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Judy Ann Santos

Judy Ann Santos

Judy Anne Lumagui Santos (screen name Judy Ann Santos), born May 11, 1978, comes from a brood of three siblings (Juday, Jackie and Jeffrey) and four half-siblings (three boys and one girl from her father's second marriage). Her older brother (now married with two kids), named Jeffrey, entered showbusiness earlier than Juday, and was the other half of a loveteam with Anna Roces.

One of ABS-CBN's prized properties, Juday (as the tv-film industry endearingly refers to her), ironically, received her first television break on rival GMA's tearjerker KAMING MGA ULILA megged by Argel Joseph as one of the kids in 1986. At the age of 10, Juday became a soap opera headliner in IBC-13's ULA, ANG BATANG GUBAT, again directed by Argel Joseph.

Becoming a resident child actress of Mother Lily's Regal Films and other independent film outfits, Juday honed her versatility by acting in different genres...from playing the young versions of Jean Garcia in IMPAKTITA and Snooky Serna in MADONNA, ANG BABAENG AHAS to a mere mortal friend of Alice Dixon's DYESEBEL to a ghostly apparition in Jose Javier Reyes' APARADOR episode in REGAL SHOCKER to the neglected daughter of Pops Fernandez and Eric Quizon in KUNG MAIBABALIK KO LANG to a young version of Lotlot de Leon in SANA MAHALIN MO AKO starring Ms. Nora Aunor and Mr. Tirso Cruz III and back to being one of the kids who can cry buckets in SILANG MGA SISIW SA LANSANGAN. Juday received a Best Child Actress nomination from FAMAS for the film THE LOST COMMAND.

More bit roles and supporting parts in NASAAN KA INAY?, SA AKIN PA RIN ANG BUKAS, DOG TAG (Jestoni Alarcon), MANILA BOY (Robin Padilla), SA PUSO KO HAHALIK ANG MUNDO, PAMILYA BANAL, BAWAL NA GAMOT PART 2, and FATHER EN SON (Dolphy) exposed Juday to the world of cinema in its varying forms - from drama to action to comedy and back - at a very young age. MARA CLARA came in 1992. Director Emil Cruz Jr., brother of Argel Joseph (directed KAMING MGA ULILA and ULA, ANG BATANG GUBAT), discovered the winning tandem of bida Judy Ann Santos and kontrabida Gladys Reyes. Starting from a 2:30pm timeslot until it moved to primetime, MARA CLARA lasted for five years, gave birth to the Juday-Wowie tandem (her first successful loveteam), and solidified Juday's reign as the heir apparent to the thrones of the late Julie Vega and Janice de Belen.

After Regal Films' SANA NAMAN became a runaway hit in 1996 (the first of many blockbusters with director Boots Plata and Juday's first lead movie role as a teen-ager), Star Cinema finally took notice and offered Juday her first movie under the production outfit - appropriately a movie version of MARA CLARA (directed by Emil Cruz Jr. and Jerry Lopez Sineneng). Regal Films' KUNG ALAM MO LANG (directed by Boots Plata) followed. In the same year, ABS-CBN handpicked Juday to play the lead role of wealthy Dianne Villaruel (as a departure from her poor and oppressed Mara and Esperanza characters) in the youth-oriented weekly dramedy entitled GIMIK! (directed by Laurent Dyogi) opposite the late Rico Yan (her second successful although short-lived loveteam). Juday was also launched in STAR DRAMA THEATER PRESENTS. She was the youngest actress to be featured in ABS-CBN's anthology before they featured other young stars. To this day, Juday holds the distinction of being the only young star who was featured three times (four episodes each) in STAR DRAMA THEATER PRESENTS. It was no wonder that in due time, Juday's masa appeal translated into endorsements. She became the new image model of Palmolive Naturals Shampoo.

Who would have thought that the tiny tot with chubby cheeks singing Sampung Mga Daliri, Kamay at Paa... in a popular toothpaste commercial just celebrated her 21st year in the business with a belated 20th anniversary special at the Araneta Coliseum no less?

