AYISHA ISSA


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 Ayisha has appeared in film, television and video game productions like: "Brick Mansions", "Far Cry Primal", "Dark Matter" and others.  In both 2017-2018, Ayisha was nominated for a "Prix Gemeaux" for best supporting actress in a drama series by the Academy of Canadian Film Cinema and Television. She won the award on September 16th 2018.

 So far in 2019 she has appeared in "The Hummingbird Project", “Workin’ Moms”, "Polar" and an undisclosed video game. In addition to her career as an actress, Ayisha is a two-time world champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She co-founded 4Points Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where she leads the youth programs. She has also founded the 4POINTS ACTOR STUDIO with classes, workshops and services for people looking to launch careers of their own.

Ayisha is excited to be back in the competition circuit and actively promotes the practice of BJJ for adults, teens and kids as part of a healthy lifestyle and personal development.


THE ACTOR

In a classic tale of "everything happens for a reason", it was just after losing her job in hotel reception management that Ayisha was scouted for "Immortals". She took a chance and went to the audition, although she had long given up on the possibility of an acting career for someone like her, and ended up being hired for the first time as an actress alongside Mickey Rourke and Superman himself, Henry Cavill.

Eight years later, with multiple appearances in film, on television and high-profile video games, she has finally started calling herself an actress (though she still appreciates every role and opportunity as if it were her last). Similar to Jiu Jitsu, acting has opened many doors for her, and allowed her to learn to be vulnerable in her craft and in her life.

It was playing the villain on the popular Quebec TV show "UNITE 9" that gave her credibility as an actress, as well as two best supporting actress nominations at the Gemeaux Awards, which she won on September 16th 2018. “Brick Mansions”, the Hollywood remake starring Paul Walker, introduced her to international markets, where she continues to thrive. This year, she stars in "The Hummingbird Project" with Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard and Salma Hayek, as well as in "Polar" with Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens. In 2017, Ayisha launched 4Points Film & TV, a branch of her Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, that hosts workshops, summer camps and other training opportunities for adults and kids looking to explore acting.

In the future, Ayisha hopes to learn more about talent development in order to help others build successful careers within the industry and is also interested in exploring casting and directing.


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