Rising star ISABELA MONER (Isabela Reyes), at just sixteen years old, is highly
regarded as a singer, actress, dancer and songwriter. Moner most recently
starred in Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight with Mark Wahlberg,
Anthony Hopkins and Josh Duhamel.
Moner is also set to star in the titular role in Paramount Players' Dora the
Explorer. Based on the long-running hit Nickelodeon animated series, the
live-action theatrical feature will follow a teenage Dora - accompanied by her
best friend, the monkey Boots, and her cousin Diego - on an adventure.
Moner's prior credits include Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,
Nickelodeon's Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie, the voice of Heather in
Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, as well as starring as CJ Martin in Nickelodeon's
series, "100 Things To Do Before High School."
She was also honored with Cinemacon's 2017 Rising Star of the Year Award at the
CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Moner made her debut on Broadway with the
revival of "Evita" at age ten. That same year, Moner made her national and
international television debut as a singer in "The Next Big Thing New York." She
earned her first feature film lead role in the critically acclaimed The House
that Jack Built, winner of numerous awards at film festivals across the United
States. Moner finished that year by originating the lead role of Wendy in the
new upcoming musical "Fly," joining a team of professionals who had won the Tony
Other workshop and theatre credits include: "Zorro" (Young Lisa), "Little Miss
Sunshine" (Rosa Maria), "A Christmas Carol" (Sarah Cratchit), "Annie" (Annie),
and "Les Miserables" (Young Cossette).
She previously appeared in NBC's "Growing Up Fisher" and the Nickelodeon movie
"Splitting Adam," as well as voiced a series regular character on the
Nickelodeon animated preschool series "Dora and Friends: Into the City." She has
also been involved in several national commercials.
While living in New York and Los Angeles, she continues her training under the
guidance of some of the most highly regarded voice, dance, and acting
professionals in those cities. Moner loves writing songs in her spare time, and
when she is not performing, she continues to develop her skills playing the
piano, guitar and ukulele. Album credits include "Broadway's Evita," "When I
Grow Up," and her own solo album, "Bela," under Republic Records, which has not
yet been released. As a soloist, Moner performs at benefits and venues in New
York City and Cleveland, such as the Lincoln Center, Severance Hall, 54 Below,
The Cutting Room, Joe's Pub and several others. Moner has had the privilege of
working under the direction of several Emmy and Tony Award winning directors and
producers. In addition, she has appeared in the Opera Cleveland production of "I
Pagliacci." She has earned the honor of performing as a soloist with the
Cleveland Pops Orchestra at Severance Hall and, on separate occasions, has sung
alongside Jon Anderson from "Yes" and Billy Jonas while being accompanied by the
Contemporary Youth Orchestra.
Moner is an honors student, is equally fluent in Spanish and English and is
learning French. Some of her pastimes are skiing, snowboarding, skating, jumping
on the trampoline with her brothers, Gyovanni and Jared and going out with her
friends. Moner feels privileged to have crossed paths with people who have been
more than just amazing professionals, but also friends, advisors and advocates
for her talents.