Isabel Lucas


Isabel Lucas (born 29 January 1985) is an Australian actress and model perhaps best known for her role as Tasha Andrews on the Australian television soap opera Home and Away (2003–2006). Lucas moved to Los Angeles in early 2008 and has since been featured in film and television projects including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Pacific and Daybreakers.
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Early life
Lucas was born in Melbourne.As a child, Lucas lived in Cairns, Queensland. She also lived in Switzerland and Kakadu, in the Northern Territory.She has a Swiss mother and an Australian fatherand speaks German and Frenchin addition to her native English. Lucas went to St. Monica's College in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Career
Lucas enrolled in the Victorian College of Arts but had never pursued commercial roles. Sharron Meissner, a Sydney talent agent suggests she 'discovered' Lucas strolling on the beach at Port Douglas (whilst the meeting was actually arranged). She auditioned for the role of Kit Hunter in Home and Away (now played by Amy Mizzi); although the producer of the show, Julie McGauran, felt that role was not right for Isabel, she was sufficiently impressed to have a new character, Tasha Andrews, created for her.Lucas won a Logie Award (for new popular talent) for her performance on the program.Playing Tasha Andrews on Home and Away was Lucas' first television role. She appeared in an American television commercial for Crest toothpaste.
Lucas was cast as Gwen in the Steven Spielberg World War II miniseries, The Pacific. She appeared in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as Alice. Reports[specify] suggested that although assigned to the William Morris Talent Agency in Los Angeles through the auspices of Meissner Management, Lucas obtained the role of Alice in her native Australia before moving permanently to America. It has been claimed that Lucas was handpicked by Steven Spielberg.[citation needed] Michael Bay, director and producer of Transformers, has denied that Spielberg influenced the decision to cast her.Her next theatrical releases are Daybreakers (8 January 2010) and Red Dawn (TBA).
In 2010 Lucas appeared in an advertisement for Daylesford tourism.
Activism
In October 2007, Lucas was part of a group of thirty people from Surfers for Cetaceans, including American actress Hayden Panettiere, surfers David Rastovich and Vaya Phrachanh who took part in a protest against dolphin hunting drive in Taiji, Wakayama, Japan.The group paddled out on surfboards to the dolphins to attempt to stop the hunt, but they were forced to turn around after being intercepted by one of the fishing boats. They drove straight to Osaka airport and left the country to avoid being arrested for trespassing by the Japanese police. There is still an outstanding arrest warrant for Lucas in Japan. Many Japanese consider this kind of act as an attack on their culture.n a news interview, Lucas stated that this was for purely economic reasons, claiming polls show that 70% of Japanese oppose whaling. Taiji's fishery cooperative union argues that these protesters "continue willfully to distort the facts about this fishery" and that the protesters' agendas are "based neither on international law nor on science but rather on emotion for economic self-interest.Lucas is a spokesperson for the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation,and supports many organisations including, World Vision,The Humour Foundation,Women Against Violence,[citation needed] Oxfam Community Aid Abroad,Global Green Plan,Save the Whales Again.
Lucas is a vegetarian.
Lucas was nominated as one of Australia’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities on PETAAsiaPacific.com for 2010.
Filmography
Year Title Role Notes
2003–2006 Home and Away Tasha Andrews TV, 59 episodes
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Alice Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best WTF Moment
The Cove Herself Documentary
Daybreakers Alison Bromley
The Waiting City Scarlett
2010 The Pacific Gwen Mini-series
Kin Anna Petrov
2011 Red Dawn Erica
A Heartbeat Away Mandy Riddick
Immortals Athena
2012 Loft Sarah Filming