Isabel Oli

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Isabel Oli
Born Maria Olivia S. Daytia
(1981-10-20) October 20, 1981 (age 32)
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Alma mater University of San Jose - Recoletos
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2004-present

Maria Olivia S. Daytia better known as Isabel Oli (born October 20, 1981 in Cebu City, Philippines) is a Filipina model and television and movie actress.

Background[edit]

Isabel is the youngest of seven children of Filipino father of Chinese descent and a Filipina-Spanish mother. Isabel graduated from the University of San Jose - Recoletos in Cebu with the degree of Information Technology.

She started to get the attention of the viewers when she landed a role in the Max's of Manila restaurant commercial with multi-awarded actor Piolo Pascual. She started her acting career in ABS-CBN in 2004 via It Might Be You and a Maalaala Mo Kaya episode with John Prats and Baron Geisler before moving to GMA Network in 2005.

However, it was her similarly named role of Isabel, the leading lady to matinee idol, Richard Gutierrez in Sugo, that launched her to full stardom, her exposure on Sugo also landed her a role on the GMA Films's summer 2006 offering Moments of Love, playing Dingdong Dantes's younger sister on the film. Her face currently graces the covers of glossy magazines, billboards and print ads, and appears regularly on GMA-TV shows. Isabel played her villain role Rosita, originally played by award winning actress Lorna Tolentino, in Sine Novela: Maging Akin Ka Lamang opposite Nadine Samonte and Polo Ravales. Then she played Bernadette, a scorpion heroine as Alakdanessa, in Gagambino opposite Dennis Trillo.

In 2009, she was supposed to be one of the main villains in GMA Network's Darna. starring alongside Marian Rivera as Babaeng Tuod but she turned down the project due to her father's illness. Instead, she played as Iza Calzado's antagonist in her second Sine Novela, Kaya Kong Abutin Ang Langit. Isabel Oli also played the much-coveted role of Elaine in the Philippine Version of the Korean 2004 TV Series, Full House. Isabel Oli is part of the cast for the movie Rosario, featuring Jennylyn Mercado, an MMFF 2010 entry to be shown on December 25, 2010. In March 2014, she returns to ABS-CBN and she was casted as Chef Bernadette Cruz in Annaliza for her final appearance.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2014 Banana Split Herself ABS-CBN
The Singing Bee Herself Guest Player
ASAP Herself Guest
Annaliza Bernadette Cruz
2013 Magkano Ba Ang Pag-ibig? Richelle Mangahas GMA Network
Forever Monique Del Prado
2012 Day Off Host GMA News TV
Sports Pilipinas
Faithfully Megan Briones GMA Network
2011 Daldalita May
Captain Barbell Ang Pagbabalik Melanie Ocampo
2010 Party Pilipinas Herself
2009/2010 SOP Rules
Full House Elaine Villavicencio
2009 Sine Novela: Kaya Kong Abutin Ang Langit Therese Gardamonte
Rosalinda Rica (Guest role)
Dear Friend: Bakasyonista Gina
Suddenly Its Magic! Tesa
2008/2009 Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino Bernadette Albuento
2008 Sine Novela: Maging Akin Ka Lamang Rosita Monteverde
2007 Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang Selinda
Mga Mata ni Anghelita Teresa
2006 Atlantika Alona
Love to Love Season 11 Cristy / Tintin
I Luv NY Wendy
2005/2006 Love to Love Season 9 Arlene
Sugo Isabel
2004 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Trolley Imelda ABS-CBN
It Might Be You Aretha (credited as Olivia Daytia)

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Studio
2010 Rosario Carmen CinemaBuhay and Studio 5
2010 You to Me Are Everything Megan GMA Films
2006 Moments of Love Ava GMA Films

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