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Born in Sweden by two of the finest Iraqi parents, Isra at the young age of 10 was so blown away by the wonder and magic she saw in the world of cinema that she decided to take her then very mundane 10 year old life and chase the next thing to make it as extraordinary as the films and theater she had seen.
Through hard work and dedication, she was able to put herself through the two year acting conservatory at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. Upon her graduation, Isra began working at the famed Actors Studio.
In the past year, Isra has starred in The Invaders, a thriller where she plays Muslim-American teenager Jayla. The Invaders has been accepted to over 25 film festivals, both nationally and internationally with the most prestigious being London Film Festival 2018. The Invaders has also received 10 nominations including for Best Lead Actress and a win for Best Horror at SSIFF.
She’s booked numerous roles including, a lead role in the ABC Series, What Would You Do? and shoot for Mysteries at the Museum. Theatrically she has performed in Parisian Blues Fantasie, produced by Tony Award winner Mercedes Ellington at the Friars Club as well as The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2017 (an honor that has previously been given to Kevin Spacey, Claire Danes, Julianne Moore and many more.)
For Anne Frank in the Gaza Strip, directed by Broadway director Shaun Peknic, she won Outstanding Supporting Actress at the Planet Connections gala alongside academy award nominee Chazz Palminteri. Her role as Mary garnered rave reviews in the Huffington Post among others. This is in addition to the voice over work she did for the International Kids Emmy Award winning animation series, Super Wings.
She played the supporting role of Chelsea in “Another Girl” by award winning director Austin Kase. “Another Girl” has been selected for 15 film festivals all over the US during the past year.
Isra is currently freelancing with CESD talent agency for voice over.