REAL NAME: Mara Montes Schnittka
SCREEN NAMES: Mara Montes (YS presents: GIMIK 2010)
Julia Montes (Mara Clara Remake)
BIRTHDAY: March 19, 1995
Julia is half-German. Standing 5’5,” her first exposures on television came via TV commercials when she was between four and five years old she said.
Ever since she could remember, she has been fascinated by people appearing on television. It then became her dream to also be on TV someday and was fortunate enough to be cast in TV commercials. Up to the present, she still occasionally get modeling jobs like the Magnolia TV commercial with Sarah Geronimo.
She has also appeared in the ads for Nido, Stick-O, Nestlé Almusal, Delmonte and Jollibee.
She was discovered because of her TV commercials and afterwards she was cast in a number of GMA-7 shows like “Sana Ikaw Na Nga” as the daughter of actors Robin da Rosa and Angelu de Leon and in some episodes of the now defunct drama anthology “Magpakailanman.” Having no exclusivity in her contract with the Kapuso Network, she auditioned for ABS-CBN’s “Hiram” and was accepted. Then she tried out for the children show “Goin’ Bulilit,” got in and soon made a name for herself in the said show.
Her growing acting resumé also include movies like “Bahay Kubo,” “Caregiver” and now the Chito Roño horror flick “T2.”
At the moment, she is under ABS-CBN Star Magic which she believes would do well in her acting career. Unlike other Star Magic discoveries, she had to do it the hard way by auditioning for shows.
She shared that when she showed seriousness about embarking on a showbiz career, the first concern of her family was her studies. Her mom and grandmother asked her if she would have a hard time with her studies and she said no.
Julia, is a student of Blessed Hope Christian School in Pandacan, Manila and she hopes to take up Tourism or Culinary Arts in college, then be a chef or be a flight steward someday. At the moment though, she is geared to be a star and her dedication to her craft makes her a young actress ON THE RISE!
Source: Reality TV