Izabellah Diez talks about the love and danger of starring in ‘Run This Town’
Izabellah Diez Born in Southern California, Izabellah began her career at the age 7 with two Nickelodeon commercials for Barbie and Twozies. She quickly began booking roles in other projects such as the short film Famous, a music video for Ali Gate and Massari, as well as the humanitarian project I See the Dream for the World Food Programme.
Currently, Izabellah will be starring in Run This Town, a movie series airing on Tubi TV. As a model, she has worked for such brands as Young Gods Clothing, Miss Behave Girls, Jimmy Crystal NY, and Wren and Glory along with gracing the runways at NYFW for House of Barretti and Chic NY.
She has her own style section in Teen Vibes Magazine and has also been published in Wild Child and Lebelle Magazines. An avid animal lover with dreams of becoming a big animal vet, Izabellah works with the Shea Center Therapeutic Riding Center. When not working or volunteering, she can be found dancing, surfing, baking, or riding horses. Izabellah Diez Instagram (30.2k followers) // Izabellah Diez Tik Tok (43k followers)
- Tell us about your history in acting. How did you start your journey?
I was very into cheerleading and then I broke my arm and I wasn’t able to cheer for a while. My mom thought it would be fun for me to start acting so she submitted for roles. I found I loved it and have been doing it ever since.
- Who were your biggest influences growing up?
When I was growing up I loved the Disney show Bunk’d and I especially loved Peyton List. Her character was a fashionista and I could relate!
- You started your career acting in commercials and music videos. How does acting for these shorter mediums differ from TV?
Acting in commercials and music videos doesn’t usually require memorizing a large script. These shoots are also a bit quicker, not lasting more than a day or maybe two. TV can take up to a week to film and there is a lot more prep to prepare for a role.
- You currently star on the Tubi TV series Run This Town. What initially drew you to the project?
I loved that this series was about kids and had a lot of action. My character, Danger, was shy but also adventurous and fun. I related to her as well.
- Do you have any exercises or routines to help you get into character?
To get into character I always go over the lines as much as I can so I can get a real feel for the character. The more I do it, the more natural the character feels which makes it easier to portray.
- You’ve walked the runway with esteemed brands like House of Barretti and Chic NY. What do you consider to be the toughest part of modeling?
The toughest part of modeling is making sure I walk in such a way that makes the clothes look good, but also find my mark at the end of the runway so I know when to turn. You can’t look down so you have to know where to stop while looking straight ahead at the photographers.
- You’ve also been published in Wild Child and LaBelle Magazine. Is writing something you plan on doing more of?
I plan on doing as many interviews as I can as well as continuing my fashion blog.
- Between modeling, acting, and writing, what do you enjoy doing most?
I love modeling and acting the most. When I model I get to wear all different styles of clothes and being a fashionista I love clothes! In acting I get to become another character that is sometimes very different from my personality which is what makes it fun.
- You’re obviously multi-talented. Is there something you haven’t yet done that you plan on doing in the future?
In the future I would love to shoot a film or TV series in another country. I think it would be fun to be in different locations all over the world.
- Tell us about your passion for animals and your volunteer work with Shea Center Therapeutic Riding Center.
I am very passionate about animals because they are always there for you no matter what. I love to volunteer with the Shea Therapeutic Riding Center because I enjoy seeing kids with different needs experience what it is like to ride a horse or be around animals. It makes me happy to see them happy.
- Do you still plan on acting and modeling when you become a veterinarian?
I would love to continue to act and model even when I become a veterinarian. I believe I can do it all!
- What has been your greatest professional achievement?
My greatest professional achievement has probably been walking in New York Fashion Week. It has always been a dream to walk the runways of New York fashion week!
- What about your biggest failure? What did you learn from it?
I think my biggest failure has been trusting the wrong people. I believe in the good in people, but I had to learn the hard way that not everyone is worthy of your trust. I learned to be more guarded with my personal information and feelings.
- Can you tell us about any upcoming projects?
I am so excited about the project I am currently working on which is tentatively called Gacy. I have a supporting role in the film and I play a girl named Jessica. This film is going to be amazing and I can’t wait to tell you more when it is done.
- What advice do you have for aspiring actors?
My advice for aspiring actors is to practice a lot and focus. You can do anything you put your mind to do with hard work and practice.