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Naya Rivera is a Gleek Bait

Naya Rivera is an American actress and singer known for her role in the musical comedy television series Glee, as cheerleader Santana Lopez.

Naya was raised in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California and has lived in or around Los Angeles for most of her life. She is of half Puerto Rican, quarter African, and quarter German descent. When she was eight or nine months old, she began to be represented by the same talent agent as her mother, who had moved to Los Angeles to pursue modeling.

In 2009, Naya was cast as Cheerio’s Cheerleading Squad member Santana Lopez on Fox’s musical comedy series Glee, about a high school glee club. Naya’s character comes off as a cold-hearted and vicious cheerleader, who often shows her softer side to fellow cheerleader Brittany Pierce played by Heather Morris.

Naya is an avid reader and dedicates her time to various charitable organizations. At age 15, she took up songwriting. Naya is best friends in real life with co-star Heather Morris and John Peter Kousakis. She has a younger sister named Nickayla Rivera, who models and younger brother Mychal Rivera.

Naya is obsessed with Sushi and Mexican food. She is left handed. She has 5 tattoos. Naya’s trademarks are her naturally pouty lips, defined cheekbones and The “Naya” dance. She is friends with glee co-stars Lea Michelle, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Diana Agron, Chris Colfer, Chord Overstreet and Cory Monteith.

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