Francia Raisa

Francia Raisa Biography

Francia Raisa (born July 26, 1988) is an American actress. Raisa is most notable for her roles in Bring It On: All or Nothing and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

She is currently the host of "WTFrancia" on Main Stage on Dash Radio.

Early life

Raisa was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her parents are Renan Almendarez Coello and Virginia Almendarez. She is of Honduran and 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".

In 2009, Raisa guest-starred on the USA network's TV series In Plain Sight and co-starred in a short film directed by David Henrie called Boo, which aired on YouTube.

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. The estimated delivery date for her Kickstarter supporters is December 2015.



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Bring It On: All or Nothing Leti Direct-to-video; credited as Francia Almendarez
2009 Fired Up! Marly
2010 Bulletface Maria
2013 Chastity Bites Katharine
2016 Beyond Paradise Shahrzad


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Over There Sawa Episode: "The Prisoner"
2007 Shredderman Rules Isabel Lopez Television film
2008 ' Alexandra "Alex" Delgado Television film
2008-2013 ' Adrian Lee Main role; 121 episodes
2009 In Plain Sight Olivia Moreno / Olivia Morales Episode: "Jailbait"
2010 ' Alexandra "Alex" Delgado Television film
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Erin Vickler Episode: "Trends with Benefits"
2013 Company Town Grace Television film
2013 Massholes Francia Raisa Episode: "Catfish and Coldcuts"
2013 ' Katie Episode: "Frat Party"
2013 Christmas Bounty Tory Bell Television film
2013 ' Penny Television film
2016 ' Gretchen Television film
2016 Hit the Floor Rennae Episodes: "Carrying", "Killer Crossover"
2017 Dear White People Vanessa Episodes: "Chapter VI", "Chapter X"
2017 Tiny House of Terror Sam Television film
2017 Once Upon a Date Izzy Flores Television film; post-production

Music videos

Year Video Artist
2015 Gibberish (feat. Hoodie Allen) MAX
2010 So Big Iyaz

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Refs
2011 ALMA Awards Favorite TV Actress: Leading Role in a Drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2011 Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Drama Series or Special The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Scene Stealer: Female The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2012 Imagen Awards Best Young Actress in a Television Series The Secret Life of the American Teenager

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