Navia Ziraili Robinson was born in Marietta, Georgia USA, on 4 May 2005 – her zodiac sign is Taurus and she holds American nationality. She is an actress and a model, perhaps best known for her portrayal of D’Asia, one of the lead characters in the romantic thriller series “Being Mary Jane”, which created by Mara Brock Akil has been airing since 2013. The series stars Gabrielle Union, Lisa Vidal and Raven Goodwin, and follows the life of a young black woman – it’s a big hit in the USA, and has won 11 awards and been nominated for 25 others.
Early life and education
Navia spent her childhood in Atlanta in Georgia, where she was raised as an only child by her father who is a lawyer, and her mother who is teaching English at a local high school. Navia became interested in acting at the age of five when her parents enrolled her at her first acting school, and her tutors there soon realized Navia was very talented, and so was soon signed to J. Pervis Talent Agency of Atlanta. After deciding to work on her acting career, Navia moved to Los Angeles in California where she started attending a new acting school, and was signed to CESD in both Los Angeles and New York.
Navia was six when she competed in the Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ event organized in Orlando, Florida, and became the Overall Top Child Model, which won her a contract with Generation Model Management of New York.
Navia is currently attending Johnson Ferry Christian Academy, and will matriculate in 2022.
Career as an actress and a model
In 2017, Navia portrayed Janie in the episode “Who Are You” of the horror fantasy series “The Vampire Diaries” ,which starred Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, and which is about vampires living in the Mystic Falls city in Virginia – the series was very popular in the US and won 36 awards, and was nominated for 66 others.
In the same year, Navia appeared as herself in the short musical video “Disney Channel Stars: Duck Tales Theme Song” before she was invited to star as Rosie in 20 episodes of the action adventure comedy series “Free Rein”, also starring Freddy Carter and Jaylen Barron and which follows 15 years old girl Zoe, who befriends a horse during her summer vacation – it won four awards and was nominated for 11 others. After being praised for her performances, Navia was invited to guest star in an episode of the talk show “AfterBuzz TV’s Spotlight On” hosted by Yael Tygiel and Matthew Evan Paine.
The year 2018 saw her appear in the short musical video “Disney Channel Stars: Legendary”, while she also guest starred in the comedy series “Do It Duo”, but which was cancelled after 11 episodes, as it failed to attract much attention.
In 2019, Navia played the supporting character Zayla in the animated action adventure movie “Marvel Rising: Playing with Fire”, which received rather poor reviews, and didn’t attract many viewers. She also voiced Valerie in three episodes of the short animated action series “The Rocketeer”, which starred Kitana Turnbull, Callan Farris and Frank Welker, and is about a girl known as ‘The Rocketeer’ who has a friend who can build gadgets, and the two embark on epic adventures together.
Since 2017 to this day, Navia has been playing the lead character Nia Baxter in the comedy series “Raven’s Home”, created by Jed Elinoff, Michael Poryes and Susan Sherman, and which also stars Raven-Symone and Isaac Ryan Brown. The series follows the woman Raven Baxter who is working as a psychic, and is raising her twins Nia and Booker all by herself, while her best friend and her son are also living with Raven. The series has won two awards, and been nominated for seven others.
Navia has also been a guest in several talk shows and TV specials, such as “The Real”, “Celebrity Page”, and “Holidays Unwrapped: A Disney Channel Music Event” among others.
Family, boyfriend and relationships
Navia is very close to her parents whom she often credits with her success in the film industry, and spends a lot of her free time with them. Her best friend is Skylar ‘Sky’ Katz, an American actress who has been starring alongside her in the series “Raven’s Home”. Skylar was born on Long Island, New York USA, on 12 July 2005, and became interested in rapping at the age of five – she was a musician before launching her acting career. Navia’s biggest role model is Nicki Minaj, and she has had the opportunity to meet her.
Navia is too young to be dating, but several of her fans claim that she’s spending a big portion of her free time with a mysterious boy who appears to be her best friend.
According to the rumors, the two have known each other for years, and have recently been spotted while holding hands.
Hobbies and other interests
Navia is interested in art, and has visited many museums and galleries in both Atlanta and Los Angeles, she is also interested in fashion, and often uploads her outfit combinations onto her Instagram account, which is currently followed by over a million people. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors – she’s a lover of nature, and prefers to be surrounded by trees and animals rather than by cars and crowds of people. She is a huge lover of animals and is a horse rider.
Navia’s favorite season is summer, as she likes to spend time at the beach with her best friends, and swim in the ocean.
In her spare time, Navia watches movies, and several of her favorite actors and actresses are Matt Damon, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, while some of her favorite movies are “Titanic”, “Lost in Translation” and “Sleepless in Seattle”.
Navia’s net worth has been estimated at over $100,000 as of 2020. She has long brown hair and her eye color is brown, while her height is 4ft 9ins (1.45m). Navia’s age is 15 and her motto is “You can turn off the sun, but I’m still gonna shine!”