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Liana Mendoza Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Spain
Birth NameEricka Mansky
Nicknames Money Mendoza
Strong Vine
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Liana Mendoza, born in Los Angeles, CA was raised by a single mother in East Los Angeles which gave her that gritty edge that is so palatable. Woman of Influence and honored by SAG-AFTRA as a Diversity Performer, she graduated from Pace University with a Masters in Fine Arts. Native American, Mexican, Russian-Jewish, and Spaniard, she is internationally known as "Sexiest Spaniard" along with Enrique Iglesias, Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz.

Mendoza was also afforded the honor and opportunity to live with her grandparents in an adobe hut on a ranch owned and made by the hands of her native ancestors. The land is still owned and occupied by her family today who fought off the Spaniards and maintained their ground.

Mendoza joined the cast of the FX, Emmy-Award winning show, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL in 2015 starring Lady Gaga. The show and cast was nominated for a Golden Globe (2016). Since then, she has joined several shows including BASKETS, BONES, SCANDAL as well as BETTER CALL SAUL (nominated for a Golden Globe in 2017). This stream of success has led her to become the Entertainment Ambassador for the Latin Business Association (LBA) which represents over 800,000 companies and businesses as well as over 50 Fortune 500 companies. She earned the esteemed title "Latina of Influence" along with Michelle Rodriguez.

Mendoza began as a dancer performing by age 3 in tap, modern jazz, ballet and hip hop and was invited into a professional dance company by age 8. Mendoza was invited to attend Hamilton High School for Performing Arts as well. Training in musical theatre and opera with Seth Riggs (Coach to the Stars) she also took an interest in Martial Arts, weapons and training with world renowned fellow stunt person Bob Yerkes.

Liana has a "takes a village to raise a child" philosophy and credits her resilient mother Vickie, along with aunts Yvette and Juanita with being the biggest influences in her life. "Their support, way of being and words of wisdom were necessary for my mentality of success", she states.

Believing in the philosophy 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 and Stand up in the Halls. Her heart belongs to Students Run LA (SRLA) where she was not only a mentor for at-risk youth but completed the Los Angeles Marathon along side them. Miss Mendoza is the Founder of Carbon Pipe Dreams which helps to spread awareness of preserving the planet and reducing our carbon footprint.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: PR

Trade Mark (2)

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Trivia (11)

She studied Psychology in college and is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist.
Has an Associates Degree in Psychology and thought about becoming a MFT.
Worked opposite actor Tony Cox on her first feature film "Little Mailman", which has yet to be released.
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 visited Mariah Carey's home and enjoyed the candy room.
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.
Rescues animals, trains them and turns them into service animals for Veterans as a hobby.
Grew up in the East LA area in a neighborhood nicknamed "Frogtown".

Personal Quotes (4)

I'll sleep when I'm dead.
Change your mind and you'll change your day, change enough days and your life will change.
I'll always chose memories over money because money can be replaced. Memories are forever.
Your opinion of me never tells me about me. It tells me about you and the last time I checked, an opinion never paid my bills. Good day!

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