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Naya Rivera

Singer and Actress; Plays Santana Lopez on "Glee"

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 Naya Rivera Biography

Naya Rivera was born in Santa Clarita, CA. Her multiethnic features derived from her Puerto Rican, German and African-American ancestry. The future star began modeling when she was a baby, appearing in print advertisements and commercials for companies such as Kmart. The multitalented Rivera also took songwriting classes when she was 15 years old.

She made her television acting debut opposite Della Reese and Redd Foxx on the CBS comedy "The Royal Family (1991-92), from creator Eddie Murphy. Even though the series was short-lived, Rivera quickly landed guest spots on wholesome, family-oriented sitcoms, including "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (NBC, 1990-96) and "Family Matters" (ABC, 1989-1998).

Rivera made a leap to feature film acting in 2002, landing a supporting role in "The Master of Disguise." The comedy starred "Saturday Night Live" alum Dana Carvey as a quirky and dim-witted waiter named Pistachio who has the ability to transform himself with the help of hundreds of disguises and voice impressions. Soon after, Rivera appeared in a recurring role opposite another comedy legend, Bernie Mac, on his long-running Fox series "The Bernie Mac Show" (2001-06). Rivera was reportedly hired for a single-episode appearance, but was brought back for more episodes throughout the series' run.

In 2009, the California native's fortunes changed when she was cast as an Ohio cheerleader on Fox's big gamble, "Glee." Rivera played Santana Lopez, a cold-hearted and competitive member of the cheer squad, the Cheerios, who is sent by her coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) to spy on the school's fledgling glee club. Her character also finds a sidekick in Brittany (Heather Morris), a fellow Cheerio. Rivera showcased her singing talent during one of the show's most acclaimed episodes, "The Power of Madonna" (2010), where she had featured vocals during covers of the singer's hits "Like a Virgin" (1984) and "Express Yourself" (1989).

Such was the phenomenon of the musical comedy series, that Rivera shared a 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy with her fellow cast members, as well as staged a successful nationwide concert tour that featured the show's musical numbers and hilarious skits. Both Rivera and Morris were cast in supporting parts during "Glee's" successful first season, yet their talent and popularity with the show's fans helped promote them to series regulars by season two. Santana and Brittany's relationship soon moved beyond friendship and their budding rommance quickly made Rivera an icon in the LGBT community. In 2011 she hosted the GLADD Media Awards in San Francisco.

Also in 2011 Rivera signed a deal with Columbia Records to produce a solo album.

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    Booking fees for Naya Rivera, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Naya Rivera, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Naya Rivera?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Naya Rivera for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Naya Rivera for your next private or corporate function.
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Naya Rivera

Singer and Actress; Plays Santana Lopez on "Glee"

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Naya Rivera Biography

Naya Rivera was born in Santa Clarita, CA. Her multiethnic features derived from her Puerto Rican, German and African-American ancestry. The future star began modeling when she was a baby, appearing in print advertisements and commercials for companies such as Kmart. The multitalented Rivera also took songwriting classes when she was 15 years old.

She made her television acting debut opposite Della Reese and Redd Foxx on the CBS comedy "The Royal Family (1991-92), from creator Eddie Murphy. Even though the series was short-lived, Rivera quickly landed guest spots on wholesome, family-oriented sitcoms, including "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (NBC, 1990-96) and "Family Matters" (ABC, 1989-1998).

Rivera made a leap to feature film acting in 2002, landing a supporting role in "The Master of Disguise." The comedy starred "Saturday Night Live" alum Dana Carvey as a quirky and dim-witted waiter named Pistachio who has the ability to transform himself with the help of hundreds of disguises and voice impressions. Soon after, Rivera appeared in a recurring role opposite another comedy legend, Bernie Mac, on his long-running Fox series "The Bernie Mac Show" (2001-06). Rivera was reportedly hired for a single-episode appearance, but was brought back for more episodes throughout the series' run.

In 2009, the California native's fortunes changed when she was cast as an Ohio cheerleader on Fox's big gamble, "Glee." Rivera played Santana Lopez, a cold-hearted and competitive member of the cheer squad, the Cheerios, who is sent by her coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) to spy on the school's fledgling glee club. Her character also finds a sidekick in Brittany (Heather Morris), a fellow Cheerio. Rivera showcased her singing talent during one of the show's most acclaimed episodes, "The Power of Madonna" (2010), where she had featured vocals during covers of the singer's hits "Like a Virgin" (1984) and "Express Yourself" (1989).

Such was the phenomenon of the musical comedy series, that Rivera shared a 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy with her fellow cast members, as well as staged a successful nationwide concert tour that featured the show's musical numbers and hilarious skits. Both Rivera and Morris were cast in supporting parts during "Glee's" successful first season, yet their talent and popularity with the show's fans helped promote them to series regulars by season two. Santana and Brittany's relationship soon moved beyond friendship and their budding rommance quickly made Rivera an icon in the LGBT community. In 2011 she hosted the GLADD Media Awards in San Francisco.

Also in 2011 Rivera signed a deal with Columbia Records to produce a solo album.

Naya Rivera Videos

  • BATHING IN NAYA RIVERA'S SCALDING HOT TEA! - YouTube
  • Naya Rivera Adresses Big Sean's Ex & "Sorry" Drama - YouTube

Naya Rivera Books

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  • How to book Naya Rivera?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Naya Rivera for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Naya Rivera, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Naya Rivera or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Naya Rivera?

    Booking fees for Naya Rivera, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Naya Rivera, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Naya Rivera?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Naya Rivera for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Naya Rivera for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Naya Rivera or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Naya Rivera or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Naya Rivera is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Naya Rivera for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Naya Rivera generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lena Dunham, Mary Lambert, Demi Lovato, Ellen Page and Wanda Sykes. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Naya Rivera for an upcoming event.

Naya Rivera Speaker Videos

  • BATHING IN NAYA RIVERA'S SCALDING HOT TEA! - YouTube
    Naya Rivera Adresses Big Sean's Ex & "Sorry" Drama - YouTube

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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