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Francia Raísa of Grown-ish on Using Her Voice to Defend Dreamers: "I Can't Stay Silent"

5 monthes ago   |   By Pop Sugar

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Francia Raísa is an actress on Freeform's Grown-ish and the upcoming Life-Size 2. This story was told to Alessandra Foresto and edited for length and clarity.
My parents always made me feel like I was able to do anything, so being an actress in Hollywood was never something I saw as an impossible challenge. My dad [Renán Almendárez Coello, known as "El Cucuy"] immigrated to the US from Honduras in 1982 hoping to make a career in radio. He showed me that being Latino was not a limitation.
When he first got to the country, someone said to him, "You don't speak English? You're never...
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