Naya Rivera Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Naya Rivera is one of the well-known actresses, models, and singers in the American film industry. She rose to fame for her role as Santana Lopez in a musical comedy-drama series “Glee”. Currently, she is in the news as she went missing from a rented boat on the 08th of July at Piru lake.

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Naya Rivera Wiki/Biography

The actress was brought into existence on the 12th of January 1987 in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California. She was born and brought up in a well-settled family in Valencia. She follows the Christian religion and holds an American nationality. She completed her early schooling from a private school in her hometown and after that, she enrolled herself at a private university in the USA from where she completed her graduate course.

Since childhood she was inclined towards acting and modeling as her mother is also a well-known model, she made her debut appearance on the screen at age of only 9 months in a TV commercial.

Siblings, Family, and Friends

The actress belongs to a modern well-to-do Christian family in Valencia. Her father George Rivera is a businessman by profession and her mother Yolanda is a well-known model by profession. She has two siblings her younger brother Mychal Rivera who is a footballer and her younger sister Nickayla Rivera who is a model by profession liker her and her mother. She was brought up in a model-based family so it’s quite often for her to choose the same profession. After her birth, her family moved to Los Angeles.

The actress’s marital status is divorced. Currently, she is married to Ryan Dorsey who is a doctor by profession. The couple dated each other for a quite long time and after that, they decided to get married in a private ceremony in the presence of their family members and other closed ones which was held at Cabo San Lucas on the 19th of July 2014. After one year of their marriage, they got blessed with a baby boy named Josey Hollis. After some time the couple decided to get separated due to some unknown reasons and in 2018 they get divorced.

Before her marriage, the actress was dating Big Sean who is a singer by profession and after some time, they got separated due to some personal reasons.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx) in centimeters: 172 cm
in meters: 1.72 m
in feet inches: 5’ 6”
Weight (approx) in kilograms: 55 kg
in pounds: 121 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

The actress is a hot and gorgeous lady who is recognized for her hot looks and impressive personality. She owns a perfect shaped hot figure with her body measurements measuring nearly 35-25-34 inches. Her figure type is hourglass slim and she didn’t have any tattoo painted on her body.

She is  5 feet and 6 inches tall and her body weight is nearly 55 Kg. She has beautiful long brown color hair and also has blistering brown color eyes. She is a fitness freak who went to the gym daily and follows a strict diet and gym schedules to maintain her hot figure.


The actress started her career as a model at a very early age. She appeared in many print shoots and TV endorsements when she was a child due to her mother’s links in the industry. She made her television debut at the age of 4 years with her appearance in the TV show “The Royal Family” in 1991 as a child artist.  After that, the actress has appeared in many TV shows like “Family Matters” in 1995, “Live Shot” in 1995, “Baywatch” in 1996, “Smart Guy” in 1997, “Even Stevens” in 2002, “8 Simple Rules” in 2004, and many more TV serials in following years.

She gained huge appreciation and love from her fans and her acting skills were appreciated by viewers. She rose to fame with her appearance in the music-comedy drama series “Glee” in 2009 which proved to be a life-changing event in the actress’s life, she did work in that serial for continuous 7 years and gained a huge number of fans.

She also appeared in some TV series like “Devious Maids” in 2015, “American Dad” in 2016, and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2017. Her recent appearance in TV serials is in the TV show “Step Up: High Water”.

Along wither the television career she also appeared in many renowned movies. She made her debut appearance on the big screen with the movie “The Master’s Of Disguise” in 2002 as a child artist. Her first appearance as an adult star in the movies was her appearance in the movie “Frankwood” in 2009.

After that, she also appeared in the movie “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” which proved to be a big breakthrough in her life. She also appeared in movies like “The Naughty List” in 2013, “At the Devil’s Door” in 2015, and “Mad Families” in 2017.


The actress has bagged several awards for her impressive acting skills in her movies and TV shows. She bagged the “Screen Actors Guild Award” for her role in the musical-comedy drama “Glee”. She bagged many awards for her outstanding performances like “TV Land Award” in 2010, “ALMA Award” in 2011, “My TV Award” in 2012, “NewNowNext Award” in 2012, “Gold Derby Award” in 2012, “Giffoni Film Festival” in 2013, and “People’s Choice Award” in 2014.

She has won so many awards in different categories throughout her career and became one of the most successful actresses in the American television and film industry.


Recently she made the news as she went missing on 08th of July from a private boat at the Piru lake. As per the reports her son was found at the boat sleeping with a life jacket and she was not found anywhere around.  Her son also stated in his statement that she went swimming and after that, she was not returned to the boat. Also, one adult life jacket was found on the boat. For now, she was declared as missing person from the Piru lake till any new update will come.

Facts and Information

  • In many interviews, the actress revealed her hobbies as she likes swimming, traveling, and clicking photos. She loves to travel with her family and close friends and especially to her favorite holiday destination US. She also revealed that she loves singing and also sang some songs like “Why I Love You” and “Supermassive Black Hole” in which she has done an incredible job.
  • She always participated in charity works and also worked with many charitable organizations like “GLAAD”, “Stand Up To Cancer”, “The Trevor Project”, “The Elephant Project” and “The Sunshine Foundation”. She is also very active on social media and always uploads beautiful pictures of her on her social media accounts.
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