Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera
1987 - 2020
Naya Rivera  American Actress

Naya Rivera dating history


Naya Rivera was previously married to Ryan Dorsey (2014 - 2016).

Naya Rivera was engaged to Big Sean (2013 - 2014).

Naya Rivera was in relationships with David Spade (2017), Matthew Hodgson (2011 - 2013), Douglas Booth (2011), Cory Monteith (2009), Mark Salling (2007 - 2010) and Tahj Mowry (2000 - 2004).


American Actress Naya Rivera was born Naya Marie Rivera on 12th January, 1987 in Valencia, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, California, USA and passed away on 8th Jul 2020 Lake Piru, Ventura County, California, USA aged 33. She is most remembered for her role as Santana Lopez in the Fox teen musical comedy-drama television series Glee, a role for which she received multiple accolades including a SAG Award and ALMA Award as well as earning two Grammy Award and one Brit Award nominations. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Naya Rivera was in 6 on-screen matchups, including Cory Monteith in Glee (2009), Dianna Agron in Glee (2009), Heather Elizabeth Morris in Glee (2009), Mark Salling in Glee (2009) and Chord Overstreet in Glee (2009).

Naya Rivera is a member of the following lists: Actors from California, American women singers and American singer-songwriters.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 2 years, 5 months - -
Engaged1 1 year, 1 month - -
Dating6 15 years, 6 months 4 years, 1 month 1 month, 1 day
Total8 15 years, 6 months 3 years, 6 months 1 month, 1 day


First Name Naya
Middle Name Marie
Last Name Dorsey
Maiden Name Rivera
Full Name at Birth Naya Marie Rivera
Alternative Name Nay Nay, N'Nay, Bee, Nougat, Ni Ni, Smoochy, Snix, The Veiled Fairy, Naya Rivera Dorsey, Naya Marie Rivera Dorsey, Naya Rivera, Naya Marie Rivera
Birthday 12th January, 1987
Birthplace Valencia, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Died 8th July, 2020
Place of Death Lake Piru, Ventura County, California, USA
Cause of Death Accidental Drowning
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Weight 117lbs (53 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Defined cheekbones, Sculpted abs, Naturally pouty lips, The “Naya” dance, Various tattoos all over the body
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
High School Valencia High School
Occupation Text Actress, Voiceover Artist, Singer, Songwriter, Model, and Director
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame her role as Santana Lopez in the Fox teen musical comedy-drama television series Glee, a role for which she received multiple accolades including a SAG Award and ALMA Award as well as earning two Grammy Award and one Brit Award nominations
Music Genre (Text) Pop, R&B, Rock
Year(s) Active 1991–present, 1991–2020
Instrument (text) Vocals
Record Label Columbia, Columbia Records
Associated Acts Jaden Michaels, 2Cellos
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Management 360, United Talent Agency
Brand Endorsement Kmart commercials, (2012) TV commercial: Appeared in infomercial, hosted by Melissa Claire Egan, for "Proactiv Solution" acne medication., (2013) TV commercial: Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Julianne Hough, for "ProActive Plus" acne medication., face of Proactiv Solution in December 2011
Bust (inches) 35
Cup Size C
Waist (inches) 25
Hips (inches) 34
Clothes Size 8
Shoe Size 9
Official Websites,,,,,,
Father George Rivera
Mother Yolanda Rivera
Brother Mychal Rivera
Sister Nickayla Rivera
Family Member Ryan Dorsey (Husband)
Friend Heather Morris, Lea Michelle, Cory Monteith, Diana Agron, Mark Salling, John Stamos, Amber Rielly, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Riker Lynch, Chord Overstreet, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz, Demi Lovato
Associated People Dianna Agron, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith
Favorite People Amy Winehouse, Alicia Quarles
Favorite TV Shows The Simple Life, Glee, Bad Sex, Boy Meets World, Doug
Favorite Bands Coldplay
Favorite Songs Valerie, A Song For You
Favorite Books The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Favorite Foods Sushi, Mexican food
Favorite Colors Pink
Favorite Accessories Watch

Naya Marie Rivera (; January 12, 1987 – July 8, 2020) was an American actress, singer, and model. Recognized for her work on the popular musical comedy-drama series Glee, she received various awards, including a Screen Actors Guild Award and nominations for two Grammy Awards.

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Naya Rivera33 CapricornActress
David Spade59 CancerActor
Ryan Dorsey40 CancerActor
Big Sean36 AriesRapper
Matthew Hodgson43 CancerWriter
Douglas Booth32 CancerActor
Cory Monteith31 TaurusActor
Mark Salling35 LeoActor
Tahj Mowry38 TaurusActor


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Josey HollisMale17th September, 20158 years oldRyan Dorsey


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Step Up: High Water2018Collette JonesTV Show
Mad Families2017FelipaMovie
At the Devil's Door2014VeraMovie
Devious Maids2013Blanca AlvarezTV Show
Frankenhood2009Hottie (as Naya Maria Rivera)Movie
Glee2009Santana Lopez / Artie AbramsTV Show
American Dad!2005Lolo FuentesTV Show
The Master of Disguise2002Captain America KidMovie
House Blend2002Chloe (uncredited)TV Movie
8 Simple Rules2002Nice GirlTV Show
CSI: Miami2002Rachel CalvadoTV Show
The Bernie Mac Show2001DonnaTV Show
Even Stevens2000CharleneTV Show
Girlfriends2000KarinTV Show
Soul Food2000LaurynTV Show
The Jersey1999Girl #2TV Show
Smart Guy1997Kelly / TanyaTV Show
Can't Hurry Love1995Girl #1TV Show
Live Shot1995AnnTV Show
The Sinbad Show1993Party GuestTV Show
The Royal Family1991Hillary WinstonTV Show
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1990CindyTV Show
Baywatch1989WillaTV Show
Family Matters1989GwendolynTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (29)

mandia27mandia27Jul 9, 2020

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ozlemgumuseliozlemgumuseliAug 28, 2014

"Commenced Dating: July 2014 Date Married: 19 July 2014" way to go

LeaLeaLeaMay 22, 2014

She has never dated Trey Songz lmao stop spreading fake rumours people smh

smashavesmashaveApr 30, 2014

Why is she fired she was so perfect on this film called glee :(

marcus28Jan 13, 2014

On Sunday January 12,2014, Happy 27th Birthday to you, Naya Rivera!

frankieDec 26, 2013

i dont know she is getting marrid to that guy they only knew each other for a fww months i think that one of these day she going to find out that he is cheating on her and she new mark salling for a long time i think she is better off with mark salling

erinjaggererinjaggerNov 27, 2013

people, maybe she really likes him.. I won't judge but I'm also almost certain she dated heather morris at some point

GleekforlifeMay 21, 2013

Yea I'm pretty sure she dated heather morris back then and I'm disappointed that she's dating big sean, for me big sean is kinda waste of time for naya. Kevin McHale is better than big sean, I mean look at naya and kevin

Mitchie18May 11, 2013

I'm pretty sure she dated Heather Morris way back then.... just saying.

srissApr 28, 2013

i cant understand why would she date big sean. that makes me really sad. i am very disappointed.

JiraffioJiraffioApr 20, 2013

I just want to meet her...and date her.

ashleynionDec 27, 2012

i love her role in glee

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