Francia Raisa Almendarez
July 26, 1988 (age 27) (
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Actress, radio personality on Dash Radio.
Renan Almendarez Coello, Virginia Almendarez
Irlanda Almendarez, Italia Almendarez, Cynthia Hernandez
Movies and TV shows
The Secret Life of the American, Bring It On: All or Nothing, The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice, Beyond Paradise, The Cutting Edge: Chasing t
India Eisley, Daren Kagasoff, Megan Park, Ken Baumann, Shailene Woodley
Beauty secrets from francia raisa from the secret life of the american teenager
- Beauty secrets from francia raisa from the secret life of the american teenager
- Francia Raisa Explains How She Became Selena Gomezs Kidney Donor Body Stories SELF
- Early life
- Personal life
She is currently the host of "WTFrancia" on Main Stage on Dash Radio.
Francia Raisa Explains How She Became Selena Gomez's Kidney Donor | Body Stories | SELF
Raisa was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her parents are Renan Almendarez Coello and Virginia Almendarez. She is of Mexican descent and has two younger sisters, Italia and Irlanda. A few years after Raisa was born, her father started using his new Latin radio personality, "El Cucuy". She attended Bishop Alemany High School where she was a cheerleader.
Raisa began to take acting jobs in her junior year of high school, modeling for print ads and appearing in commercials. She guest-starred in the sitcoms American Family: Journey of Dreams and Over There. Just a month into her senior year, she booked one of her first lead roles, starring opposite Hayden Panettiere in Bring It On: All or Nothing. She co-starred in the Nickelodeon movie Shredderman Rules, where she portrayed Isabel, and in The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream and The Cutting Edge: Fire and Ice as Alejandra Delgado. She played the role of Adrian Lee in the hit ABC Family drama, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, from its beginning in July 2008, until the series finale in early June 2013.
Raisa appeared in Lil' Romeo's music video "My Girlfriend" as Tamy in 2004 and in Iyaz's music video "So Big".
Raisa appeared in a music video for pop duo Savvy & Mandy and guest starred in the second season of Degrassi: The Next Generation.
In 2013, Raisa starred in the Christmas-themed movie Christmas Bounty alongside Mike "The Miz" Mizanin.
Raisa officially launched a Kickstarter project on October 8, 2015. Her product, Ellobella, is a wrinkle-resistant dress folded into a custom made pouch small enough to fit in your purse.
In the summer of 2017, Raisa donated a kidney to her friend, actress and singer Selena Gomez, who suffers from lupus.