Who is Isabella Castillo?
Cuban actress and singer Isabella Castillo Diaz was born under the zodiac sign Capricorn on 23 December 1994, in Havana, Cuba. She has 12 acting credits, mostly lengthy main roles in TV series’, and is perhaps known best for starring as Graciela ‘Grachi’ Alonso in all 205 episodes of the family fantasy series “Grachi”, which also starred Andres Mercado and Sol Rodriguez, and follows a witch who’s just moved to a new city and has fallen in love; the series aired from 2011 through 2013, and won a 2013 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Latin Artist (Isabella).
Education and early life
Isabella was raised alongside her older sister Giselle, who’s today a music teacher and pianist, by their father Jose Castillo who’s a percussionist and mother Delia Diaz de Villegas who’s a singer.
The family moved to Miami, Florida USA when Isabella was two years old, and she was five when she launched her career by singing at one of her mother’s concerts; Isabella instantly fell in love with music, and then went on to study acting, singing and dancing. She took singing lessons at Musical Procenter and won the Grand Prize at the Florida International University’s Youth Fair four times.
She was 15 when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Andrea Giron in six episodes (2010-2011) of the popular crime action “El Fantasma de Elena”, which starred Segundo Cernadas and Elizabeth Gutierrez, and follows Elena as she’s running a small hotel together with her widowed father Tomas.
Isabella matriculated from South Miami Middle Community School in 2013, and then continued acting rather than enrolling at college.
Roles in TV series
In 2015 and 2016, Isabella starred as Veronica Saldivar in 135 episodes of the drama “Tierra de Reyes”, which also starred Sonya Smith and Ana Lorena Sanchez, and follows three brothers who are seeking vengeance but have instead found love; the series won a French Soap Award for Best Telenovela.
She next portrayed Tania Sierra in 86 episodes of the 2015 romantic comedy “¿Quién es Quién?”, which starred Danna Paola and Eugenio Siller, and follows the lives of twin brothers who were separated at birth but have now met as adults. The year 2016 saw Isabella appear in the episode “Franky Atrapada sin Salida” of the family drama “Yo Soy Franky”.
In 2017, she starred as Roxana ‘Rox’ Cruz in the romantic sports adventure “Vikki RPM”, which starred Stefano Ollivier and Samantha Siqueiros, and follows Vikki who loves to race cars but is hiding this from her family. The year 2017 also saw Isabella play Marina in the episode “Un Milagro en la Cocina” of the drama mini-series “Milagros de Navidad”, and the following year saw her play Linda Morris in 12 episodes of the thriller “The Inmate”, which starred Ana Claudia Talancon and Ignacio Serricchio, and follows a SPEC OPS who’s infiltrated a Mexican prison to learn more about the men who’ve kidnapped an American politician’s daughter; the series was nominated for five awards.
From 2019 through 2021, Isabella played Amelia in 60 episodes of the fantasy “Club 57”, which starred Riccardo Frascari and Evaluna Montaner, and follows Eva who’s time-travelled to the year 1957 and has fallen in love with Italian man JJ; the series was nominated for two awards.
In 2021 and 2022, she portrayed Ines Navajas ‘La China’ in the popular drama “Malverde: El Santo Patron”, which starred Carolina Miranda and Pedro Fernandez, and follows a Robin Hood-like man who’s become a hero during the Mexican Revolution; the series was nominated for only a single award.
Isabella’s only other TV series role has been portraying Diana Ahumada in 229 episodes (since 2018) of the crime action “El Senor de los Cielos”, which stars Carmen Aub and Rafael Amaya, and was created by Luis Zelkowicz and Mariano Calasso. It follows the life of drug trafficker Amado Carrillo Fuentes, the series has been airing since 2013 and has won two awards.
Roles in movies
Isabella has appeared in only a single movie: she portrayed the lead character Valeria in the 2023 crime comedy “La Usurpadora: The Musical”, which also starred Cecilia Toussaint and Alan Estrada, and was written and directed by Santiago Limon. It follows the lives of identical twin sisters who were separated at birth.
Isabella sang various songs in the 2012 series “Grachi”, as well as the song “Lo Que Siento Por Ti” in the 2014 series “Tierra de Reyes”.
She’s recently made a guest appearance in the talk-show “Noches con Platanito”.
Awards and nominations
Isabella won two Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Latin Artist in 2012 and 2013, both for her performance in “Grachi”.
Love life and relationships
Isabella shies away from sharing the details of her love life with the public but it’s known that she has been married. She and Chilean actor and screenwriter Matias Novoa exchanged vows in a small and private ceremony in 2019, attended by not more than 150 people; Matias has 23 acting credits and is perhaps known best for starring alongside Isabella in the series “El Senor de los Cielos”, which was also how the two met. The marriage was rather short-lived, as Isabella and Matias divorced in 2021.
There are no other men whom Isabella’s perhaps dated, that we know about, but some of her fans have claimed to have recently seen her in public with her new boyfriend; these rumors are yet to be addressed by Isabella.
She seems to be unattached as of September 2023, was once married to Matias Novoa, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Isabella’s followed by more than 1.6 million people on Instagram, and has posted over 850 pictures onto the network; most of her content shows Isabella during her everyday life, whether she’s attending red carpet events, swimming in the ocean or travelling around the US.
She loves clothes and reads fashion magazines on a daily basis; Isabella goes shopping for new clothes nearly every day, which makes her a shopaholic.
She loves animals, and her favorites are horses.
Isabella enjoys seeing tattoos on other people but doesn’t want any on her skin.
She’s featured her pet dog in some of her Instagram pictures.
One of Isabella’s favorite actresses is Ana de Armas, and some of her favorite movies include “Ghosted”, “Blade Runner 2049” and “Deep Water”.
She likes to work out at a local gym and has multiple training sessions every week, while she’s also following a strict diet.
Appearance and net worth
Isabella’s age is 28. She has blue eyes and blonde hair, weighs around 145lbs (65kgs) and is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall.
Isabella’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1.5 million, as of September 2023.