Camila Carraro Mendes, the enchantress from Riverdale famously known for her role as Veronica Lodge, is a 27-year-old young American Actress and Singer. She is already a recognized face in the industry, and her career has just begun.
Camila was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, on 29 June 1994 to Victor Mendes and Gisele Carraro. Her father, Victor, is a business executive, and her mother, Gisele, is a flight attendant. She is the younger one among the two sisters. She moved to many different cities while growing up, mainly because of her father’s job and after her parents got divorced, but mostly she has lived in Florida. She belongs to Brazilian ancestry and has lived in Brazil for a year when she was 10.
She graduated in 2012 from the American Heritage School in Fine Arts program in Plantation, Florida. Later, for her higher studies, she went to New York University Tisch School of the Arts with the singer Maggie Rogers and graduated in 2016.
Before making her debut on the big screen as Veronica Lodge in Riverdale in 2016, she appeared in a few television commercials and was first seen in a commercial for IKEA. Her impeccable performance and style in Riverdale got her a ton of fans, and she became very popular very quickly.
She made her debut in films in the movie “The New Romantic” as Morgan. The film was premiered at the SXSW Festival in March 2018. In the same year, she was also cast for the popular Netflix movie “The Perfect Date,” released in 2019. Another film, “Coyote Lake,” was released in 2019, in which Mendes was in the lead. In 2020 she appeared in a science fiction/comedy movie “Palm Springs” along with Andy Samberg, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Later that year, she again gave an outstanding performance in the Netflix thriller “Dangerous Lies.”
Apart from the films and television shows, she has also appeared in two music videos, “Give a little” by Maggie Rogers and “Side Effects” by The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren, and has also given voiceovers for the show “The Simpsons.”
Though she has acted in a lot of films and TV shows, her journey in Hollywood was not easy. She says that she faced discrimination in her initial days while she used to audition for different roles. She describes one such incident where she was auditioning for a character of Latin American background, she was told that “You don’t look Latina enough.”
In an interview with People magazine, she states- “I really appreciate how these two cultures created who I am. I am a Brazilian of blood, with all the extended family of Brazilians, but I was born and raised in the United States. When I go to Brazil, I feel like an American, and in the United States, I always realize the traits that make me Brazilian.”
She also describes her time at New York University when she faced sexual harassment. In addition, she states that she was once “roofied and sexually assaulted.”
Roles to Date
Camila Mendes has acted in 5 movies and one television till now. She has also given her voice to several animated characters and has also appeared in celebrity shows as a guest.
Her roles to date are:
- ‘Veronica Lodge’ in ‘Riverdale’ – 2017 to Present
- ‘Morgan’ in ‘The New Romantic’ – 2018
- ‘Shelby Pace’ in ‘The Perfect Date’ – 2019
- ‘Ester’ in ‘Coyote Lake’ – 2019
- ‘Tala’ in ‘Palm Springs’ – 2020
- ‘Katie Franklin’ in ‘Dangerous Lies’ – 2020
Awards and Nominations
She has been nominated in various categories for her performance in Riverdale, including
- 2017 – Teen Choice Awards – Choice Scene Stealer – Won
- 2018 – MTV Movie & TV Awards – Best Kiss (with KJ Apa) – Nominated
- Peoples Choice Awards – Female TV tar of 2018 – Nominated
- Teen Choice Awards – Choice TV Actress Drama – Nominated
- 2019 – Teen Choice Awards – Choice TV Actress Drama – Nominated
After having a successful career in such a short period of time, the estimated Net worth of the actress is $4 Million.
Since her first appearance on the show Riverdale, her popularity on social media has been proliferating.
On Instagram, she goes by the username – @camimendes and has over 26 Million followers.
On Twitter, she goes by the username – @camilamendes and has over 2.5 Million followers.
Relationships and Dating History
According to the sources, the actress is currently single after her breakup with Grayson Vaughan (30 years old), a model and photographer, in 2021. They started seeing each other in 2020 but split within one year.
Before Grayson, Mendes was also seen with her Riverdale co-star Charles Melton (31 years old). According to rumors, they were dating each other somewhere from 2018 to 2019.
Back in 2013, Camila was in a relationship with Ian Wallace, a young director. They were together for almost three years, between 2013 and 2017.
Trivia about Camila Mandes
- Camila can speak Portuguese fluently.
- She likes to watch The OC and Gossip Girls.
- She has got two tattoos on her ribs and thigh.
- She was only 8 when her parents got divorced.
- She went to New York University at the same time as her Co-star Cole Sprouse.
- Camila and her sister used to perform plays in front of her parents. Her sister used to write plays in the comedy genre, which were mostly inspired by the show called “The Amanda Show.”
- She has also suffered from an eating disorder – Bulimia nervosa. It is a disorder in which a person tries different methods to avoid weight gain.
|Full Name||Camila Carraro Mendes|
|Date of Birth (Birthday)||29 June 1994|
|Age (as of 2022)||27 years|
|Hometown||New York City|
|Profession||Actor, Model and Singer|
|Father Name||Victor Mendes|
|Mother Name||Gisele Carraro|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Frequently Asked Questions about Camila Mendes
Who is Camila Mendes currently dating?
Camila Mendis is currently single after her breakup with Grayson Voughan in 2021.
Was Camila Mendes engaged to Charles Melton?
No, Camila was not engaged to Charles Melton; they dated for a short period of time between 2018 to 2019 and then split up. Rumors were they got back together once again in 2021, but that didn’t last long. Camila Mendes, in fact, has never been engaged to anyone till now.
Are Camila Mendes and KJ Apa dating?
No, Camila Mendes and KJ Apa are not dating, and they have never dated in the past as well. Though they have awesome chemistry on-screen but off-screen, they are just good friends.