Emeraude Toubia is a Mexican-Lebanese actress, whose first name represents a stone the color of beauty and love. She was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and raised in Brownsville, Texas, USA, where she experienced the best of both the Mexican and American cultures.
At the age of five, Toubia started to professionally train in classical ballet, flamenco, lyrical, and belly dance. At only fifteen years old, Toubia's love for the stage led her to compete in a series of pageants. She has since been named Miss South Texas, Miss Rio Grande Valley America and Miss Brownsville Teen. In 2008, she was cast to participate in Nuestra Belleza Latina. After weeks of extensive training, her wide fan base selected her as the first runner-up to the Crown. As a result of her success, she went on to star in multiple commercials for brands such as Maybelline, JC Penney, State Farm and Sony, among others.
Toubia has served as a television host for a national-cable network and starred in both youth and prime-time telenovelas for various Latin American markets. In 2015, she landed her breakout role as the warrior Isabelle Lightwood on Freeform's fantasy series Shadowhunters (2016).