Francia Raisa Almendarez is an American actress known for her roles in Bring It On: All or Nothing, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and Grown-ish.
Recorded: May 29, 2019Actress Francia Raisa joins me this week! We talk about her acting roles including “Grown-ish,” “The Secret Life of The American Teenager,” and “Life-Size 2.” She also has some amazing stories about icon Tyra Banks and wrestler The Miz.Follow - Check out our website: - This episode is brought to you by Color & Co by L’Oreal and Betterhelp.See for privacy information.
In this week’s episode of On Purpose, Grown-ish star Francia Raisa opens up about what it was like growing up in Hollywood and how she’s been able to keep a level head by relying on her faith.She also shared her tips on overcoming rejection and staying grounded.You will be truly inspired after listening to this conversation!
Drs. Becca and Tanya welcome Francia Raisa into the O.R., and she shares her incredibly inspiring story of how she got involved in acting, and the role faith plays in her life. She opens up about her friendship with Selena Gomez, and how much of an impact their bond has had on her life. Plus, she has a HUGE announcement to make about her boyfriend, after she tells us how Starburst brought them together. And everybody feels deeply moved and affected after Selma Blair’s interview on Good Morning America about her fight with multiple sclerosis. Our friend Jillian has MS, and stops in to answer some questions and help us better understand the illness. And Tanya addresses the controversy surrounding a Tweet that went down over the weekend.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Francia Raisa ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager") joined us at BUILD to talk about "grown-ish," created by "black-ish" executive producer Kenya Barris. The Freeform show is a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Yara Shahidi leads the cast that includes Raisa, who plays Ana, an outspoken conservative freshman at Southern California University.
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Jul 26th, 1988
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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4 hours, 12 minutes
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