Camila Mendes Facts about Riverdale, Do Revenge and more

Camila Mendes has been on the acting scene ever since Riverdale was first presented in 2016, where she plays the only Veronica Lodge, of course.

But this fall he really blew us all with his hilarious and insightful portrayal of Drea in the Netflix movie, Take revenge.

To celebrate her already iconic performance, here are 16 facts you probably didn’t know about her:

1.

Camila Mendes was born on June 26, 1994 in Charlottesville, Virginia to Brazilian parents, but moved away long after her parents’ divorce. In fact, she moved 16 times during her childhood (mostly to Florida) and even lived in Brazil for a year when she was 10.

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At home, Camila spoke English with her father and Portuguese with her mother: she is fluent in both.

3.

Camila’s first paid acting job was a commercial for Ikea.

4.

But Riverdale it was actually the first major role he ever booked and he considers it his “first job”. In fact, Camila got the role of Veronica Riverdale shortly after she graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2016, which meant she was auditioning while still a student.


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“Some teachers would be really great and others would be really annoying,” she told BuzzFeed. “And it’s like, well, you don’t want your students to be successful?”

5.

Speaking of New York University, this is where Camila met one of her closest friends: singer Maggie Rogers. She even appeared in Maggie’s 2018 music video, “Give A Little”.

happy birthday @maggierogers 🐥 the worst picture I ever took (for us I mean me). only 2 kinky NYU girls in the wet streets of Sea Girt, NJ


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6.

Camila also overlapped New York University with her Riverdale co-star, Cole Sprouse, but they weren’t exactly friends.

7.

When Camila was initially auditioning for Riverdaleshe was once told that she wasn’t “bright” enough.

8.

After over six years in the role of Veronica, Camila is certainly ready for the future, but she will also fondly remember her time on the show.

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Is this something that will never change? Her close friendships with her co-stars, most notably Lili Reinhart and Madelaine Petsch.

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Oh, and if you’ve ever wondered about the trio’s joint TikTok account (@blondebrunetteredhead), Camila is the one who mostly runs it.

11.

You probably can’t help but notice that Camila has Perfect eyebrows, but explained that they are not as easy to maintain as they look.

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Camila recently talked a lot about the importance of Hollywood representation, how the industry is already changing and the work she is doing to “lift and elevate our representation in Hollywood”.

13.

One of Camila’s first inspirations was Rachel Bilson as Summer Roberts The OC – which makes it all the more poetic that she eventually landed a role in a popular teen drama.

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Obviously, Camila was absolutely iconic as Drea Take revengebut he sees it as a “last hurray” in playing high school characters – and notes he did it alongside a cast of so many iconic teen project actors.

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Camila says she drew inspiration Take revenge from a painful experience in real life of being cheated on by a boy in high school.

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Finally, Camila’s next big project will be Prime Video’s romantic comedy, music – the film is a Brazilian-American story and Camila will speak Portuguese.

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