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Isabel May

Isabel May
May in 2021
Born (2000-11-21) November 21, 2000 (age 23)
Years active2018–present
Known forNarrator of 1883 and 1923

Isabel May (born November 21, 2000)[1] is an American actress.[2] She starred as Katie Cooper on the Netflix series Alexa & Katie and had a recurring role as Veronica Duncan on the CBS series Young Sheldon. She held the lead role of Zoe Hull in the film Run Hide Fight. She portrays Elsa Dutton as the narrator and protagonist of the Paramount+ series 1883 (2021), reprising the role as the narrator of its sequel series 1923 (2022–2024).

concentrate on acting.[3] Six months later, she landed the role of Katie in Alexa & Katie with no acting experience and limited training.[3] She later joined the cast of Young Sheldon[4] as the love interest of Sheldon's brother Georgie.[5] She stars as the party host in the independent film Let's Scare Julie, a 90-minute one-shot film produced in 2018, about scaring the reclusive girl next door at a Halloween party.[6] Run Hide Fight had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 10, 2020.[7]

In 2021, May starred as Elsa Dutton, the lead character and the show's narrator in the Paramount+ western limited series 1883, a prequel of Yellowstone.[8] She received positive reviews from critics and was named as one of the most promising young stars in Hollywood by The Hollywood Reporter.[9][10] She later returned to role as the narrator for 1923.[11] For her role, May won the Outstanding Actress in a Made for Television Movie/Limited-Series at the 24th Women's Image Network Awards. In 2022, May also appeared in a supporting role in the romantic comedy film I Want You Back.[12] She was also cast alongside KJ Apa in the DC Extended Universe's Wonder Twins,[13] but it was later canceled due to budget cuts at Warner Bros. Discovery.[14] She later was cast as a female lead opposite Casey Affleck in independent thriller film The Smack.[15] In 2023, she was cast opposite Jurnee Smollett in the thriller film Sunflower for Lionsgate.[16]



Year Film Role Notes
2018 Age of Summer Missing Poster Girl
2019 Let's Scare Julie Taylor
2020 Run Hide Fight Zoe Hull
2022 I Want You Back Leighton
2022 The Moon & Back[17] Lydia Gilbert
2023 The Smack[18]


Year Title Role Notes
2018–2020 Alexa & Katie Katie Cooper Main role
Young Sheldon Veronica Duncan Recurring role (seasons 2–3)
2021–2022 1883 Elsa Dutton Main role
2022–present 1923
2024 Masters of the Air Marjorie "Marge" Spencer Miniseries


  1. ^ Walters, Meg (February 12, 2022). "The Stunning Transformation Of Isabel May". Retrieved March 17, 2022.
  2. ^ Davids, Brian (January 28, 2022). "How 'Mayor of Kingstown' Turned Isabel May Into the Star of '1883'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 17, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Riemer, Melissa (December 31, 2018). "Isabel May: A Miracle in Hollywood". Terroir Magazine. Archived from the original on November 7, 2020. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Isabel May on Acting in both "Alexa and Katie" & "Young Sheldon"". KTLA 5 Morning News. January 17, 2019. 3:36 minutes in. KTLA. Retrieved October 12, 2019 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ Karra, Sushma. "'Young Sheldon' Season 3: Elder brother Georgie does a candy act to get to Veronica's heart". Media Entertainment Arts WorldWide ( Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  6. ^ Hipes, Patrick. "Isabel May To Star In Indie Real-Time Thriller 'Let's Scare Julie To Death'. In 2020 she starred in the action - thriller 'Run, Hide , Fight'". Yahoo! Entertainment. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  7. ^ Rankin, Kyle (January 14, 2021), Run Hide Fight (Crime, Drama, Thriller), Isabel May, Radha Mitchell, Thomas Jane, Eli Brown, Bonfire Legend, Media Finance Capital, retrieved June 11, 2021
  8. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (May 25, 2022). "Isabel May On Being The Catalyst For Taylor Sheridan's Epic '1883' — Deadline Disruptors".
  9. ^ Feinberg, Scott (June 21, 2022). "'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Isabel May ('1883')". The Hollywood Reporter.
  10. ^ Gunning, Cathal (August 3, 2022). "Isabel May's Career Evolution To Young Sheldon & 1883". ScreenRant.
  11. ^ Ngimbi, Emmanuella (December 19, 2022). "1923 fans overjoyed as Yellowstone spin-off 'resurrects' character".
  12. ^ Pantoja, Kevin (February 15, 2022). "I Want You Back: The Main Characters, Ranked By Likability". ScreenRant.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 15, 2022). "'The Wonder Twins' HBO Max Movie Powers Activate With KJ Apa & Isabel May".
  14. ^ Swift, Andy (May 18, 2022). "'Wonder Twins' Movie, Starring KJ Apa and Isabel May Cancelled at HBO Max". TV Line. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  15. ^ Kit, Borys (September 15, 2022). "'1883' Breakout Isabel May to Star Opposite Casey Affleck in Indie Thriller 'The Smack' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  16. ^ Grobar, Matt (May 15, 2023). "'1883's Isabel May Joins Jurnee Smollett In Lionsgate Thriller 'Sunflower' From Writer-Director Misha Green".
  17. ^ Stahulak, Leanne (March 3, 2022). "'1883' Star Isabel May Says She's 'Bored' Now That Show's Over". Outsider. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  18. ^ Kit, Borys (September 19, 2022). "Alan Arkin, Kathy Bates, Teyana Taylor Join Casey Affleck in Heist Thriller 'The Smack' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
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