Francia Raisa is an American actress probably best known for her role as Adrian Lee on ABC Family’s critically acclaimed series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and for portraying the character named Ana Torres on ABC’s sitcom Grown-ish since 2018. She began her professional acting career in 2005 and has since appeared in an array of television series and films. Though her television credits, Francia has already achieved great success on the small screen that eventually translated to a large following on social media. The Gracie Allen Awards actress’s film career has included parts in films such as Fired Up!, Bulletface and Chastity Bites. With a passion for her career and her life, Francia has likely inspired many others to follow in her footsteps.
Francia Raisa was born on the 26th of July 1988, in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. She is currently 31 years old.
|Birth Name||Francia Raisa Almendarez|
|Date of Birth||July 26, 1988|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Age||31 years old|
|Ethnicity||Mexican and Honduran|
Family and Education
Francia Raisa is the oldest of three girls of parents Virginia Almendárez (née Pelayo) and father Renán Almendárez Coello. Her father is an American radio personality. She has two younger sisters, Irlanda and Italia Raisa. She has Mexican and Honduran ancestry.
For education, Raisa attended and graduated from Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, California. She was a cheerleader during her high school years.
Francia Raisa Love Life
Francia is now dating her boyfriend Chris Adkins. They have been in a relationship for over a little longer than two years and were spotted together attending movie premieres, awards events, and several other red carpets. Their relationship first came to light in December 2017 when they were spotted in Indianapolis enjoying 12-degree weather. Chris is a cinematographer who has worked in several projects including ABC’s black-ish and its spin-off Grown-ish.
Throughout her career, Francia Raisa had been in a relationship with many celebrities like Shane Sparks (2006 – 2009), Hosea Chanchez (2009 -2013), Romes Miller (2010 -2012) and Josh Hutcherson (2012).
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 3 inches|
Centimeters – 160 cm
Meters – 1.6 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 57 kg|
Pounds – 125 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)/6 (UK)|
|Dress Size||6 (US)/10 (UK)|
|Distinctive Features||Thick Eyebrows|
Francia Raisa’s first acting gig in a feature film came in 2006 when she was still in her senior high in Steve Rash’s comedy film, film Bring It On: All or Nothing. She played one of the lead roles in the film alongside Hayden Panettiere and Solange Knowles-Smith. The film was released direct-to-DVD on August 8, 2006.
In 2004, Francia landed a guest role in the TV show American Family: Journey of Dreams, playing the character named Karina.
Francia’s path to stardom began when she was just 16 years in her junior year of high school. Over the years, she has appeared in a number of television series, and films. Her early works include modeling for print ads and appearing in commercials.
Her claim to fame as an actress began with a starring role in the hit ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager, a teen drama series that saw her playing the role of Adrian Lee from July 2008 until June 2013. It was this role that made her popular among American households as well as earned her a Gracie Allen Awards in the category “Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Drama Series or Special” in 2011.
She achieved massive fame with that role that led her to guest roles in several hit series including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A guest role on ABC’s sitcom Black-ish eventually landed her a breakthrough role as Anna in its spin-off Grown-ish. The series premiered on Freeform on January 3, 2018.
Francia Raisa Favorite Things
- 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 – Basketball
- Basketball Team – Los Angeles Lakers
- Perfume – Miracle Lancome
Francia Raisa Net Worth
Through all her accomplishments as an actress, Francia Raisa has earned a net worth of $3 million. She lives in a plush apartment in Los Angeles, California.
Francia on Social Media
She has been in front of the camera for most of her life that earned her a massive fan base across social media. She is largely followed on Instagram where she has over 1.2 million followers. Apart from regular posts like her upcoming projects or behind the shoot pictures, Raisa posts a lot of her pictures in provocative bikinis and lingeries.
Her official Facebook page @TheRealFranciaRaisa has a little over 100 thousand followers while she has over 214 thousand followers on Twitter.
Francia Raisa Facts
An interesting titbit about her name. She is named after the country of France while her sisters are named after Italy and Ireland.
Francia commenced taking dance lessons in all styles from tap to jazz to acrobatics to hip-hop and Polynesian when she was five years old. She’s also trained in karate and ice skating.
She was also a cheerleader in high school.
As a teenager, she started off in the show business modeling in print ads and doing commercials. All that modeling and as campaigns led to guest-starring roles on TV shows.
Francia appeared in Iyaz’s music video “So Big” in 2010.
In 2017, she donated one of her kidneys to her friend, actress and singer Selena Gomez.