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Naya Rivera stars in "Glee" on FOX as Santana Lopez.

Naya Rivera was named after a mermaid on the TV series "Fantasy Island" from the 1970s. She landed her first series regular role at age 4 on CBS's short-lived sitcom "The Royal Family," starring Redd Foxx and industry vet Della Reese. Since then, Rivera has had recurring roles in "Family Matters" and "The Bernie Mac Show" and has made guest appearances in "CSI: Miami," "8 Simple Rules...for Dating My Teenage Daughter," "Even Stevens," "Smart Guy," "Baywatch" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." She has also modeled for K-Mart and been in music videos.

When not on set, Rivera donates her time and talent to raising money for cancer research and for HIV/AIDS education, awareness and prevention, and helping young women and girls overcome self-esteem issues and reach their full potential. She also supports environmental education and is against animal cruelty.

Rivera makes her home in Los Angeles, where she enjoys working out, writing, composing music and spending time with friends. She loves sushi and the color pink.


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Age: 30 years old
Birthday: January 12, 1987
Height: 5' 5"
Nickname: Nay Nay
Nay Nay Rivers
Nuh Nay
Full Name / Real Name: Naya Marie Rivera
Birthplace: Valencia, CA

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