Isabel Pakzad is an American social media personality who came into the spotlight for her relationship with actor James Franco, whom she met in 2017. Despite the 15-year age gap between her and the Hollywood superstar, she seems to blissfully enjoy his company and is completely head over heels in love with him. She has served as a TV publicist in the past and currently attends University of Southern California, where she is pursuing a degree in communication and journalism. Pakzad is a very private individual and doesn’t like much media attention. She is often seen on beaches and other public locations, spending time with her sweetheart. Pakzad is a multitalented woman. She is well-educated and is knowledgeable in a variety of sports. She used to play basketball and soccer in school. A popular social media personality, she has an impressive number of followers on her Instagram account.
Childhood & Early Life
Isabel Pakzad was born on January 2, 1993 in New Jersey, USA to Marie Pakzad. She studied at Tenafly High School, a New Jersey-based school recognized for its champion debate team. In 2012, Pakzad graduated from Tenafly and went on to attend Penn State University. While at the university, she interned for Davos Brands and also served at the university’s television network as a producer. In 2015, she enrolled at Universitat de Barcelona and studied social sciences and international business there. Following her graduation in 2016, Pakzad took a year off to work. As for now, she attends University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
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In 2016, Isabel Pakzad joined the TV industry as a publicist and began working for CBS Films to promote their movies ‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Patriots Day.’ The following year, she joined PMK BNC. There, she reported value assessments for television serial launches and events. In addition, she also handled administrative duties like scheduling, client routing, etc.
Pakzad has also worked for many other prestigious companies such as Sony Pictures and Universal Music Group. She has served as a studio intern for Warner Bros. as well as a field promotions and publicity intern for Allied Integrated Marketing. At Warner Bros., Pakzad helped to market the movies ‘We Are Your Friends,’ ‘The Gallows,’ ‘Vacation,’ and ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’
Relationship with James Franco
Isabel Pakzad and James Franco have been reportedly dating since November 2017. The two have been trying to keep their affair private, although they have been spotted together a number of times.
Pakzad was seen with the Hollywood actor at the IndieWire Honors, happily cheering for him as he received an award. She was also seen exchanging smiles with his brother Dave at the event. She was Franco’s companion to the 2018 SAG Awards as well and was seen with him at the San Sebastian Film Fest. In September 2018, the couple was again captured by the media’s lenses as they kissed and cuddled each other on a sun-lounger before engaging in a scenic walk on a beach. Franco, who is extremely private about his personal life, once revealed to ‘Evening Standard Magazine’ that he and Pakzad were in a relationship.
Pakzad shares a beautiful relationship with her partner. Despite the fact that multiple allegations of sexual misconduct have been leveled against the actor, she has remained by his side with unwavering loyalty. The 15-year age gap between the couple also doesn’t seem to bother them.