Isabella Martinez Wall, Actress, Author, Producer and Philanthropist, born and raised in the Dominican Republic, and credited as an emerging key figure among the young generation of Latinas in the US, has made the official list of the “100 most influential Dominicans in the United States for the past 50 years” published by the Dominican American National Roundtable (DANR) and the Nacional Dominican American Council (NDAC) in Washington, DC. Wall was recognized for her contributions in television and radio to promote the Dominican Republic and Latino cultural traditions, like the coming of age celebration of the Quinceañera. “According to the 2010 US census bureau, the Hispanic population counts with 1,414,703 Dominicans, of which 11,000 are in my state of California, many are in the entertainment and sports industries. It’s exciting to see that Dominicans are integrating to the economic power of the Latino influence in so many areas in this great country. Already there is even a specific “Dominican” category for us actors in Hollywood, just like with Mexicans and Cubans. I recently went to an audition for an all-Dominican cast for a Wal-Mart commercial… It doesn’t get any more American than that,” said Isabella Wall at the DANR event in Washington, DC.
Isabella Wall has had roles in the award winning television series, ER, Nip Tuck and Days of Our Lives. Her commercial personality and presence have made her a recognizable Latin face and spokesperson of national campaigns like McDonalds, Burger King, Revlon, Milk, Ford, American Express, Payless shoes and more.
“The Dominican List” recognizes individuals who get nominated by the public. The inductees are successful in the areas of Politics, Community, Media, Arts, Sports, Literature, Science, Fashion, Finances and Entrepreneurs, among others. The National Dominican American Council (NDAC) is the first Dominican-American forum, with members in 20 states and Puerto Rico. It advocates for the more than 1.4 million Dominicans that reside and contribute to the socio-economic development of the United States of America.