Birth Name: Camila Carraro Mendes
Place of Birth: Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 29, 1994
Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, Indigenous, likely Italian and other]
Camila Mendes is an American actress. She stars as Veronica on the show Riverdale.
She is the daughter of Gisele (Carraro) and Victor Mendes.
Camila’s parents are Brazilian. Her father is from Brasília and her mother is from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. Her father’s surname is usually Portuguese. Her maternal grandfather’s parents had surnames that are often/usually of Italian origin. Growing up, Camila lived in Plantation, Florida, for several years, and for a year in Brazil.
Camila has stated:
For me, being an ‘American Latina’ means identifying with and being influenced by both my American upbringing and my Latin heritage and I have so much appreciation for how those two cultures have created who I am.
Camila’s paternal grandmother was named Dalu. She is pictured here.
Camila’s maternal grandfather was Nelson Bauce Carraro (the son of Luis Carlos Carraro and Ana Aurora Bauce). Nelson was born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Camila’s maternal grandmother is named Léa Mariza Maia. Léa was born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.