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Francia Raisa Biography

Birth Name:
Francia Raisa Almendárez
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Is named after the country of France
  • (Her sisters are named after Italy and Ireland
  • ) Father is a popular Spanish-radio host known as El Cucuy
  • Began modeling in print ads, doing commercials and guest starring on TV shows when she was a teenager
  • Switched from a private Catholic high school to a public high school in order to have more flexibility in her schedule for accepting show-business jobs
  • Has a background in dance, cheerleading, acrobatics, karate and figure skating
  • She drew upon some of these skills to portray a cheerleader in Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) and a figure skater in The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream (2008)
  • Has said she shares the following qualities with Adrian, her character on The Secret Life of the American Teenager: being "honest and outspoken



    • Maximo Renan Almendárez Coello ("El Cucuy")--Father
    • Virginia Almendárez--Mother
    • Irlanda Almendárez--Sister
    • Italia Almendárez--Sister