Date of Birth: Not Available
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Francia Raisa is a Gracie Award and La Femme Film Festival Rising Star Award recipient and a 2012 Teen Choice, IMAGEN and an ALMA award nominee for her portrayal of Adrian Lee on ABC Familys critically acclaimed series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008) and she continues to prove herself as a star on the rise. She was featured on the August cover of Backstage magazine as one of Young Hollywoods top Latinos in American TV and film, further cementing her status as a star to watch. Francia was born and raised in Southern California to mother Virginia Almendarez of Mexico and father Maximo Renán Almendariz Coello of Honduras (one of the most recognized radio personalities and #1 Latino DJs in Los Angeles). At age five Francia began taking dance lessons in all styles from tap to jazz to acrobatics to hip-hop and Polynesian. She also trained in karate and ice skating.