Isabela Moner was born on July 10, 2001. Her real name is Isabela Yolanda Moner. She was also known as Isabela Merced. Isabela is an American actress and singer. She played the lead role of CJ Martin on the Nickelodeon television series 100 Things to Do Before High School. In 2019, Moner starred as the titular character of Dora in the film Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Acting since the age of 7, she made her Broadway debut at the age of 10 in a production of Evita. Her film debut came in 2013 when she appeared in The House That Jack Built.
Isabela Moner Childhood, Family and Education
She was born on July 10, 2001, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. In 2019, she announced that she was changing her stage name to Isabela Merced in honor of her late grandmother. She’s half Peruvian. She is the daughter of Partick Moner from Louisiana and Katherine who is from Lima, Peru. Her father is a firefighter. Thus, making her an American nationality with a Peruvian ethnicity. For Isabela, she is more a Peruvian than an American. She is the middle child of the family, and she has two brothers, Jared and Gyovanni. Isabela struggled in learning and adapting English.
She even shared an experience that her teachers taught her she was slow enough to catch up with her classes as she does not know most of the English words. However, despite her difference from her classmates, she still excelled in her academics. She was able to juggle her career and school works. Thus, at the age of 15, Moner was accepted into college. Moner stated that Spanish was her first language, and she struggled with English when she first started grade school. Adding that she considers herself more Peruvian than American.
Isabela Dating history
Isabel is not ready for any serious commitments. In April 2016, Moner and Jace Norman announced that they were in a romantic relationship. Jace Norman was her co-star in Nickelodeon. Well, even they have uploaded posts full of affection, they broke up after a few months. By 2017, there were allegations all over the Internet that Isabela Moner and Dylan Summerall are dating. Now, Isabela is not dating anyone. She is giving more time to her career.
Isabela Moner Career
At a young age, Isabela Moner already had the heart for performing arts. One of her movie inspiration was by Shirley Temple and Judy Garland. At the age of six, she joined the local community theater. Isabela participated in the competitions of which she won first place in both competitions. She had her Broadway debut Evita at the age of 10. It was produced by the West End production.
She sang Spanish songs alongside Ricky Martin who was cast as Che, Elena Roger as Eva, Rachel Potter as the Mistress, and Michael Cerveris as Peron. There was also a child actress with her, Maya Jade Frank. Their Evita play received three Tony nominations. In 2013, she received an invitation and accepted the offer to cast as Wendy in the production of Fly in Dallas. Isabela had more Broadway show offers, she took part in Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, and Peter Pan.
Isabela Moner Acting Career
Aside from singing, Isabela is also good at acting. It was in 2012 when she had her first movie television debut entitled, The Next Big Thing: NY”. She had her debut film, she played young Nadia in the movie The House That Jack Built. Isabela was the lead character of her recent film, Dora and the Lost City of Gold. It was a live adaptation of the animated series of Dora the Explorer. Moreover, Isabela Moner has an upcoming film, Let It, Snow. She will be playing a role with Jacob Batalon, Joan Cusack, and Keirnan Shipka.
Aside from starring in major films, she had television roles which made her fans acknowledged her more. She had the lead role as CJ Martin in the television movie, 100 Things to Do Before High School, a Nickelodeon project. She also had voice roles for the movies The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature and Kingdom Hearts x Back Cover. Isabela was also the main voice role of Kate in the Dora and Friends: Into the City!
She is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 48 kg. She is stunning with her dark brown hair and light brown eyes.
Isabela Moner’s Net Worth
She is active in the industry for almost a decade. As of 2020, sources estimate her net worth around $1 million.
Isabela Moner Favorites
- Hobbies: Dancing, playing the ukulele, singing, loves to go to the beach, skating, snowboarding
- Favorite Actor: Dylan OBrien, Dave Franco
- Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Debbie Ryan
- Food: Pizza, chocolate-based items, Ceviche, Causa a la lime±a, Lomo saltado, Rocoto Relleno
- Destination Place: Alaska
- Color: Yellow
- Favorite TV Show: Dora The Explorer, Zoey 101, iCarley, Friends.
Isabela uses Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube but she is not active onTwitter. She has over 490.8k followers on her Facebook account, 3.1 million followers on her Instagram account, and more than 445k subscribers on her youtube channel.