Jodi Sta. Maria

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Jodi Sta. Maria
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Jodi Chrissie Garcia Sta. Maria

(1982-06-16) June 16, 1982 (age 39)
Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
Other namesJodi Sta. Maria-Lacson
Years active1998–present
Agent Star Magic (1998–2018)
B617 (2018–present)
Panfilo Lacson, Jr.
(m. 20052010)

Jodi Chrissie Garcia Sta. Maria (born June 16, 1982), better known by her screen name Jodi Sta. Maria, is a Filipina actress.


Personal life

Sta. Maria is the youngest that has a child. She and her brother were raised by their single mother. She attended the Philippine Pasay Chung Hua Academy and was an honor student.[ citation needed ] In school, Sta. Maria was active in her school's extra-curricular activities, particularly the volleyball varsity team and the debating team.

Sta. Maria was married to Panfilo "Pampi" Lacson Jr., the son of Senator Panfilo Lacson, from whom she is now separated. [ citation needed ][ citation needed ] The two met during a taping of Tabing Ilog and married at the age of 22. The marriage lasted for five years. They have a son born in 2005 named Panfilo "Thirdy" Lacson III. In a 2016 interview, Sta. Maria revealed that she was greatly affected by her separation from Lacson, which resulted in alcoholism and drug use. She quit smoking, alcohol, and drugs after the intervention of actress Coney Reyes and became a Born again Christian. The success of her TV series Be Careful With My Heart in 2012 also helped her recover from her addictions. [1]

Sta. Maria attended De La Salle University-Dasmariñas and studied Medical Biology as her prerequisite to studying Medicine.[ citation needed ] She left college after a year due to the sudden success of her series Be Careful With My Heart, which was extended from its intended run of 3 months to 2 and 1/2 years. [2] Sta. Maria will be finishing her degree in Psychology at Southville International School and Colleges in 2020. She was a Dean's Lister during her last semester in 2019. [3]

She has been a WHO Ambassador since 2011.[ citation needed ]


A talent scout approached Sta. Maria and her friends to audition for commercials while at a fast-food chain. After numerous auditions and no offers, they gave up. A few weeks later, the talent scout approached Sta. María once again and encouraged her to audition for Star Magic. At 15, she was one of the youngest in their batch.

After starring and appearing in teen-oriented shows and movies such as Gimik , Flames , and Jologs , Sta. Maria landed a role in Tabing Ilog as the sassy tomboyish Georgina. [4] The show was successful and ran for almost five years. She also became a host of Star Circle Quest alongside Luis Manzano.

She starred in the original version of Pangako Sa 'Yo (2000) as Lia Buenavista which played by Andrea Brillantes in remake and the 2015 remake as Amor Powers originally played by Eula Valdez. [5]

After playing teen roles, she played villainous characters in primetime shows such as Walang Kapalit and Kampanerang Kuba . She transitioned to star in numerous independent films, which have been screened internationally. She has since received 2 Gawad Urian Award nominations.

In 2010, she starred in Noah alongside Piolo Pascual, who has called her a 'thinking actress'. In 2011, she played Sophia in the critically acclaimed 100 Days to Heaven . In 2012, Jodi became her special participation as Young Olivia La Peña in the daytime drama series Mundo Man ay Magunaw until she rose up when she top-billed the sleeper hit Be Careful With My Heart as Maya dela Rosa along with Richard Yap who played her love interest, Richard Lim. The show became a success worldwide, spawning albums, worldwide tours, and concerts.



