She admits to having participated in the hearing of the series for the opportunity to sing, dance and play-acting at the same time, but also because she loves the work of Ryan Murphy, the director, another series Nip / Tuck.
Between 19, she won small roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Life, Live Shot, Baywatch, Smart Guy, The Jersey House Blend, Even Stevens and The Master of Disguise.
She is one-quarter German, one-quarter African-American and half Puerto Rican.
When she was just a baby, a talent agent, the same agent that represented her mother, represented her.
Nayas career began as a child when she appeared in commercials.
Her first role was at the age of four in The Royal Family, earning her a Young Artist Award nomination. As she got older, and in order to pay the bills, Naya Rivera worked as a telemarketer, a nanny, and a greeter at Abercrombie & Fitch.