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 and singer. She stars as Veronica Lodge on Riverdale, and is also known for her roles in the films The Perfect Date, Dangerous Lies, Coyote Lake, and Palm Springs.
She is the daughter of Gisele (Carraro), a flight attendant, and Victor Mendes, a business executive. Her 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 Orlando, Florida, for several years, as well as Atlanta, Virginia, 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.