Gisela was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and grew up speaking Portuguese, Spanish and English. She moved to the United States (Louisville, KY) at the age of 8 and studied voice, cello, chamber music and theatre. At age 13 while at Walden Theatre she studied and fell in love with classic plays by playwrights such as Shakespeare, Shaw and Chekhov and studied alongside fellow classmates Jess Weixler and Jennifer Carpenter. Since completing her education she has performed throughout the country appearing in plays, commercials, television, and film. Gisela frequently lends her voice to voice-overs, in English and Spanish. She now resides in New York City.