Camila Mendes is an American actress. She portrays Veronica Lodge on The CW television series Riverdale. Her first acting job was in a commercial for IKEA. In 2016, Mendes was cast as "silver-tongued high school sophomore" Veronica Lodge in The CW's new teen drama Riverdale, a subversive take on the Archie comics. Mendes was represented by the Carson Kolker Organization, later changing to CAA. Mendes appeared on the cover of MensHealth magazine in December 2017 and Cosmopolitan in February 2018. She made feature film debut in The New Romantic, which premiered at the SXSW Festival in March 2018.In that same month, Mendes joined the cast of The Stand-In alongside Laura Marano and Matt Walsh.