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Emeraude Toubia
Portrays Isabelle Lightwood
Emeraude Toubia
Biographical Information
Born: March 1, 1989 (age 28)
Birthplace: Canada
Series Information
Character portrayed: Isabelle Lightwood

Emeraude Toubia is an Canadian-born American actress, model, and host. She portrays Isabelle Lightwood as a series regular on the TV series Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments.


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On May 1, 2015, it was announced that she was cast as Isabelle Lightwood for ABC Family's upcoming supernatural drama, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments.[1]


Season One: 13/13
Episode Appearance Status
The Mortal Cup Appeared
The Descent Into Hell Isn't Easy Appeared
Dead Man's Party Appeared
Raising Hell Appeared
Moo Shu to Go Appeared
Of Men and Angels Appeared
Major Arcana Appeared
Bad Blood Appeared
Rise Up Appeared
This World Inverted Appeared
Blood Calls To Blood Appeared
Malec Appeared
Morning Star Appeared
Season Two: 20/20
Episode Appearance Status
This Guilty Blood Appeared
A Door Into the Dark Appeared
Parabatai Lost Appeared
Day of Wrath Appeared
Dust and Shadows Appeared
Iron Sisters Appeared
How Are Thou Fallen Appeared
Love is a Devil Appeared
Bound By Blood Appeared
By the Light of Dawn Will appear
Mea Maxima Culpa Will appear
You Are Not Your Own Will appear
Those of Demon Blood Will appear
The Fair Folk Will appear
TBA Will appear
Day of Atonement Will appear
TBA Will appear
TBA Will appear
TBA Will appear
TBA Will appear

Early life

Emeraude Toubia was born in Canada and raised in Brownsville, Texas.[2] She is of Mexican and Lebanese descent.[3][4][5]


Toubia's career began at age ten on a Televisa program,[3][6] specifically as a presenter on Mundo de Niños,[7] along with other small TV appearances.[5][7] An only child, Emeraude began working when she was sixteen, at smoothie shop at a gym, and she went on to work in retail at shoe and clothing stores.[8] However, since childhood, Emeraude has been attracted to the entertainment and competed in several beauty contests,[4] crowned Miss South Texas, RGV Miss America, Miss Teen Brownsville,[3][6] and also competed in Miss Texas USA 2010, among others. She has idolized artists like Paulina Rubio, Shakira and Whitney Houston from a young age.[9] She has also been dancing since she was 5 years old,[10] even more when she was fourteen.[11] Emeraude realized that she wanted to be an actress at eighteen.[12]

Emeraude first became widely known in 2008,[13] when she was selected to participate in the second season of the Univision reality show/beauty pageant Nuestra Belleza Latina, where the participants were trained rigorously in acting, presenting, dancing and other activities, and she was voted to first runner-up.[3][4] Since then, she has been featured in ads, campaigns and commercials for world renowned brands such as Maybelline, JC Penney, State Farm, Garnier Fructis and Sony, AT&T, among others, as well as major publications such as Tempo, Hola!, Panorama, Estilo and many more.[13][6] She also began her training in acting afterwards, hoping to get to Hollywood and make films or series in English.[11][6][5] She also began presenting for the channel mun2, hosting its mun2 Arena, 18 & Over, and mun2 ¡pop! shows.[6][5] In 2009, she joined the second season of Model Latina and finished in fifth place.

In 2013, Emeraude made her acting debut in Miami, where she settled in 2010,[5] as well as where her previous contests were based, with the guest starring role of "Elizabeth" on Nickelodeon Latin America's youth telenovela 11-11: En mi cuadra nada cuadra, for which she was coached by Oscar-nominee actress Adriana Barraza.[5] She also performed three songs for the official soundtrack.[11][13][6] She also appeared as Dulce Rincón on the Venezuelan telenovela Univisión-Venevision production Costa Linda in 2014,[13][6][5] and as Estefania/Stefi on Voltea Pa'Que Te Enamores, the US remake of a Venezuelan telenovela.

During this time, Emeraude was constantly linked to musician Prince Royce.[2][9][11]


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