Naya Rivera: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: actress
  • Sign: Capricorn
  • Date of birth: Monday 12 January 1987 (age: 33)
  • Date of death: Wednesday 08 July 2020
  • Country: United States

As a baby, Naya Rivera already has her art agent, and later poses for an advertisement for the Kmart chain of shops. Born in 1987 in California, she has a brother who plays professional American football and a sister who models. Since 1991, she has appeared in numerous series such as The Prince of Bel-Air, Family Life, Malibu Alert, Don’t Touch My Daughters, The Experts: Miami… In 2009, Naya Rivera landed the role that made her famous, that of cheerleader Santana Lopez in the hit series Glee. Her performance was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. She won the prize for best musical actress at the American Latino Media Arts Award.

In 2011, she signs a contract for a first solo album and becomes the face of the Proactiv brand. Two years later, she took part in the M&Ms commercial for the Super Bowl, a consecration in the United States. The following year, she says she appears only occasionally on Glee, wanting to give her career another twist. In 2018, she created her children’s clothing line.

On July 8, 2020, she went missing after a boat trip on a lake in California. Her son Josey was found alone on board. On July 13, the actress’s body was recovered from the lake. An autopsy later revealed that Naya Rivera died of accidental drowning.

On the private side, Naya Rivera frequented Mark Salling, her partner in Glee, in 2010, then from 2011 to 2012, Matthew Hodgson, a screenwriter for the series, and finally from 2013 to 2014, the rapper Big Sean. In July 2014, she married Ryan Dorsey in Mexico. The couple has a son, Josey, born in 2015. But the couple divorced at the end of 2016. In March 2017, she plays with actor David Spade.

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