A CERTIFIED BOX-OFFICE CROWD-DRAWER. A four-time winner of the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation. 1996 TEENAGE QUEEN OF PHILIPPINE MOVIES (Kung Alam Mo Lang, Mara Clara: The Movie, Sana Naman). 1997 TEENAGE QUEEN OF PHILIPPINE MOVIES (Sanggano, Ako Ba Ang Nasa Puso Mo?, Babae, Kulayan Natin Ang Bukas, Nasaan Ang Puso?, Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita?, Paano Ang Puso Ko?, Wow! Multo). 1998 MISS RP MOVIES (Kasal-kasalan...Sakalan, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, I'm Sorry My Love, Muling Ibalik Ang Tamis Ng Pag-ibig, Babangon Ang Huling Patak Ng Dugo). 1999 BOX-OFFICE QUEEN at the age of 21 (Esperanza: The Movie, Dito Sa Puso Ko, Isusumbong Kita Sa Tatay Ko, Gimik: The Reunion, My Pledge of Love). ISUSUMBONG KITA SA TATAY KO marked a milestone in her career because she played the daughter of the late Fernando Poe Jr. Two planned sequels ala-Father of The Bride never materialized. In succeeding years, she raked in 100 MILLION PESO PLUS certified blockbuster hits: Kahit Isang Saglit (2000), Bakit ‘Di Totohanin (2001), Till There Was You (2003), Don't Give Up On Us (2006), Kasal Kasali Kasalo (2006) and Ouija (2007).

A MULTI-FACETED PRIMETIME DRAMA SERIES QUEEN. Despite success as a film actress, ABS-CBN entrusted Juday with primetime programs like ESPERANZA (the finale remains one of the highest-rated episodes in the history of Philippine television), JUDY ANN DRAMA SPECIAL (a weekly anthology which again showcased her versatility with different genres and her chemistry with different leading men), SA PUSO KO IINGATAN KA (where she played a married woman for the first time opposite Piolo Pascual), BASTA'T KASAMA KITA (the live finale of the actionserye with Robin Padilla is a first in Philippine television and was cut short due to the swelling crowds), KRYSTALA (where she originated a new superheroine for her young fans), SA PILING MO (which garnered a semi-finalist slot in the International Emmy Awards and won the Best Primetime Drama Series from PMPC's Star Awards), and the current YSABELLA (the cooking-serye which continues to thrive despite experiencing all the timeslots between news programs TV Patrol and Bandila), with occasional comedic turns in fantasy/comedy series (WANSAPANATAYM pilot episode with the late Rico Yan and first season/second season opener of KOMIKS reprising Inday Bote and Inday sa Balitaw originated by Ms. Maricel Soriano) and more layered portrayals in drama series (MAALAALA MO KAYA - six times with two episodes - 'Basket' and 'Karnabal' - earning Best Drama statuettes).

THE OTHER-HALF OF THREE SUCCESSFUL LOVETEAMS. After Wowie de Guzman and the late Rico Yan, the search was on for Juday's next screen partner. The Juday-Wowie loveteam nurtured in MARA CLARA and ESPERANZA made a record twelve films for Viva/Neo (MY PLEDGE OF LOVE, DITO SA PUSO KO and LUV TXT), Regal/MAQ (SANA NAMAN, KUNG ALAM MO LANG, WOW! MULTO and NASAAN KA NANG KAILANGAN KITA?), Star (MARA CLARA, ESPERANZA, PAANO ANG PUSO KO? and 1998's MULING IBALIK ANG TAMIS NG PAG-IBIG directed by Boots Plata) and Crown Seven/Solar Films (1999's KASAL-KASALAN...SAKALAN directed by Edgardo Vinarao). Although Juday would still work with Wowie in LUV TXT (2001, directed by Rowell Santiago) for the last time, it was clear that a new loveteam in Juday-Piolo was born by accident during the last six months of ESPERANZA - THE SOAP OPERA (1998-1999) where Piolo Pascual was a villain-turned boyfriend-turned spurned lover of Juday.

Unlike the pairing with Rico Yan which was short-lived despite magazines crowning them as Most Popular Loveteam and a successful solo turn as a team-up in 1998's KAY TAGAL KITANG HININTAY directed by Rory Quintos (their other movies were an ensemble in 1997's GIMIK: THE REUNION directed by Laurenti Dyogi; and a love triangle with Wowie in 1999's PAANO ANG PUSO KO? directed by Rory Quintos), ABS-CBN and STAR CINEMA made the most of the Juday-Piolo phenomenon in the early years of their team-up. Unlike the pairing with Wowie de Guzman which was non-exclusive, meaning they can work with any and all film outfits under the sun, ABS-CBN and STAR CINEMA promptly made Juday-Piolo their exclusive property.

