Isabel Oli

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Isabel Oli Prats
Born Maria Olivia Daytia [1]
(1981-10-20) October 20, 1981 (age 34)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Other names Olive Oli, Liv Oli
Alma mater University of San Jose - Recoletos
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2004–2016
Agent GMA Artist Center (2005–2013)
ABS-CBN (2004–2005; 2014–2016)
Spouse(s) John Prats (m. 2015)
Children 1

Maria Olivia Daytia (born October 20, 1981), better known by the screen name Isabel Oli, is a Filipina model, and television and movie actress.


Isabel is the youngest of seven children of Filipino father of Chinese descent and a Filipina mother of Spanish descent. Isabel finished her secondary education at Cebu Eastern College and college degree 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' 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 antagonist and 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. On March 3, 2014, Oli returns to ABS-CBN from her rival network because she was the special finale participation as Chef Bernadette Cruz in Annaliza alongside Andrea Brillantes.

Personal life[edit]

On September 24, 2014, her long-time boyfriend, actor John Prats, organized a flash mob and proposed to her in Eastwood City.[2] On May 16, 2015, Prats and Oli married in Batangas.[3] Their first child, a daughter, was born in April 2016.[4]



Year Title Role Type of Role Network
2015 Bridges of Love Atty. Malaya Cabrera Additional Main Cast ABS-CBN
Ipaglaban Mo: Dahil Mahal Mo Siya Rebecca Guest/Main Role
Pablo S. Gomez's Inday Bote young adult Lita Vargas Special Participation
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Takure Maricar
2014 Wansapanataym Presents: My App Boyfie Young Stella Tuason Guest Role
It's Showtime Holy Week Special
Banana Split Herself
The Singing Bee Herself Guest Player
It's Showtime Herself Guest Hurado
ASAP Herself Guest
Ipaglaban Mo: Ako ang Nauna Rosa Guest/Main Role
Annaliza Chef. Bernadette Cruz Special Finale Participation
2013 Magkano Ba Ang Pag-ibig? Richelle Mangahas Main role / Antagonist GMA Network
Forever Margarita "Monique" Del Prado / Angelica "Angelique" Del Vida
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 Main role / Antagonist
2009 Sine Novela: Kaya Kong Abutin Ang Langit Therese Gardamonte Supporting role / Antagonist
Rosalinda Rica (Guest role)
Dear Friend: Bakasyonista Gina
Suddenly Its Magic! Tesa
2008/2009 Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino Bernadette Albuento / Alakdanessa Main role / Antagonist
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)


Year Title Role Studio
2015 Beauty and the Bestie Wila Star Cinema and Viva Films
2014 English Only, Please Quantum Films, MJM Productions, Tuko Film Productions and Buchi Boy Films
2010 Rosario Carmen CinemaBuhay and Studio 5
2010 You to Me Are Everything Megan GMA Films and Regal Entertainment
2006 Moments of Love Ava GMA Films


  1. ^ "Isabel Oli - Biography". IMDb, Inc. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "John Prats surprises Isabel Oli with flash mob proposal". ASTIG.PH. Retrieved 24 September 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "IN PHOTOS: John Prats and Isabel Oli get married in Batangas". Rappler. May 16, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "John Prats, Isabel Oli welcome baby daughter Feather". Rappler. April 18, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 

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