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Judy Ann Santos (born 1978) is a Filipino actress and film producer. The recipient of various accolades, she is known for her portrayals of oppressed and impoverished women. She made her screen debut in 1986 with a supporting role in the drama series Kaming Mga Ulila. At the age of 10, Santos made her breakthrough as the eponymous character in the children's television series Ula, Ang Batang Gubat (1988). She achieved wider recognition when she played the titular roles in the drama series Mara Clara (1992) and Esperanza (1997). She won the Gawad Urian for Best Actress for playing a woman with dissociative identity disorder in the psychological drama Sabel (2004). She then starred in the comedy drama Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (2006), for which she received the FAMAS, Golden Screen, Luna, Metro Manila Film Festival, and Star Award for Best Actress. She co-produced the independent film Ploning (2008) and starred in the war drama Mindanao (2019). Both films were submissions for Best International Feature Film at the 81st and 93rd Academy Awards, respectively. The latter earned her a Cairo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress.