Coleen García

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Coleen García
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Born Danielle Claudine Ortega García
(1992-09-24) September 24, 1992 (age 24)
Mandaluyong, Philippines
Occupation Actress, model, television host
Years active 2011–present
Height 5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Partner(s) Billy Crawford (2014–present)

Danielle Claudine "Coleen" Ortega García (born September 24, 1992) is a Filipino commercial model and actress. 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]

García 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.[1] García has Spanish descent, as her family is based in Barcelona by her parents Carlos Garcia (former coach of Letran Knights) and Myraquel Ortigas Garcia.[2]


Early beginnings[edit]

García 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, Lewis & Pearl Cologne alongside Enrique Gil as "Angel" and as "Matina" for Nestea alongside Neil Coleta.[3]


García has been under contract with ABS-CBN's Star Magic group of talents since 2011.[4] 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.[5] In 2012, García 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.[6] She starred in the afternoon primetime teleserye Pasión de Amor.

Personal life[edit]

In 2014, García began dating her It's Showtime co-host, Billy Crawford.[7] The two became engaged on December 20, 2016.[8]



Year Title Role Network Type of Role
2017 Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin Isabel Reyes ABS-CBN Main role / Antagonist
2015-2016 Pasión De Amor Jimena "Jamie" Elizondo-Samonte Main role / Protagonist
2013 Little Champ Alice Main role / Protagonist
2012 Oka Tokat Maria Main role / Protagonist
2012-2016 It's Showtime Herself Co-Host
2011-2012 My Binondo Girl Marissa Main role / Antagonist
2011 Good Vibes Monique Castillejo Main role / Protagonist


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'[10] Arkisha Star Cinema, Viva Films
2016 Love Me Tomorrow Janine Monteagudo Star Cinema
2017 Extra Service Emerald/Maldita Skylight Films, Star Cinema

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
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
2012 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Reality/Game Show Host It's Showtime Won


  1. ^ "Coleen Garcia goes back to school: "I miss challenging myself academically and I have been constantly looking for it!"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA New Media. September 27, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Coleen Garcia, Billy Crawford fly to Spain after engagement". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. December 24, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Coleen Garcia Biography". Pinoy Chika Online. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "COLEEN GARCIA Artist Profile". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hotbirthdays: Coleen Garcia". Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Why is Coleen no longer on 'It's Showtime'". ABS-CBN Corporation. January 19, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Throwback: Was this the start of the Billy-Coleen romance?". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. December 22, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Coleen Garcia, Billy Crawford now engaged". The Philippine Star. December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  9. ^ "#Y | Cinemalaya 2015". Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Derek Ramsay on settling his rift with ABS-CBN: "May malaking tinik na natanggal sa puso ko."". Retrieved 12 August 2015. 

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