Izabella Alvarez is just 18 years but the young actress is a rising star in Hollywood with roles on the hit HBO series Euphoria and Nickelodeon’s The Casagrandes. It was just announced that now she’ll be starring in the teen comedy series, Wild Life on HBO Max, Deadline reported. The show follows a diverse group of high school teens who are struggling with personal and social issues who spend their school hours working at the local animal rescue as part of an alternative educational program. Their “quirky offbeat personalities” and the dynamic of teens at an animal rescue provide the comedy the series will dig a little deeper showcasing how the animals help them cope with issues with friends and family. Alvarez shared the news with her Instagram followers by simply writing, “It’s a wild life.”
She’s just coming off starring in The Republic of Sarah, a CW series that premiered in June 2021 and lasted one season. Alvarez also had a guest starring role as Marta on S2 of Euphoria and for three seasons she voiced Ronnie Anne Santiago on The Casagrandes which centered on a Mexican American family. Additionally, she’s appeared on Westworld, Shameless, and The Loud House and she’s done it all before the age of 18.
One of the roles close to her heart was her debut leading role in the award-winning independent film, Collisions (2018). She played Itan, a 12-year-old whiz kid who comes home with her little brother to find her mom (Ana de la Reguera) has been taken by ICE. Itan joins her estranged uncle (Jesse Garcia) who is a big rig driver on a cross-country quest to find her mom in an attempt to halt her deportation. The powerful film starts by informing viewers that every four minutes, deportation separates a parent from a child in America that’s a U.S. citizen.
“If I have the opportunity to use my voice, I want to use it and stuff that are going to do good for my community and tell important stories,” Alvarez previously told Hola! “I have so many things that I want to work on, produce, I’d love to direct so I’m so young and I want to dabble into all of it but in the midst of doing all of that, I want to be paired up with people that are Latinx and that are female-driven stories.”
No word yet on when Wild Life will premiere but it’ll be available to stream on HBO Max