Emeraude Toubia (born March 1, 1989) is an American-Canadian actress, presenter, and model. She portrays Isabelle Lightwood on the Freeform fantasy series Shadowhunters. Toubia previously appeared as a contestant on two competition series: Nuestra Belleza Latina and Model Latina.

Toubia was born in Canada and raised in Brownsville, Texas[1] as the only child of a Mexican mother and a Lebanese father.[2] Discussing her nationality and heritage, Toubia stated: "I am so proud of where I come from. My mom is Mexican, my dad is Lebanese and I'm American, and I think that's what being an American is. It's a melting pot."[3]

For Disney, her only role is Isabelle Lightwood on Freeform's series Shadowhunters.


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  2. Fernandez, Celia (June 1, 2015). "10 Things to Know About 'Shadowhunters' Star Emeraude Toubia". Latina.
  3. Rodriguez, Priscilla (January 13, 2015). "Emeraude Toubia on What Makes 'Shadowhunters' Isabelle So Bad Ass!". Latina.