Francia Raisa Almendárez (born July 26, 1988) is an American actress. She is sometimes credited as Francia Almendárez. Raisa is most notable for her roles in Bring It On: All or Nothing, where she plays a tough Latina cheerleader named Leti, The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Adrian Lee, or The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream as Alejandra "Alex" Delgado and reprising her role in The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice.
Raisa began to take acting jobs in her junior year of high school, modeling for print ads and appearing in commercials. She guest-starred in the sitcoms American Family: Journey of Dreams and Over There. Just a month into her senior year, she booked one of her first lead roles, starring opposite Hayden Panettiere in Bring It On: All or Nothing. She co-starred in the Nickelodeon movie Shredderman Rules, where she portrayed Isabel and in The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream, as Alejandra Delgado. She played the role of Adrian Lee in the hit ABC Family drama, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, from its beginning in July 2008, until the series finale in early June 2013.
As a Gracie Award and La Femme Film Festival Rising Star Award recipient, 2012 Teen Choice, IMAGEN and an ALMA award nominee for her portrayal of 'Adrian Lee' on ABC Family's critically acclaimed series "The Secret Life of an American Teenager," Francia Raisa continues to prove herself as a star on the rise. Francia was featured on the August cover of Backstage magazine as one of Young Hollywood's top Latinos in American TV and Film, further proving she is the one to watch.