*Article originally published on Variety Latino on 5.27.15
Isabela Moner is not your typical Nickelodeon kid, she’s not only talented and charming but also has a long resume behind her – this isn’t her first rodeo, if you catch my drift.
Raised in Cleveland, Ohio from Peruvian descent, at the age of 10 Moner made her debut on Broadway in the revival of Evita and on television as a singer in The Next Big Thing New York. She gained the lead role in the acclaimed film The House that Jack Built, appeared in numerous theatrical productions such as Little Miss Sunshine as Rosa Maria, became Annie in Annie and Young Cosette in Les Misérables. Fans also got a chance to see her in NBC’s Growing Up Fisher and soon in Nick’s upcoming movie, Splitting.
Now, at the age of 13, Moner joins the ranks of Paola Andino as a lead Latina actress in a Nickelodeon show and is ready to have her big break starring in the brand new series 100 Things To Do Before High School as CJ Martin.
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Taking it back to the day I covered Nickelodeon’s “The Big Help” for Celebuzz about 3 years ago. Where I got the chance to talk to the cast of “Victorious” and see how they were giving back to the community. This was waaaay back before Ariana Grande because Mini Mariah.
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It was a chaotic day for teachers and staff at the Thomas Starr King Middle School but it was a fun and exciting day for 6th graders as they got a special visit from the cast of Nickelodeon‘s hit show Victorious early Tuesday morning!
The cast teamed up with Nickelodeon’s The Big Help and the National Wildlife Federation to plant and clean up an outdoor garden. Celebuzz was there to capture the exciting moments and interview the cast as they helped rebuild their outdoor grounds into an educational outdoor classroom students can learn more about the environment!
It must have been a change of scenery from their usual elite performing arts school for Victorious cast members Leon Thomas III, Daniella Monet, Avan Jogia, Elizabeth Gilles, Matt Bennett and Ariana Grande as they came out to lend a green thumb on Tuesday morning! Upon arrival the cast members were greeted with a cluster of kids screaming and calling out their names anxiously. While girls in P.E. class were waiting for a glimpse of their favorite star, others asked for autographs.
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