1999 Gimik Gretchen
1999 Tabing Ilog Georgina ”George” Fuentabella [4]
2000–02 Pangako Sa 'Yo Lia Buenavista [6]
2003 Darating ang Umaga Nicole del Fuego
2005 Pablo S. Gomez's Kampanerang Kuba Veronica Saavedra de Vera / Agatha
2005 Maalaala Mo Kaya Donna LeeEpisode: "Mariposang Dagat" [7]
2006Maalaala Mo KayaMilaEpisode: "Piso" [8]
2007 Walang Kapalit Cynthia Bermudez-Borromeo
2008 Ligaw na Bulaklak Marilyn Alegro
2008Maalaala Mo KayaIndayEpisode: "Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu" [9]
2008 Palos Carmela Canavarro
2008Maalaala Mo KayaAnnaEpisode: "Bracelet"
Credited as "Jodi Sta. Maria-Lacson"
2008 Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Cinema Collection: Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara Ruth Martinez
2009Maalaala Mo KayaMarilynEpisode: "Medal of Valor" [11]
2009 Tayong Dalawa Angela Dominguez
2009 Your Song: Gaano Kita Kamahal Carmela
2009Maalaala Mo KayaAimeeEpisode: "Reseta" [12]
2010Maalaala Mo KayaDollyEpisode: "Saranggola" [13]
2010 Tanging Yaman Marina Dimaguiba
2010Maalaala Mo Kaya Kris Aquino Episode: "Makinilya" [14]
2010–11 Noah Ruth de Leon-Perez [15] [16]
2011Maalaala Mo KayaDebbieEpisode: "Kwintas" [17]
2011 100 Days to Heaven Sophia Delgado / Tricia Manalastas
2012 Mundo Man ay Magunaw Young Olivia San Juan-La PeñaSpecial participation
2012Maalaala Mo KayaMilaEpisode: "Kamao" [18]
2012–14 Be Careful With My Heart Maya dela Rosa-Lim [19] [20]
2015–16 Pangako Sa 'Yo Amor De Jesus-Powers/ Amor De Jesus-Buenavista [21] [6]
2017Maalaala Mo KayaMarieEpisode: "Gatas"
2018 Sana Dalawa ang Puso Ramona "Mona" Bulalayao / Elisabeth "Lisa" Laureano [22]
2019 Sino ang May Sala? Filipina "Fina" Capuyan-Baniaga [23]
2020My Single LadyChona San Miguel
2020–2021 Ang sa Iyo ay Akin Marissa Pineda
2021 The Broken Marriage Vow Dra. Jill V. Ilustre


1999 Oo Na, Mahal Na Kung Mahal Patrick's girlCameo
2000 Anak Bernadette
2001Sugatang PusoKyla
2001 Bagong Buwan Dolor
2002 Jologs Faith
2003 Noon at Ngayon: Pagsasamang Kay Ganda Guia
2006 You Are The One Charry Malasmas
2010 Noy HerselfCameo [24]
2010 Cinco ElisaSegment: "Second: Paa"
2010 Third World Happy Aylinn
2010 My Amnesia Girl Flight Attendant
2013 Aparisyon Lourdes
2014 Maria Leonora Teresa Stella De Castro
2015 All You Need Is Pag-Ibig Mel
2016 The Achy Breaky Hearts Chinggay Villanueva [25] [26]
2017Dear Other SelfRebecca "Becky" Macadaeg
2019Second ComingBea
2019Man and WifeLuisa
2019ClaritaClarita Villanueva

Awards and nominations

2004 Star Circle Quest PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Talent Search Program Host
(with Luis Manzano)
N/AFace of the NightWon
2005 Star Circle Quest Best Talent Search Program Host
(with Luis Manzano)
2007 You Are the One PMPC Star Awards for MoviesMovie Supporting Actress of the YearNominated
Walang Kapalit PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Nominated
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya : "Maling Akala" Golden Screen TV Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Drama)Nominated
Sisa Cinemanila International Film Festival Digital Lokal-Best ActressWon
2009PMPC Star Awards for MoviesMovie Actress of the YearNominated
Golden Screen AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Drama)Nominated
2010Third World Happy Cinema One Originals Film Festival Best Supporting ActressWon
2011Chassis9th Gawad Tanglaw AwardsBest ActressWon
35th Gawad Urian Awards Best Actress Nominated
2012 100 Days to Heaven USTv Student's Choice AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Daily Local Soap OperaWon
2013MigrantePMPC Star Awards for MoviesBest ActressNominated
Golden Screen AwardsBest ActressNominated
FAMAS Awards Best Actress Nominated
Aparisyon 37th Gawad Urian Awards Best ActressNominated
Be Careful With My Heart PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Nominated
GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Loveteam on Television
(with Richard Yap)
Won [27]
Anak Makabata AwardIconic SealWon [28]
2014Paragala Central Luzon Media AwardsBest Television ActressWon
GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Loveteam on Television
(with Richard Yap)
Golden Screen TV AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Kapamilya TV Character Won
Face of The Year AwardsBest Foreign ActressWon [19] [20]
2015 All You Need Is Pag-Ibig Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Nominated [29]
Pangako Sa 'Yo TV Series Craze AwardsLeading Lady of The YearWon
GIC Innovation Awards for TelevisionMost Innovative ActressWon [30]
PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Nominated [31]
2016Anak Makabata AwardIconic SealWon [32]
14th Gawad Tanglaw AwardsBest Performance by an Actress (TV Series)Won
24th KBP Golden Dove Awards Best TV Actress in a Drama ProgramWon
International Emmy Awards International Emmy Award for Best Actress Nominated [33]
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Baby for Sale 31st PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Single Performance by an ActressNominated
2018 Dear Other Self 34th PMPC Star Awards for MoviesMovie Actress of the YearNominated
Sana Dalawa ang Puso 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama ActressNominated
2019 Sino ang Maysala? 33rd PMPC Star Awards for Television Nominated

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