New Golden Globes means new Golden Globes Ambassador. This year Hollywood Foreign Press bestowed the honor to Isan Elba, Idris Elba’s daughter. Along with handling awards to the winners, Isan (born Jan 4, 2002) was tasked with bringing awareness to a cause of her choosing. Here’s what you need to know about Isan Elba.

Big Surprise!

Isan Elba slaying the white attire

At the HFPA event announcing Isan’s role, the 17-year-old admitted that the news was much of a surprise to her as she was unaware that her parents submitted her name. While talking to Glamour, she shared,

I didn’t even know there was a submission process. But I’m really glad [my parents] did it, because I feel like this way I’m jumping right into it and just being me. If I had known, I would have looked it up a lot more and it wouldn’t have been as authentic.

No New to Red Carpet!

Isan Elba sharing a smile with her father, Idris Elba

This might be her first Golden Globe appearance, but she is no new to the red carpet. Her debut red carpet appearance was over a decade ago in 2007. She accompanied her father to the premiere of Tyler Perry’s romantic-comedy drama, Daddy’s Little Girls.

Charitable Cause

Isan Elba with her mother Hanne Borgaard

Her mother is Hanne ‘Kim’ Norgaard, a makeup artist and businesswoman, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression and chronic anxiety. Ahead of Golden Globes, ambassadors have to select a charitable cause to speak and Isan chose to highlight mental-health awareness. Talking to People, she divulged,

I’m not going to lie, it’s a struggle every day. It’s a learning lesson for me, but it’s hard. Mental health is something that’s hard to deal with. We just sat down and talked about it, and I think that was better for her, talking about it and talking about it with someone who means the most in her life, and just getting that out.

Dream Big!

Isan Elba sitting on a table

Isan is currently a junior in high school and is already beginning to look at colleges. She has her sights set on Hollywood and hopes to study film and television. While she is looking forward to being an aspiring filmmaker, Isan wants to keep her foot in other fields as well, taking her father’s multiple profession as an inspiration.  She told Glamour,

My dad is an actor, a DJ, a director, all of it. So I’ll probably be all over the place too. And don’t forget mental health advocate. Yes, I love that title.

Daddy’s Girl

Isan Elba and her father Idris Elba in a complete white attire

Idris and Hanne hitched in 1999 and parted ways a year after welcoming Isan. As of now, Idris is engaged to Sabrina Dhowre and Hanne is also in another relationship. Isan was raised by her mother in Atlanta, Georgia and still resides there with her mom. But, she shares a special bond with her father. They walked Golden Globes red carpet together and his father couldn’t be more proud of his daughter.

She’s good. She’s so confident. I can’t help but be a dad. I’ll just try to be cool.

She will be attending Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival later this year where her father will be DJing.