Who is Naya Rivera and when did the Glee actress go missing? – The Sun

SHE first tasted fame when she landed a starring role in the long-running musical drama, Glee.

But Naya Rivera now is missing, feared dead.

Is Naya Rivera missing?

On July 9, 2020 it was reported Naya was feared dead after going missing on a lake – with her four-year-old son Josey found asleep and alone on a rented boat.

Ventura County Sheriff's deputies found the little boy shortly before 5pm on July 8, 2020 at Lake Piru, Southern California.

TMZ have confirmed that Naya was not on the boat, with sources telling the publication that Josey told authorities that his mother had "jumped into the water but didn't come back up".

Divers searched the lake until nightfall, but were unable to find the actress.

What is Naya Rivera's background?

Originally a child star, the 33-year-old actress got her first big break in the US sit-com, The Royal Family – not to be confused with Britain's The Royale Family.

The actress landed the role of Hilary Winston in the show at the age of four, starring opposite legendary actor and comic, Redd Foxx.

Her next big break didn't come till 2009 when she landed the role of the ice queen cheerleader, Santana Lopez, in Glee.

The FOX musical comedy and drama was an instant hit and shot the cast to worldwide fame.

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