Naya Rivera is an American actress and singer best known for her recurring role as Santana Lopez in the musical comedy-drama television series Glee.
Rivera landed her first series regular role at age 4 on the sitcom The Royal Family starring Redd Foxx and industry vet Della Reese.
Her other television credits include CSI: Miami, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Matters, Smart Guy, Even Stevens, 8 Simple Rules and The Bernie Mac Show.
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.
Rivera makes her home in Los Angeles, where she enjoys working out, writing, composing music and spending time with friends.