Naya Rivera | Origin, career, Instagram and more of the remembered Glee actress

Naya Rivera | Origin, career, Instagram and more of the remembered Glee actress

Naya Rivera
Naya Rivera died at the age of 33 drowned in Lake Piru but managed to save her four-year-old son Josey | Gabriel Olsen / Getty Images

Naya Rivera unfortunately left this world on July 8, 2020. Her remains were found this Monday by the Ventura Police after an intense search of five days in Lake Piru, California. What was expected as a lazy day in nature with her four-year-old son Joey, ended in tragedy for the actress remembered for her character on the Glee series.

The autopsy results were not yet known, but as confirmed by local authorities, the actress drowned and managed to save her child, who at the time of the rescue was safe and sound with the lifeguard inside the boat. Police ruled out that the case is a suicide.

Naya Marie Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Santa Clarita, California. She was an American woman of Puerto Rican roots and also of African American and German descent.

Her brothers are Nickayla Rivera and Mychal Rivera. She also has a four-year-old son named Josey, the result of her relationship with her ex-husband, actor Ryan Dorsey, whom she married on July 19, 2014 in a private ceremony held in Los Cabos.

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The actress maintained a very active life on her social networks where she published her daily life, the love she had for her son, her works and her looks. On Instagram, she has 3 million followers.

Naya Rivera was an actress and singer. She is remembered for playing Santana López in the series Glee, a homosexual entertainer who falls in love with Brittany S. Pearce, played by actress Heather Morris, and they maintain a relationship that her followers called “Brittana”.

Although it was one of his most important works, it was not the only one. Naya started at an early age, as a baby she appeared in a Kmart commercial, but her first major job was at age four when she played Hilary Wintston in The Royal Family. From there she did not stop taking different roles and began to grow until she reached Glee in 2009.

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