Francia Raisa

Active - 2006 - 2016  |   Born - Jul 26, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Romance

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  • 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."