Francia Raisa Almendarez (born July 26, 1988) is an American actress. She portrays Ana Torres on Grown-ish.


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Francia Raisa has come a long way from her first role as young cheerleader Leti in the film Bring It On: All or Nothing. Continuing the development of her acting prowess in projects such as The Mindy Project; The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and, more recently, in Netflix's Dear White People, she is now primed to tackle Freeform's Grown-ish as Ana Torres, a first-generation Cuban-American with staunch Republican views and roommate to Zoey Johnson.

In between roles that have won her awards such as a Gracie Award and La Femme Film Festival Rising Star, and nominations for Teen Choice, IMAGEN and an ALMA, Raisa is dedicated to assisting organizations dear to her heart like Unlikely Heroes, whose mission is to provide safe homes and restoration to victims of sex trafficking worldwide. Born and raised in Southern California, bi-lingual Raisa is of Honduran and Mexican decent.

In the summer of 2017, Raisa gained attention when she donated one of her kidneys to her friend, actress and singer Selena Gomez, who has lupus.

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