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Naya Rivera Biography

Birth Name:
Naya Marie Rivera
Birth Place:
Valencia, California, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was named for a water goddess on the 1978-84 series Fantasy Island
  • Appeared in a Kmart commercial as a toddler
  • Made her series-regular debut at age 4 on CBS's 1991-92 Redd Foxx-Della Reese sitcom The Royal Family; appeared on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Matters and Baywatch before age 10
  • Appeared semi-regularly on The Bernie Mac Show after originally being cast for a single-episode appearance

Awards

  • 2014People's Choice Awards-Favorite TV Gal Pals: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner

Relationships

  • Mychal Rivera -- Brother
  • George Rivera -- Father
  • Ryan Dorsey -- Husband (separated)
  • Yolanda Rivera -- Mother
  • Nickayla Rivera -- Sister
  • Josey Hollis Dorsey -- Son