Francesca was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri spending much of her formative years in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

This South American upbringing along with dancing ballet and flamenco from a young age coupled with the influence from her father’s close friend, Carlos Fuentes, added to her passion for storytelling. Francesca received her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism at The University of Miami. After graduating, overwhelmed by the hotbed of cinematic activity existing in the Midwest she bought a one way ticket to New York City to pursue her lifelong dream. She’s the daughter of Latin American historian and author Richard J. Walter and Spanish teacher Vincenza Bellone. 

Francesca attended the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, HB Studio, and Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. She’s a member of SAG/AFTRA and NYWIFT.

Francesca lives in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. She’s fluent in Spanish speaks conversational French, is a certified yoga instructor, and witch.