Chynna Ortaleza

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Chynna Ortaleza
Born Lara Serena Roque Ortaleza
(1982-12-06) December 6, 1982 (age 32)
Quezon City, Philippines
Other names Chyns
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Lara Serena Roque Ortaleza (born December 6, 1982), better known as Chynna Ortaleza, is a Filipino actress, television host, and Model.

She is currently a contract star of GMA Network mostly as antagonist scheming woman.


Chynna Ortaleza was a spunky 12-year-old when she landed her first TV gig as a junior reporter on the kiddie magazine show 5 & Up. She left the show after three years to concentrate on her studies, but re-entered the national consciousness right after graduating from high school, when she became known as Sprite's Kitikitxt girl via a popular TV commercial that ended up launching her showbiz career.

Packaged as the sweet girl-next-door, Ortaleza was cast as Mimi on GMA Network's teen drama, Click. She was soon paired with heartthrob Richard Gutierrez and quickly became identified as one-half of a highly successful love team. Their team-up gained a loyal following and was featured on many teen-oriented shows and primetime soap operas, and even landed on the silver screen.

In 2004, Ortaleza and Gutierrez parted ways. She decided that it was time to grow as a solo artist and focus on her hosting career for a while. After the success of the first season of StarStruck, Ortaleza hosted the StarStruck's Friday live show, Stage 1 Live, with Cogie Domingo and Raymond Gutierrez. Stage 1 Live was cancelled after one season. She was then added to the new youth segment of SOP (Sobrang Okey Pare), titled as SOP Gimikada then changed to SOP Gigsters. She was then cast as host in the second season of 3R with Iza Calzado and Bettina Carlos. She also added to the cast of Joyride, a youth drama show aired every afternoon as Leah someone from the past of Jason (Cogie Domingo).

In 2005, Ortaleza shed the teenybopper image once and for all in a provocative yet tasteful pictorial for the first issue of Pump Magazine. She was also a part of Metro Magazine and FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World." Ready for more challenging and mature roles, Ortaleza worked one more time with Gutierrez as the sultry vixen, Rebecca in the soap opera Sugo. She also joined the MTV VJ Hunt and became one of the 16 finalists though she did not won the said title, she got the People Choice awards.

For the year 2006, Ortaleza was on the list again of FHM 100 sexiest women.

Throughout her showbiz career, Ortaleza has proven that she is more than just a pretty face. Smart, spirited and multi-talented, she is one of the better actresses of her generation and is continually honing her craft. She has definitely grown up, but she still hasn't lost that raw spunk. She currently brings to life the character of Colleen on Second Chances.

Notable roles[edit]

Ortaleza is perhaps known for her role as Stella in the gay-themed series My Husband's Lover and she also receives good reviews for her performance as young Cherie Gil in Legacy.



Year Title Role Network
2015 The Rich Man's Daughter Batchi Luna GMA Network
Second Chances Colleen Paredes †
2014 Dading Celine Pacheco
2013 Adarna Janelle
My Husband's Lover Stella
Kakambal ni Eliana Minerva
2012 Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga Olga Villavicer / Dolce
Luna Blanca Divine Alvarez
Legacy Young Eva
2011 Pahiram ng Isang Ina Sophia
Pepito Manaloto Nancy
Magic Palayok Natasha Ledesma
2010 Jillian: Namamasko Po Mavic
Sine Novela: Trudis Liit Precious Toledo
Claudine Lisa
Dear Friend: Tisay Danielle
Diz Iz It Guest Celebrity Judge
The Last Prince[1] Lourdez
2009 Adik Sa'Yo Lisa
SRO Cinemaserye: The Eva Castillo Story Pilar
Dear Friend: Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay Dianne
Sine Novela: Paano Ba Ang Mangarap? Maya Benitez
2008 Codename: Asero Fran Guevarra
2007 La Vendetta Joanna Alumpihit
Sine Novela: Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso Mabelle
2006 Atlantika Vera
Now and Forever: Linlang Jane
2005 Sugo Rebecca
Love to Love 7: Haunted Love House Nadia
Bahay Mo Ba 'To Tingting
2003 Love to Love 2: My 1, 2 Love Nikki
Love to Love: Maid For Each Other Jen
Joyride Lea
2002 Click Barkada Hunt Host/Herself
Maynila Various
Habang Kapiling Ka Donna Javellana
Campus Romance Various
2001 GMA Telecine Specials Various
Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Melanie Fuentebella
2001 Click Mimi Santiago

As herself[edit]

Title Role Network
Follow That Star Guest GMA News TV
Bubble Gang Guest GMA Network
Pinoy M.D. Mga Doktor ng Bayan Guest
Party Pilipinas Guest Performer
Diz Iz It Guest Celebrity Judge
Eat Bulaga Guest
SOP Host
3R Host
SOP Gigsters Host
StarStruck Stage 1 Live Host
Click Barkada Hunt Host
5 and Up Host


  • (2014) #Y Indie Film as Abby
  • (2014) Hustisya Indie Film as Kristal
  • (2014) Dementia as Olivia
  • (2014) Basement as Angela
  • (2013) Ano Ang Kulay Ng Mga Nakalimutang Pangarap? Indie Film as Monette
  • (2013) Menor de Edad Indie Film as Nancy
  • (2012) Migrante Indie Film as Edna
  • (2009) Forget Me Not Indie Film as Karla
  • (2005) Kilig, Pintig, Yanig Indie Film as Mitch
  • (2004) Kuya as Jill
  • (2003) Mano Po 2: My Home as Yna
  • (2002) Bakit Papa as Chiqui

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Awards/Critics Award Result
2013 61st FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actress (Migrante) Nominated


  1. ^ Garcia, Rose (4 November 2009). "Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal star in new GMA-7 telefantasya". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 19 August 2013.