Who is Isabella Gomez?
Isabella was born in Medellin, Colombia, on 9 February 1998 – her zodiac sign is Aquarius, and she holds both Colombian and American nationality. She’s an actress and a musician, with currently 11 acting credits to her name, perhaps known best for her portrayal of Elena Alvarez, one of the main characters in the comedy series “One Day at a Time”. Created by Mike Royce and Gloria Calderon Kellet, it also starred Justina Machado and Todd Grinnell, and follows a woman who’s living in the same house with her daughter, and two grandchildren; the series aired from 2017 to 2020, and won 14 awards, including two Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 46 other awards.
Early life, sister and education
Isabella was raised as an only child in Medellin, by her parents about whom nothing’s known, as she respects their privacy; it’s said that her mother is working at a cleaning company, and that her father’s a taxi driver.
Isabella was five years old when she started appearing in local commercials in Medellin, then when she was 10, she moved with her family to Orlando, Florida USA. She learned the accent with the help of a vocal coach, and became interested in acting upon enrolling at a local high school. Isabella was 16 when she launched her acting career, with her portrayal of Cristina Sandoval in seven episodes of the 2014 action crime science fiction series “Matador”, created by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin, and which starred Gabriel Luna, Nicky Whelan and Neil Hopkins.
It follows the DEA agent Tony Bravo who has begun working for the CIA; the series was nominated for only a single award.
In 2015, Isabella moved to Los Angeles, California with her family, so that she could focus on acting; she matriculated from a local Los Angeles high school in 2016, and didn’t enroll at college.
Roles in TV series
Isabella made a guest appearance in the 2016 episode “The Party” of the popular romantic comedy drama “Modern Family”, and in 2019 she voiced Teen Mariposa in the episode “Beach Day/Gone Baby Gone” of the animated action adventure “Star vs. the Forces of Evil”.
In 2019 and 2020, she voiced Megan in the popular animated action adventure “Big Hero 6: The Series”, created by Nicholas Filippi and Mark McCorkie, and which starred Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter and Brooks Wheelan.
It follows the teenager Hiro Hamada who has created the robot Baymax, and the two are now defending San Fransokyo from enemies; it won one of the eight awards for which it was nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.
Isabella portrayed Juliana in the 2020 episode “Week 1” of the drama “The Blank’s YPF”.
Since November 2021, she’s been starring as Alicia Adams in the comedy “Head of the Class”, created by Seth Cohen and Michael Elias, and which also stars Dior Goodjohn and Gavin Lewis. It follows high school students who have just been introduced to their new teacher, who teaches them to focus on experiencing life, rather than on attaining good grades.
Roles in movies
Isabella made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of Isla, one of the lead characters in the 2019 family fantasy comedy “A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish”, written and directed by Michelle Johnston, and which also starred Laura Marano and Gregg Sulkin. It follows a girl with an evil step-mother and step-sisters, who wants to become a professional singer; the movie was nominated for two awards.
In 2020, she was cast to play the main character, Kylie Martinez in the popular mystery crime horror “Initiation”, written and directed by John Berardo, and which also starred Lindsay LaVanchy and Froy Gutierrez. The movie follows the death of a star athlete at Whiton University, and it was nominated for a single award.
Isabella’s only other film role to date has been her portrayal of Emmie in the 2021 short fantasy comedy “Jelly”, while she’s currently shooting for the upcoming drama “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”.
Isabella sang the songs “Deck the Halls”, “Jingle Bells” and “Toys Toys Toys” in the 2019 movie “A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish”.
She has been featured in a couple of documentaries, most recently in the 2020 movie “Feeling Seen”, and the 2021 series “History of the Sitcom”.
Isabella has made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, such as “Noches con Platanito”, “Celebrity Page” and “Entertainment Tonight”.
Awards and nominations
Isabella has been nominated for four Imagen Foundation Awards for Best Supporting Actress – Television, for her performance in “One Day at a Time”, winning in 2017.
Love life and boyfriend
Because Isabella plays a lesbian character in the series “One Day at a Time”, some of her fans believe that she’s lesbian in real life as well; a fan has even claimed to have seen Isabella kissing her female friend at a party, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims. Isabella has stated that she’s straight, but that she supports the LGBT community.
Back in 2018 and 2019, she was in a relationship with the American actor Rhenzy Feliz, who has appeared in 10 movies and TV series, and is probably known best for his portrayal of Alex Wilder, in the action science fiction drama “Runaways”. Isabella and Rhenzy could have been seen attending various red carpet events together, but split after a year and a half.
Isabella hasn’t mentioned any other boys (or girls) whom she has perhaps been with, and as of November 2021, she seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Isabella is quite active on Instagram, and is today followed by more than 500,000 people, while she’s uploaded close to 1,000 pictures onto the network, most of which feature her during her everyday life.
She’s a dog-lover, and her pet dog can be seen featured in some of her Instagram pictures; Isabella has apparently donated some money to a dog shelter in Medellin.
Her favorite season is summer, as she enjoys showing off her body at the beach, and sun tanning.
She’s physically active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, mostly because it’s important for her acting career to stay fit.
Isabella has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Matt Damon, Eddie Redmayne and Meryl Streep, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Saving Private Ryan”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Kramer vs. Kramer”.
Age, height and net worth
Isabella’s age is 23. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
As of November 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $120,000.