Meet Francia Raisa of “Secret Life”

June 2, 2009 by Jeanne Dupuis  
Filed under Movies

You might recognize rising star, Francia Raisa, from the hit ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The first season was a huge (surprise!) hit and now they are getting ready for the premiere of the second season which will air on June 22, 2009 at 8 pm.

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Credit: Dimitry L and Valerie Noble

Francia has graced the pages of People en Espanol and has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Supermodels Unlimited and LA Teen.  She has also been featured in In Touch, US Weekly and Life & Style Weekly as well as numerous billboards and national commercials.

The beautiful Latina, who turns 21 this summer, started developing her talents at a young age when she began taking dance lessons before moving on to karate and ice dancing.  Talk about being multi-talented!

Francia first got into acting when she started booking jobs in her junior year of high school.  It began with print ads, commercials and even sitcoms but by the following year, she was starring opposite Hayden Panettiere in Bring it On: All or Nothing.

The film opened doors for her and got her noticed and after starring in the lead role of ABC Family’s made-for-TV movie, The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream, she was cast as Adrian Lee on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.  Last year, the drama won for “Choice Summer TV Show” at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards and I think the fans will be eager to see what Francia, and the rest of her castmates, will be doing during this season.

With her looks and talent, I have no doubt that Francia’s star will continue to rise.

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