Carla Mendonça (born 1961) is a British actress. She is known for playing Orla Crawshaw in Coronation Street, Sophie Johnson in the CITV children's sitcom My Parents Are Aliens (2001–2006) and Mrs. Fitzgerald in the CBBC series So Awkward (2015–2018). She has a degree in Theatre Studies and Dramatic Art from the University of Warwick.
Mendonça was born in Coventry, West Midlands. Her parents were ballet dancers, her mother from England and her father from Portugal. Her brother, Jorge, was a colonel in the British Army, who served with the First Battalion in the Queen's Lancashire Regiment. Mendonça attended Bishopshalt School in Hillingdon, Middlesex.
Mendonça was in the band The Maisonettes.
|1998||Hilary and Jackie||Spanish Maid||Channel 4 Films
|2013||Common People||Mrs. Owen||Common People Productions
Park Bench Pictures
|1984||The Young Ones||Woman at Trial||BBC Two||1 episode
|1984||The Lenny Henry Show||Various||BBC One||1 episode|
|1984||Pushing Up Daisies||Various||ITV||1 episode|
|1985||Coming Next||Various||ITV||6 episodes|
|1986||Lytton's Diary||Candy||ITV||1 episode|
|1990||KYTV||Gillian/Debbie Gutteridge||BBC Two||2 episodes|
|1991||Bottom||Jenny||BBC Two||1 episode|
|1991||Hale and Pace||Various||ITV||1 episode|
|1991–1992||Motormouth||Juliet Nichols||ITV||32 episodes|
|1993||French and Saunders||Lavinia||BBC Two||1 episode|
|1993||Comedy Playhouse||Imo||BBC One||1 episode|
|1993–1995||The Legends of Treasure Island||Additional voices||ITV||Voice; 26 episodes|
|1993||Wycliffe||Det. Sgt. Lane||ITV||1 episode|
|1996||Jack and Jeremy's Real Lives||Caroline||Channel 4||1 episode|
|1997||Smith and Jones||Various||BBC One||2 episodes|
|1997||Spark||Beth||BBC One||3 episodes|
|1997||Harry Enfield and Chums||Woman in Public Information Films||BBC One||2 episodes|
|1998||Comedy Nation||Various||BBC Two||1 episode|
|2001||Baddiel's Syndrome||Cleaner||Sky One||1 episode|
|2001–2006||My Parents Are Aliens||Sophie Johnson||ITV
|2003–2004||My Dad's the Prime Minister||Clare Phillips||BBC One
|2007||Roman's Empire||Morwenna Pretty||BBC Two||6 episodes|
|2007||Legends||Narrator||BBC Four||1 episode|
|2008–2010||Big Barn Farm||Female Voices||CBeebies||Voice; 40 episodes|
|2009||Dani's House||Fleur Blair||CBBC||1 episode|
|2009, 2011, 2020||Doctors||Nina Hollins / Lydia / Doris Dajani||BBC One||Guest appearances|
|2011||Scoop||Pauline Wilmott||CBBC||1 episode|
|2011||University Challenge||Herself||BBC Two||1 episode (Christmas special)|
|2013||Great Night Out||Mrs. Moogan||ITV||Episode 3, series 1|
|2015–2016||So Awkward||Mrs. Fitzgerald||CBBC||10 episodes|
|2021–Present||Coronation Street||Orla Crawshaw||ITV|
Her theatre roles include:
|Globe Theatre||Daisy Pulls It Off||Trixie Martin|
|Oxford Stage Company||Measure for Measure||Isabella|
|As You Like It||Celia|
|Hampstead Theatre||In the Club||Nicola|||
|Derby Playhouse||The Killing of Sister George||Mercy Croft|
|Royal Lyceum Theatre||The Curse of the Starving Class||Ella|
|Royal Shakespeare Company||The Mouse and His Child||Elephant|
|Royal Exchange Theatre||Too Clever By Half||Madame Tourousina|
|Tobacco Factory Theatre||101 Dalmatians||Cruella De Vil|||
|Nottingham Playhouse||Noises Off||Dotty Otley|
|The Amazing Tour Company||The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire||Scary Woman in the Sky|
|Leeds Playhouse||The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe||The White Witch|
- Bates, Stephen (15 February 2010). "Baha Mousa case led to end of Jorge Mendonca's glittering army career". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
- "Actor gets to know his neighbours at village celebration".
- Fisher, Philip (2007). "In the Club". The British Theatre Guide. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
- Campbell, John (6 December 2014). "101 Dalmatians (Tobacco Factory Theatres)". WhatsOnStage.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016.