Paola was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico and moved to Dallas, Texas a few months shy of her 3rd birthday. She found her passion for performing at a young age, as an active member of a local Dance Company. At the age of 10, she started taking acting classes and her love for film acting was immediate. Paola realized she wanted to be a professional actor and started traveling back and forth to Los Angeles frequently. In 2010, she landed a lead role in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s TV movie Beyond the Blackboard opposite Emily Van Camp. Paola’s heart warming performance as Maria, a young homeless girl made people in the industry take notice. Soon after, Paola booked a guest star role on Grey’s Anatomy playing Lily, a young girl suffering from a rare trachea disorder. In December 2012, she landed the lead role on Nickelodeon’s new TV series Every Witch Way, playing Emma Alonso, a good witch who tries to navigate high school and her new found powers. EWW is based on the popular Latin American Series Grachi.
Paris Smith is an actress, known for Every Witch Way (2014), Puncture (2011) and I Am Not a Hipster (2012).