Francia Raisa

Francia Raisa

American actress
Date of Birth: 26.06.1988
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Francia Raisa
  2. Early Life
  3. Acting Career
  4. Current Projects and Recognition
  5. Personal Life

Biography of Francia Raisa

Francia Raisa is an American actress best known for her role as the tough Latina cheerleader Leti in the movie 'Bring It On: All or Nothing'. She has also successfully portrayed Adrian Lee in 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' and Alejandra 'Alex' Delgado in 'The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream' and 'The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice'.

Francia Raisa

Early Life

Francia was born and raised in Southern California to Mexican mother Virginia Almendárez and Honduran father Maximo Renán Almendárez Coello el Negron. Her father, known as 'El Cucuy', gained fame on Latin American radio. Her parents recognized her potential from a young age and enrolled her in dance classes, where she learned styles such as salsa, jazz, acrobatics, hip-hop, and Polynesian dances. She also participated in karate and figure skating.

Francia Raisa

Acting Career

Francia began her acting career in her high school years, appearing in print ads and television commercials. She went on to secure minor roles in American comedy series such as 'American Family: Journey of Dreams' and 'Over There'. Her breakthrough came when she landed the lead role in 'Bring It On: All or Nothing', alongside future 'Heroes' star Hayden Panettiere.

Francia Raisa

Francia continued to receive opportunities, including another lead role in Nickelodeon's 'Shredderman Rules' and the chance to showcase her figure skating skills in 'The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream'. She also appeared in music videos, such as Lil' Romeo's 'My Girlfriend' and Savvy & Mandy's 'So Big'.

In 2009, Francia had a small role in the American television series 'In Plain Sight' and reprised her role as Alejandra Delgado in 'The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice'. She also appeared in David Henrie's short film 'Boo'.

Current Projects and Recognition

Francia currently continues to portray Adrian Lee in the popular youth television series 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager'. Her work has received positive reviews from both audiences and critics, earning her a nomination for the 'ALMA' award for Best Actress in 2009.

Personal Life

Not much is known about Francia's personal life. In 2009, she dated choreographer Shane Sparks for a period of time, but their relationship has since ended.