Mia Isabella (born July 30, 1985) is an American transsexual former pornographic actress.

Early life

Isabella was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but spent most of her childhood in Tennessee before returning to Chicago as a teenager. She is of French, Puerto Rican, and Jamaican descent. Between the ages of 8 and 18, she played the violin at least two hours daily. She graduated high school at 16 years old, attended the Art Institute of Chicago, and owned a luxury designer boutique. She has a fashion degree from Paris Fashion Institute.

Career

Isabella entered the adult film industry in 2005 at the age of 19 and did her first scene with Yasmin Lee and Kayla Coxxx in T-Girls 3 for Anabolic Video. She took a hiatus from porn when she was 21 years old and returned at age 23. In January 2014, she retired from porn.

Mainstream media appearances

In 2013, Isabella voiced a character known as "Prostitute #1" in the video game Grand Theft Auto V. She was also among the pornographic actresses who appeared in the welcome home party scene for Jax Teller after his release from prison in the Season 7 premiere of Sons of Anarchy, which aired on September 9, 2014.

Personal life

Isabella got married when she was 20 years old and the marriage lasted four years. At age 22, she underwent facial feminization surgery which consisted of chin, jawline, and nasal bone reduction and a mid and upper facelift. She also underwent a second breast augmentation surgery. In September 2010, she had a rhinoplasty, her chin shaved down, cheek implants, another mid and upper facelift, and her right breast corrected, which did not heal properly in her previous surgery. She resided in Hollywood until 2015 when she relocated to Las Vegas.

Awards and nominations

YearCeremonyResultCategoryWork
2010Urban X AwardNominatedBest Ethnic Transsexual SiteMia-Isabella.com
2011AVN AwardNominatedBest Alternative Web Site
NominatedTranssexual Performer of the YearN/A
Urban X AwardWonTranssexual Performer of the YearN/A
XBIZ AwardWonTranssexual Performer of the YearN/A
2012AVN AwardNominatedTranssexual Performer of the YearN/A
NominatedBest Alternative WebsiteMia-Isabella.com
NightMoves AwardWonBest Transsexual Performer (Editor’s Choice)N/A
XBIZ AwardNominatedTranssexual Performer of the YearN/A
NominatedTranssexual Site of the YearMia-Isabella.com
2013XBIZ AwardNominatedTranssexual Site of the Year
2014XBIZ AwardNominatedTranssexual Site of the Year