touching tribute to 'Glee' co-star Naya Rivera on last night's episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'

Wake Up With BWW 8/28: Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in New Rom-Com THE MAKING OF, and Photo Wake Up With BWW 8/28: Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in New Rom-Com THE MAKING OF, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2020

Today's top stories: Lin-Manuel Miranda will star in a new rom-com, Happy Birthday Doug (produced by Michael Urie, starring Drew Droege) is coming to BroadwayHD, and more!

Amber Riley to Perform Tribute to Naya Rivera on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Photo Amber Riley to Perform Tribute to Naya Rivera on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 27, 2020

Actress and singer Amber Riley announced on Instagram today that she will be performing a tribute to 'Glee' co-star Naya Rivera on tonight's episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'

Naya Rivera Videos

VIDEO: Watch Amber Riley Perform a Touching Tribute to GLEE Co-Star Naya Rivera on JI VideoVIDEO: Watch Amber Riley Perform a Touching Tribute to GLEE Co-Star Naya Rivera on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2020

Actress and singer Amber Riley performed 'A Momenta' in a touching tribute to 'Glee' co-star Naya Rivera on last night's episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'

VIDEO: Trailer Released for STEP UP: HIGH WATER Season 2, Premieres 3/20 VideoVIDEO: Trailer Released for STEP UP: HIGH WATER Season 2, Premieres 3/20
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2019

YouTube today dropped the highly-anticipated trailer for the new season of its hit dance drama STEP UP: HIGH WATER. Series regulars NE-YO, Naya Rivera and Faizon Love will be returning along with Jade Chynoweth, Eric Graise, Terrence Green, Petrice Jones, Marcus Mitchell, Carlito Olivero, Kendra Oyesanya, alongside newcomers Ashley Greene, Robin Givens and Jeremy Copeland in recurring roles. Produced by Lionsgate, the second season of Step Up: High Water will debut on YouTube Premium on March 20th, 2019.

BWW Exclusively Premieres Clip from STEP UP: HIGH WATER ft. Savion Glover VideoBWW Exclusively Premieres Clip from STEP UP: HIGH WATER ft. Savion Glover
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 19, 2018

Today, BWW exclusively premieres a clip from STEP UP: HIGH WATER, featuring international tap sensation and Broadway veteran Savion Glover teaching a class to series regulars Tal (Petrice Jones) and Poppy (Kendra Oyesanya).

VIDEO: Cheyenne Jackson & More to Guest Judge on New Season of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 16, 2017

Logo's Emmy(R) Award-winning RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE today revealed the guest judges that will sashay onto the runway when the new season begins on Friday, March 24th at 8:00 PM ET/PT, now on VH1.

VIDEO: First Look - Crackle's Original Film MAD FAMILIES, Starring Charlie Sheen & Leah Remini
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 21, 2016

Crackle, Sony's streaming service, today released the trailer for the network's new original film, MAD FAMILIES, premiering on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

VIDEO: Matthew Morrison Weighs In On Rude Broadway Audience Behavior
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 30, 2015

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE! on Bravo, a caller asked guest Matthew Morrison (FINDING NEVERLAND) what he finds to be the most annoying thing about today's Broadway theater audience

VIDEO: GLEE' s Naya Rivera Shares Her Theory on Showering on THE VIEW
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 14, 2015

GLEE's Naya Rivera stopped by THE VIEW yesterday and shared her theory on showering. 'I have a theory on showering which is, I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics,' offered the actress.

VIDEO: Jane Lynch Featured in All-New Preview of Tonight's Season Premiere of GLEE!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 9, 2015

The final season of GLEE premieres tonight 8/7c on FOX. Below, watch a sneak peek at the premiere episode and see what McKinley High is like under the reign of Sue Sylvester!

VIDEO: Watch Full Performance of Lea Michele Singing 'Let It Go' on GLEE Season Premiere
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 8, 2015

Below, watch the full-length performance of Lea Michele singing 'Let It Go' on the GLEE Season Premiere before it airs on tomorrow night's two-hour Season Premiere of GLEE!

VIDEO: Watch Full Performance of 'Take On Me' from GLEE's Season Premiere
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 31, 2014

ET has shared an exclusive first look at the full performance of the members of GLEE's original glee club performing A-Ha's 'Take On Me'.