Who Is Francia Raisa? Wiki, Movie, Net Worth, Kidney Transplant & Facts To Know

Francia Raisa is an actress who is currently in the news for her brave kidney donation. Read more to learn about her net worth, movie career, and more!

Francia Raisa

Francia Raisa Almendarez was born on July 26, 1988, in Los Angles, California. Her father is the famous Renan Almendarez Coello. She also has several siblings. She grew up in California. When she was a teenager, she attended Bishop Alemany High School. She graduated from this school in 2006. Raisa is most famous for her television show and movie acting career. Over the course of Raisa’s career, she has earned more than a dozen individual film and television show credits. She has also won an award and earned several other film nominations. She has recently also been in the limelight because of her kind and brave gesture to her best friend, Selena Gomez, who she donated her kidney to in 2017. To learn more about Raisa’s career, awards and nominations, friends and romantic relationships, and social media presence, keep reading!

Career as a Movie and TV Show Actress

Francia Raisa’s acting career began in 2005 when she appeared as a guest actress in an episode of the show “Over There” as the character Sawa. While this wasn’t a large role by any means, it helped her to gain more roles. Raisa’s next role was in the movie “Bring It On: All or Nothing”. In “Bring It On: All or Nothing”, she played the role of the character Leti. At this time, she was going by the name Francia Almendarez, so her name might not be as recognizable in the credits. Being in “Bring it On: All or Nothing” was a perfect role for Raisa, as she had actually been a cheerleader while in high school. Although “Bring It On: All or Nothing” is in the “Bring It On” movie series, Francia does not appear in any other the other movies. Raisa’s next movie role was in the made-for-TV movie “Shredderman Rules.” This movie was not very famous. However, Raisa’s next movie, “The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream”, was popular. In “The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream”, Raisa played the character Alex Delgado, who was one of the main characters in this movie. While the “The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream” is one of many movies in “The Cutting Edge” series, Raisa is not in the first two films. However, she is in the sequel to “The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream,” which is called “The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice.” This film was released in 2010.

One of Raisa’s most popular television roles to date was on the show “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”. In this show, which began in 2008, she played the sexy, snarky, drama-filled character of Adrian Lee. Raisa was the character that every fan of the show loved to hate. When “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” first aired, Raisa was acting as a 10-grader, but by the end of the show, which came after five seasons, in 2013, she was playing a college student. Today, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” is a teenage cult favorite, making it one of Francia’s most popular roles. “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” aired on ABC Family, which is now Freeform. Raisa continues to work with this television company as of 2018.

While working on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” Raisa also worked on several other television shows, usually just for one episode: “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Massholes”, and “The Mindy Project”. Raisa also had a role in the movie “Underground,” which premiered in 2010. After 2013, Raisa had much more time to focus on working on other movies and television shows. She appeared in a Christmas movie with ABC Family called “Christmas Bounty” in 2013. Some of the other movies she has recently appeared in are “Chastity Bites”, “A Snow Globe Christmas”, “Beyond Paradise”, and “The Secrets of Emily Blair”. Out of these, “Beyond Paradise” was her most popular movie. Raisa was even nominated for an award for her role as Shahrzad in “Beyond Paradise”. Raisa also appeared in several television shows in the last few years: “Hit the Floor” and “Dear White People”. Raisa’s most recent television show is “Grown-ish”, which began airing in 2018. This show is a spin-off of the show “Black-ish”. “Grown-ish” is another Freeform (ABC Family) show, which proves that Francia has a great relationship with this company.

Movie and TV Show Awards and Nominations

Even though Francia Raisa has been acting for over ten years, she so far has only won one award: the LA Femme International Film Festival Rising Star Award. She earned this award in 2012. It was not connected to a specific movie or television show. Raisa has so far been nominated for five other awards, four of which were for her work on the show “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”. From this show, she earned two ALMA nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, an Imagen Foundation award nomination for Best Young Actress (Television), and a Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer. These nominations were all given between 2009 to 2012. Raisa’s other award nomination is for her work on the movie “Beyond Paradise”. For “Beyond Paradise”, she was nominated for an Imagen Foundation Award for Best Actress (Feature Film) in 2016.

