There is a new star in Hollywood and her name is Emeraude Toubia.
Freeform’s Shadowhunters is responsible for making Toubia a household name, but she isn’t an overnight sensation. The 27-year-old actress began her career in Univision’s Nuestra Belleza Latina and then stopped at nothing until she achieved her dream of landing a role in a huge series. Emeraude, who was born in Canada to a Mexican mother and Lebanese father, recalled the moment she was told she had landed the part of Isabelle Lightwood on the TV adaptation of the young adult book series The Mortal Instruments, by Cassandra Clare.
“I was at the house and my manager played a joke on me as if I hadn’t gotten the role,” Toubia exclusively told E! News. “Then they were like, ‘Just kidding, you booked the role.’
I really love Emeraude, and I just love how everyone on the cast just relates to one another. I really admire Emeraude, it’s so very hard for a latina actress to transition into The U.S. market. It took a lot of talent, and determination and not a little luck to make it in the industry. So Emeraude has all of my respect. I love that McG and Ed Decter took the chance to make a diverse show, and I just love her as Isabelle. Isabelle is actually my favorite character, and I can’t wait to see more of her in season 2.