Playing the role of Alec Lightwood, Matthew is an American actor, born and raised in New York. After graduating with a Business Degree from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2010, he began to study acting and auditioning for roles. Daddario’s first major role in film came in 2013 where he played “Aaron” in the movie Breathe In. He has also featured in Delivery Man, When the Game Stands Tall and will star in the 2015 remake of the cult horror film Cabin Fever.
Playing the role of Clary Fray, Katherine McNamara has been acting professionally since the age of 13, beginning her career on Broadway in A Little Night Music, with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury. She was also featured in To Kill A Mockingbird, The Crucible, and The Secret Garden. Already a very familiar face on Freeform, McNamara has guest starred on The Fosters, as well as Disney Channel's Kickin' It, Jessie and the Disney Channel original movie Girl vs. Monster. She is set to appear in the upcoming movie Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials later this year. Aside from being an actress, McNamara is a seasoned dancer, with a background in tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, lyrical, hula and waltz. Also, Katherine is whip-smart, having graduated with honors from high school at 14, and earned her bachelor's degree summa cum laude by the age of 17!
Isaiah Mustafa plays Luke Garroway, a man who feels a fatherly instinct to protect Clary Fray, a strong affection for her mother Jocelyn Fray, and has a few (pretty compelling!) secrets of his own. Mustafa was born in Portland, Oregon and was the youngest of seven children. He studied history at Arizona State University, while playing as the starting wide receiver for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Isaiah would later spend four years as a journeyman wide receiver in the NFL, playing on practice squads for Oakland and Tennessee. Yes! That! Perhaps most famously known as “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” in the Old Spice TV commercials, Mustafa has also had prominent roles in feature films including Horrible Bosses and The Three Stooges.
Alberto Rosende will fill the role of our favorite Mundie, Simon Lewis. Born and raised in Florida, Rosende is of Colombian and Cuban descent and currently resides in New York. He studied at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 2015. He has performed in several short films and stage plays, such as FLCT’s production of Hairspray. Rosende also appeared in the fifth season of Blue Bloods in 2015, as Carlos Santiago.
Dominic Sherwood will play Shadowhunter Jace Wayland. Born in Kent, South East England, Sherwood began his acting career by appearing in several plays in London. However, this isn't Sherwood's first foray into the Young Adult world of adaptations. The actor played "Christian Ozera" in the hit movie, Vampire Academy. Sherwood also starred as Taylor Swift's love interest for her latest single, Style. He will next be seen in lead roles in the features Take Down for director Jim Gillespie and the horror movie The Other. Other notable performances have included a recurring role in the BBC's The Cut and appearing as a young Mick Jagger in the film Not Fade Away.
Former Glee star Harry Shum Jr. will play Magnus Bane, the High Warlock of Brooklyn. Magnus Bane is fierce, cunning and known for his eccentricity, a role Shum Jr. fits perfectly into. Born in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica, Shum Jr. is an actor and dancer. His career began on BET's Comic View in 2002, where he was the only featured male dancer. He went on to be a dancer for the following artists: Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson. He also was a dancing silhouette in the iconic iPod commercials. His dancing chops landed him a role as "Mike Chang" in the popular TV series Glee, and he has also appeared in multiple dance films such as Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D. Harry can also be seen in the upcoming feature Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend.
Isabelle Lightwood will be played by Mexican-Lebanese actress Emeraude Toubia, whose first name represents a stone the color of beauty and love. The exotic beauty was born in Canada and raised in Brownsville, Texas where she experienced the best of both the Mexican and American cultures.
At the age of five, Toubia started to professionally train in classical ballet, flamenco, lyrical, and belly dance. At only fifteen years old, Toubia’s love for the stage led her to compete in a series of pageants. She has since been named Miss South Texas, Miss Rio Grande Valley America and Miss Brownsville Teen. In 2008 she was cast to participate in Nuestra Belleza Latina. After weeks of extensive training, her wide fan base selected her as the first finalist to the Crown. As a result of her success, she went on to star in multiple commercials for brands such as Maybelline, JC Penney, State Farm and Sony, amongst others.
Toubia has served as a television host for a national-cable network and starred in both youth and primetime Telenovelas for various Latin American markets.
Toubia is dedicated to perfecting her skills through education. When she is not on set, she trains with her mentors and coaches, such as the Oscar-nominated Adriana Barraza. Toubia is also a volunteer for non-profit organizations Toys for Tots, Make a Wish Foundation, and leads the “Queen for a Day” program at her hometown's children's hospital.
Jocelyn Fray, the mother of protagonist Clary Fray, will be played by Maxim Roy. Described as a “warm, protective and bold” mother, Jocelyn’s seemingly normal life with her daughter Clary starts to disintegrate as secrets from her past are shockingly revealed. Having worked in theatre, film and television, Roy is a multi-award nominated actress who has worked in over 27 films and in over 30 tv-series. The Canadian actress has also been featured as a lead and recurring character in various TV series including 19-2, ReGenesis, Defying Gravity and Heartland.