Birth Name: Naya Marie Rivera
Place of Birth: Valencia, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 12, 1987
*Puerto Rican, German (father)
*African-American, Puerto Rican (mother)
Naya Rivera is an American actress and singer. She played Santana Lopez on the television show Glee.
Naya is the daughter of Yolanda (White), a model, and George Rivera. Her father is of Puerto Rican and German descent. Her mother is of half black and half Puerto Rican ancestry. Naya stated this on the talk show The View. She has described herself as “half Puerto Rican, a quarter German, and a quarter African American.”
Naya has a son with her former husband, actor Ryan Dorsey.