Isabel May is an American actress famous for her portrayal of Katie Copper in the Netflix hit series ‘Alexa & Katie’. Although she has just made her entrance into the world of Hollywood, she has quickly established herself as a bona fide actress. This has been largely possible for her comedic portrayal of Katie, while showcasing the finer tunes of drama at the same time. She has also made her presence felt in TV series’ like ‘Young Sheldon’ and is gaining critical acclaim for her movie ‘Let’s Scare Julie to Death’. Since her debut on screen, the young actress has quickly become a fashion icon and social influencer as well. Boasting a massive following, her Instagram page is the perfect mix of glamour, fashion, and lifestyle updates. Isabel May has also been featured on the covers of magazines like ‘Vogue Culture’. Her unique style sense, which resonates with her age and often transcends it, is also turning her into a fashion icon for millennials.
Rise to Stardom
Most of the success stories in Hollywood and the entertainment industry are defined by early struggles, tears, and odd-jobs. However, Isabel May is among the lucky ones who has gained overnight fame through a lucky break. She wanted to be an actor from an early age, because two of her closest friends were a dancer and singer. She received an early boost from her English teacher in school. The teacher noticed that Isabel was born with a natural penchant for storytelling and asked her parents to get her involved in extracurricular activities.
For Isabel May, storytelling came naturally from her affinity to reading books. It was around this time she found acting and theatre. While performing in theatre projects she was shy and always in the background. But her undeniable talent and positive attitude forced her to start going for auditions. She kept auditioning for three years without landing a single role. Her lack of experience was an obvious drawback, but she had too much talent to do nothing about it. Even then she did not take acting full time to focus on her studies. It was only after she started online schooling, she started taking acting seriously.
Eventually, at the age of sixteen, she showed up to audition for the role of Katie Cooper in the Netflix series ‘Alex & Katie’ (2018 – present). When she went to screen test with her co-star Paris Berelc, the chemistry was instantaneous. Although she took the audition casually, her acting chops impressed everyone. The character of Katie demanded an actress who could pull off comedy and drama at the same time. Isabel May nailed the part and has since become one of the most sought after upcoming young actresses in Hollywood.
As she continues to divide her time between college and acting, Isabel May is handling multiple projects at the same time. She had a recurring role in the CBS sitcom ‘Young Sheldon’ (2019). She received praise for her performance as Veronica Duncan in the hit comedy series. May has also completed filming her first Indie movie, ‘Let’s Scare Julie to Death’ (2019). The film was shot in one continuous ninety minutes take. Isabel’s incredible acting skills in spite of having no experience in the suspense genre has been praised by her co-stars.
Currently, she is filming the third season of ‘Alex & Katie’ in 2019, which has been renewed for the fourth season. Netflix has a knack for canceling series unless it enjoys high viewership. The fact that the show was renewed for two more seasons already has made Isabel into a bankable actress. Additionally, being one of the lead actresses in a popular Netflix show in 2018 - 2019 is a guaranteed path to superstardom. Besides that, she is also looking forward to starring in psychological thrillers and wants to perform in dark twisted roles.
If that wasn’t enough, Isabel May has also become a style icon for many. Thanks to her classic looks and chic fashion sense, she has been featured in top fashion magazines including ‘Vogue Culture’. She has walked the ramp for top designers and brands including ‘Dior’. Her Instagram updates on fashion and photo-shoots receive thousands of likes. She has also been photographed by Victoria Stevens.
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Family & Personal Life
Isabel May was born in Santa Monica, California, USA, on November 21, 2000. She is very close to her parents, but details about her family are not available in public domain. She has been schooled online since her ninth grade and is currently taking college core classes. Isabel May is single and not dating anyone.