Emeraude Toubia is the actress who plays the fierce and energetic Isabelle Lightwood who has quick moves and dexterity with the whip on the Freeform fantasy series, Shadowhunters. The hot shadowhunter is one person viewers have missed so dearly after the TV series was canceled in June 2018 when its producer parted ways with Netflix, its chief financier.
The exotically beautiful actress added more shine to the TV series that was studded with a cast of cute demon chasers. Since the show ended, Toubia has not appeared in many more projects but she has done some work as a dancer, model, and presenter.
Emeraude Toubia Received Diverse Professional Dance Training While Growing Up
Emeraude Toubia was born on March 1st, 1989, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada but grew up south of the Canadian border in Brownsville, Texas, United States. She was born an only child to a Mexican mother, Mirta Sonia, and a Lebanese-American father whose name is not public knowledge.
While growing up, Toubia received professional training in classical ballet, flamenco, belly dancing, as well as lyrical dance. In her teenage years, she featured in various beauty pageants as she attended Homer Hanna High School in Brownsville.
Her Acting and Dancing Abilities Were Whetted During Her Teenage Years
As mentioned above, Emeraude Toubia featured in various beauty pageants and won a few. They include Miss South Texas, Miss Rio Grande Valley America, and Miss Teen Brownsville. By the time she turned 19, she had already begun her journey to fame as she was cast to participate in the second season of the Univision beauty pageant series, Nuestra Belleza Latina.
After their selection, she and other participants of the show were subjected to thorough training in acting, presenting, dancing, and other artistries which eventually proved to be pivotal in her career in show biz. Toubia finished as the first runner-up and would go on to secure some advertisement deals from renowned companies like Sony, Maybelline, J.C. Penney, AT&T, and many more.
In 2009, Emeraude Toubia made her entry into the second season of an American reality show for aspiring models known as Model Latina. There, she finished fifth and would go on to appear in the 2010 edition of Miss Texas where she made it all the way to the semi-finals.
Toubia First Worked as a TV Presenter Before Gaining Ground as an Actress
Although Emeraude Toubia made her first television appearance on a children’s program known as Mundo de Los Ninos when she was ten years old, she didn’t aspire to have a career on TV as she was focused on her modeling. After emerging as a semifinalist in Miss Texas USA pageant, the model decided to try her hands at broadcast journalism.
Toubia secured a job as a presenter on NBC Universo where she presented music and entertaining shows like The Arena, 18 $ Over, and Mun2POP. She held the job from 2011 to 2013 when she quit to fully pursue her acting dreams. Her first acting gig after quitting her presenting job was as Elizabeth in the Nickelodeon Latin America Youth telenovela 11-11: En mi cuadra nada cuadra. Toubia notably received guidance from actress Adriana Barraza as she appeared in 75 episodes of the TV series.
Later in 2014, she scored another role in the Venevisión telenovela, Cosita Linda, where she featured as Dulce Rincón in ninety-six episodes of the series. The actress also appeared as Stephanie Karam in twenty-nine episodes of the Univision-Venevisión telenovela titled Voltea Pa’Que Te Enamores, in the same year.
Shadowhunters Projected Emeraude Toubia To a Wider Audience
Emeraude Toubia got her big break in 2015 when she appeared in the action drama film, Tattooed Love, portraying Esmeralda. In the same year, she relocated to Los Angeles, California after staying in Miami, Florida for several years. After participating in a series of auditions for acting roles, the actress eventually landed her break out role of Isabelle Lightwood on Shadowhunters in the year 2016.
From 2016 to 2019, she featured in 55 episodes of the Freeform fantasy series which is the second adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s book; The Mortal Instruments. Following her performance, Emeraude Toubia gained two Teen Choice Award nominations for Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi in 2017 and 2018.
Since that role, she has played Alana in the 2019 TV movie Love in the Sun and also appeared as Sloane Peterson in one episode of Acting for a Cause (2020).
How Much Is She Worth?
It’s obvious that Toubia is a multi-faceted young woman who has thrived in many career fields. Having taken to the spotlight since childhood, she has become quite prominent in recent years and equally gathered an impressive fortune from her successful endeavors. However, her net worth is still under review at the moment as the former beauty queen is yet to make her financial value public, though some sources claim that she is worth around $1 million.
Additionally, Emeraude has been involved in charity movements. The actress actively supports the Get Schooled non-profit organization, as well as the Make-a-Wish Foundation. She featured as a celebrity principal for one day at the Middle College High School in California. The actress looks forward to inspiring women across the world in any way possible.
Emeraude Toubia Married Her Longtime Boyfriend in 2018
Emeraude Toubia has kept her love life under the radar for a while, not making any public acknowledgment of any romantic relationship. She had, however, been dating the ‘Culpa Corazon’ crooner Prince Royce since 2011 but only confirmed their relationship in April of 2015. The young couple was spotted a few months later at Fashion Week in Miami which took place at the Ice Palace.
Soon after, it was speculated that Royce proposed to the ex-beauty queen with a $100,000 engagement ring. After being together for several years, they moved on to seal their love with a nuptial bond on November 30th, 2018. The private wedding ceremony was held at San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Her Husband is an Eminent Music Artist
Known professionally as Prince Royce, Emeraude Toubia’s husband was born as Geoffrey Royce Rojas in The Bronx, New York, on May 11th, 1989. Right from his young age, he took interest in music and eventually released a self-named studio album in 2010. The album peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Top Latin Albums Chart, as well as Tropical Albums Chart. It also produced two hit singles titled ‘Stand by Me’, and ‘Corazon Sin Cara’ which clinched the No. 1 on the Billboard Tropical Songs Chart.
Some of his other commercially successful songs include ‘Stuck on a Feeling’ featuring Snoop Dogg, ‘Back It Up’ featuring Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, and ‘Déja Vu’ featuring Shakira which was certified nine-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).