Juday enjoyed the best of both worlds. She became a most-sought after leading lady - teaming up with the likes of Mark Anthony Fernandez (1997's AKO BA ANG NASA PUSO MO? directed by Jose Javier Reyes), Jao Mapa (1997's BABAE directed by Lupita Kashiwahara), Onemig Bondoc (1998's I'M SORRY MY LOVE directed by then first-time filmmaker Joyce Bernal), Carlo Munoz (2001's LUV TXT directed by Rowell Santiago), Bong Revilla (2000's MINSAN KO LANG SASABIHIN directed by Danilo P. Cabreira) and Cesar Montano (1997's SANGGANO directed by Toto Natividad). She also became the other-half of another bankable loveteam. After a supporting role in 1999's ESPERANZA directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng, Piolo Pascual earned leading man status together with Leandro Munoz in KAHIT ISANG SAGLIT (2000, directed by Gilbert Perez). Sans a love triangle, it was all Juday-Piolo sweating it out in the boxing ring of love in BAKIT 'DI TOTOHANIN (2001, directed by Boots Plata). Both movies passed the 100 MILLION PESO mark despite the prevailing industry slump back then.

2002 IS A TURNING POINT IN HER CAREER DECISION-MAKING. Despite the dwindling number of movies and theaters closing everywhere, Juday had an extraordinary number of releases in 2002. In quick succession, Walang Iwanan, Peksman (with Jinggoy Estrada and Bayani Agbayani) was followed by May Pag-ibig Pa Kaya? (with Luis Alandy, Matet de Leon and Gladys Reyes), Akala Mo (with Dingdong Dantes, Candy Pangilinan, and Dennis Padilla), Magkapatid (with Sharon Cuneta, Christopher de Leon and Dingdong Dantes), Pakisabi Na Lang Na Mahal Ko Siya (with Cogie Domingo, Alessandra de Rossi, and KC Montero), a cameo role with Piolo Pascual in Jologs (directed by KAHIT ISANG SAGLIT's Gilbert Perez), and Jeannie, Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang? (with Robin Padilla and Tanya Garcia). After experiencing a euphoric high with the critical and commercial success of MAGKAPATID (2002 MANILA FILM FESTIVAL'S BEST FILM AND TOPGROSSER), Juday did not hide her disappointment in the outcome of her first movie with Robin Padilla. In a revealing interview, Juday confessed that the time to choose her roles carefully could not have come at an opportune time because fewer movies are being made. MAGKAPATID (directed by Joel Lamangan), marking many firsts in her career, such as playing a mother of two kids, mouthing suggestive dialogue, and engaging in sensitive scenes, opened her eyes that she has so much more to give as an actress. Tagged as Flopsina Queen back then due to the high box-office standards expected of her movies despite the producers enjoying decent profits from the films she made with shoestring budgets, Juday determined to change her 'lagarista' ways in order to concentrate on one-film-at-a-time.

A MULTI-NOMINATED SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN DRAMATIC FILMS. Despite early nominations from highly-acclaimed films such as BABAE (1997 MMFF, directed by Lupita Kashiwahara, starring Nora Aunor and the late Nida Blanca) and NASAAN ANG PUSO? (1997 MMFF, FAMAS, FAP, directed by Chito Rono, starring Maricel Soriano, Ronaldo Valdez and Christopher de Leon), Juday did not impress the jurors enough in the various award-giving bodies to reward her thespic skills not to mention the competition back then was more stiff if you consider that more movies were being made which meant that more performances were being evaluated. Juday almost clinched her first Best Actress trophy on the heels of the Box Office Queen title for 1999. For her star turn in ESPERANZA (her third second tv-turned-into-film after appearing at the end of GIMIK: THE REUNION), the buzz was great but in the end, it was Ms. Elizabeth Oropesa who won in the hotly-contested 1999 Metro Manila Film Festival. Another almost-win happened in 2002's Manila Film Festival but Juday was placed in the Best Actress category competing against Ms. Sharon Cuneta who eventually won for the same movie MAGKAPATID (2002, directed by Joel Lamangan). Ms. Gloria Romero, who won in the Best Supporting Actress category, was quoted as saying that had Juday been in the same category, Juday would have won hands down over her. For MAGKAPATID, Juday received her first PMPC STAR AWARDS for MOVIES nomination and her first GAWAD URIAN nomination in the right category. 2003 IS THE YEAR OF THE BIG COMEBACK. Always the bridesmaid but never the bride seemed to be the perfect adage for Juday until a pivotal role in an ensemble movie MANO PO 2 (directed by Erik Matti, starring Susan Roces, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Lorna Tolentino and Christopher de Leon) made all the difference. Earning a second nomination from the PMPC STAR AWARDS for MOVIES, it was the rival award-giving body ENTERTAINMENT PRESS SOCIETY's 1st GOLDEN SCREEN AWARDS which gave her the Best Supporting Actress trophy for MANO PO 2, a 2003 Metro Manila Film Festival entry. Early in the year, the last Juday-Piolo project before the loveteam rested unspooled in cinemas. TILL THERE WAS YOU (2003, directed by Joyce Bernal), earned critical and commercial success, and was adjudged the Number Two Top-Grossing Movie of the Year. On the television front, SA PUSO KO IINGATAN KA ended and BASTA'T KASAMA KITA ushered in the actionserye trend. ABS-CBN was still at the height of its ratings dominance over GMA so both series easily topped the competition in Mega Manila and Nationwide Ratings from start to finish.

