2020-09-01

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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  January 12, 1987
  • Accomplishments:  Glee, Grammy Winner, Child Star
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Naya's career actually began as a baby where she appeared in Kmart commercials.

Naya Rivera is a singer, model and actress who began her career as a child actress with roles on sitcoms such as “Smart Guy,” “Family Matters,” and “The Royal Family.” In 2009, Naya Joined the cast of the series “Glee” as Santana Lopez, where her character’s issues revolving around sexuality made her a symbol of hope for young people. Naya was raised in a religious household and considers herself to be a devout Christian even though she prefers to keep her religious views personal.

On July 8, 202, Naya was reported missing following her four-year-old son being found left alone on a boat at Lake Piru in California. She was later pronounced dead from an accidental drowning.


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