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10 things to know about Isan Elba, this year's Golden Globe Ambassador and daughter of Idris Elba

Published by Business Insider on Thu, 06 Dec 2018


The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) named Idris Elba's 16-year-old daughter Isan as their 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador, an esteem traditionally awarded to the child of a celebrity.Her appointment into the position came as a shock to Isan.The ambassador will also be celebrating a birthday during Golden Globes weekend.Her father calls her "Issy."Mere days after being named People's Sexiest Man Alive Idris Elba is making room for the newest rising star in his family. Last month, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) named the actor's 16-year-old daughter Isan as their 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador, an esteem traditionally awarded to the child of a celebrity. Formerly referred to as Miss or Mister Golden Globe, the HFPA rebranded and expanded the role in order to "help recognize the HFPA's philanthropic efforts throughout the year." The job is also meant to represent a more inclusive and gender-neutral honor.In addition to handing out the trophies to eventual winners of the 76th Annual Golden Globes next month, Isan is tasked with bringing awareness to a cause of her choosing.Don't know much else about the up-and-coming star' Here are 10 quick facts about Isan Elba.Her appointment into the position came as a shock even to Isan.At the HFPA event announcing Isan's role, Isan admitted that she was unaware that her parents even submitted her name for considering."I had no idea," she revealed to Variety. "My dad texted me and I was like, did he text to the wrong number' But then Mom explained it all to me."After graduation, Isan has her sights set on Hollywood, but not as an actor.Growing up, Isan originally wanted to become an actress. According to Glamour, however, her famous father's directorial stint in with the film "Yardie" has steered her in a different direction."I really got to see all of the behind-the-scenes, like what the sound department does, the lighting department, the best boy, etc. I didn't even know what a best boy was before," she divulged. "And then getting to hang out with the producers, that was really cool. So I'm definitely thinking about being a filmmaker."That doesn't mean that she's limiting her career to just one, though.Although being an aspiring filmmaker is the goal, Isan isn't planning on sticking with one job, equating her father's many professions as a source of inspiration for her own career."My dad is an actor, a DJ, a director, all of it. So I'll probably be all over the place too," she told Glamour. "And don't forget mental health advocate. "Yes, I love that title," she said.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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