Date of Birth
25 December 1997, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
5' 3" (1.6 m)
Isabelle was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She has one older sister, Madeline, and her parents are Elina and Nick Fuhrman. Her career began when a casting director from Cartoon Network spotted her waiting for her sister and cast her for one of the shows, Cartoon Fridays. Isabelle's first acting gig came in 2006 when she booked a commercial for Rooms to Go furniture, and within a month she was asked to fly to LA to audition for shows. During that time, she scored a bunch of commercial and film roles. Isabelle also appeared in several comedy skits on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), and shortly thereafter her family moved to Los Angeles so she could further pursue her dream.
Isabelle's big break came when she played Esther in Orphan (2009), which landed her critical acclaim and was hailed as "one of the most momentous examples of acting from a child performer in years." She has won the role of Clove in The Hunger Games (2012), the big-screen adaptation of literary sensation The Hunger Games. That went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies ever with over $407 million at the domestic box office.
Isabelle has been featured in spreads for magazines such as Vanity Fair, Nylon, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, V, H, Bust and Last magazine.
Plays guitar and sings.
Auditioned for the role of Lili in Case 39 (2009), but the role went to Jodelle Ferland.
Loves animals. She has two dogs (Lilly & Jennings) and had a hamster named Lola that she carried around everywhere. She took her hamster to the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 for the premiere of her film, Hounddog (2007). Lola the hamster died in July 2009.
Is a fan of The Beatles.
Was number 2 on the Best-Dressed List at 2009 Teen Choice Awards.
Was featured as one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine Young Hollywood Issue.
Good friends with Don't Let Me Go (2013) and Dear Eleanor (2016) co-star Joel Courtney.
Isabelle was a fan of The Hunger Games books and wrote to the director Gary Ross, telling him she would like to be in the movie. She originally read for the role of Katniss, but was called back to read for the part of Clove.
Close friends with actor Colin Ford.
Her mother, Elina Fuhrman (nÃ©e Kozmits), is a journalist who immigrated from the Soviet Union and has worked for CNN. Her father, Nick Fuhrman, is a former political candidate and business consultant.
She has an older sister, Madeline Fuhrman, who is a singer and songwriter.
Fuhrman resides with her family in Los Angeles, California.
Fuhrman is on the Advisory Board of the Love & Art Children's Foundation, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization.
Isabelle studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.
I'd love to play more challenging roles, characters that would stretch my comfort zone and imagination.
I never saw Esther as scary and was never afraid of her either. Esther's dream is to find love and a perfect family that would appreciate her. She wants it so badly that she has to remove all the obstacles on her way to achieving her dream. It's a life-or-death stakes for her.