Emeraude Toubia is Best Known For The Freeform fantasy TV series Shadowhunters in which she portrayed the character of Isabelle Lightwood. She previously appeared on the Venevisión telenovelas Cosita linda as Dulce Rincón and Voltea pa’ que te enamores as Stephanie Karam. Among her other notable television series are Nuestra Belleza Latina and Model Latina in both of which she was a contestant.
Born Name Emeraude Toubia
Occupation Television Actress, presenter, model
Years active 2008–present
Born: March 01, 1989, 29 years and 10 months, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sun Sign Pisces
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm
Measurements 34-27-32 in or 86-68.5-81 cm
Bra size 32B
Ethnicity She has Mexican ancestry on mom’s side while she is of Lebanese descent on her dad’s side.
Distinctive Features Beauty mark on the left of upper lip.
Emeraude completed her secondary education from Homer Hanna High School in Brownsville, U.S.
She is managed by Envision Entertainment.
The actress has been seen in print and television advertisements for many brands including Maybelline, J. C. Penney, Sony, Garnier, and AT&T.
Her first theatrical film was action drama Tattooed Love in 2015 in which she starred as Esmeralda.
First TV Show
Her first TV show was the reality show Nuestra Belleza Latina in which she was the first runner-up in 2008.
For Shadowhunters show, she definitely exercises. You can have a glimpse of her training in the following video –
Toubia was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She was raised in Brownsville, Texas as an only child. Her mother, Mirta Sonia (née Solis), was born and raised in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, and her father is of Lebanese descent. Her paternal grandparents were from the Koura District, Lebanon.
As a child, she was professionally trained in classical ballet, flamenco, belly dance, and lyrical dance. Toubia attended Homer Hanna High School in Brownsville for her secondary education. Since the age of fifteen, Toubia had competed in several beauty pageants; she was crowned Miss South Texas, Miss Rio Grande Valley America, and Miss Teen Brownsville.
In 1999, at the age of ten, Toubia made her first television appearance on Televisa’s children’s program El Mundo de los Niños. She became widely known in 2008, when she was selected to participate on the second season of the Univision beauty pageant series Nuestra Belleza Latina, where the participants were trained rigorously in acting, presenting, dancing and other activities; Toubia was voted first runner-up. Since then, she has been featured in advertisements for brands such as Maybelline, J. C. Penney, Sony, Garnier, and AT&T.
In 2009, she joined the second season of Model Latina, finishing in fifth place. She was then a semifinalist in Miss Texas USA 2010. From 2011 to 2013, Toubia served as a presenter for several NBC Universo music and entertainment shows, including The Arena, 18 & Over, and mun2POP. She co-hosted the mun2 red carpet special for the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards. In 2013, Toubia made her acting debut as Elizabeth on the Nickelodeon Latin America youth telenovela 11-11: En mi cuadra nada cuadra, for which she was coached by Academy Award-nominated actress Adriana Barraza.
In 2014, she appeared as Dulce Rincón on Venevisión’s telenovela Cosita linda. The following year, Toubia portrayed Stephanie Karam on the Univision-Venevisión telenovela Voltea pa’ que te enamores. In 2016, Toubia began portraying the half-human, half-angel warrior Isabelle Lightwood on Freeform’s fantasy series Shadowhunters, based on The Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare. That same month, she appeared alongside Prince Royce in the music video for his single “Culpa al Corazón”.
In 2010, Toubia moved to Miami, Florida; she resided there until moving to Los Angeles, California in 2015. Toubia has been dating musician Prince Royce since August 2011, and publicly confirmed their relationship in April 2016.
Toubia supports the Get Schooled non-profit organization; on May 26, 2016, she visited Middle College High School in San Bernardino, California to meet students and act as their “celebrity principal” for the day.
Emeraude Toubia Favorite Things
Brand – BCBG
Cosmetics – MAC Concealer, MAC Blush, Givenchy Mascara
Drink – White Mocha
Actress – Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie
Song – Lucky One
Sports – Tennis
Candies – Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups
Emeraude Toubia Facts
Emeraude’s hometown is Brownsville, Texas, U.S.
When she was a child, she took professional training in classical ballet, flamenco, lyrical dance, and belly dance.
She has been a part of various beauty pageants since the age of 15. Emeraude was crowned Miss Teen Brownsville, Miss South Texas, and Miss Rio Grande Valley America.
The TV actress received coaching by actress Adriana Barraza for her role in 11-11: En Mi Cuadra Nada Cuadra.
Toubia is a supporter of “Get Schooled” non-profit organization.
On May 26, 2016, Emeraude paid a visit to Middle College High School in San Bernardino, California and became the celebrity principal of the school for a day.
The young actress is also a supporter and volunteer for many other non-profit organizations including “Toys for Tots” and “Make a Wish Foundation”.
She supports the “Queen for a Day” program at a children’s hospital in Brownsville.