Camila Mendes is Best Known For Being cast in the role of Veronica Lodge in The CW drama series, Riverdale, which is an adaptation of the Archie comics.
Born Name Camila Mendes
Nick Name Cami
Born: June 29, 1994, 24 years and 6 months, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Sun Sign Cancer
Years active 2017–present
Hair Color Dark Brown. To look suitable for the role of Veronica Lodge in Riverdale, she had to dye her hair in a darker shade.
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 2½ in or 159 cm
Measurements 35-25-34 in or 89-63.5-86 cm
Bra Size 32C
Camila Mendes got enrolled at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to hone her acting skills and graduated from the school in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
For two semesters, she also attended Stonestreet Film Acting Conservatory at Tisch.
Father – Victor Mendes.
Mother – Gisele Mendes
Siblings – Kiara Moreno (Sister)
Mendes was born to Brazilian parents. Her mother is from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, while her father is from Brasília, Federal District. She has one older sister. Mendes moved 16 times growing up but spent most of her childhood in Florida, where she attended American Heritage School, in Plantation. At the age of 10, she lived in Brazil for a year. In May 2016, Mendes graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, alongside her co-star Cole Sprouse.
Her first acting job was in a commercial for IKEA.
In 2016, Mendes was cast as “silver-tongued high school sophomore” Veronica Lodge in The CW’s new teen drama Riverdale, a subversive take on the Archie Comics. Mendes was represented by the Carson Kolker Organization, later changing to CAA.
Mendes appeared on the cover of MensHealth magazine in December 2017 and Cosmopolitan in February 2018. She made feature film debut in The New Romantic, which premiered at the SXSW Festival in March 2018. That same month, Mendes joined the cast of The Stand-In alongside Laura Marano and Matt Walsh.
Camila Mendes is represented by Creative Artists Agency.
She was earlier signed up with Carson Kolker Organization.
Her parents are of Brazilian descent.
Camila’s very first job after her college graduation was to appear in a TV advert for the furniture brand, Ikea.
First TV Show
In 2016, she made her TV show debut in the role of Veronica Lodge on The CW series Riverdale.
Camila Mendes Favorite Things
Role Models – Blair Waldorf (Played by Leighton Meester) and Summer Roberts (Played by Rachel Bilson)
TV Shows – Gossip Girls (2007-2012) and The O.C. (2003-2007)
Camila Mendes Facts
She initially wasn’t interested in the role of Veronica as she felt they would be looking for white pin-up girl. But after learning that they were looking for a Latina for the role, she immediately called her agent to get her in the audition.
When she got the audition for her role in Riverdale, she was literally the last person they were going to see on the last day of the auditions. And, her agent had told her about the auditions just a day before.
She had to spend the whole winter break over agonizing whether she will get the role or not. For the final leg of the audition for Veronica, she had to give extensive screen tests with four other girls competing for her role.
Before she got her debut role in Riverdale, she had auditioned unsuccessfully for various roles for a year. Apparently, the problem was that she wasn’t as Latina as the roles demanded.
When she was 10 years old, she spent a year in Brazil with her parents.
Along with English, she can fluently converse in Portuguese.
She has struggled with bulimia starting from her time in high school.
She looks up to Rihanna for body positivity.