Celebrity supermom Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo is massively successful both in the world of local show business and in her wholesome family life. She is a timeless legend of Filipino movies and television. At age 41, she has adjusted to the evolution of the entertainment culture by becoming a YouTube vlogger. What is the story of her life and success?
Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo is a Filipina film and television actress, variety show host, brand endorser, and YouTube vlogger. She rose to prominence as a 10-year-old for her role in the IBC-13 television series Ula, Ang Batang Gubat (1988).
In her journey to fame, the actress progressed to be a household name among fans of Filipino film and television - climbing the ranks of other high profile celebrities such as Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos, Sharon Cuneta, and Maricel Soriano.
- Name: Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo (birth name: Judy Anne Lumagui Santos)
- Nickname: Juday
- Judy Ann Santos birthday: May 11, 1978
- Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
- Judy Ann Santos age: 41 years old
- Astrological sign: Taurus
- Parents: Carolina Lumagui and Manuel Dayrit Santos
- Nationality: Filipino
- Marital status: Married
- Height: 165cm (5'5")
- Net worth: $100,000 – $1M (estimated)
Judy Ann Santos bio
The actress was born in Manila, Philippines, on May 11, 1978. She is one of the children of Carolina Lumagui, a bank officer and Manuel Dayrit Santos, a businessman. She has two older siblings, Jeffrey and Jacqueline.
Following the unfortunate separation of her parents back in 1981, Juday and her siblings were raised single-handedly by their mother. Carolina was later compelled to fly abroad and work as a caregiver so she can provide for her children. In her absence, Juday and her siblings were taken under the wing of their nanny.
The star pursued her early education at the Assumption Convent in Antipolo, Rizal. She also attended the schools Our Lady of Peace Antipolo and Mount Carmel College in Quezon City. Because of her fondness of food and cooking, Juday majored in culinary studies and became a professional chef.
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Judy Ann Santos movies
There’s no denying that the Teleserye Queen has really made an indelible mark in the Philippine movie industry. In 1988, the actress made her big-screen debut in "Silang Mga Sisiw Sa Lansangan" along with actress Sunshine Quizon.
The actress received her first FAMAS award nomination for Best Child Actress for her performance in "The Lost Command", where she costarred with action star Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. The award was given by the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS).
Following years of supporting roles in movies and television, Judy Ann finally received the recognition she deserves after being cast as Mara in the film adaptation of ABS-CBN's iconic television drama "Mara Clara" (1996). Her performance bagged the FAMAS Award for Best New Movie Actress that same year.
The 2000s marked an extremely successful breakthrough for Judy Ann's career. In such a short span of time, she became one of the most notable movie actress working under various major movie production companies such as Star Cinema and Regal Films. Her most memorable movies include:
- "Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin" (2000)
- "Mahal Kita...Kahit Sino Ka Pa" (2001)
- "Walang Iwanan... Peksman" (2002)
- "Jeannie, Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang?"(2002)
- "Till There Was You" (2003)
- "Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita" (2004)
- "Don't Give Up on Us" (2006)
- "Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo" (2007)
After cementing her name as one of the industry's most talented and multi-awarded actress working in the business, Juday did not stop getting cast in movies of various genres. Her more recent movie appearances include:
- "My House Husband: Ikaw Na!" (2011)
- "Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako" (2013)
- "Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes" (2018)
Judy Ann Santos husband
On April 28, 2009, the actress tied the knot with ABS-CBN actor and television host Ryan Agoncillo. The couple started brewing their romance during the shoot of the comedy film "Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo" (2006) where they both starred.
In 2011, the romantic comedy film "My House Husband: Ikaw Na!" featured the couple. The story revolved around the marriage of Mia and Rod (Santos and Agoncillo, respectively). The conflict arises as they try to navigate through the troubles of their household because Rod becomes unemployed leaving Mia to be the only breadwinner.
For their 10th anniversary, the actor reminisced their early days as a pair of sweethearts in an Instagram post. In the caption, he wrote:
“I was maybe 26, Mom and I were only really starting to get to know each other. I’d pick her up from 1 of her movie sets, we’d ride a motorcycle thru fog and a thunderstorm just to hang. Not every girl would’ve liked it, Mom just giggled thru shivers, while we were sipping gas station coffees, soaked to the socks in the middle of nowhere.”
Their marriage of 10 years spawned three beautiful Judy Ann Santos kids namely Yohan, Lucho, and Luna.
Judy Ann Santos business
In May 2019, the actress, along with her husband Ryan Agoncillo, ventured into the restaurant business when they opened "AngryAdobo" at Taft Avenue in Manila. The actress, who majored in culinary arts, expressed her excitement about her new business in her social media posts.
Needless to say, the opening of their business can be attributed to her, as well as her husband's dedication to success. In an Instagram post, she wrote:
"To my husband, my life, my love. Ryan, I will forever be grateful and thankful to you for making me realize that I can be more. Thank you for always having my back and for inspiring me to be better.”
She also made sure to make her gratitude known for the overwhelming support and positive feedback the restaurant received after its opening.
What is Judy Ann Santos net worth? Owing to her success as an actress and a television host, the star has an estimated net worth of $100,000 – $1 million. It can also be inferred that she earns a steady revenue from her YouTube channel (@Judy Ann's Kitchen) as well as from her restaurant business.
As of this writing, Judy Ann Santos continues to be a supermom to her wonderful children, a doting wife to her handsome husband, a seasoned actress, and a widely-followed YouTube vlogger. May she have the best luck in all her endeavors.
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