Francia Raisa

Francia Raisa

Date Of BirthJuly 26, 1988
Age35 years 8 months 28 days
Day of BirthTuesday
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Zodiac SignLeo
Professions Singer , Actress , Dancer
Full Name Francia Raisa Almendarez
Other Name Francia Almendarez

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity
Languages English , Spanish
Star SignLeo
Nationality American
EthnicitiesHonduran American , Latino
Body Features & Measurements
Height160 CM
5 Feet 3 Inches
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Black
Weight53 KG
117 lbs
Shoe Size7
Dress Size6
Figure Measurements 34-25-36
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Slim
Bra Size 34C
Family Information
Father Renán Almendárez Coello (Radio personality; Also goes by alias- El Cucuy)
Mother Virginia Alméndarez (maiden name- Virginia Pelayo)
Sisters Irlanda Raisa (born as Irlanda Rubi Almendárez on September 20, 1993)
Italia Raisa (born as Italia Renata Almendárez on March 26, 1990)
Education Qualifications
Education (High School) Bishop Alemany High School (Mission Hills, California)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Boyfriends Romeo Miller (2010-2012)
Matt Lanter (rumored)
Hosea Chanchez (2009-2013)
Shane Sparks (2006-2009)
Josh Hutcherson (rumored)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Bring It On: All or Nothing
Years Active 2004-
Debut (TV) Over There(2005)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Ice skating
Favorite Actress Elizabeth Hurley
Favorite Foods Burger
Favorite Singer Rebecca Black
Favorite Musician Ed Sheeran
Favorite DrinksWhite wine (She likes sweet wine which tastes like candy)
Red Sangria
Favorite TV shows Grey’s Anatomy (She wishes to be on the show some day)
Desperate Housewives
Favorite sports person Shawn Michaels
Favorite Character Carrie Bradshaw
Social Networks, Web links
Instagram ProfileFrancia Raisa Instagram Profile
Contact (Email) (Manager)
Manager Brian
More Information
Friends Megan Park (co-star; Canadian singer & actress)
David Archuleta
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Sofia Black-D'Elia
Net worth$3 Million
Celebrity Crush Justin McCarthy
Tom Hardy


Francia Raisa is an American TV and movie actress. She is popular for playing Adrian Lee in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Ana Torres in Grown-ish, Valentina in How I Met Your Father.

Family- Childhood

Francia Raisa Almendárez was born on 26th July 1988 in Los Angeles, California, United States to Renán Almendárez Coello(Father)- a radio host & Virginia Alméndarez(Mother). She was raised in Los Angeles, California.

Francia: She is named after the kingdom Francia (France), her sisters- Italia, Irlanda are also named after the countries, it was her father's idea.

Raisa: Raisa, the middle name of Francia comes from Raisa Gorbacheva, the wife of Mikhail Gorbachev(Soviet leader).

Francia's father Renán is a Honduran born Los Angeles brought up radio personality & mother Virginia of Mexican( descent. Her father is among the most noted Latino DJs; He also goes by the alias- El Cucuy

Francia Raisa with father Renan Almendarez Coello

[Francia Raisa with father Renan Almendarez Coello]


She has two sisters in:

  • Irlanda Almendarez
  • Italia Almendarez

Francia Raisa Family: Mother Virginia Almendarez, sister Italia Almendarez, Irlanda Almendarez Francia Raisa Family: Mother Virginia Almendarez, sister Italia Almendarez, Irlanda Almendarez

Image: Francia Raisa Family: Mother Virginia Almendarez, sister Italia Almendarez, Irlanda Almendarez 


  • Bishop Alemany High School: She attended the Roman Catholic secondary school located in the San Fernando Valley at Mission Hills, California. She was a cheerleader at the High School.


Friendship with Selena Gomez

In 2007 Disney & ABC had the stars of their shows visit Children's hospital. Selena and Francia were in the same group and quickly became friends. They are often seen together, through Selena Francia has been close to Justin Beiber as well, recently Francia donated Selena one of her kidneys (Selena is suffering from Lupus).

Francia Raisa with Selena Gomez

Image: Francia Raisa with Selena Gomez

The two fell apart and unfollowed each other on instagram for a while. The two eventually got together through their common friends and are close ever since.






Year Movie Character Notes
2020 Second Team Molly Short film
2018 Beyond Paradise Shahrzad  
2018 Life-Size 2 Grace Manning TV Movie
2017 Tiny House of Terror Sam TV Movie
2017 Once Upon a Date Izzy Flores TV Movie
2016 The Wrong Car Gretchen TV Movie
2013 Chastity Bites Katharine  
2013 Company Town Grace TV Movie
2013 Christmas Bounty Tory Bell TV Movie
2013 A Snow Globe Christmas Penny TV Movie
2010 Bulletface Maria  
2010 The Cutting Edge: Fire and Ice Alexandra Delgado TV Movie
2009 Fired Up! Marly  
2008 The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream Alexandra Delgado TV Movie
2007 Shredderman Rules Isabel Lopez Television film
2006 Bring It On: All or Nothing Leti Direct-to-video


