star is speaking out
about playing a high-profile gay character on the popular FOX series and how this affects the way the public views her own sexuality. Here are five things you probably don't know about Naya Rivera!
1. Born Naya Marie Rivera on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, CA -- her ethnic background is half Puerto Rican, one quarter German, and one quarter African American.
2. Was already appearing in commercials for Kmart as a toddler and got her first major acting job at the tender age of four when she starred as Hillary Winston in the Eddie Murphy-create sitcom The Royal Family in 1991.
3. Told Life & Style that the oldest thing in her closet is a pair of jeans from her freshman year of high school. "I still wear them!" she said.
4. Says her biggest guilty pleasure is watching reality TV shows.
5. Her 22-year-old brother, Mychal, plays in the NFL as a tight end for the Oakland Raiders.