2004 IS THE BANNER YEAR. THANKS TO JOEL LAMANGAN AND RICKY LEE AND MOTHER LILY. After winning her first film acting trophy in April for MANO PO 2, a dramedy ensemble with Maricel Soriano, Eric Quizon and Dina Bonnevie opened shortly before Juday's 27th birthday. Playing an OFW saddled with an unaffectionate child and a deceitful husband, Juday received favorable reviews for her natural comic flair in I WILL SURVIVE, a musical-drama-comedy hybrid. Once more, she proved her versatility in making the audience laugh, cry, dance and sing. After rewarding the theatergoers with several blockbusters in the past, Juday has nothing to prove in the box-office arena anymore, so she opted to satisfy her creative juices. For the 2004 Manila Film Festival, an entirely different Lamangan-Lee collaboration unveiled her most adult performance yet. In her desire to elevate her status to another level, she threw all caution to the wind by accepting SABEL. Pikit-mata ko itong ginawa. Earning richly deserved raves from discriminating critics, she successfully transformed from a loving daughter to a rebellious daughter to a promiscuous girlfriend to a well-liked nun to a rape victim to a volatile live-in lover to a murderer to a lesbian mother at peace with her life at last. Regarded as Ms. Nora Aunor's closest rival in the ensuing Manila Film Festival Best Actress race, a victorious but gracious Superstar paid tribute to Juday: "Sa mga kabataang artista natin ngayon, nag-iisa lang siya." And with a miniscule budget, SABEL emerged as MFF's genuine topgrosser. After tackling the many facets of SABEL with stunning success, she embarked upon a three-phase character metamorphosis in the 2004 Metro Manila Film Festival-Philippines entry AISHITE IMASU (MAHAL KITA) 1941. From a peace-loving Inya (loyal friend and devoted wife) to a steadily suffering Inyang (agonizing miscarriages, conflicting allegiances and heartbreaking death) to a gun-toting Ka Berto (avenging her husband's death, fighting for her country's freedom and cradling her dying best friend), Juday's acting was tour-de-force again. If the psychological study SABEL was done in only 17 days, the period film AISHITE IMASU adjusted to a one-or-two-day-a-week shooting schedule because of Juday's back-to-back taping of BASTA'T KASAMA KITA and KRYSTALA. The always-humble Juday never expected to win. "Are you kidding? With Vilma Santos in this year's film fest for Mano Po 3, what do you think is my chance? They also said that last June with SABEL. But with Nora Aunor also having an entry in that festival, I knew malabo talaga akong manalo."

2005 IS AN AWARD-WINNING YEAR. When it rains, it definitely pours. Juday welcomed 2005 with Best Actress nominations for all of her film releases in 2004 - AISHITE IMASU (DRAMA), I WILL SURVIVE (COMEDY) and SABEL (DRAMA) - from all the award-giving bodies except for Young Critics Circle. In addition to this rare feat, she vied with herself in preliminary deliberations for her two dramatic performances (SABEL and AISHITE IMASU), and was the only lead actress with entries in both the June 2004 (SABEL) and December 2004 (AISHITE IMASU) filmfests. GAWAD TANGLAW acknowledged her artistry in SABEL with a Chairman's Award for Excellence in Acting. Entertainment Press Society, Inc. bestowed Juday with her first-ever Best Actress trophy for SABEL in the 2nd GOLDEN SCREEN AWARDS besting Nora and Vilma at last. And in another extraordinary accomplishment, the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino recognized her with the much-coveted GAWAD URIAN for SABEL in just her second time as a nominee over Nora (Ms. Aunor won for Naglalayag over Juday's performance in SABEL) and Vilma (Ms. Santos won for Mano Po 3 over Juday's performance in Aishite Imasu) once more. Other nominations include FAP and FAMAS for SABEL; PMPC STAR and PASADO for AISHITE IMASU; and ENPRESS GOLDEN SCREEN for I WILL SURVIVE. And, if that is not enough, after several well-earned nominations (for BASTA'T KASAMA KITA from both PMPC STAR and GOLDEN SCREEN; for her MAALAALA MO KAYA 'Karnabal' episode from PMPC STAR; and for ESPERANZA from PMPC STAR), Juday finally brought home a long overdue Best Drama Actress trophy for her superheroine role in KRYSTALA in December 2005 from the PMPC STAR AWARDS for TV.

