Naya Rivera

Rivera in 2010, Helga Esteb/

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.


Curious about ethnicity

131 Responses

  1. TITI623 says:

    She looks spanish
    mestiza with black, and white

  2. Kimmel says:

    She is one of the most racially mixed people I have seen. She’s a wonderful combination of ethnicities and has a great complexion, but always leaves me asking: What are you?

  3. marjanel says:

    In latín América people would consider her black or at least mulatta.

  4. Dogg says:

    She’s multiracial.

  5. me says:

    latinas are bad represented in USA,Naya Rivera is ugly.

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