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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 19 November 1984Spain
Birth NameEricka Mansky
Nicknames The Bulldozer
Strong Vine
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Liana Mendoza, is Native American, Latina and Italian. Named "Sexiest Spaniard" by Latina Magazine, She Grew up between North East Los Angeles and San Juan Del Monte Rancho in Guadalajara, Mexico. She joined the cast of the FX hit Emmy-Award Winning show and franchise American Horror Story: Hotel in 2015. The show was nominated for a Golden Globe 2016. Since then, she has joined the cast of Baskets and Better Call Saul. This stream of success led her to become the "Face" of the LBA (Latin Business Association) and is the Ambassador for over 800,000 companies and businesses as well as over 50 Fortune 500 companies. She is an international spokeswoman and motivational speaker. Her list of Television credits include popular shows such as: Scandal, Bones and Disney's Epic Offenders. She briefly returned to her stunt roots in the hit blockbuster film "A Haunted House" starring Marlon Wayans.

Liana started performing as a tap dancer by age 3 and moved onto modern jazz, ballet and hip hop and was invited into Hamilton High School for Performing Arts. She was invited into a professional ballet dance company by age 8. Mendoza, began training in martial arts, grappling and hand to hand combat. With over a decade of training, she began a career in the world of acting as a stunt-woman. Mendoza was honored by Sag-Aftra with an Appreciation Diversity Award and given Special Congressional Recognition for her work as a stunt woman on G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Jimmy Kimmel, Crank 2: High Voltage, and film Decisions along with recognizing as her volunteer work in the community, especially with at-risk and inner city youth.

Mendoza credits her aunts Yvette Saucedo and Juanita Anguiano with being the biggest influence for her being able to have obtained her dreams, goals and success. "Their support was insurmountable and necessary for my mentality of success" she states.

Believing in the philosophy that that we all pass the elevator back down--in the words of Jack Lemmon--she involves herself in youth programs and charity organizations including Operation Smile, Sober College, Help as One, Every Monday Matters, Stand up in the Halls and Students Run LA with at-risk youth and completed the Los Angeles Marathon with her. Miss Mendoza is the Co-Founder of Carbon Pipe Dreams which helps to spread education on preserving the planet.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: PR

Trade Mark (2)

Eyebrows
Prominent Nose

Trivia (26)

"Roxxy" is her music alter-ego. Sleepy Brown of Organized Noise Outkast and Dungeoun Family came up with this nickname while working with her on her album.
She has 2 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.
She studied Psychology in college and is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist.
Has an Associates Degree in Psychology and thought about becoming a MFT.
Worked with Outkast and The Dungeon Family on her debut album.
Cee Lo nicknamed her "the new Andre 3000".
Worked opposite actor Tony Cox on her first feature film "Little Mailman", which has yet to be released.
She worked with Marlon Wayans on "G.I. Joe" in 2009, became fast friends with Marlon and then worked together again in "A Haunted House" in 2013.
Grew up in the same neighborhood as Comedian Felipe Esparza and they have the same friends.
Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy) is considered an uncle to Liana and her family.
Frankie J (Latin singer/songwriter) once talked Liana out of a deep depression and convinced her to stick with music.
Richard Dreyfuss and Liana Mendoza have one thing in common other than acting: Hypnotherapy.
Has been a double for Nicole Scherzinger from Pussy Cat Dolls as well as Salma Hayek.
Master P is one of her mentors and Liana is considered part of the No Limit family.
Has worked with the following actors: Richard Dreyfuss, Tony Cox, Marlon Wayans, Andrew Howard, Master P, Katt Williams, Corey Haim, Paul Rodriguez, Nick Cannon, Jason Statham.
Has visited Mariah Carey's home and enjoyed the candy room.
Often does comedy skits for Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Her Kim Kardashian impression went viral.
Liana Mendoza was a former gang member.
Liana Mendoza was a dancer on Estudio 2.
Was named sexiest Spaniard along with Penelope Cruz and Enrique Iglesias by Latina Magazine.
Liana Mendoza is a relative to Vicente Fernandez and Alejandro Fernandez.
Knew she could never fall for Channing Tatum when he stated he'd like "to be the sprinkles on her donut".
Turned down John Stamos and regrets it to this day.
Rescues animals, trains them and turns them into service animals for Veterans as a hobby.
Has a dog named Waffles.

Personal Quotes (2)

I'll sleep when I'm dead.
Change your mind and you'll change your day, change enough days and your life will change.

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