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Francia Raisa is an American actress best known for her role Adrian Lee on the ABC family drama Secret Life of the American Teenager and for her role Alejandra Delgado on the movie Cutting Edge 3 Chasing the Dream.


Francia Raisa was born in Southern California to Virginia Almendarez and Renan Almendarez Coello a radio personality (best known as El Cucuy). She has two younger sisters Italia and Irlanda.


Francia took dancing lessons and learned tap, jazz, acrobatics, hip hop, and Polynesian dance. She decided to become an actress after overhearing two girls discussing their acting career. Francia stuck up a conversation and they introduce Francia to their manager. She made her TV debut in 2005 on the TV series Over There.


Francia Raisa received some notoriety when she was cast as a supporting character on the ABC movie Bring it On All or Nothing (where she starred opposite actress Hayden Panettiere) as Leti a tough bossy Latino cheerleader. She went on star as the lead female character on the ABC family movie Cutting Edge 3 Chasing the Dream as Alejandra Delgado a hockey player recruited by an ice skater to compete in the Olympics, Francia reprise her role on the sequel movie Cutting Edge 4 Fire and Ice.


In 2008 Francia was cast as a main character on the ABC drama Secret Life of the American Teenager as Adrian Lee a promiscuous girl with abandonment issues in love with the school bad boy Ricky Underwood. Francia in 2014 was cast as a recurring character on the Lifetime comedy drama UnReal.


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Character Name

Role Type

Date

Secret Life of the American Teenager

Adrian Lee

Main Cast

2008-06-01

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Movie Credit

2005 Over There as Sawa

2009 In Plain Sight as Olivia Moreno

2009-2011 Secret Life of the American Teenager as Adrian Lee

2006 Bring It On All or Nothing as Leti

2007 Shredderman Rules as Isabel

2008 The Cutting Edge 3 Chasing the Dream as Alejandra Alex Delgado

2009 Fired Up as Marly

2010 The Cutting Edge Fire & Ice as Alexandra Alex Delgado

2010 Bulletface as Maria