Sylvia Sanchez bio: husband, children, house, movies, real name

Sylvia Sanchez bio: husband, children, house, movies, real name

The beautiful and brilliant Filipino actress, Jossette Atayde, notably known as Sylvia Sanchez, has had a superb run in her acting career. She is the proud wife of Arturo N. Atayde and the mother of the talented actor, Arjo Atayde, and actress Ria Atayde.

Sylvia Sanchez bio
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She is famed for her seasoned acting skills that have captured the attention of many fans both locally and internationally. Her iron-will and determination in life, have earned her several awards and nominations in her cabinet.

Profile summary

  • Sylvia Sanchez real name: Jossette Campo Atayde
  • Date of birth: May 19, 1971
  • Place of birth: Nasipit, Agusan del Norte
  • Sylvia Sanchez age: 49 years
  • Zodiac sign: Taurus
  • Marital status: Married
  • Profession: Actress
  • Years active: 1988-present
  • Nationality: Filipino


Sylvia Sanchez was born on May 19, 1971, in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte. Very little is known of her mother. When she was only ten years old, her father, Robert Ocampo, a retired seafarer, abandoned their family. This was a turning point in her life where she knew she had to step into her father’s shoes, no matter how big they seemed to be, and become the family’s breadwinner. She was brave and adamant in her fight to ensure her siblings would continue with their education against all the odds.

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She is happily married to Art Atayde and has five talented children, with some taking after their mother’s acting skills. Out of her five children, she has a daughter from a previous marriage. Her challenging childhood has been a blessing in disguise that strengthened her mulish and go-getter attitude in the entertainment industry.

The veteran actress started her acting career at a young age, but this never deterred her ambitions. She has starred in different television networks, taking up both leading and supporting roles that have made her become one of Philippine's best-known actresses.

Sylvia Sanchez husband

Art Atayde is the husband of Sylvia Sanchez. He is only six years older than Sanchez. The two have had genuine love and admiration for each other that has lasted for more than three decades. The love birds met each other in the late ‘80s when the half-Spanish businessman, Art Atayde, swept Sanchez off her feet. His love for Sylvia is crystal clear since he also accepted her daughter from her previous marriage.

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Sylvia and Art wrapped up several years of staying together by officially tying the knot on March 27, 2004. Their three-decade relationship has stood the test of time, and at some point, they were separated for a year. Their wholehearted, sincere and steadfast bond with a strong foundation of love, was their key to getting their relationship back on track.

"Mahal namin ang isa’t isa,” Sylvia summarises the main ingredient of their 30-year relationship.

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Sylvia Sanchez children
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Having a beautiful marriage and being graced with five talented children is a blessing that many people envy. Sylvia Sanchez children are three daughters Pia, Ria, Gela, and two sons Arjo and Xavi. She gave birth to her daughter Pia, from a previous relationship when she was only 16 years.

Ria and Arjo are the two siblings that have decided to take after their mother’s career in the acting industry. The two young Turks have blended well in the show business. Arjo is already claiming six awards in his name since his debut in 2012, and Ria took home the 2016 PMPC Star Award for the Best Female New TV Personality.

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Sylvia Sanchez's eldest daughter, Pia, later decided to stay with her biological father. Despite this tough decision, the rest of the family still accepts her as their blood and part of the family. The other two siblings continue to be the centre of attention by using their charm to mine every moment they have.

Sylvia Sanchez house

For an elegant multi-level family home in the heart of Quezon, the house of the well-known actress, Sylvia Sanchez, can leave you dumbfounded. Combining a look of simplicity, sophistication, and style, is clearly a work of art. With a net worth guestimated between $1 million - $5 million, you can never be disappointed in Sanchez’s house.

This house is not your ordinary celebrity house but a family home where one can feel the love and comfort from the living area to the powder room. The following pictures demonstrate what it means living at the Atayde’s house.

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The following list is a compilation of some of Sylvia Sanchez movies that have graced her acting career.

  • 1990 – Shake, Rattle & Roll II
  • 1991 – Cheeta-eh: Ganda lalake?
  • 1998 - Gangland
  • 2002 – Forevermore
  • 2005 – Dreamboy
  • 2008 – Unspoken Passion
  • 2010 – Before Midnight
  • 2011 – Bulong, Wedding Tayo, Weddi
  • 2014 - The Trial, Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina at
  • 2018 - Mama’s Girl, The Imminent Immanent
  • 2019 - Alone/ Together

Social media

For her fans to keep abreast with her latest movies, they can follow her on the following active social media handles:

Sylvia Sanchez Instagram: @sylviasanchez_a

Sylvia Sanchez Facebook: @sylviasanchezph

Sylvia Sanchez latest news

The happily married celebrity couple, the Ataydes, first announced about testing positive for COVID-19 on March 31, 2020. On the 8th of April, the showbiz personalities were cleared of pneumonia, leading to a confirmatory test on the 9th of April. This was to check whether they were cleared of the coronavirus. The results came back with the good news of them both testing negative.

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Sylvia Sanchez real name
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The sad news is that the Manila-Kapamilya actress, Sylvia Sanchez, left the hospital without her husband since he had to undergo more tests for the novel coronavirus. She is hopeful and optimistic and gives thanks to her fans for their support and prayers throughout the ordeal.

Sylvia Sanchez is more than a force to reckon with, in Philippine's entertainment industry. She has the zeal and unfaltering focus that has made her survive the challenges in her childhood and even with the COVID-19. Her fans can continue to follow her in her social media handles to find out more about her health status and her battle with COVID-19.

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