2006 IS A BLOCKBUSTER YEAR. Deciding to take a much-needed break from taping soap operas and shooting film projects after KRYSTALA ended in April 2005, Juday starred in two January releases: the ensemble drama MISS PINOY (directed by first-time filmmaker Bona Fajardo), a film about overseas Filipino workers screened only in Hong Kong (Juday's first digital movie), and DON'T GIVE UP ON US (directed by Joyce Bernal), a more adult romantic drama with Piolo Pascual, the 4th 100 MILLION PESO PLUS movie of this team which certainly proved to all doubters that the Juday-Piolo loveteam is here to stay despite going head to head with CHRONICLES of NARNIA and a three-year absence on the big screen.

Despite no regular TV series, Juday was still seen on the small screen. Touted by ABS-CBN as their lucky charm for new shows, Juday's INDAY BOTE and INDAY SA BALITAW episodes opened the successful KOMIKS fantasy program's first and second seasons respectively. Juday's third episode reprising Ms. Nora Aunor's SUPER GEE role has yet to air. For her most daring soap opera role so far as battered wife and self-sacrificing mom Jennifer/Katherine in SA PILING MO, Juday received a PMPC Star Awards Best Drama actress nomination while SA PILING MO went home with the Best Primetime Drama Series statuette. Juday also received another nomination for Best Single Performance by an Actress for MAALAALA MO KAYA's Rosaryo after turning in another memorable episode entitled Swing where she played a dying woman carrying on a May-December affair with a callboy (played by newcomer Jason Abalos).

Before the year came to an end, Juday and Ryan Agoncillo co-starred in the Metro Manila Film Festival-Philippines Most-Awarded Film and Certified Topgrosser KASAL, KASALI, KASALO. Written and directed by Jose Javier Reyes, the film also boasted of a scene-stealing performance by Ms. Gina Pareno. Juday was surprised to win the Best Actress trophy from the festival committee for a largely comedic role. The first full-length film pairing of Juday and Ryan was preceded by a cameo role of Juday in Ryan's first digital film Umaaraw, Umuulan.

2007 IS THE ROLLERCOASTER ANNIVERSARY YEAR. Juday won two more Best Actress trophies for her wacky newlywed portrayal of Angie in KASAL, KASALI, KASALO from rival press organizations ENPRESS GOLDEN SCREEN and PMPC STAR. It was during these awards shows that the personal rifts between Juday and Joyce; and between Ryan and Piolo became tabloid fodder. Meanwhile, persistent rumors of Juday moving to GMA was permanently silenced when Juday signed a two-year contract with ABS-CBN and a five-picture deal with STAR CINEMA.

ABS-CBN mounted a BELATED 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (Juday considers her discovery for Kaming Mga Ulila on her 8th birthday as her start in showbusiness) that gathered Juday's friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry. Juday opened the show with a song-and-dance medley in a skimpy outfit that wowed the Araneta Coliseum crowd. The television special became controversial for the obvious no-shows: Sharon Cuneta and Piolo Pascual. Expected to propose marriage at the event, host Ryan Agoncillo did not.

STAR RECORDS released MUSIKA NG BUHAY KO. This cd is a compilation of movie and tv theme songs personally hand-picked by Juday. She sings on two tracks: Thanks To You and Ikaw Lang. Juday has two certified platinum albums with VIVA RECORDS (1999's self-titled debut and 2001's Bida Ng Buhay Ko).

