James Franco has been spotted out in New York City for date night with his new girlfriend, Isabel Pakzad, but who exactly is she?

Though neither of them really share photos of each other on social media, it is known that they have been dating since at least November of last year.

The 24-year-old is currently a graduate student at University of Southern California, she is pursuing her masters degree in Integrated Design, Business and Technology. Franco also used to teach courses at USC.  Before grad school, she attended Penn State, where she got her undergraduate degree in advertising and publicity.


For a short time, she worked in television publicity at the PR firm PMKBNC in Los Angeles. Before that, she was a temp at CBS Films, where she helped setting up press junkets for films like Patriots Day and Hell or High Water.

Pakzad herself may also have an itch for the acting career, according to IMDB she has a role in the 2018 series Ghosted.

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Based on her Instagram, it seems that Pakzad is a bit of a world traveler.  Her posts include photoso of her in Dubai, Barcelona, London, Santorini, St. Lucia, Amsterdam, Istanbul, New York City and many more places.

So lucky to have made these unforgettable memories today✨ 🌵

A post shared by Isabel Pakzad (@isabelpak) on

However, those she travels everywhere, she calls Malibu home.


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Pakzad also accompanied Franco to the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards. They did not walk the red carpet together, but she posted a photo of her Dior dress, but cropping out the person she was standing with.

Thank you for the badass attire💥 @julezbryant & @dior

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