Naya Rivera, 33, who starred in six seasons of Fox’s “Glee” as the sharp-witted cheerleader Santana Lopez, was missing on Wednesday night as rescuers searched Lake Piru in California, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office said that it was searching for a “possible drowning victim” in the lake. An active search-and-rescue operation was continuing late into the night.
Ms. Rivera began acting as a 4-year-old on the CBS sitcom “The Royal Family” and made guest appearances on a number of shows, including “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Family Matters” and “Baywatch.”
She broke through to wider stardom on “Glee,” with her role growing throughout the first season before she was made a series regular in the second season.