Riva Marie Di Paola was born in Toronto, Canada. Riva became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 was making her television debut when she was simultaneously cast in CBCs Street Cents and Cable 10s Lets Talk Sex Talk. She attended Etobicoke School of the Arts and Theatre Ontario’s Summer Youth Training Program. She studied Acting …
She attended Theatre Ontario’s exclusive Summer Youth Training Program with Luke Kirby (Take This Waltz (2011), Mambo italiano (2003)) and Brad Goreski (The Rachel Zoe Project (2008), It’s a Brad Brad World (2012)).
Riva’s older brother, Matt Di Paola was the former VP of MediaCom.