Born Name: Isabela Yolanda Moner
Nick Name: Isabela Merced
Occupation: Actress, singer, voice actress
Years active: 2013–present
Born: July 10, 2001, 19 years and 3 months, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Light Brown
Measurements: 36-27-35 inches / 91-69-89 cm
Bra size: 32B
Genre Pop, pop / rock, bubblegum pop, latino
Instruments: Vocals, ukulele
Labels: She released her debut album via Broadway Records. Later, she signed with Republic Records.
She has been homeschooled from Ohio Virtual Academy. She also skipped a grade while she was studying so that she could graduate early.
Father – Patrick Moner
Mother – Katherine Moner
Siblings – Jared Moner (Older Brother) (Sports Athlete), Gyovanni Moner (Younger Brother) (Musician)
She is the daughter of a firefighter.
Multiracial (Hispanic and White)
Her mom is from Lima, Peru, and dad from Louisiana, United States.
CESD Talent Agency
Isabela Moner also known as Isabela Merced, 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 film, she played Izabella in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Lizzy in Instant Family (2018), and Isabel in Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018).
In 2019, Moner starred as the titular character of Dora in the film Dora and the Lost City of Gold. From 2014 to 2017, she provided the voice of Kate in Nickelodeon’s animated television spinoff series Dora and Friends: Into the City!.
Early life and education
Isabela Moner was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the daughter of Katherine, who was born in Lima, Peru, and Patrick Moner, who was born in Louisiana. Moner has 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. At age 15, Moner was accepted into college.
Moner has said that she wanted to be an actress from a very young age, inspired by movies featuring Shirley Temple and Judy Garland and starting in local community theatre at age 6. Moner made her Broadway debut at the age of 10 in a production of Evita, in which she sang in Spanish with Ricky Martin. She released an album produced by Broadway Records in September 2015 entitled Stopping Time.
Moner first starring performance was as CJ Martin, the lead role on the Nickelodeon television series 100 Things to Do Before High School, from 2014 to 2016. The same year, she began providing the voice of Kate, one of the main characters in the Dora the Explorer spinoff, Dora and Friends: Into the City!, a role she performed from 2014 to 2017.
In 2015 she appeared as Lori Collins in the Nickelodeon Original Movie Splitting Adam. Moner was cast as Sadie, one of the leading roles, in the 2016 Nickelodeon Original Movie Legends of the Hidden Temple. In May 2016, Moner was cast in the film Transformers: The Last Knight, which was released in June 2017. She voiced Heather in the animated film The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, which was theatrically released on August 11, 2017.
Moner had a major role in the 2018 film Sicario: Day of the Soldado, playing the daughter of a drug cartel head. The same year she played Lizzy, the adopted daughter of the characters played by Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, in the comedy film Instant Family. In 2019, Moner starred as the title character in Dora and the Lost City of Gold, a live action film adaptation of the animated series Dora the Explorer. In January 2019 she was cast in the upcoming Christmas romantic comedy ensemble film Let It Snow. She will next star opposite Jason Momoa in the film Sweet Girl for Netflix.
On October 14, 2019 Moner announced to her fans via a post on her Instagram account, that she had decided to change her stage name to Isabela Merced, in memory of her late grandmother whom she never met. Moner later explained that she had not legally changed her name and said that it was “just a stage name but it’s got a deeper meaning”. Her first single, Papi, was released on October 25, 2019, followed by her first music video released on November 6, 2019.
On September 18, 2015, she released her debut album Stopping Time via Broadway Records.
Isabela first appeared in the drama film The House That Jack Built as young Nadia in 2013.
First TV Show
In 2014, Isabela appeared in NBC sitcom Growing Up Fisher as Jenny in 7 episodes.
Isabela Merced Facts
At 10, she made her Broadway debut by working in a production of Evita.
She started acting at the age of 7.
She likes hashtags so much that sometimes, she talks with her friends in hashtags.
Her first acting job was to play a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz in Ohio.
Since young, she wanted to be an actress and sing.
Spanish is her first language. So, she had to learn English.
She has a celebrity crush on Dave Franco or Dylan O’Brien.
She is the middle one in her family – having one older brother and one younger.