Net Worth

As of 2018, it is estimated that Francia Raisa has a net worth of about $4 million. It is also estimated that she is currently making about $500,000 a year, which is sure to give a boost to her net worth in the future.

Future net worth prediction

Raisa peaked early on in her career, around the mid-2000’s. After about 2010, her career seemed to slow down a bit. However, since she has earned a role on the show “Grown-ish”, she is becoming more popular. We expect that her refound fame will help her net worth to grow. The FinApp predicts that Raisa’s net worth will grow extremely quickly in upcoming years, possibly at a rate of up to 95%. Francia must hope that this is true!

The Net Worth and Income of Francia Raisa is expected to continue to grow at a Strong pace. Over the next few years, Francia Raisa’s Net worth is likely to grow by around 95%.

Kidney Transplant

Selena Gomez has been suffering from Lupus for about five years now. Lupus is any one of a group of autoimmune diseases that often attacks the skin and other major organs. In Selena Gomez’s case, the Lupus went after her kidneys. The only way for her kidneys, and her life, to be saved was by having a kidney transplant. Once Raisa found out that Gomez desperately needed a new kidney, she got herself tested to see if her kidneys would be a match for Selena. She had to work on both blood tests and other physical tests to see if the kidney would work for Selena. Soon after the tests were completed, the two girls were prepped for the kidney transplant. Raisa had to go into surgery first since she was donating her kidney. Selena went into surgery next. Sadly, the kidney transplant proved to be more complicated than the average kidney surgery. Selena’s new kidney rotated in her body, and she needed a follow-up surgery to correct the issue. After the kidney transplant, the girls were on bedrest together. Now, Selena is feeling much better. Many of her health problems due to the lupus are gone. There is a less than 5% chance that her lupus will return. All in all, her life was saved by the grace of her best friend, Francia Raisa.

Francia Raisa and Selena Gomez’s friendship

Francia Raisa and Selena Gomez first met in 2013. They were members of a group of celebrities who were visiting sick children in a hospital. While in the group, they connected with the children they were visiting, and with each other. After that day, the two knew that they had made a friendship with each other that would last a lifetime. By the time Selena needed a new kidney, she was already living with Francia.

Romantic History

Like many other celebrities, Raisa tries to keep her love life as private as possible, which means that it can be difficult to find out all of the facts of her romantic relationships. However, some of her relationships have been more public than others. One of Francia’s oldest known romantic relationship was with Shane Sparks. This couple began dating in 2006, but they broke up in 2009. In 2010, she began dating Romeo Miller, but this couple broke up in 2012. There was a rumor going around after her breakup with Miller that suggested that she had shortly dated/hooked up with the actor Josh Hutcherson in 2012, but this was never confirmed. Her most recent public relationship was in 2013 when she was engaged to Hosea Chanchez. However, this couple has since broken up. Right now, Francia is thought to be single. Even though Raisa has been in many romantic relationships on her television shows, she has never dated any of the actors she has dated on screen, in real life. Although, many fans may have wished that she had actually dated her co-stars on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”. The chemistry between her character and Ricky’s character was undeniable!

Social Media

Francia Raisa is highly active on her social media accounts. She has open accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, which means that anyone can follow her accounts. She has “official” accounts on all three of these sites, so you can be sure that you are following the right accounts. On all of her social media accounts, she posts many videos and pictures of herself on the job, with friends, and just enjoying life in general. Links to her accounts are below. This way you can know for sure that you are following the right accounts.

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Here’s to wishing Francia all the best in her acting career, her love life, and in everything else that she does. We look forward to seeing her shine in her new role on “Grown-ish” and everything else that she does in the following years!