Naya Rivera net worth and salary: Naya Rivera is an American actress, singer and media personality who has a net worth of $5 million. Naya Rivera first became internationally famous thanks to her role as the cold-hearted and vicious cheerleader Santana Lopez on the musical comedy television series Glee. She was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California and has lived in or around Los Angeles for most of her life. Rivera is one quarter African, one quarter German and half Puerto Rican. Her mother had moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in modeling, and Naya was represented by the same talent agent her mother used, at only 9 months old. She was just a baby when she started appearing in commercials for Kmart, however she did not get her first significant acting job until she was four. She starred as Hillary Winston in the sitcom The Royal Family, a series that was produced by Eddie Murphy in 1991. However it was canceled after star Redd Foxx suffered a heart attack and could not return to the show. Rivera received a Young Artist Award nomination for her performance. She has starred in many small roles on major TV shows such as; The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Matters, Smart Guy, Baywatch, The Bernie Mac show, 8 Simple Rules and CSI: Miami. In 2002, she appeared in the music video for B2K's "Why I love You". In May 211 she hosted the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco, later that same month she announced a signed deal with Columbia Records to produce a solo album. She was cast as a member on Fox's musical comedy series Glee, about a high school glee club in 2009. Rivera was nominated for two ALMA awards in July 2011. One was for "Favorite Female Music Artist" and the other "Favorite TV Actress – Leading Role in a Comedy".