Coleen García

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Coleen Garcia-Crawford
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Garcia in 2013
Danielle Claudine Ortega Garcia

(1992-09-24) September 24, 1992 (age 27)
Mandaluyong, Philippines
OccupationActress, model, television personality
Years active2011–present
m. 2018)

Danielle Claudine Ortega Garcia-Crawford[1] (born September 24, 1992), known professionally as Coleen Garcia, is a Filipino actress, host, and model. From 2012 to 2016 she was a host on the variety show It's Showtime, having since left the programme to focus on her acting career. She since starred in the 2016 film Love Me Tomorrow.

Early life[edit]

Garcia studied at the Southville International School and Colleges in Las Piñas from nursery until sixth grade, then transferred to Veritas Parochial School, BF Homes, Phase 1 also in Parañaque, where she served as an editor-in-chief for their high school paper The Wire and part of the school's student council and outreach program. She returned to Southville for college, where she is taking up psychology through blended learning. Garcia is of Spanish descent, as her family is based in Malaga Spain by her parent. Her father Jose Luis Garcia is of Spanish Filipino descent and her mother Maria Paz Ortega is of Filipino descent. Garcia is the eldest child of 4 Siblings, who are Mario Joaquin Luis Garcia (born on June 6, 1997), Paolo Javier Ortega Garcia (born on August 5, 2000), and Iñigo Ortega Singson (born January 2004).[2]


Early beginnings[edit]

Garcia started as a commercial model as early as age 2, when she and her mom appeared in a commercial for Johnson & Johnson. At nine years old, she was an image model for Just G, the teens line for Gingersnaps. As she entered her teen years, she starred in a commercial endorsement alongside John Lloyd Cruz for Skin White, alongside Enrique Gil as "Angel" for Lewis & Pearl Cologne, and alongside Neil Coleta as "Matina" for Nestea.


Garcia has been under contract with ABS-CBN's Star Magic group of talents since 2011.[3] She first appeared in Maalaala Mo Kaya episode School I.D., and was cast alongside ex-Lewis & Pearl partner Enrique Gil and ex-PBB Teen housemates James Reid, Devon Seron, Fretzie Bercede and Yen Santos in a teen-oriented show Good Vibes. She also made appearance in other ABS-CBN shows and teleseryes such as My Binondo Girl, Wansapanataym, Oka Tokat, Little Champ, among others. In 2012, Garcia became a co-host for the noontime variety show It's Showtime. In January 2016, she announced that she had departed It's Showtime to prioritize her acting career.[4] She starred in the afternoon primetime teleserye Pasión de Amor. After Pasion de Amor, she is set to star a pre-afternoon drama series together with Gerald Anderson, Kim Chiu and her Pasion de Amor co-cast, Jake Cuenca.

Personal life[edit]

In 2014, Garcia began dating her It's Showtime co-host, Billy Crawford.[5] The two became engaged on December 20, 2016,[6] and married on April 20, 2018.[7] On May 1, 2020, they announced that they were expecting their first child on Instagram.[8]



Year Title Role Network
2018 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Burger Stand Remy ABS-CBN
2017-2018 Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin Isabel Reyes
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Medical Result Rina
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kadena Pauleen
2015-2016 Pasión De Amor Jimena "Jamie" Elizondo
2013 Little Champ Alice
2012 Oka Tokat Maria
2012-2016 It's Showtime Co-host
2011-2012 My Binondo Girl Marissa
2011 Good Vibes Monique Castillejo


Year Title Role Film Producer
2011 Oh! Pa ra sa ta u wa yeah Matima short film
2013 She's the One Mandy Star Cinema
2014 #Y[9] Janna independent film
2015 Ex with Benefits Arkisha Aragon Star Cinema, Viva Films
2016 Love Me Tomorrow Janine Monteagudo Star Cinema
2017 Extra Service Emerald/Maldita Skylight Films, Star Cinema
2018 Sin Island Kanika Santiago Star Cinema
2020 Mia Mia Salazar Insight 360, Viva Films

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2017 GEMS - Guild of Educators, Mentors and Students Awards Best Actress MMK Episode: Kadena Nominated
2015 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women Girls of FHM Ranked 12
2015 Candy Magazine’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards The Winning Squad - July 2015 Cover Issue Candy Magazine Won
2015 31st PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actress of the Year #Y Nominated
2012 2012 Yahoo! OMG Awards Best Female Newcomer Good Vibes Nominated


  1. ^ "Coleen Garcia: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Coleen Garcia, Billy Crawford fly to Spain after engagement". ABS-CBN News. December 24, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "COLEEN GARCIA Artist Profile". ABS-CBN. Archived from the original on October 1, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "Why is Coleen no longer on 'It's Showtime'". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN Corporation. January 19, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "Throwback: Was this the start of the Billy-Coleen romance?". ABS-CBN News. December 22, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  6. ^ "Coleen Garcia, Billy Crawford now engaged". The Philippine Star. December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  7. ^ "Coleen Garcia, Billy Crawford tie the knot in Balesin". GMA News. April 20, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Coleen Garcia Crawford sur Instagram : It's been over 5 months now. And just like that, we're more than halfway through! 🤰🏻❤️ We found out earlier this year, but I've been…". Instagram (in French). Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  9. ^ "#Y | Cinemalaya 2015". Archived from the original on August 16, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.

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