Francia Raisa Almendárez
Los Angeles, California, USA
Francia attended Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills in Los Angeles.
- Father – Renan Almendarez Coello (DJ)
- Mother – Virginia Almendarez
- Siblings – Italia Raisa (Younger Sister), Irlanda Raisa (Younger Sister)
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
52 kg or 115 pounds
Francia Raisa dated –
- Shane Sparks (2006-2009) – American choreographer, Shane Sparks dated Francia Raisa from 2006 until 2009.
- Hosea Chanchez (2009-2013) – Actor Hosea dated Francia for 4 years, but ON-OFF type. He started dating her in April 2009 and the relationship turned more strong as they engaged in February 2013. But, soon after this, the couple broke in April 2013.
- Romeo Miller (2010-2012) – Singer Romeo Miller commenced dating Francia in September 2010. They finally called it quits in February 2012.
- Josh Hutcherson (2012) – They had a fling together in April 2012. Again, it was a RUMOR.
Race / Ethnicity
35-24-36 in or 89-61-91.5 cm
She started her career as a model appearing in several print and TV commercials.
Best Known For
From 2008 to 2013, Francia starred in the teen drama television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Adrian Lee.
Francia’s first major role in a film came in 2010 in an American action thriller film Bulletface where she played Maria.
Before that, she had a cameo role in the 2009 film Fired Up!, and did TV films and also appeared in 2006 direct-to-video film Bring It On: All or Nothing as Leti.
First TV Show
In 2004, she guest starred in the TV show American Family: Journey of Dreams as Karina.
Well, Francia says she does not exercise at all. It may be due to her genes that she has so tiny figure and such a good metabolism.
She is a foodie and eats a burger almost every night from In ’N’ Out along with animal size fries.
Francia Raisa Favorite Things
- Food – Anything bad for you
- TV Shows – America’s Best Dance Crew (2008-2012), Grey’s Anatomy (2005-), Desperate Housewives (2004-2012)
- Movies – Girl Interrupted (1999), all Adam Sandler films, Wanted (2008)
- Sports Team – Basketball team Los Angeles Lakers
- Beauty Product – Chanel mascara, MAC eyeshadow, Lancôme’s Juicy Tubes lip gloss
- Perfume – Miracle Lancome
Francia Raisa Facts
- She knows English and Spanish.
- Francia is a skilled ice skater.
- She was a cheerleader in her high school.
- Apart from being a skilled skater, dancer, cheerleader, she also knows martial arts (karate) and wants to test them in a movie, if given a chance.
- Francia wants to open her own cosmetics line.
- She has Honduran and Mexican ancestry.
- As a child, she struggled and her parents used to feed her with sugar and water as food. Milk was not affordable for her parents.
- She knows various dance forms. Francia started learning dance steps at the age of 5 excelling in acrobatics, hip hop, jazz, Polynesian, and tap dance forms.
- Raisa can also be seen in Iyaz’s music video “So Big”.
- Actress and singer Selena Gomez is her close friend.
- She prefers MySpace over Facebook.
- Follow her on Twitter.