Camila Mendes’ career is only just beginning, so it’s not surprising if her name doesn’t catch your attention right away. For those who are fans of the TV series Riverdale, Mendes is certainly no stranger to the series.
Camila is an up-and-coming American actress and a new name that many should look out for in the future on the list of Hollywood actors. She plays the role of Veronica Lodge in the CW television series Riverdale.
Camila Mendes Wiki, Family, Age
Camila was born in America, although, as her name suggests, she is not of American descent. She was born on June 29, 1994, as Camila Carraro Mendes in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her parents are Brazilian, her mother’s name is Gisele Mendes, and her father is Victor Mendes. She has a sibling, an older sister named Kiara Moreno. Her mother, who speaks only Portuguese, is from Porto Alegre, the Rio Grande do Sul. Victor Mendes, her father, speaks both Portuguese and English and is from Brasilia, Federal District.
As a child, Camila moved around a lot but spent most of her childhood in Florida. She received her education at the American Heritage School in Plantation. When she was 10 years old, she moved with her parents to Brazil for a year. That was around the time her parents got divorced. She attended the Tisch School at New York University of the Arts. Afterward, she also spent two semesters at the Stonestreet Film Acting Conservatory.
Camila Mendes discovered her love for acting at the young age of eight, as she reported in an interview. At school, she took part in many plays and dramas. She says that for the longest time she could not imagine doing anything else in her life other than acting.
Her first appearance as an actress was not really an appearance as an actress per se. She secured a job to appear in a commercial for the renowned furniture manufacturer IKEA. But that was only the beginning. Her big break came in 2016 when she won the audition for the lead role in the new teen drama TV series Riverdale. She played the character Veronica Lodge, a silver-tongued, manipulative high school sophomore. The film was a disturbing interpretation of the popular Archie comics.
At this point in her career, she was represented by the Carson Kolker Organization before joining the Creative Arts Agency. In 2017 she even received a Teen Choice Award for the “Choice Scene Stealer” for the Riverdale project.
Camila Mendes and KJ ApaCamila have been involved in numerous auditions for various roles in the past, but for one important reason – she wasn’t Latina enough – she didn’t get any of them. She even lost an audition for a role as Jennifer Lopez’ daughter in the movie Shades Of Blue. The role was eventually taken by Sarah Jeffery.
At first, she was not interested in applying for the role of Veronica Lodge, she and her agent thought they would go with a “white pin-up girl”. However, when she heard from a friend that the authors of the film wanted to do Veronica Latina, she was quite excited. She was the last person to be auditioned for the role since she had just expressed her interest.
She has also starred in other television series such as GeekRockTV and TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles. She also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show with Seth Meyers. She also plays the role of Morgan in the 2018 film The New Romantic.
Besides acting, Mendes has other interests, such as the Fashion-Tumblr website she runs. For whatever reasons, however, she chooses not to reveal this.
Camila Mendes’ Boyfriend, Feet, Height
Camila is in a relationship since September 2013. Her boyfriend is called Ian Wallace, who is a film director himself. In September 2016, she wrote an article about her on her Instagram page to mark the anniversary. For some reason, she later took it down. Either because they are no longer together or because they want to keep their relationship away from the public.
Mendes is a beautiful Latina goddess with a graceful stature. She is just 1.57 m (5 feet) tall. Many of her fans will willingly agree that this makes her even more beautiful. Her shoe size is 6 (USA) and 36.5 (Europe).