New York Film Academy Graduates on Season 3 of Glee


Chord OverstreetNYFA Graduate Chord Overstreet busts a move as Sam “Trouty Mouth” Evans on Glee

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) has reported that New York Film Academy graduate Chord Overstreet may return to Glee in a reoccurring capacity in Episode 8 of the series’ third season. Chord plays character Sam, who was last romancing Mercedes (Amber Riley) in the second season finale. Chord previously had an on screen relationship with character Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron). “Unlike other Glee relationships, they may stay together all the way to the end of the year,” Riley told THR recently. “I think what you’re going to see is what a positive relationship looks like with those two.”

Naya Rivera with Heather MorrisNYFA Graduate Naya Rivera (right) as Santana Lopez on Glee along with blonde love-interest Brittany (Heather Morris)

Fellow New York Film Academy graduate Naya Rivera plays manipulative “Cheerio” Santana on Glee and has appeared in all 66 episodes. Naya, who previously took a March 2008 eight week screenwriting workshop at NYFA New York, has been praised for her role as a cheerleader coming to terms with her sexual orientation after developing feelings for fellow cheerleader Brittany (Heather Morris). For her work, Naya was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress/Television category at the Imagen Awards, and she and her co-stars won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Naya was also nominated in the Favorite TV Actress – Leading Role in a Comedy category at the 2011 ALMA Awards. She came in at number 43 on the Maxim Hot 100 list this year and was ranked #1 on the AfterEllen Hot 100 list. Naya signed a recent deal with Columbia Records to produce a solo album.

New York Film Academy congratulations our alumni on their continued Glee success and can’t wait to tune in for tonight’s new episode!