How many actresses can take on a range of characters like Jodi Sta. Maria? Whether it is drama or comedy, romance or horror, she has proven her versatility time and time again.
It all started back in 1996 with appearances on teen-oriented shows Gimik and Flames. There was also the 2002 movie “Jologs”. These were all great opportunities that helped establish her name in the industry. But her big break was portraying George in the 1999 drama Tabing Ilog. This popular series also featured John Lloyd Cruz, Desiree del Valle, Patrick Garcia, among other familiar names today.
After her successful early years in show business, the Kapamilya actress only continued to spread her wings with a diverse set of roles. In 2006, she starred in the romantic comedy “You Are The One” with Sam Milby and Toni Gonzaga. In 2010, she joined the cast of horror flick “Cinco”. Then in 2011, she led the drama teleserye 100 Days to Heaven with Coney Reyes and Xyriel Manabat. It was her performance in this project that earned her the Best Supporting Actress award from the USTv Student’s Choice Awards.
Through the years, Jodi has also become somewhat of a horror icon. In 2008, she gave fans “Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara”. 2014 was the year of “Maria Leonora Teresa”. Just last year, she gave viewers nightmares as Clarity in the movie of the same title.
At the end of the day, however, there is one character that Kapamilyas will consider her most memorable one—Maya from Be Careful with my Heart. This heartfelt series with Richard Yap is what made Jodi a household name. It was such a hit that they lasted more than two years on air.
Soon, you will be able to catch her in her latest project Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin. In this upcoming teleserye, she will be taking on the role of a villain for the first time. Which one is your favorite Jodi Sta. Maria character?