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Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera was an award-winning actress, singer and model best known for her work on Glee.

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Naya Rivera is an American actress and singer, best known for her portrayal of Santana Lopez on the musical comedy television series Glee, for which she received a nomination for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2011. She established herself as a prominent young actress in Hollywood, and has also received multiple awards, including ALMA Award and Critics' Choice Television Award.

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1987</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Naya Rivera is Born</div><div class='timeline-text'>On January 12, 1987, Naya Rivera was born in Valencia, California.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1992</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Debut Film Role</div><div class='timeline-text'>At the age of 5, Rivera appears in her first film role in The Royal Family.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Glee Debuts on Fox</div><div class='timeline-text'>Rivera stars in the popular musical comedy series Glee as cheerleader Santana Lopez.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Receives Satellite Award Nomination</div><div class='timeline-text'>Rivera receives a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Publishes Memoir</div><div class='timeline-text'>Rivera publishes her memoir Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Disappearance and Death Confirmed</div><div class='timeline-text'>On July 13, 2020, after days of searching, authorities confirm the disappearance and death of Naya Rivera.</div></div></div>

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>First Latina to be Cast on Glee</h3><p class='facts-text'>Naya Rivera is the first Latina to ever be cast in a major role on the hit TV show Glee.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Published Author</h3><p class='facts-text'>Naya Rivera published her first book, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up, in 2016.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Former Member of The Mickey Mouse Club</h3><p class='facts-text'>Before becoming an actress, Naya Rivera was a member of the popular children's show The Mickey Mouse Club alongside Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Appeared in Popular Music Videos</h3><p class='facts-text'>Naya Rivera has appeared in music videos for popular musicians such as Jay Sean, Big Sean and B.o.B.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Regularly Donates to Charity</h3><p class='facts-text'>Naya Rivera regularly donates to charities such as the Los Angeles Mission, the Children's Hospital of Orange County and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.</p></div></div>

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Naya Rivera was an American TV actress born on January 12, 1987. She was 33 years old when she tragically died on July 8, 2020. Naya was best known for her role as Santana Lopez in the hit TV series, 'Glee.'