Isabella Castillo

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Isabella Castillo
Born Isabella Castillo Díaz
(1994-12-23) 23 December 1994 (age 22)
Havana, Cuba
Nationality Cuba
United States
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2008–present
Website www.isabellacastillo.com
Signature
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Isabella Castillo Díaz (born 23 December 1994), best known by her stage name Isabella Castillo, is a singer and actress born in Havana, Cuba. Her best known role is that of Graciela "Grachi" Alonso, main character of the Nickelodeon Latin America's series Grachi, for which has released several songs.

Biography and career[edit]

Isabella Castillo was born on 23 December 1994, daughter of the singer[1] Delia Díaz de Villegas[2] and the percussionist[1] José Castillo. She has an elder sister, Giselle, a pianist and music teacher.[1] In 1997, at the age of three, she emigrated to Belize, moving to Miami, Florida, some months later. At the age of five she debuted as a singer in one of her mother's concerts: from that moment, she took dancing, singing and acting lessons,[3] studying music at Musical Procenter and winning four times the Grand Prize at the Youth Fair of the Florida International University.[3] On 26 March 2005 she won the first prize as Most Promising in the Children Singing Division at the USA World Showcase[3] and on 15 July she took the stage on the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami in the musical Fantasia en Disney; she also participated in the contest Best New Talent in Los Angeles and in the concert offered by the Israeli Embassy for Cuban people living in the USA.[3] In 2007 she gained the Magnet Outstanding Performance recognition at the South Miami Middle Community School[3] and she was invited to honor the neo-elected president of Israel Shimon Peres.[3] Again in 2007, persuaded by the producer Óscar Gómez, she started an intensive course of acting with the Cuban actress Lili Rentería, preparing for the audition in Madrid for the musical El diario de Ana Frank – Un canto a la vida;[3][4] moving in Spain with her family, after three rounds of auditions she was given the main role.[5] The musical, which opened on 28 February 2008,[3] won her the Gran Via Award as Best Revelation in a Musical.

Back in the United States in 2009, she began her acting career in the telenovela produced by Telemundo El Fantasma de Elena, in which she played the seventeen-year-old girl Andrea Girón;[1] at the end of the series, she got the role of Grachi, the main character of the homonymous telenovela of Nickelodeon Latinoamérica.[6][7][8] During the broadcast, in February 2012, of the second of three seasons,[9] Castillo participated in the musical Grachi: El show en vivo. Thanks to Grachi, between 2011 and 2012 Castillo won the Favorite Actress award at Kids' Choice Awards México,[10] Kids' Choice Awards Argentina and Meus Prêmios Nick, becoming also the first to win the Favorite Latin Artist award at Kids' Choice Awards 2012.[11]

On 21 February 2013 she signed with Warner Music Latina[12] for her first album, Soñar no Cuesta Nada, released on 23 April.[13] In March she won the Favorite Latin Artist Award at Kids' Choice Awards for the second time.[14] In September 2014, singer Patricio Arellano published his third album, featuring a duet with Castillo titled "Que duermas conmigo",[15] and on 21 October, she was announced in the cast of the new telenovela Tierra de reyes with the dual role of Alma Gallardo and Verónica Saldívar. She then starred in another telenovela, ¿Quién es quién?; meanwhile, she acted in Araceli Álvarez de Sotomayor's Tacones enanos, a Spanish theater play, from 9 December 2015 to 10 January 2016.[16][17]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2010–11 El fantasma de Elena Andrea Girón Recurring role; television debut
2011–13 Grachi Graciela "Grachi" Alonso Lead role; 205 episodes
2014–15 Tierra de reyes Alma Gallardo / Verónica Saldívar Recurring role
2015–16 ¿Quién es quién?[18] Tania Sierra Recurring role
2016–17 Yo soy Franky Luz Recurring role
2017 Vikki Rpm Roxx Co Protagonist

