Watch clips from some of her notable performances below.
Her career spanned three decades as both an actress and singer. She got her start in 1991 as a child actor on CBS comedy The Royal Family. Rivera played a variety of small roles until she got her big break in 2009 playing Santana Lopez on Fox’s hit musical Glee.
Since Glee, she has featured in Lifetime’s Devious Maids and starred alongside Charlie Sheen in 2017 feature Mad Families. Recently, Rivera starred as a high school administrator in Step Up: High Water, which started on YouTube Red and was recently picked up for a third season by Starz.