Isabel Lucas (born 29 January 1985) is an Australian actress and model. She is mainly known for her roles in Home and Away (2003–06), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Daybreakers (2009), The Waiting City (2009), The Pacific (2010), Immortals (2011), A Heartbeat Away (2011), Red Dawn (2012), The Loft (2014), The Water Diviner (2014), Careful What You Wish For (2015), Knight of Cups (2015), and That’s Not me (2017). In 2015, she acted beside Nick Jonas in the thriller film Careful What You Wish For. In 2017, Lucas joined the American television series MacGyver. In 2018, she appeared in In Like Flynn which was a success in Australia, New Zealand, and Britain, and the same year played Brooke in Chasing Comets. Later in 2009, Lucas won Best Breakout Performance Female at SPIKE TV’s 2009 Scream Awards for her role in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In 2011 Lucas won a Young Hollywood Award for Female Star of Tomorrow. In 2012, Lucas starred in Ed Sheeran’s Give Me Love music video.
Lucas was born in Melbourne, Australia, the daughter of Beatrice, a special needs teacher, and Andrew, a pilot. Her father is Australian and her mother is Swiss. She can speak French and Swiss-German in addition to English. As a child, Lucas lived in Cairns, Queensland. She also lived in Switzerland and Kakadu, in Australia’s Northern Territory. Lucas attended St. Monica’s College in Cairns.
Lucas relocated to Australia from the United States in 2016 to work on Australian films that were in production at the time. In an article released following her departure from the U.S., she explained that she moved back to Australia to be around her family more, and for the advantages of working on films in her home country. Lucas also stated that she usually travels back and forth between LA and Australia for film, but prefers Australia as her permanent residence.
In addition to her vegetarianism, Lucas is also an animal lover, and has stated that she has been since childhood.
In October 2007, Lucas was part of a group of 30 people from Surfers for Cetaceans, including American actress Hayden Panettiere, surfers David Rastovich and Vaya Phrachanh, who took part in a protest against dolphin culling in Taiji, Wakayama, Japan. The group paddled out on surfboards to the dolphins in an 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 Kansai International 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.
In 2004, Lucas served as a spokesperson for the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation and provided support to many organisations, including World Vision as of 2009, The Humour Foundation as of 2004, Oxfam Community Aid Abroad as of 2006, Global Green Plan as of 2009, Save the Whales Again as of 2010 and Sea Shepherd as of 2012. In 2010, Lucas and the Summit on the Summit team climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of the global clean water crisis. In 2020 she has questioned the 5G network and any potential health effects related to it.
In April 2020, Lucas was dropped from her role as an ambassador for Plan International Australia due to her views on vaccinations and alternative medicine.