OUIJA, Juday's first movie in 2007, marked many firsts. First full-length film with Jolina Magdangal. First full-length role in the horror genre. First time to work for GMA FILMS with VIVA FILMS as co-producer. It would have also been the first GMA movie to premiere internationally but Juday's manager, Alfie Lorenzo, claimed that VIVA bungled the video distribution rights by giving it to GMA's rival STAR CINEMA, thus pre-empting the planned overseas screenings. Juday and Jolina experienced another earlier disappointment when they were not allowed to promote on ABS-CBN. Nevertheless, the movie earned good reviews for first-time director (in a full-length mainstream movie) Topel Lee, was RATED A by the CINEMA EVALUATION BOARD, and grossed over 100 MILLION PESOS in the Philippines. A sequel is planned for 2008.

Before SAKAL, SAKALI, SAKLOLO was shown as Star Cinema's Official Entry to the 2007 Metro Manila Film Festival-Philippines, Piolo and Ryan reconciled during the wake of actress Maja Salvador's father. However, Juday said that she sees no Juday-Piolo project anytime soon. Juday then received two more Best Actress trophies - this time from FAMAS and FAP. It should be noted that Juday's performance in KASAL, KASALI, KASALO merited her first-ever wins from MMFF, ENPRESS (Musical or Comedy category), PMPC, FAMAS and FAP - almost giving her a GRAND SLAM. Both KKK and SSS were RATED A by the CINEMA EVALUATION BOARD and SSS also became the filmfest's CERTIFIED TOPGROSSER.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2008? The soap opera YSABELLA may be ending on January 18 but the pairing of Juday and Derek Ramsay continues in the teleserye HABANG MAY BUHAY (earmarked for the last quarter of 2008). The horror flick KULAM by writer-director Jun Lana reuniting Juday with Dennis Trillo (Aishite Imasu) and TJ Trinidad (I Will Survive) is expected to resume filming soon. Upcoming projects include the indie film PLONING to be shot entirely in Cuyo, Palawan; the sequel to OUIJA for GMA-VIVA; and another Juday-Ryan flick for REGAL FILMS.

THE NUMBERS. An award-winning and multi-nominated film and television actress. Juday has 8 Best Actress trophies, 1 Best Supporting Actress trophy, and 25+ acting nominations including Best Child Actress. Juday has appeared in 60+ films, 10 tv series (Kaming Mga Ulila to Ysabella), and 2 drama anthologies (Star Drama Theatre Presents and Judy Ann Drama Special).

A certified box-office royalty. Juday was crowned Box Office Queen at the age 19 for Isusumbong Kita Sa Tatay Ko where she shared top-billing with the late Fernando Poe Jr. Isusumbong is the first Philippine-produced film to have reached more than 100 Million Pesos in domestic ticket sales. Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo is her 8th 100+ Million Peso movie. Juday is the only actress in her generation to alternate among STAR, REGAL and VIVA as an above-the-title artist.

A top celebrity endorser. Marcella's accessories, Modess, Familia Houseware, ForMe apparel, Flawless skin care center, Fitrum, Tuseran, Selecta icecream, Pacific Blue eyewear and watches, M. Lhuillier pawnshops, to name a few.

A favorite cover girl. COSMOPOLITAN (2006), PREVIEW (2007), MOD (2006 and 2007), METRO (2007), MARIE CLAIRE (2007), and YES! 100 MOST BEAUTIFUL STARS SPECIAL EDITION (2007).

Here's to the next twenty years of challenging roles and award-winning performances on television and on film. In her PERSONA interview after she won the much-coveted GAWAD URIAN for SABEL, Juday enumerated her wish list of directors and leading men. Cesar Montano. Marilou Diaz-Abaya. Olivia Lamasan. Laurice Guillen. Jericho Rosales. Christopher de Leon. Aga Muhlach. Richard Gomez. Albert Martinez. With the rate her career is going, I won't be surprised if all of Juday's wishes come true!

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Judy Ann Santos Facts

BirthdayMay 11, 1978 (44)
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Judy Ann Santos compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Ploning (2008) as Ploning
Ouija/Kulam (2007) user recommendation as Aileen/Mira
Don't Give Up On Us (2006) as Abby Trinidad
Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo/ Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo (2006) as Angie
Sa Piling Mo (2006) tv as Jennifer/Katherine
Aishite Imasu (Mahal Kita) 1941 (2004) as Inya
Sabel (2004) as Sabel (breakthrough)
Basta't Kasama Kita (2003) tv as Princess
Till There Was You (2003) as Joanna Boborol
Magkapatid/Mano Po 2 (2002) as Lisa/Grace
Kahit Isang Saglit (2000) as Annie
Isusumbong Kita sa Tatay Ko (1999) as Joey
Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (1998) as Anna
Babae (1997) as Alex
Nasaan ang Puso (1997) as Ria
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