Happy Birthday, Naya Rivera! Relive the ‘Glee’ Star’s Best Moments (PHOTOS)

By Celebrity News Wire on January 12, 2013


Make a wish, Naya Rivera!

The Glee star, who portrays popular cheerleader Santana Lopez on the FOX musical comedy, turns 26 on Saturday.

naya rivera at the 2012 SAG AWards

Rivera’s small-screen persona has provided some of Glee‘s most unforgettable moments. Remember Santana’s incredible rendition of Michael Jackson‘s hit, “Smooth Criminal,” with costar Grant Gustin? Or what about her collaboration with Amber Riley on “River Deep, Mountain High” during the 2011 Glee tour? And, of course, who could forget when Santana discovered her romantic feelings for fellow cheerleader Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris), leading up one of television’s most-talked about kisses?

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Launch the gallery to check out more of Naya’s best moments on Glee! Then, send your birthday greetings to the actress in the comments section, below!

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