TV Series

Year Series Character Notes
2022- How I Met Your Father Valentina Main role
2019 Discover Indie Film Holly's Girl 1 Episode
2018-2022 Grown-ish Ana Torres Main role; guest role from 5th season onwards
2018 Black-ish Ana Torres Episode: "Don't You Be My Neighbor"
2017 Dear White People Vanessa Episodes: "Chapter VI", "Chapter X"
2016 Hit the Floor Rennae 2 Episodes: "Carrying", "Killer Crossover"
2013 Massholes Francia Raisa Episode: "Catfish and Coldcuts"
2013 The Mindy Project Katie Episode: "Frat Party"
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Erin Vickler Episode: "Trends with Benefits"
2009 In Plain Sight Olivia Moreno / Olivia Morales Episode: "Jailbait"
2008-2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Adrian Lee Main role; 121 Episodes
2005 Over There Sawa Episode: "The Prisoner"


Music Videos

Year Song Artist Notes
2020 "Man" JoJo  
2020 "Red Sangria" Jordin Sparks  
2015 "Gibberish" MAX feat. Hoodie Allen
2013 "Everybody Knows" Dustin Tavella  
2010 "So Big" Iyaz  


Facts & Trivia

  • Francia's acting career started when she was in junior year of high school with making appearances in commercials.
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): She has been diagnosied with PCOS, she also recommended her friend Candice Craig's book (Living With PCOS: Road To Reversal) to all those suffering from PCOS.
  • Kidney donation: She is a friend of Selena Gomez, Selena suffers from Lupus- an autoimmune disease which affected her kidney. Francia donated a kidney to Selena in 2017.
  • She was heart broken many times in high school.
  • Francia's mother owns a restaurant, Francia takes her celebrity friends like Justin Beiber, Selena Gomez there.
  • She loves popping pimples
  • Backstage magazine: She has appeared on the cover page of the magazine
  • Dancing: Francia got into dancing as a kid, she has learnt various forms like- tap dance, jazz, acrobatics, hip-hop, Polynesian. She attends weekly dance classes.
  • Philanthropy: She works with charities and organizations dealing with- Domestic violence, Hunger, Sex trafficking.
  • Kim Kardashian: She has some resemblance with Kim Kardashian West & often gets confused with her.
  • Both her sister Irlanda, Italia are into acting as well.
  • Her must have winter accessories: Beanies, lipsticks, scarves
  • She switched to a public school from Catholic school in order to have a flexible school timings where she could get to have more time at school.
  • She often does her stunts herself.
  • Unlikely Heroes: Awarded her in November 2017 for her help towards the victims of human trafficking.
  • She likes hanging out with friends and family.
  • She is into Yoga. Shavasana (corpse pose=sleeping) is her favorite apparently :)
  • She has a dog named Roman Gatsby.
  • She wants to do a movie which involves dancing and has a dark theme like Black Swan.
  • Burlesque dancing has lately become her favorite dance form.
  • She supported DACA, tweeted against the decision of president Donald Trump.
  • She presented Selena Gomez - Billboard's woman of the year 2017 award.
  • ElloBella: a new style of dresses launched in 2015 by Francia Raisa
  • She has her very own brands of Perfume, Vodka.
  • Her grandmother ran away from a bad marriage to settle in the United States, where she raised Francia's mother alone.



  • I'm a really big flirt.
  • Romantic scenes are really not awkward for me at all.
  • I never watch my food, I love my burgers, I love my pizza, I work out a lot, so that balances out.
  • I want to have kids some day.
  • It is good for parents to bring up sex with their kids, because if you don't bring it up, they'll find out about it at school
  • It's so much fun when I'm half-dressed. It's more uncomfortable for the men than it is for me
  • Your parents are your best friends.
  • My mom is my greatest role model.
  • I miss being pregnant (about the pregnant role which grew on her)
  • Whoever is going to settle down with me will be a very special patient man.
  • I believe in paying it forward.
  • Act like Audrey flirt like Marilyn
  • Dreamers do not cause crime, and do not take jobs away from others.
  • In order for an arrow to shoot forward you must first pull it back
  • I'm learning that I have no problem giving but it's really hard for me to receive
  • I'm really proud of the woman I'm growing to be
  • One of the benefits of growing older and wiser, you can smell bullshit right away
  • Just because you forgive someone that doesn't mean you have to trust them again.
  • Even though I'm Hispanic, I'm so white. [2]



Year: Award: Won? Category

2022: NHMC Impact Awards Gala: Win

How I Met Your Father

Impact Award for Performance in a Sitcom

2018: Imagen Awards: Nomination


Best Supporting Actress - Television

2016: Imagen Awards: Noimnation

"Beyond Paradise"

Best Actress - Feature Film

2012: Imagen Awards: The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Nomination 

"The Secret Life of the American Teenager"

Best Young Actress in a Television Series

2012: Teen Choice Awards: Nomination

"The Secret Life of the American Teenager"

Choice Scene Stealer: Female

2011: Gracie Allen Awards: Won

"The Secret Life of the American Teenager"

Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Drama Series or Special

2011:ALMA Awards: Nomination

"The Secret Life of the American Teenager"

Favorite TV Actress: Leading Role in a Drama



  1. Francia Raisa on wikipedia
  2. IMDB Bio page

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