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
MEX ARG
Pop
BRA COL LA MEX
Pop
PER VEN US
Soñar no Cuesta Nada 4 11 1 7 10 9 13 4 7
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2005 USA World Showcase Most Promising - Children Singing Division Won
2007 South Miami Middle Community School Magnet Outstanding Performance Won
2008 Gran Via Award Best Revelation in a Musical El diario de Ana Frank - Un canto a la vida Won
2011 Kids' Choice Awards México Favorite Character Female in a TV Series Grachi Won
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina TV Revelation Nominated
2012 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Latin Artist Won
Kids' Choice Awards México Favorite Actress Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina Won
Meus Prêmios Nick Won
Favorite TV Character Won
2013 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Latin Artist Won
Kids' Choice Awards México Favorite Actress Nominated[19][20]
Favorite Latin Soloist Nominated[19][20]
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina Favorite Latin Group or Soloist Won[21]
Premios TKM Female Singer TKM Nominated[22][23]
CD TKM Soñar no Cuesta Nada Nominated[22][23]
Song TKM Esta canción Nominated[22][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Isabella Castillo: con sólo 15 años hace fenomenal debut en 'El Fantasma de Elena'" [Isabella Castillo: only 15, phenomenal debut in 'El Fantasma de Elena' (Elena's ghost)] (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Isabella Castillo hizo Baby Shower sorpresa para su hermana" [Isabella Castillo did a Baby Shower surprise for her sister] (in Spanish). 13 April 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "About Isabella". Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "XL Semanal Magazine – Así fue el día mas largo" [XL Semanal Magazine - That was the longest day] (PDF) (in Spanish). 6 April 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Entrevista a Isabella Castillo, la voz de Ana Frank" [Interview with Isabella Castillo, Anne Frank's voice] (in Spanish). 1 August 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Grachi: Isabella Castillo es Grachi (Fotos y Videos)" [Grachi: Isabella Castillo is Grachi (photos and videos)] (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Isabella Castillo protagonizará "Grachi"" [Isabella Castillo will star in "Grachi"] (in Spanish). 30 December 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "GRACHI nueva serie de Nickelodeon" [GRACHI new Nickelodeon series] (in Spanish). 26 April 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Estreno de Grachi Segunda temporada 27 de febrero" [Grachi second season premiere on 27 February] (in Spanish). 24 February 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Isabella Castillo gana un Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award México (VIDEO) (FOTOS)" [Isabella Castillo wins a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award México (VIDEOS) (PHOTOS)] (in Spanish). 7 September 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Isabella Castillo Wins Nobel Kids’ Choice Award for Nickelodeon Latin America’s "Grachi"". 16 April 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Isabella Castillo Firma Contrato Con Warner Music" [Isabella Castillo signs contract with Warner Music] (in Spanish). 21 February 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "ISABELLA CASTILLO DE "GRACHI", LANZA SU PRIMER ALBUM "SOÑAR NO CUESTA NADA"" [Isabella Castillo from "Grachi" launches her first album "Soñar no cuesta nada"] (in Spanish). 1 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Tiempo de votar y esperar el show" [Time to vote and wait for the show] (in Spanish). 23 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "PATO ARELLANO EN EL VELMA - ADELANTO" (in Spanish). 26 August 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Micro Theater Miami - Portfolio". Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Calendario de Artes Escénicas". December 16, 2015. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Eugenio Siller interpretará a gemelos en Quién es quién". Tvyespectaculos. (in Spanish). Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "Conoce a los nominados para los Kids' Choice Awards México 2013" [Know the nominees for Kids' Choice Awards México 2013] (in Spanish). 8 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  20. ^ a b "Lista de ganadores de los Kids' Choice Awards México 2013" [List of winners of Kids' Choice Awards México 2013] (in Spanish). 31 August 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "Dieron a conocer los nominados a los "Kids` Choice Awards Argentina 2013"" [Get to know the nominees for "Kids` Choice Awards Argentina 2013"] (in Spanish). 6 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  22. ^ a b c "Conocé los nominados finales de los #PremiosTKM" [Know the final nominees for #PremiosTKM] (in Spanish). 21 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  23. ^ a b c "Conocé los ganadores de los #PremiosTKM" [Know the winner of #PremiosTKM] (in Spanish). 30 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

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