Camila Mendes – Life Of Famous ‘Riverdale’ Star
Camila Mendes is a Brazilian-American actress well known for her role as Veronica Lodge on The CW’s teen drama ‘Riverdale,’ a treasonous edition of the Archie comics.
The actress has also starred in the comedy The Perfect Date as Shelby and the film Palm Springs as Tala. Before fame, Mendes went to New York University Tisch School of Arts and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.
She also participated in the Stonestreet Film Acting Conservatory during her time at Tisch for two semesters.
Mendes has a huge Instagram fan base of more than 20 million followers. She was awarded the Choice Scene Stealer in 2017 Teen Choice Awards for her role in Riverdale. She has a sibling called Kiara Moreno.
Being Brazilian-American, Mendes has a good command of the English and Portuguese languages. Mendes fans on Twitter believed that her username was a verified fan account for pop singers Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.
Age, Family, Education, And Nationality
Mendes was born on the 29th day of June 1994, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her parents are Victor and Gisele Mendes.
Her mother, Gisele Mendes, works as a flight attendant, while the father is a business executive. They are both Brazilians by origin. Camila Mendes has an elder sister named Kiara Moreno.
During her childhood, Mendes lived a nomadic life. She witnessed her parents’ divorce at the age of eight.
Mendes and her sister Kiara then moved from one state to another in the southern US. The two spent a year in Brazil later on where she studied at an American school.
When they returned to the USA, her family opted to live in south Florida. She enrolled at the American Heritage School in Plantation, where there was a vibrant performing arts program that helped her to develop an interest in acting.
Camila later studied at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. She graduated from New York University in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.
Career And Awards
Camila Mendes first appeared on a commercial for IKEA. She then landed a role as Veronica Lodge in ‘Riverdale’ in 2016. This show premiered on January 26, 2017, and has since been aired in seasons.
At present, the show has been renewed for its third season, which premiered on the 10th of October, 2018. Also in the cast are Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller and Luke Perry as Fred Andrews
Camila Mendes won the Teen Choice Award in 2017 for Choice Screen Stealer being the best performer in ‘Riverdale.’ In 2018, Mendes was nominated for Teen Choice Awards for the Choice TV Actress: Drama and Choice TV Ship (with K.J. Apa) and for MTV Movie and TV Award for Best Kiss (with Apa).
She made her big-screen breakthrough in 2018 in ‘The New Romantic,’ Carly Stone’s directorial venture, where she played the role of Morgan.
She has also been featured in music videos, including Give a Little by Maggie Roger and Side Effects by The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren. What’s more? Mendes is set to star in the forthcoming comedy show ‘The Stand-In’ as well as a thriller ‘Coyote Lake.’
Net Worth And Salary
Camila Mendes has a net worth of approximately $3.09 million, a salary of $515,000 per year, $42,916.67 per month, and $9,903.85 per week. She earns 1,410.96 per day.
Love Life And Relationship
Mendes previously had a relationship with her childhood friend Victor Houston. Houston shared some photos of himself with Mendes In July 2018, which showed him and Mendes cuddling. The pictures were taken in Hamptons during the 24th birthday celebration of Camila Mendes.
Nevertheless, they reportedly broke up later that month, after the San Diego Comic-Con. At the time, Camila is dating her co-star Charles Melton, from ‘Riverdale.’