BIO: Maya Rivera

"Santana Lopez" on GLEE


By Jason Matthews

Naya 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.

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