Sierra Capri is an American actress, who made her film debut in 2016, and is perhaps most famous for her lead role as Monse Finnie in the acclaimed Netflix series “On My Block.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Sierra Capri was born under the Virgo zodiac sign on 8 September 1998, in Baltimore, Maryland, and is 24-years-old as of 2022. Her mother, Felicia Guyton, is a philanthropist and an activist, and raised her single-handedly together with her three brothers. She hasn’t revealed the name of her father, who is alleged to be a musician. Her family relocated to Savanna, Georgia, when she was 12 years old.
Sierra grew up with a knack for acting and dancing. She went to Hillcrest Elementary School, in Catonsville, Maryland, then joined high school in Savanna, and was very active in the drama club. Her mother was very supportive of her dreams of becoming a successful actress, but in return, Capri promised her that she would graduate from college before she began her career. She matriculated to Armstrong State University, Savannah, Georgia, in 2016, and graduated with a BA in Biology four years later – she’s revealed that she aspires to pursue a second career in forensics in the future.
Hobbies and Interests
Capri is a dedicated Christian who is very compassionate and donates to several charities such as CHLA and Refugee Assistance Project.
She is a lover of animals, and likes visiting game parks – her favorites are giraffes and zebras.
She is a big fan of traveling and has toured many US states for work. Her dream travel destination is Paris, France.
She also enjoys spending her spare time outdoors, especially during summer, and is a big fan of beach volleyball, suntanning at the beach, and swimming in the ocean.
The “On My Block” starlet is keen on keeping fit, and hits the gym two to three times per week. She also follows a healthy diet, and likes taking organic fruits, which she calls ‘soul food.’
She spends her spare time watching films and TV series – her favorites are “One Day,” “Titanic,” and “Les Misérables”, and her best-loved entertainers are Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway and Leonardo Di Caprio.
Sierra landed her first (uncredited) role in the biographical historical drama film “Hidden Figures” in 2016. The Theodore Melfi-written and directed movie starred Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spenser, was nominated for three Oscars, and won several other awards. In the same year, she was selected for another uncredited role in the comedy film “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” which starred Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen, and Zac Efron; the movie won three out of the eight awards it was nominated for, and follows the story of Kelly and Mac, who are determined to have a newly-established sorority removed from their neighborhood.
Capri rose to prominence in 2018, when she was cast to star as Monse Finnie, an African-Latina teenager, in the show “On My Block”, and appeared in 38 episodes until it ended in 2021. The show was created by Eddie Gonzales and Lauren Lungerich, and stars Brett Gray and Jason Genao. Despite her not being of Afro-Latina ethnicity, she told Remezcla during an interview that she could relate to her character ‘in the sense that I’m multicultural and growing up I didn’t know that I wasn’t that accepted by either side’.
Capri’s next role was as Kai in the 2019 movie “American Skin,” directed by Nate Parker and starring Beau Knapp and Omari Hardwick, it’s about an ex-marine janitor who is trying to revenge the death of his son, who is believed to have been murdered by a rogue policeman.
In 2020, Capri was featured in an episode entitled “On My Block S2 Premiere” of the “Red Carpet Report” news talk show, and he also made an appearance in the “TikTok Challenge” game show.
Social Media Presence
Capri is highly active on various social media platforms; she has at least two million followers on Instagram, and likes to share her daily experiences and photos from film sets on the platform. She opened a Twitter account in 2014 and now has around 100,000 followers. She is also highly active on TikTok with over 1.3 million fans, and on Facebook with around 2,500 followers.
Sierra launched a self-titled YouTube channel in May 2013, and it now has over 40,000 subscribers, although she’s only uploaded two videos: “I Finally Have a Channel | Sierra Capri,” which was uploaded in May 2020 and is the most viewed, and “My Everyday Baby Hair Routine” which was uploaded two months later.
Sierra is very secretive when it comes to her dating life – she hasn’t publicly introduced anyone as her boyfriend. She’s believed to have been in a brief relationship with the actor Diego Tinoco, with whom she starred in the series “On My Block.” The duo was spotted attending celebrity events together on multiple occasions – including 2018’s Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards together. Diego has in the past spoken highly of Sierra – speaking during an interview with Teen Vogue in 2020, he said, ‘She (Capri) is such a great actress. Working with her, instantly we can just jump into it…I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better scene partner.’ However, the duo parted ways after dating briefly. She is now believed to be single, and doesn’t have children.
Rumors and Controversies
Previously, there was an allegation that Capri is a lesbian, because she never speaks about the men she dated in the pas; some of her fans claimed that they had seen her kissing a female friend at a club in Los Angeles, but she’s never addressed the allegation.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Capri is of African-American ethnicity, and has a set of dark brown eyes, and long black hair. She is of slim-build, weighs around 128lbs (56kgs), is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, with vital statistics of 30-23-32. In addition, she wears shoe size 7(US). Capri loves tattoos, and has inked a music note on one of her wrists, and also a Chinese alphabet tattoo on her neck.
Capri has made a name for herself since she began her acting career in 2016, and has accumulated a decent net worth, reportedly of approximately $1 million as of 2022.