|Jodi Sta. Maria|
Sta. Maria at the Maria Leonora Teresa premiere, 2014.
|Born||Jodi Chrissie Garcia Santamaria
June 16, 1982
Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
|Other names||Jodi Sta. Maria, Maya, Mrs. Chief|
|Agent||Star Magic (1998–present)|
|Known for||Tabing Ilog
Pangako Sa 'Yo
Darating ang Umaga
Be Careful With My Heart
|Spouse(s)||Panfilo Lacson, Jr. (2005–2010; annulled)|
|Children||Panfilo Lacson III|
Jodi Chrissie Garcia Santamaria (born June 16, 1982), better known by her screen name, Jodi Sta. Maria (sometimes credited previously as Jodie Santamaria and Jodi Santa Maria), is a Filipina actress. Lauded as one of the Philippine’s most talented actresses, she is under ABS-CBN's circle of homegrown talents named Star Magic, part of the Star Magic Batch 7 alumna. She found immediate success as a teenager with the popular show Tabing Ilog.
The youngest of two children, Sta. Maria and her brother was raised by their single mother. She was active in school curriculars - particularly the volleyball varsity team and debate team. She attended Philippine Pasay Chung Hua Academy and was an honor student. She married politician, Panfilo Lacson Jr., to whom she is now separated from. They had a son born on 2005.
Sta. Maria attended De La Salle University and studied Medical Biology as a pre-cursor to Medicine. She left after a year due to the sudden success of her serial Be Careful With My Heart, which was extended from its intended run of 3 months to 2 1/2 years.
A talent scout approached Sta. Maria and her friends to audition for commercials while at a fast food chain. After numerous auditions and no offers, they gave up. A few weeks later, the talent scout approached Sta. Maria once again and encouraged her to audition for Star Magic. At 15, she was one of the youngest in their batch.
After playing teen roles, she played a string of antagonist characters in primetime shows such as Walang Kapalit and Kumpanerang Kuba. She then transitioned to star in numerous independent films, which have been screened internationally. She has since received 2 Gawad Urian Award nominations.
In 2010, she starred in Noah alongside Piolo Pascual, who has called her a 'thinking actress'. In 2011 she played Sophia in the critically acclaimed 100 Days to Heaven. In 2012 she top-billed Be Careful With My Heart as Maya Dela Rosa. The show went on to become a success worldwide, spawning albums, worldwide tours, and concerts.
|Year||Title||Role(s)||Type of Role||Network|
|2015–present||Pangako Sa 'Yo||Miss Amor de Jesus-Powers||Main role / Protagonist / Antagonist||ABS-CBN|
|2012-2014||Be Careful With My Heart||Maya "Mrs. Chief" De La Rosa-Lim||Lead role|
|2012||Mundo Man ay Magunaw||young Olivia "Olive" San Juan-La Peña||Special participation|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kamao||Mila||Episode guest|
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kwintas||Debbie||Episode guest|
|100 Days to Heaven||Tricia "Sophia Delgado" Manalastas||Main role|
|2010-2011||Noah||Ruth De Leon-Perez||Main role|
|2010||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Saranggola||Dolly||Episode guest|
|Tanging Yaman||Marina Dimaguiba||Main role|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Makinilaya||Kris Aquino||Episode guest|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Medal for Valor||Marilyn||Episode guest|
|Tayong Dalawa||Angela Dominguez†||Supporting role|
|Your Song: Gaano Kita Kamahal||Carmela||Episode guest|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Reseta||Aimee||Episode guest|
|2008||Ligaw na Bulaklak||Marilyn||Main role|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Basilica Minroe del Sto. de Cebu||Inday||Episode guest|
|Palos||Carmela Canavarro||Main role|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bracelet||Anna||Episode guest|
|Sineserye: Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara||Ruth||Episode guest|
|2007||Walang Kapalit||Cynthia Bermudez-Borromeo†||Main role / Antagonist|
|2006||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Piso||Mila||Episode guest|
|2005||Pablo S. Gomez's Kampanerang Kuba||Veronica Saavedra / Agatha||Main role / Antagonist|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Mariposa Dagat||Donna Lee||Episode guest|
|2003||Darating ang Umaga||Nicole Del Fuego||Main role|
|2000-2002||Pangako Sa 'Yo||Lia Buenavista-Mobido†||Supporting role|
|1999||Tabing Ilog||Georgina "George" Fuentabella||Main role|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results|
|2004||18th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Face of the Night||N/A||Won|
|Best Talent Search Program Host||Star Circle Quest (with Luis Manzano)||Won|
|2005||19th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Won|
|2007||22nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Supporting Actress of the Year||You Are the One||Nominated|
|55th FAMAS Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|21st PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actress||Walang Kapalit||Nominated|
|2008||Golden Screen TV Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Drama)||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Maling Akala||Nominated|
|Cinemanila International Film Festival||Digital Lokal-Best Actress||Sisa||Won|
|2009||24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actress of the Year||Nominated|
|EMPRESS Golden Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Drama)||Nominated|
|2010||Cinema One Originals Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Third World Happy||Won|
|2011||35th Gawad Urian Awards||Best Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktres)||Chassis||Nominated|
|2012||8th USTv Student's Choice Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Daily Local Soap Opera||100 Days to Heaven||Won|
|2013||29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Best Actress||Migrante||Nominated|
|EMPRESS Golden Screen Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|37th Gawad Urian Awards||Best Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktres)||Aparisyon||Nominated|
|61st FAMAS Awards||Best Actress||Migrante||Nominated|
|27th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actress||Be Careful With My Heart||Nominated|
|GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Most Popular Loveteam on Television (with Richard Yap)||Won|
|2014||1st Paragala Central Luzon Media Awards||Best Television Actress||Won|
|2014 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Most Popular Loveteam on Television (with Richard Yap)
tied with Janella Salvador and Jerome Ponce
|10th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards||Pop Kapamilya TV Character||Won|
|2015||41st Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Actress||All You Need Is Pag-Ibig||Nominated|
|6th TV Series Craze Awards||Leading Lady of The Year ||Pangako Sa'yo||Won|
|1st GIC Innovation Awards for Television||Most Innovative Actress||Pangako Sa'Yo ||Won|
|29th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Actress||Pangako Sa'Yo ||Nominated|
- ABS-CBNnews.com (May 10, 2012). "Jodi. Sta Maria Wants to Pursue A Career in Medicine". Retrieved 10 May 2012.
- ABS-CBNnews.com (October 3, 2015). "Jodi. Sta Maria Wants to Pursue A Career in Medicine". Retrieved 3 October 2015.
- ABS-CBNnews.com (December 6, 2015). "Jodi. Sta Maria Wants to Pursue A Career in Medicine". Retrieved December 26, 2015.
- "44th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "Complete List of Winners: 45th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards 2014". The Summit Express. Retrieved 2014-05-019.
- Smith, Chuck. "Winners: 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival awards night". Philippine Star. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- name http://www.tvseriescraze.com/2016/01/the-6th-tv-series-craze-awards-2015
- 1st GlC Innovation Awards for Television complete list of winners. Lion Heart TV. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
- Meanwhile, Jodi Sta. Maria was also recognized for her role as Amor Powers on “Pangako Sa ‘Yo.” Star Cinema. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
- "FULL LIST: Winners, 2015 PMPC Star Awards for TV". Rappler. Retrieved 18 December 2015.